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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 have many friends,
But I am still waiting for my true friend,
Who would love and will not bully,
Who is sweet, caring and a bit silly,
Hope I find my true friend soon.
Bullying is not good,
It destroys our complete childhood,
My friends mocked at me and made me sad,
I cried, and cried and felt very bad,
But in the end I told everything to my dad.
My dad took me in his arms,
He talked and calmed me down at his farms,
He said: I am beautiful, clever and intelligent,
I do not need a true friend,
As I can be a friend of myself.
Now I do not want a true friend,
I love myself and I am my best friend.

I am a Bird by Ariba Omar (Highly Commended)

Cowry Shell by Holli Lang (Highly Commended)