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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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

Forevermore by Isabella Holiday (1st)

Tricked by Samuel Hollier (2nd)

Sodium, Acid and Lotion (or the Reaction at Perth College) by Elizaveta Fedotova (3rd)

My Memories by Charlotte Parkin (Highly Commended)

The War Under the Sea by Charlotte Brown (Highly Commended)

Brown by Leon O'Donnell (Highly Commended)

Darkness by Dora Wang (Highly Commended)

#HomeSweetHome by Alexandria White (Highly Commended)

Fishing with Pa by Izach Parr (Highly Commended)


When Pa and I go fishing
We always end up wishing
For lots of fish to catch
But mostly we get bait snatched.


I wear Pa’s hat for luck
And in my pocket a Turkish delight is snuck.
So even if we’re beat
I know I’ll have a special treat.
We always have fantastic fun
‘cause in the Bay there’s always sun.
One time I caught a butterfish
Because on my hook a worm was squished.
Winter whiting are the best to get
But one time I caught a crab instead.
Not that it matters if I lose the bet
‘Cause we can always go home for hot chips and bread.
I really love fishing with Pa!
As a fishing partner, he is the best.
We always think we’re superstars
That will out-fish all the rest.



The River by Ivy Guyatt (Highly Commended)

The Vacuum Cleaner Got out of Control by Elisha Wilkinson (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years