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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)

When the light goes out,
The howling never stops.
It stretches out its tendrils, 
Shrouding every space in my mind.
No light seeps through anymore, 
Only shadows cast by the weeds
That have firmly rooted themselves 
In the bottom of my feet.
I’m reminded of the weight;
The darkness
That holds me down. 

When the light goes out,
A cocoon of obscurity hugs my limp body.
My soul released,
Butterflied by the hands of faith.
Because when stability never greets your feet,
You must learn to fly, you must grow wings;
You must believe.

When the light goes out,
Remember that fire within:
It was always ablaze,
You just needed to trust.
You just needed to see; 
See in the dark

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)

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