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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)

One day, when I had my lunch
I came across a little bunch 
of what looked like some tiny sweets
so I took a bite of these red treats.

Something caused my tongue to tickle
and I found myself, in a REAL pickle.
For that tickle, grew to a strong burn
and so I was, about to learn…

These were no lollies, that I ate.
Instead, were chillies on Dad’s plate.
Now, I was about to meet my doom.
The pain became unbearable, and then kaboom!

I spat it out, but the heat did stay.
I tried to water it, but it didn’t go away.
I ran to the fridge and began to glug
the whole entire milk jug.

Aaaaaaaah, that’s better.

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