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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)

Aren’t you tired of the decline in human conversation
Technology has taken over the nation
All the talk we do is through a screen
Our lives are now in our machine
Our brains are being overtaken
With images, social affirmation
Our lives controlled by instant finger reactions
We are the generation trapped in technology distractions
A laugh with a friend can be done in a tweet
We seem to live in endless repeat
Of waking up and selfie taking
When inside you’re breaking
Devices are now our only connection
To other peoples fake reflection
how perfect life can seem
when you’re looking through a screen
When the Wi-Fi breaks so do we
Intent on putting through one more meme
in the midst of a technology infestation
We download 20 million applications
The technology we invented
leaves us demented
We look at our screens for inspiration
When in fact there’s a whole world needing our dedication
We are all part of this technology nation
This useless mutation
What are we doing staring at screens?
When we could be doing so many bigger, better things or has that time been?

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