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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)

As I walk down clean, polished floors
I am surrounded by history
Paintings to my left, paintings to my right
Creations hanging from the ceiling above me
I see colours, shapes and lines.
Some make sense.
Some feel strange.
Others confuse me.
Finally, I come to one that draws me in.
I see circles – lots of circles.
Circles that repeat again and again and again.
As I stare into them, I feel that the circles will never end.
They pull me in, like a tornado strong enough to devour a small village.
Down, down, down I go into a never ending blackness.
Into the heart of the circles
I think I should look away.

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