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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

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years

Eels by Freddy Davey (First Prize)

Night Time by Caterina Falco (Second Prize)

Creepers in the Daytime by Leo McNally (Third Prize)

I found a new HOME now by Ariba Omar (Highly Commended)

Cars by Zachary Strickfuss (Highly Commended)

Waiting for my true friend-not anymore by Ariba Omar (Highly Commended)

I am a Bird by Ariba Omar (Highly Commended)

Cowry Shell by Holli Lang (Highly Commended)

When I find a cowry
I sing special songs while I hold my bright blue thongs
I look through the rocks and the curly-lock seaweed
I can hear the sound of the sea
I can hardly believe the whistling of the trees
The wind whips my hair over there
It moves the leaves of the trees
When we’re all worn out
And when we get home
We all paint our nails
For dinner we have fish
It smells like the salt of the sea
We will all go back tomorrow
I love the sea