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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)

She stood once, a grand old tower,
First among all, with the corridors of power.
A dangerous spark flew and in time, she crumbled,
Consumed in flames, burnt and down she tumbled.

Beauty was seen among everyone who passed,
But now, in the pageant, her place is last.
Once, she was cared for, nourished and loved
But today, like a crippled hand, she is gloved.

Kings and queens once sat in her arms!
Gardens, music and dancing – oh what charms!
A smile and a song to all passing by,
Now derelict, it seems all a terrible lie.

Oh why or why did she have to suffer?
Now the streets grow meaner and tougher.
I dream of the day she will be rebuilt and last long,
Like glorious days past she will stand tall and strong!

In the world, she was once the most majestic spot.

But now, she is the mansion that time forgot.

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)

Humanty by Harmony-tree Hansen (Highly Commended)

The Broken-Hearted by Mysheka Field (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years