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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)

My Memories
The smell of the theatre room
Is getting too familiar
The hour seems like a whole year
Mum and dad in the waiting room.
Sore, black, blistering lips
I cried no-stop,
They would bleed and sting whenever touched
I couldn’t even talk.
This all happened at a very young age
I was diagnosed when I was three
I don’t remember much but,
Most of the good times.
Sneaky nurse would leave little treasures under my pillow
I played betting games of my temperature
Friendly doctors always there,
Always making me laugh.
All of this was quite a challenge
And I fought hard and fought long,
But I only managed because of support
From my sister, my parents and my grand-parents.


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