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Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Among the Crosses by Emerson Hurley (First Prize)

They Belong by Emerson Hurley (Second Prize)

The Writer by Rebecca Batrouney (Third Prize)

Linger by Emerson Hurley (Highly Commended)

Good Morning by Imogen Maher (Highly Commended)

Infinity by Hannah Vesey (Highly Commended)

I try to catch a moment as it flies past
But it slips through my fingers
Like a dream through the night
Lost forever.
If only all my yesterdays were spread out before me
Then maybe I would find it.
But each hour of the past has already been woven into the tapestry
Of my identity.
How will I find the threads which lead to my heart,
As the light disappears
And the earth forgets the sun’s warmth?
I must wait until the memory I seek appears once more
For though I can force my lungs to breathe
I cannot force my mind
To imagine.

The Daughter of the Moon by Grace Nakamura (Highly Commended)

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

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years