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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)

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 )

Fluorescent white snow covers the ground
The sky a gentle blue, as if painted on a canvas
Snowy peaks towering above
The wildlife hibernating
Tall trees outstretching snowy branches
The dark pine leaves, frozen at the tips
The gentle snowflakes drifting down like falling stars
Frozen, the lake reflects the powdered forest like a mirror
Mist low and thick, as if hiding something behind
Stags stand elegantly but defensively, showing off their tall antlers
Snow falls gently on my nose
Snow crystals glittering on the dark pine leaves
The winter wonderland shining with beauty

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