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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)

As the ink spread across the paper, I felt the little girls’ fear
As I recalled their sorrowful story, I shed a silent tear
Those two darling little sisters all alone, now so very lost
For a touch of a lily’s petal, two little girls payed the cost

So fragile and so unknowing of the dangers they would face
For the lilies beckoned softly, in their elegance and grace
Skipping to their neighbours’ homestead on a sunny autumn afternoon
Little Kate and Bridget found the danger of Walloon

The love the sisters cherished was their life’s greatest gift
As they floated to the bottom, their love, it did not shift
My sorrow for these little girls never falters, nor will fade
If only someone could have saved them, or Heaven come to their aid

I touch the delicate, rosy cheek of my young girl, my Martha
And wonder how I could live in this world, to be a man, without her
And I remember the two lively, little girls lost far, far too soon
Lost to all of us, in the tragic waters of Walloon.

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)