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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)

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)

Gunshots blasting through red, bulldozed sands of Gallipoli,
The Turkish soldiers murdering my friends in this destroyed land. 
The blazing sun burns my nervous skin as my anger is released, 
My best mates are dying while I’m crying inside. 
The deafening bombshells of the Turkish artillery piercing my ears, 
My friends screaming in pain as the Turkish take us down. 
My guns being filled with gunpowder as I fight for my amazing country.
Sweat from nervousness carving into my devastated hands. 
My mum’s mouth-watering pie and sugar taste ruined by the irony – the taste of my enemy’s blood and stale salty meat.

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