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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

Grindle Road by Brett Dionysius (First Prize)

A bull bar is a ute’s clenched fist. There
is no prestige left in its silver colour. There
is no classic style to death. The killing floor 
was outside, late at night between the men’s 
& women’s prisons. He could imagine the 
inmates asleep in their cots, whimpering as
he drove off the road & into the grassy gutter
blasting into the radiant mob like a steel bolt 
into a cow’s forehead. The force felt inside
the cab was equivalent to smacking a face.
The high humidity suspended particles of
roo, clotting night’s air with smell of fresh 
blood, like a stained tinted window. Death
was not instant. Seventeen times he floored it.

A Child Unafraid by Gill Jewell (Second Prize)

A d’Arcy Doyle Painting by Leonie Parker (Third Prize)

The Kulning Song by Louisa Janke (Highly Commended)

Pot Pourri and Bar Room Roses by Maureen Clifford (Highly Commended)

A Time to Dance, a Time to Mourn by Sue Osborn (Highly Commended)

A Foot Soldier’s Lament by Gill Jewell (Highly Commended)

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