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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)

I sit in sombre silence,
Stare mutely at these walls.
I hear no soft disturbance
From the footsteps in the halls.

And faintly I remember,
And quietly reminisce;
The fear of distant shouting,
The softness of a kiss.

An endless set of faces,
Every word they ever said;
All now are but memories;
All of them long dead.

All around my world is fading,
Yet still I linger on,
So, perhaps, shall I continue,
‘Til all I love is gone.

And for perhaps an instant,
Perhaps a thousand years,
My life draws far behind me;
The sum of loves and fears.

And what remains my purpose?
What do I linger for?
What beauty has existence
When all else is no more?

Good Morning by Imogen Maher (Highly Commended)

Infinity by Hannah Vesey (Highly Commended)

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