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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)

Patchwork Heart by Yehezq'El Schuster (Highly Commended)

She talks of days that came and went, 
of books and stories – letters sent. 
A life of poems that comes and goes, 
as ribbons, buttons, fabric bows. 
 
She weaves and sews, and knits; crochet, 
the edges of her thoughts away. 
As in her mind lie weightless smiles, 
that tell her heart has trekked a mile. 
 
It can bee seen, among her eyes – 
beneath those pointless, shallow lies; 
as she attempts to lock away, 
the secrets of her life façade. 
 
Another square she lays aside, 
along with sparks of hapless pride – 
a portion of her own completeness, 
a quilt of sorrow, life’s a witness. 
 
With greying eyes and weary soul, 
that show her path has taken toll – 
the share of horror, fear, and grief, 
of love and trust – a faux belief. 
 
In happiness and wondering thought, 
now trapped within a heart that’s fraught – 
with fragile laughs and cautious joy, 
but nothing of which can destroy. 
 
For all that’s there has shattered – tore – 
the shards of love forevermore. 
Yet still she stiches squares apart – 
to each repair her patchwork heart.

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