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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

Staring at the Ceiling by Ingrid Brett (First Prize)

Aphelion by Ella Fox-Martens (Second Prize)

(An Ode to Guilt) by Melanie Johnson (Third Prize)

Where Do the Birds go? by Freya Cox (Highly Commended)

Gone in a Day by Freya Cox (Highly Commended)

Remorse by Jemma Payne (Highly Commended)

Together by Holly Dignan (Highly Commended)

Trembling bodies and quivering fingers,
They all gather together,
For what could be the last time,
Deathly silence echoes through the trenches, 
Explosions and gun fire signify their fate, 
The country boy and the banker, 
The father and the athlete,
All too young and all not ready, 
Their uniform brings them together. 
The courage has been drained from their bodies,
Fear has invaded their minds,
They hesitate to enter the blood bath,
But are forced into their graves,
The fast runners and the slow runners,
Bang! Bang!
One by one they drop to the ground,
No man is left behind,
They all lie still, together.

Bookshelf City by Abigail Thomas (Highly Commended)

Forgotten Children by Freya Cox (Highly Commended)

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years