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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

Cross Words by Penelope Duran (1st)

Wash, Rinse, Repeat by Penelope Duran (2nd)

Cerulean by Penelope Duran (3rd)

Soft Morning by Maja Vasic (Highly Commended)

Father Time by Allegra Pestell (Highly Commended)

Coughing up Wildflowers by Hunter Smith (Highly Commended)

This System by Sophie van der Helder (Highly Commended)

Her Own Knight by Penelope Duran (Highly Commended)

She’s been trapped in the twisted tower far too long,
Accompanied by a bevy of birds’ light-hearted songs,
Having encountered evil fairies and ghastly dragons,
She knows that a knight is coming — brave and strong.

Sitting there awaiting the arrival of her suave savior,
She braids her hair to look perfect when he finds her,
Singing to ensure that her velvety voice doesn’t waver,
She finds herself longing for a dashing hero and rescuer.

Damsel knows not the identity of the knight in armor,
But to the hope that he’s coming, the maiden clamors,
For in fairy tales this is the way that events transpire,
Maiden trapped in a tower, the gallant warrior saves her.

After countless long, lingering days and moonlit nights,
She lets slip the hope to which she’s been holding tight,
This is no fairy tale — no, such is not the story of her life,
So she decides to save herself and to be her own knight.

Hermann Göring by Oscar Townsend (Highly Commended)

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Awards 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years