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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

How to Write Poetry by Emerson Hurley (First Prize)

First Performance in Leningrad by Emerson Hurley (Second Prize)

Her Guitar by Brenda Tan (Third Prize)

We Do Not See the Moon by Maja Vasic (Highly Commended)

Echo and Narcissus, the B-Sides by Erika Strehler (Highly Commended)

A Yellow Envy by Brenda Tan (Highly Commended)

Hazel eyes run wild with glimmering emeralds galloping at dusk 
A black sky home beneath her lash-line 
Thick and wispy curls heavy on her lids. 
Her freckles spotted like specs of dust,  
Refined like her intellect.  
She is a polymath 
a leader. 
She is  
Bullseye –  
A melting pot of diversity, 
Of the West and the East,  
Of mixes and halves; the best of both worlds.  
My brown eyes watch insecure, 
But tender –  
In admiration, with love 
Like how I cherish boiled eggs; 
A hard exterior shell encases her soft smile, 
her sweet heart: the yolk.

Dead Souls, Pt. III by Emerson Hurley (Highly Commended)

Crown of Thorns by Isabel Mitchell (Highly Commended)

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years