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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)

I am happy, as you can see
I am happy, as I’ve always been

I am happy, my friends know it too
I am happy when I’m with you

I am happy, my joy I’ll share
Until there’s happy faces everywhere

I am happy, although your gone
I am happy, although I’m wrong

I am happy, It’s no lie
I am happy, although I cry

I am happy, with happy scars
on my happy wrists and arms.

I am happy, smile, smile, smile
I’ll stay happy all the while

Happy tears,
happy scars,
Happy fears,
Happy hearts

I am happy, my head, my toes
My shoulders and heart and eyes and nose

I’ll be happy, although I cry
I’ll be happy until I die

Happy thoughts as I walk down stairs
Happy thoughts as I face my fears
Happy thoughts as I search for the box
Happy thoughts as the cap goes pop
Down goes the tears, happy as can be
Down go the little pills, one, two three
Down goes another, then some more
Down I go, happy on the floor

Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts, Happy as can be
Happy, Happy, Happy, I smile with glee
This is my happy life, happy thoughts all round
Happy thoughts, Happy sights, Happy sounds

Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts,
Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts,
Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts…


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)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years