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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

Fishing Ever After by Sophia Brady (5-17 Years)

The strawberry dawn sits upon
the endless horizon
We were up before the birds could crow
He says the best catch is as the sun is rising

Woosh, flick flick, a silver flash
There’s movement in the water
Our lines are cast and our reels are ready
We’re fishing, just Dad and daughter

He’s taught me all I know
from rods to reels and braid to bait
I’m full of expert fishing tips
now all I have to do is wait

With a sudden Smack its hit the hook
I clench my fingers tight
My dad nods and tips his hat
Its time to fight the fight

Screaming reels and endless winding
soon my arms begin to ache
But the game goes on, it weighs a tonne
surely the line will break

Just a few more turns then we can see
the silver soldier in its scaly armour
I have won this battle and I reel him in
“He’s a beauty” says my father

All too soon the day heats up
and we must abandon our salty pasture
With our catch in tow we head ashore
Dad and daughter, fishing ever after.

The Fossicker by Melissa Harrison (Open Age)

by Holy Cross School (School Award)

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