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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)

I ride across the empty plains,
Staring at all the dead kill,
The dirt is still throughout the lanes,
The few trees stand dead and still,
Our town is in a drought,

All the burnt leaves fall,
The sun shines bright across the land,
As I struggle to stand tall,
There’s no grass in the sand,
Our town is in a drought,

The wind gets fainter and slower,
And the roos can barely jump,
The people never ever have to get out their mowers,
And the rubbish still in the dump,
Our town is in a drought.

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)

Jellyfish and Wahoo by Kailani Clifton (Highly Commended)

Motor Bikes by Dominic Cafe (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years