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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

Beat Highway by Emerson Hurley (First Prize)

Sparks by Jena Woodroffe (Second Place)

Marco and Me by Emerson Hurley (Third Place)

Sp( )ces by Emerson Hurley (Highly Commended)

Continuous Places by Emerson Hurley (Highly Commended)

The Spoken Unspoken by Heidi Leeman (Highly Commended)

Magnetic Aesthetic by Te Aroha Manuel (Highly Commended)

*No Title* by Hayden Bradford (Highly Commended)

Individuality, what became of thee?
The world has me choking,
Diminishing my plea!
We are all following duplicity; it has everybody fooled.
And those who break away and stand,
Are shamed and ridiculed.
What happened to uniqueness?
Big boned and confidence?
No makeup, natural beauty, assurance being the essence?
You were smothered, and choked in the expectations,
Of skinny barbies and muscled men with no inner foundations.
We no longer strive to be different from the rest,
Instead, we follow mindlessly.
We have become obsessed!
So, rest in peace individuality, wish us the best of luck,
For we have abandoned you, and have run you amuck.
But I shall still follow you, and for you I’ll always pray,
That we will one day open our eyes, and that you come back to stay.

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years