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2019 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Ipswich Poetry Feast Encouragement Awards

Picture Ipswich Awards – Open Age

Ipswich City Council Awards Open Age – Local Poets

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Awards Open Age – Other Poetry

Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Open Age – Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Awards 11-13 Years

The Journey of the Wind by Callan Rhys Peterson (1st)

Happy Thoughts by Pharell Nepe (2nd)

Black Saturday by Amaeh Reed (3rd)

Forget Me Not by Levi Vereyken (Highly Commended)

The Poppy Tree by Amaeh Reed (Highly Commended)

The Broken Among Us by Pharell Nepe (Highly Commended)

Fire by David Moala (Highly Commended)

Undertaker by Hudson Tille (Highly Commended)

Lightning by Luke Frappell (Highly Commended)

Trees by Madelynne Craig (Highly Commended)

Decorated Cups by Leira Camille Caniones (Highly Commended)

Decorated Cups
Us humans are like cups
Each one a different size,
or look.
It’s easy to see how they feel.
completely full when happy,
completely empty when sad.
But why is he happy?
Why is she sad?
I notice the people with special talents have a decorated cup.
“I wish I was like you,
You’re cool!”
Although mine is plain old, white.
It’s nothing special really.
Oh no,
 mine spilled again…
I can’t contain myself,
my cup has overflown
and I have nothing to wipe the spilled liquid with.
My cup is always empty.
How do I fix it?
No matter how hard I try it won’t fill
And when it does it spills again.
Although, it’s useless calling out for help … at least that’s what I thought.
With a splat my cup hits the cold, hard surface of the ground.
It’s broken into a billion pieces!
Be careful now, you might get hurt.
My hatred for this cup has shattered in the dirt.
It was always so plain, so boring! I wish it was something more.
As I stared at the fragments I had already forgotten,
no one is perfect, that’s almost impossible!
We all have our scars and sorrows, I’m not the only one suffering!
They may seem okay on the outside but you never know what they feel,
so help them will you, if they are going through tough times.
If I had remembered that, I wouldn’t have smashed it.
That useless, old cup that’s now no more.
I could’ve done so much more,
but I can’t now.
It’s too late.


Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years