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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)

Upon this hour I will seek to render,
All thy proclivities, whether stout or slender.
All predispositions, and affinities grand,
Thy penchants and loves are mine to command.

So let me commence without further ado, 
The list that ‘tis present at my hand hitherto.
Through the act of oration its flaws you’ll perceive,
But its accuracy, it’s hoped, you’ll scarcely believe.

So do you relish perusal within,
A corpulent tome with its pages too thin?
Or is your liking far more akin,
To dropping the book before you begin?

In the midst of a fire that roars in its hearth,
Do you recall and laugh, cry in mirth?
For does your remembrance in most times choose,
The events in your day that sought to amuse?

Or do leanings and habits rather comprise,
Of strolls or rambles beneath sunny skies?
Or rather dwell on the alluring tryst, 
With wending a way in the well-trodden mist?

Or does lure of company spur you most loudly,
Your gregarious nature sufficing most proudly 
To dispel thy tedium and fill you with cause
To live life with humans despite their great flaws?

Or could all this resolve in but a mere glimpse,
Of some withheld parchment in which penmanship skimps,
For are you a person who’s experienced, sage,
In voicing your memoirs into words on the page?

It is hoped that now we have met our cessation,
My work consists of a marvelous creation.
I have mentioned all items of thy proclivity
And thy perusing eye – ‘tis entrenched in captivity.

To End the Pain by Zoe Wing (Highly Commended)

Emptiness by Bronte Schmidt (Highly Commended)

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