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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

Norman Foote Among the Pumpkins by Vanessa Page (First Prize)

Circa 1928 by P.S Cottier (Second Prize)

The world more solid than now –
metal chest reflecting instrument.
No melting. No unnecessary warming,
just the shine of medals and the chest
swelling like his euphonium.
Everything is so neat,
four-four beat is presumed.
But we can’t hear the music,
the booming and elephant tread
as they stomped down Brisbane Street.
Perhaps the cups have caught it,
and we can sip old tunes like wine?
So solid, yet somehow shy,
an emotion culled
from our jungle of selfies.
The brass is held gently as a rose
under than broad, metallic chest.
Both firm, and blushing,
in this brief brush with the studio lens.

An Ode to the F-111 by Leonie Parker (Third Prize)

Double Take by Bernadette Whisson (Highly Commended)

Outside the Lines by Joe Dolce (Highly Commended)

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

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years