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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)

I want to wander 
in the morning hush 
through the nimble streets 
streaked pink and grey
by the ephemeral dawn 
floating like dreams 
or silence 
among the watchful cornices 
and untethered windows 
where the sleepers stir 
and walk the path I walk 
in dreams 
speaking the steady changeless words 
that form the quiet daybreak conversation 
drifting in snatches of 
Good morning dear 
and the tender touches
like fragments of unknowable melody 
pirouetting with wastepaper in the breeze 
among the quick and airy tracery 
of the swallows 
that wing loops around 
the axis of the earth 
in twisting solitude 
so far beneath 
the last soft refrains 
of the spiralling stellar dance 
and so far above 
this timeless instant 
that never pauses to 
draw breath

The Spoken Unspoken by Heidi Leeman (Highly Commended)

Magnetic Aesthetic by Te Aroha Manuel (Highly Commended)

*No Title* by Hayden Bradford (Highly Commended)

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years