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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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

Why Willows Weep by Abby Jennings (First Prize)

When Cancer Won by Lillian Crocos (Second Prize)

You Are my Star by Sophie Roussos (Third Prize)

The Poppies Shine by Coby Fields (Highly Commended)

Shake and Quake by Bridget Warren (Highly Commended)

A Night at the Beach by Amelia Sim (Highly Commended)

The Chestnut Stallion by Eleanor O’Brien (Highly Commended)

Remembering Ipswich by Lilli Williams (Highly Commended)

Remember when the stars shone bright upon the Yuggera people
When paddle steamers chugged up the Bremer River
And you could see the church with the steeple
Remember when the old buildings had a big clock tower
You can still hear it in your heart going tick tock tick tock
I can feel its mighty power
Remember when the Woodend miners would leave the mine
Looking like a dusty shadow
And marching like soldier ants in a line
Now the Jacaranda tree flowers and time has moved on
With pools, shops and schools
Another stage has already begun
So many changes that I can’t count like the number of stars in the sky
I wonder if the Yuggera people look and try to find the hiding stars
It makes me think what time will bring to the next people passing by

Fury Skies by Clodagh Cowman (Highly Commended)

The Water and the Wind by Jackson Martin-Blakey (Highly Commended)

The Charge of the Light Horse Brigade by Amelia Sim (Highly Commended)

Zoo Family by Olivia Boase (Highly Commended)

The Campfire by Arabella Basha (Highly Commended)

Colder, Colder, Colder by Amelia Sim (Highly Commended)

Winter by Pippa Ellis (Highly Commended)

The Never-ending Sahara by Huntar Paterson (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years