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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)

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)

I wish I had the Midas touch
But not for gold or riches
Instead to erase all of your pain
And ensure your journey had no hitches

I wish I had a genie’s bottle
To rub and hope upon
So that shirt of cuts and bruises
You would never have to don

I wish I’d found the Fountain of Youth
To give you that magical gift
Of eternal health and vitality
So the sand of your life would cease to sift

I wish I could reach the end of the rainbow
Where all your dreams come true
And we could still be together
Without bearing tears anew

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