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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)

A petal falls from my flower
Like an apple not far from the tree
It slowly makes its way to the ground
And my heart strangely skips a beat
Another petal follows and lands on top of the one before
It feels like I’m being torn up inside
And slowly falls one more
My bones now start to break
The floor is my new bed
I beg the petals to stop as the pains intensity spreads
Then the last petal falls
And my heart beats one last beat
My hand grip on the stem loosens as my eyes flutter shut
I fought so hard, but my final battle I have lost
Now all that’s left is my body
In a hospital bed

This is what it felt like the day that cancer won.

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)

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