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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)

The beautiful sunset and its array of soft colours,
Peach, baby blue, mauve, sunshine yellow and tangerine.
Settling in over the water.
Gazing, calm and relaxed.

Rolling waves disperse on the golden sands,
‘Kooshhhh’, a soothing sound.
The sunset shimmers on the water,
Drawing me into its world.
Welcoming, warmth and peace.

A dolphin jumps out of the water and several others follow.
Gently skimming fins hurry after each other in many directions,
A game of tiggy they start to play like schoolkids in the playground.
Encouraging, wonder and awe.

The sunset deepens, the waves tickle my toes,
And the dolphins dive deep and are gone.
Leaving a lasting vibe within.
Anything I put my mind to can be achieved.
Determined, energised and courageous.

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)

Jellyfish and Wahoo by Kailani Clifton (Highly Commended)

Motor Bikes by Dominic Cafe (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years