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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

Picturesque by Aisha Wilson (First Prize)

A Haiku for Ants by Grace Xu (Second Prize)

The Start of Leaving by Heidi Leeman (Third Prize)

The Second When Nothing Happened by Penelope Duran (Highly Commended)

Megane - Glasses by Grace Xu (Highly Commended)

Mother by Grace Xu (Highly Commended)

Is a mother not god?
With how she gives life
And breathes existence and being into her children
Nurturing far past mere mother’s milk
Despite the whorls and eddies of pain
That fester in families throughout years
She contains heaven and hell within herself
She loves without reason
She cares without reward
And the world she gives to her children
Blooms and thrives
There are mountains of worship for your patience
Seas of gratitude until my last days of this gift you gave me
I will build temples to honour your existence
And prostrate myself to this deity of love
While I climb this never ending staircase
In hopes that one day I will reach the realm that is motherhood

Patchwork Heart by Yehezq'El Schuster (Highly Commended)

A Message from the Sky by Grace Xu (Highly Commended)

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years