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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)

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)

I give shelter to all animals big and small
With my old trees standing proud and tall
The depth of my presence sends calmness to us
Tell me your secrets, in me you can trust

Rivers full of water with fish swimming deep
But I hold my secrets carefully, for I have promises to keep
I invite through the moonlight for the animals to see
The soft humming of cicadas brings peace and tranquillity

The touch of my leaves brings hope, no doubt
And I send my little seedlings to begin to sprout
I feed all my children, that’s just Nature’s way
I care for my children carefully, everyday

So come into my forest, I promise you peace,
Sense nature’s beauty, its spiritual release
Tend to me carefully, for I am fragile and fair
If you don’t comfort me now, I may not be there