Back To Competition Winners

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

Ipswich City Council Awards Open Age – Local Poets

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)

For a thousand years it seems, I have stood in this very place
And witnessed generations pass, yet I remember every face
A boy so young, so long, long ago, too young to go to war
Would find respite beneath my leaves, far from the raging shore

He was a lad from outback Australia, born in Ballarat
A shearer’s son, hardworking, distinctive in his slouch hat
But underneath his cheeky smile, his eyes were dark with terror
The booming of artillery shells, shattered his peace forever

He would rest under my sheltering branches, during the summer day
But when his battalion stormed the trenches, he was swept away
But I remember that lads eyes, softly, as the warm wind blows
His death, a terrible tragedy, one of so many, God knows

And when  the war was over, finally the guns to rest,
And the world stood in stillness, the sun sinking in the West
The rivers and the lakes wept silently, in grief and sadness
Hearts breaking as they remembered the destruction and the madness

Now  the grassy field below me, is no longer gentle, rolling green
But red with a sea of poppies that silently remember the scene
But one poppy I remember, in the distance, where the soft fields end
Stands the poppy of my boy, stands the poppy of my friend.

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)

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years

Picture Ipswich Awards – Open Age

Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Open Age – Bush Poetry

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

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Awards Open Age – Other Poetry

Ipswich Poetry Feast Encouragement Awards