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River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Picture Ipswich Theme Awards

Golden Reign by Kelly Millar (First Prize)

A grand, old queen, resplendent all in gold,
with crown jewels perched atop her flame red hair.
Magnificent, a glory to behold –
majestic ruler, plumed beyond compare.

Each time the wind regales her with his lies,
she showers her whole kingdom with her wealth.
Bestowing red confetti from on high,
she gives and gives, not thinking of herself.

Assuming she was held in high esteem,
she hears the truth and bows her head to grieve.
A paper thin brown bag now masks her gleam,
if not for family roots – and pride – she’d leave.

A season’s sadness prompts her to reflect,
upon her noble birth; a seed ordained.
She rises and the gerberas genuflect –
resilient, like a weed, she reigns again.

Tell Me Wellies by Marie McMillan (Second Prize)

Fernvale Road Ghosts by Vanessa Page (Third Prize)

Muvvers Instruchins f'r Washin' by Ingrid Mason (Highly Commended)

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