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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)

When it’s cold we wish for sunshine
When it’s hot we wish for snow
Why is it that we never miss things until we see them go?
I see that your life was a sad one
All black and white and grey
Did anyone ever notice?
Were you brave enough to say?
Did your sunflowers show what you were feeling?
Unable to stand up straight.
Were the stars in the sky your wishes to catch? 
You were somehow always too late.
Did the room show that you were lonely?
With no one around to share.
And now that you are gone
Why is it that we now all care?

To My Dad by Chris Roussos (Second Prize)

Dusk by Mia Groom (Third Prize)

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