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River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Picture Ipswich Theme Awards

Ipswich Poetry Feast Encouragement Awards

2018 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

An Ethical Irony by Michael Swift (Equal First Prize)

The Mansion That Time Forgot by Equal First Prize (Grace Longhi)

Technology Nation by Emma Chambers (Second Prize)

The Tanami by Rafaela Southon (Third Prize)

The Door on The 3rd Floor by Gabriella Gigliotti (Highly Commended)

If Only You Knew by Disha Raval (Highly Commended)

Sea Change by Hannah Barrie (Highly Commended)

Surfing on Waikiki Beach by Alexandra Willcock (Highly Commended)

Surfing on Waikiki beach
Oh, the sun sets too soon
But surfing on Waikiki beach
Is different with the moon

For the moon comes out to haunt us
In ocean waves the old ghosts come
But we know how to greet them
And what is to be done

We’ve been here for many years
And every year’s the same
The screams, the shouts that pierce our dreams
They put our town to shame

For many past have surfed this break
Amongst the wave’s white foam
And many a woman has cried out to sea
To bring her loved one home

But the sea is a savage master
It shows iron will and no care
And so we come to honour the dead
And swim into the waves’ deep lair

We’ve called up all the family
We’ve called up all our friends
Against hope, we are all praying
That this adventure will soon end

All sorts of monsters call to us
Emerge out of the deep
But when they see our surfing army
They’ll bid a quick retreat

The battle has been fought and won
With the ocean and the tide
And now the battle is over
And it is we who have survived

Surfing on Waikiki beach
Oh the sun sets soon
NOW surfing on Waikiki beach
Is NO different with the moon.

Humanty by Harmony-tree Hansen (Highly Commended)

The Broken-Hearted by Mysheka Field (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years