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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)

This is where car wheels squeak on gravel roads
Where the sound of cows mooing fills your ears
Little white clouds with legs dot the landscape
These are sheep
And this is The Farm
Oh yeah
This is the farm

This is where riders trot past you on their horses
And the tractor engines rumble
Where oat crops grow happily
And the sun bakes down
This is The Farm
Oh yeah
This is The Farm

Huge headers roam the landscape
The rumbling louder than that of a tractor
Quad bikes zoom past you
Chasing herds of livestock
This is The Farm
Oh yeah
This is The Farm

Kids play in humungous backyards
And houses lie separately
Between vast stretches of landscape
This is where my family lives
This is The Farm
Oh yeah
This is The Farm

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)

Jellyfish and Wahoo by Kailani Clifton (Highly Commended)

Motor Bikes by Dominic Cafe (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years