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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)

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

Double Take by Bernadette Whisson (Highly Commended)

Alkoomi,
the place we chose:
looks like a sibling
to another home,
family identity unpretentious,
self-contained, dutiful,
of its time, law abiding.
Behind the walls of
everyday living
in this bungalow
post-war is
so much compromise
and striving, 
the renovating of rooms and ideas:
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
dining lounge
kitchen steps
down to the laundry.
And when it was bought,
the sales rep couldn’t believe 
it was Dad’s first house
after years of education rentals.
“I’ve lived simply,” he answered 
her amazement.
Only in the front yard,
the prayer book palm,
its dark form mysterious as
Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”,
differs from my father’s
Golden Revolution
thrusting its sturdy self 
exultantly
into the sky above 
the meek roof tiles
and light weatherboard
as if
defying
modesty.

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