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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)

The River by Ivy Guyatt (Highly Commended)

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

My friends down the street, Lilly and Cooper,
Have got a silky brown pug they call Scooter.
Little Scooter was as cute as could be,
But gee, that little Scooter, she liked to pee.

Although little Scooter tried, she just didn’t get it
She peed everywhere, on every mat and carpet,
The floorboards and tiles no surface too hard
She peed everywhere, except in the backyard!

So, one day the Browns had quite enough
They said to each other, “It’s time to get tough”
We can’t have little Scooter making a mess every day
Our house does smell and it is turning people away!

The kitchen floor was where she started first,
Bedrooms and bathroom all done in a quick burst
Now Mrs Brown was really on a roll.
Until the vacuum cleaner got out of control!

The vacuum went zoom and boom and bang
And growled like a grizzly bear in a car prang.
It burped and groaned and grunted and wheezed
And Mrs Brown did not look at all pleased!

Then the vacuum took off at a hectic pace
It zoomed through the house, all over the place
It found out where little Scooter had been
And boy, did that vacuum know how to clean!

The vacuum was amazing – by gee, by golly
As five different arms came out of its body
It scrubbed and it mopped and perfumed and preened
It was the most magnificent vacuum ever seen!

Mrs Brown’s shocked expression was soon replaced
With a grin that spread all over her face
Their house was spotless, little Scooter could stay
The amazing vacuum cleaner had saved the day!


River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years