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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)

Oh ancient wise one what have you seen?
The world when it was new and green
Where creatures roamed about the land
Free from harm at human hands
Oh king of the forest what have you heard?
The gentle flapping, the wings of a bird
War and guns, violence and greed
Words of hatred that grow like a weed
Oh tall majestic one what have you felt?
A gentle breeze, the snow at its melt
Smoke, fire, the feel of the saw
Acts ignoring nature’s law
Oh ancient wise one what do you know?
That man will reap, what man will sow

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)

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