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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)

Outside the Lines by Joe Dolce (Highly Commended)

Two nursing sisters, posing arm in arm,
For the monochrome uncommon candid,
Most colourfully dressed (we imagine),
Agnes, in bright harem pants, turban, plume,
Catherine, a flapper, with fanned headdress.
An impromptu party, or off-work from
The Ipswich Hospital for the Insane.
One wonders, though, what patients, peering through
High institutional glass, must have made
Of their normally white-frocked caregivers,
Colouring, quite a bit, outside-the-lines,
Here, yet allowed free, from lock and key.

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