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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)

There comes a time when a god has to shore up
His own sphere. That’s what Atlas did thirty years 
Ago, when he wanted the world’s first man-cave 
Below his home’s kauri pine firmament. He was 
A tinker born on the doorstep of war. He was 
Taught to make do with little; so each of the fifty 
Wooden house stumps he chiselled out of clay 
Bedrock, shrugging off blisters as a salamander 
Belittles fire. If that wasn’t heroic enough, he then 
Cast the half century of twelve-foot concrete posts 
Himself & sunk them craneless, into Martian-coloured 
Moholes. Lifting each half-ton pylon with technology 
Levered from the Egyptians. Foundation solid, his 
House rose above his shoulders like the Earth.

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)

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