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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)

The unnamed ship
With billowing sails
accidentally sailed into
the tempest,
At the Cape Of Good Hope in 1641
All Hope was abandoned.
Amidst the groaning of the ship

As she faced the fury of the sea
Fearful sailors shook as they heard
Horrendous, heavy wind
rising in the east, Poseidon’s rage
and trembled with shock as the
forked, flashing lightning
struck the heavy waters about them.
The calamitous, crashing waves
swamped their wooden boat
They  felt the pelting, torrential rain,
crashing on their backs, like hail.

And then – a snap

In the darkness of the night
As the mast crashes through the deck
And the crew pleads into the wind
To make for port
But Captain Vand Der Decken
Shrieks his curses to the wind
And the ship sinks
With all hands.

And still today, it is said.
The ghostly ship sails the seven seas
Sails on, forevermore,
Into the distant sunset
Where it remains
A ghostly reminder
Of bygone days

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)

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