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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)

On the banks of the Indian Ocean,
In a room, with continuous motion,
Mr Ussi, the King of Commotion (with a lot of pathetic emotion),
Taught the class Mendeleev Tablotion.
Also known as the Elements Table.

Contemplating the greatest of notions,
After speech, we began to make potions,
Mixing sodium, acid and lotion (in a funky continuous motion),
Smelling like Ms Karalis’ emotion,
On the day of her latest promotion.
We decided to open the door.

Breathing heavily, oxigenotion,
Mr Ussi kept adding more lotion,
To the splendour of sodium potion.
Leaving floor in a state of erosion,
And the eyes wet and red with emotion,
We were happy to hear the bell.

With the look full of dire devotion,
Mrs Sanders began to pore potion,
Down the sink, full of rusty corrosion.
But, respecting the third law of Motion,
Up the pipe, with a little precaution,
Bubbled glasses of Mrs J Dou.

Mrs London was giggling when lotion,
That was used in the making of potion,
Blasted off, shaking school to commotion! 
And forgetting her pledge of devotion,
And the hope of any promotion,
Mrs London escaped to the beach.

On the banks of the Indian Ocean,
Mr Ussi, the King of Commotion,
Is improving the sequence of potion.
Ms Karalis is full of emotion.
Mrs Sanders is missing her lotion.
Mrs London renewed her devotion (after riding some waves in the ocean),
To the talented Class of 5U.

The end

PS: Mum suggested to treat this with caution,
Indicating that people’s emotions,
Can put the author in a troublesome mood (which is not necessarily good).
Therefore … contemplating a lot
I decided to give it a shot


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