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Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Don’t Tell Me this will Pass by Eden Filbin-Yung (First Prize )

Last of the Peaks by Sara Chapman (Second Prize )

Letter from a School Desk by Jordan Howlett-Jones (Third Prize)

Dear student…
You put your pencils on my head,
when you’re bored you draw instead.
Not on paper but on me,
And cover it so no one sees.
Pencils, papers, books and beads,
You shove them all inside of me.
And when do you clean me out?
You never do without a doubt.
You drag me across the floor,
It makes my feet really sore.
The chewing gum once soft and wet,
Now hard as concrete on my neck.
You poke and prod with pencils and pens,
Tell me when the project ends.
Pencil shavings dirty me,
I’m not a bin can’t you see.
It’s only been one term and still,
I think I’ll explode, I really will.
And what about the apple core,
It’s all covered with mould galore.
Why can’t you just put the lids on the felts,
I feel like one day they’re all going to melt.
Sometimes I wish that I could just shout,
When you leave all your crayons about.
I wish this stuff would all disappear,
I can’t wait until the end of the year.
Although at the end of the year I will miss you,
All apart from this dirty tissue.
I have known you since the first day of prep,
When it comes to school it’s just the first step.
I can’t believe you’re now in grade six,
Wow the years with you went quick.
Now the years are through with you,
It’s time to find someone new.

Bones by Annie Bond (Highly Commended )

Doing it Again by Kate Hudson-James (Highly Commended )

Shackled by Brodie Abraham (Highly Commended )

Divorce by Leora Adler (Highly Commended )

Winter by Charlotte Drynan (Highly Commended )

2016 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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years