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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)

You always know what I want you to say
When you come home from work, in the evening, each day.
You give me love with a hug and a kiss
And tell me how much I was overly missed.

When you drive me to sport, we laugh and chat
And you always remind me how to hold my bat.
You make things better when I fall and cry
And lovingly show me how to do up my tie.

You glow with pride when I do well at school
And jump with excitement when I race in the pool.
It couldn’t be easy to be a father, I bet
And even harder to reach the standard you set.

When wrestling with you, I can feel myself stronger
And although you can beat me, you won’t for much longer!
I love when you demonstrate recipes to cook
And smile in amazement when I read a big book.

‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ is our special rock song
And when it plays in the car, we enjoy singing along.
It’s great to have a father, who gives credit to me
And believes that in time, success I will see.

Just so you know, I’ll make it perfectly clear
When I’m old enough Dad, I will buy you a beer.
I’ll thank you for all that you’ve given to me
And forever I’ll try, the best son to be.

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