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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

Atlas Shrugged by Brett Dionysius (First Prize)

Beneath Sovereign Pocket by Gill Jewell (Second Prize)

No Storm Water Drains by Gill Jewell (Third Prize)

Wedge Tail by Mary McCarthy (Highly Commended)

Camp Columbia by Brett Dionysius (Highly Commended)

Parrot, Parrot by Mary McCarthy (Highly Commended)

Cheeky child upside down
in the Banksia opposite my window.
I will bet old Joseph never met you
in his travels with his worthy Captain.
Those were dry and desperate days.

These days can be dry and desolate too,
but urban warriors have succoured the landscape
and so you come, bright, bold
and beautiful.

Arrayed in green, gold, orange and blue,
you are truly beautiful.
Rosella, eastern or southern,
who knows or even cares what
Cayley opines?

Cheeky child upside down
in the Banksia opposite my window,
you are truly beautiful, bright, bold and free –
my morning visitor.

Ipswich on the Bremer by Maureen Clifford (Highly Commended)

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

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years