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Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

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

Fill the Hole with a Bird by Zoe McDonald (First Prize)

Trouble by Cara Roux (Second Prize)

I Do by Freya Cox (Third Prize)

Illuminated by Sarah Martin (Highly Commended)

A Place by Rebecca Wang (Highly Commended)

11 Years a Punching Bag by Leon Miller (Highly Commended)

Forgive me, Time (Thy Rhythmic God) by Chiara Folland (Highly Commended)

Reaping by Emma Crisp (Highly Commended)

to harvest a child
they are best picked
young
it’s easier to spoil
an identity that way

          use crushing words
          and society’s moulds
          to smother the useless
          flame of
          imagination

                  then narrow the mind
                  harden the softness
                  and stifle their
                  voice

                          there is no room
                          for wonder
                          so dismantle childish
                          beliefs

                                  finally
                                  eradicate the
                                  innocence
                                  and
                                  you are left
                                  with an
                                  adult

I Don’t Care by Julina Frame (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years