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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)

I am a bird,
Cluttering and fluttering,
Under the sun glittering,
And sometimes shivering,
Flying all over the world.
The sparkling water, the green grass,
The race with the bees, joy of missing my class,
I am enjoying the sight,
Because the day is so bright,
And sailing like a knight.
Why the sky is so dark and full of smoke,
Are they burning trees of oak,
Could see blood everywhere,
Also hear the soft prayer,
But a deep silence in the air.
Oh ! This is the war-zone,
Hungry, innocent children and people are monitored and killed by drone,
Sound of the gun-shots could be heard,
This is my last word,
Wish I did not fly all over the world.

Cowry Shell by Holli Lang (Highly Commended)