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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)

Like the cry for rain from dry, cracked earth
I needed your warmth and kisses at birth.
Like a spark of light in a dark, cold cave
You steered the ship and stood silently brave.
Mum, you showed me how to bake a cake
How to make my bed and the leaves to rake.
You make me hot chocolate on a chilly night
And hold me tightly when I get a fright.
It’s so much fun when you teach me to sew
And you make my bear a brand new bow.
I like it when we play with dolls
When we dance real silly and we go for strolls.
You give me food, lots of love and protection
You offer advice and show me direction.
You tell me, in time, to use my wings
To fly on my own and see what life brings.
I love you mum; you are my star
You shine me light and you’re never too far.
What I hope to give you, in return, is pride
A mountain of memories; a leap in your stride.
Like a ray of sunshine, in a day of gloom
The sweet songs you sing, brighten my room.
Like the sound of voices when someone’s alone
It’s you I look forward to, when I’m coming home.

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