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2015 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Chairperson’s School Award

Edwards Property Mentorship Award

Ipswich Theme Awards

Chair’s Encouragement Awards

Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

If Only the World was Black and White by Ashleigh Dowling (First Prize)

Thanatos and Elysium by Lewis Orr (Second Prize)

Thy Proclivities by Lewis Orr (Third Prize)

To End the Pain by Zoe Wing (Highly Commended)

Emptiness by Bronte Schmidt (Highly Commended)

Empty darkness washes over me like the waves drawing you in
The eerie silent heart covered in fur is a dying fire in the starry darkness
Black red blood spills like tears from a lifeless body
The flickering eyes slowly shut as a gentle force takes the soul
The delicate snow falls gently on my nose combining with my tears
The small wet nose now dry is a black gorilla in a dead forest
I see the breathing slow as the straight line shatters my already broken heart
White fur now red from blood gently sways from the breeze above
The rising in the centre slows and stills as the breath is taken away

If this is grieving, what is death? 

If All the World were Water by Ella Watson-Paul (Highly Commended)

My Saxophone by Hannah Larsen (Highly Commended)

Nervous by Layla Williams (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years