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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

Kestrel by Brynnie Angharad Rafe (First Prize)

Hover-flight, silent-kite
Under-sky, over-cliff
Watchful-eye, wings-outstretch
Silent-flight, hover-kite

Kestrel-ship adrift,
Ride the sea of breezes,
The sky-dome your kingdom,
The cloud-drifts your forest,
The cliffs are your palace;
Be still, be statuesque
Be lost in the azure sky.

Swooping-slide, dipping-glide
Whizzing-dive, flitting-fall
Cliff-beside, over-waves
Dipping-slide, buffet squall

Flick your wings
Surf the wind
Submerge in ether’s ocean;
Flaunt your airborne jinks
Snap your parachute wings
Graceful plummet, cloaked in feathers
Stooping earthward.

Skyward-skim, flying-whim
Soaring bird, airborne climb
Upward curve, cliff-top bound
Flying-skim, skyward-whim

Now resume your throne – 
Watch the relentless waves
Devour the mighty cliffs,
See the trails of footprints
Forgotten writing on the sand,
Drop your invisible anchors
Becalmed in the azure sky

Hover-flight, silent-kite
Under-sky, over-cliff
Watchful-eye, wings-outstretch
Silent-flight, hover-kite

Becalmed in the azure sky.

Light by Alissa Nowak (Second Place)

An Open Letter to God by Grace Vipen (Third Place)

Our Brave Boys by William Mellor (Highly Commended)

My Wish for You by Alexandria Walker (Highly Commended)

Orthodoxy is Unconsciousness by Vanessa Eagles (Highly Commended)

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years