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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)

Her body is a sanctuary for subtle glances and eager gazes,
Her porcelain chest is riddled with an array of freckles, 
Spotty cosmos, unexplored constellations,
Oh how I wish my fingertips were rocket ships. 
You could wrap a gift box in the auburn tresses of her hair, 
Tug sweet poems from her sealed lips and sip red wine from her collarbones, 
Inaudible whispers, bitter beverages, 
Oh how I wish I was old enough to drink red wine. 
If she cupped her delicate hands together, intertwined her frail fingers, 
You could sprinkle soil in her palms and grow an orchard of flowers and fruit. 
Hidden gardens, crippled leaves, 
Oh how I wish I had a green thumb. 
You could balance a warm mug of lemon tea upon her hip bone, 
hang dream catchers from her shoulder blades, 
paint masterpieces with her gnawed knuckles, 
and sweep sugar with her eyelashes, 
Magnetic, aesthetic, whereas I am pathetic, 
Oh how I wish I were a boy, then my feelings- 
I would not regret them.

*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