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Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

2017 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Chairperson’s School Award

Picture Ipswich Theme Awards

Chair’s Encouragement Awards

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

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Red Dress on the Hill by Olivia Priddis (First Prize)

No Time for a Joy Flight by Portia Hoole (Second Prize)

Pa’s Tale by Anna Davidson (Third Prize)

Grandma’s Cupboard by Jade Martin (Highly Commended)

Sister Sister by Rebecca Linton (Highly Commended)

Delicately by Talia Bulstrode (Highly Commended)

The small seed sits in the earth.
It has no sense of happiness, sadness or mirth.
As it wonders what it will be like when it is a tree,
It sits in the soft, brown earth …… delicately.
Around it are many other seeds,
Wondering, wondering what great deeds
They will do for the earth, which desperately needs
The eventual help of these small white seeds.
As the sun clasps the curtains of night in its hands,
Small shoots poke up through the earthy sands.
The sun goes down, the moon rises high,
A leaf unfurls, grasping for the sky.
Green eyes blink. Wings buzz by.
The tree sees so much, yet has no eyes.
Branches appear, more leaves show
All around, green things grow and grow and grow.
Flowers bloom, red seeds bubble
Out from the trunk, just like stubble.
The cool breeze blows, seeds fall free

Touch the soft earth …… delicately.

The Queen of Demons by Rebecca Linton (Highly Commended)

Rabbit Proof Fence (Ballad) by Hayley Victor (Highly Commended)

My Grandmother’s Masala by Soraiya Munshi (Highly Commended)

The Secret Life of a Clock by Rebecca Linton (Highly Commended)

The Education Of Lonely by Louis Langoulant (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years