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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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

This is the Farm by Alexandra O’Brien (First Prize)

Sunset on Bulcock Beach by Abbey O’Toole (Second Prize)

Our Town is in a Drought by Aliana Rogers (Third Prize)

Marcus by Marcus Hargrave (Highly Commended)

Midnight by Stephanie Rainbow (Highly Commended)

Dragons by Isabelle Belt-Cannon (Highly Commended)

Hopping Love by Jessica Sellick (Highly Commended)

Midnight by Jazz Triggs (Highly Commended)

My Family is Talented by Chloe Brook (Highly Commended)

My Life by Kavindi Athuraliya (Highly Commended)

I see the world in a different way to people
I want to live my dream with everything I want
Instead of
I want to live to help poor people
This is the way my life will go
TV is better than books
Instead of
Books are better than TV
This is the way my favourites will go
I want to be the wealthiest person
Instead of
I want to be a doctor or nurse
This is the way my job will go
I want to get married and live in a mansion
Instead of
I’m going to live with love and kindness
This is what I’ll do with my life
I’ll get a posh ginger cat whose name is Garlic
Instead of
I’ll get a pet that the family will like
This is my future pet
I’ll be a designer with gown and dresses
Instead of
I’ll write some books for any age
This is my future hobby
I’ll take my kids to the cheapest school
Instead of
I’ll take my kids to a five star school
This is what I’ll do with my kids
I won’t go to uni and won’t get a job
Instead of
I’ll go to uni for many great years
This is how I’ll get my job
I’ll get the dad to help the kids
Instead of
I’ll do anything if my child is stuck
This is how I’ll treat my kids
I see the world in a different way to people
Let’s rewind
(Read each line one by one backwards)

Jellyfish and Wahoo by Kailani Clifton (Highly Commended)

Motor Bikes by Dominic Cafe (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years