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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)

Coffin maker
Dark, Dull grey
Cherry, Coffin
Coughing, new undertaker.
Death, grieving, inevitability, inconceivable vastness of space
Such is the life of an undertaker
He is a master coffin maker,
He understands life and death
He knows the sound of final breath
He knows the clod clammy feel of the dead man’s hand
He knows soon they will be dust and sand.
He knows the grey blue tone of skin now Dead
The stench of maggots crawling in someone’s head.
And when he knows his time has come
He will not hide, he will not run
He will embrace his good friend death
As he takes his final breath.


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