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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)

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)

The sand dunes look tiny compared to the steep, jerky mountains in the distance,
Sand as gold as the sun looks like it goes on forever,
A perished skeleton of someone long-gone is to be seen,
And the wind whistles and whips the skin,
Beneath the blinding sun.
As it gets darker the animals come out,
Scared half to death as a death stalker is coming closer,
Then feel the soft, fluffy fur of the fennec fox going past,
Spy the radiant addax with its horns as big as big as spears,
The minute Scarab beetle leaves tracks in the sand.
The sound of village children laughing fills the air,
As the smell of traditional food tempts one to join,
Happy smiles are everywhere,
Women balance water jugs on their head,
In the clustered village.

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years