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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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

Sad Sunflowers by Abby Jennings (First Prize)

To My Dad by Chris Roussos (Second Prize)

Dusk by Mia Groom (Third Prize)

A sickly grey foam curdles at the water’s edge, 
and an air of stillness lies over the river.
A pelican’s vast shape sets shadows across the water, 
whom the sun has set her warmth upon.
Dusk carries a slight, delicate breeze, 
which ruffles my hair where I stand,
looking out across the river with wonder in my eyes.
A swirling golden mist shrouds the river
and dusk shines feebly for the last time
before losing itself amidst the evening.

Crow by Alexia Leake (Highly Commended)

Storm by Jack Beutel (Highly Commended)

Into the Circles by Abby Jennings (Highly Commended)

The Diggers by Gabriella Gigliotti (Highly Commended)

A Poem for the ANZACs by Tadhg Stuckey (Highly Commended)

My Favourite Pinball Game by Pippa Ellis (Highly Commended)

Winter’s Wipe-Out by Indi Vidler (Highly Commended)

The Sea by Dallas Kennedy (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years