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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)

There was a place
Beyond the trees
Where sunlight danced
With the breeze

There was a place
Where nature spread
Rainbow carpets,
An endless bed

There was a place
Where children played
In midst of the
Enchanted glade

Now they are dead.

I hobble with my walker
To revisit the place.
The perfumed air we breathed
Is rich with dust and petrol and cars.

The endless hills of metal stretch
And brush the horizon,
A bleached rainbow.

Yet sunlight filters through the steel,
And dances with the breeze
Puzzle pieces, lost, confused,
Searching for the trees

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)

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