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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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

Henry's Poem by Amaeh Reed (First Prize)

An Ode to Alzheimer's: Can You Remember? by Alyssa Sim (Second Prize)

Imagine This by Arabella Goyal (Third Prize)

Family and Friends by Alya Turnell (Highly Commended)

They take you on big exciting, adventures,
a journey through your life,
things and feelings you’ll never experience again.
Journeys with family, like a butterfly fluttering and exploring its’ world.
Laughing and giggling with friends, extreme happiness, nothing could matter more.
Silly faces, funny jokes, laughing so hard we might never stop.
That’s what friends are for.
Sometimes sadness creeps in,
Then hugs and comfort make life peaceful once again.
Growing with family and friends, like caterpillars squeezing out of cacoons,
spreading our wings,
transforming; what will our journey bring next.

Australia by Max Stanevich (Highly Commended)

Rippled in Mirrors by Isla Mannolini (Highly Commended)

Chase Your Goal by Jayda Gillam (Highly Commended)

Stage Fright by Meisha Fagerstrom (Highly Commended)

I Wish by Xavier Jennings (Highly Commended)

Nana's Maltese Slice by Byron Bell (Highly Commended)

My Best Friend by Connor Bartley (Highly Commended)

At Night by Benjamin Hobbs (Highly Commended)

The Mighty Lion by Melody Stieler (Highly Commended)

Forest by Violette Dobbie (Highly Commended)