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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)

On most days:

The Writer’s work is a thunderstorm,
Striking as lightning, deafening as thunder,
Falling rain like fingers on a keyboard,
Tapping away at the windows,
Peering in at your soul.

Some days:

The Writer’s work is a fun-house mirror,
Which reflects his life’s journey,
From a different perspective,
Distorted and textured,
Packaged and sold.

On bad days:

The Writer’s work is an empty room,
With white walls like blank pages,
The inkwell of his mind,
Is barren and dry.

On the best days:

The Writer’s work is a daydream,
Warm and steadily travelling,
Uncanny yet beautiful,
Words bright like the sun.

Linger by Emerson Hurley (Highly Commended)

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