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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)

Imagine going to war and sacrificing your life,
Imagine the telegraph boy coming to notify your wife.
Imagine your young children, asking, “When will daddy come back?”
Imagine your horrified mother, who knows that its life you lack.

Imagine your name being carved into stone,
Imagine your family, all thinking, “One of our own.”
Imagine the world leaders, making a speech,
Acknowledging the honours that you did reach.

Imagine wreaths being laid, twice every year,
Imagine “Lest We Forget”, being whispered in each ear.
Imagine blood red and death black poppies, being inserted into pockets,
Imagine your image, being engraved in your great grandchildren’s lockets.

Imagine you’re a young Aboriginal man,
Imagine you’re going off to fight for your people and your land.
Imagine your image, long forgotten and collecting dust,
But there’s no stone carving, like for the others they must.

Imagine not being remembered.

So today we will remember them, those that we lost,
They fought with their hearts, and their lives were the cost.

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)