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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

War Lion by Tessa Quinlan (1st)

A Good Morning by Holly Wallman-Craddock (2nd)

To Split A Pomegranate by Helen Lovegrove (3rd)

He Stole Excalibur from a Pawn Shop by Kirra Watkins (Highly Commended)

JUST S(T)AY by Sally Bailey (Highly Commended)

Just put on your coat.

Just stay out of the cold.

Just turn off the TV.

Just deal with it.


Just don’t play with them.

Just do the dishes.

Just go to your room.

Just obey us.


Just do your homework.

Just don’t be a victim.

Just say ‘I don’t like it’.

Just ignore it.


Just let down your hem.

Just hang out with better people.

Just don’t give them the wrong idea.

Just cover up, slut.


Just do some exercise.

Just don’t eat that.

Just eat healthier.

Just be perfect.


Just don’t date.

Just don’t do drugs.

Just don’t have sex.

Just listen to us.


Just stop counting calories…

Just eat more…

Just eat something…

Just… you’re skin and bone.


Just see a therapist.

Just talk to someone.

Just stop letting your thoughts control you.

Just get over it.


Just let me in, baby.

Just… you get me so hot.

Just let me…

Just once…


Just vodka.

Just one sip.

Just burning.

Just one gulp, one shot, one chug.


Just turned 2 AM.

Just counting pills…

Just 15.

Just enough.


Just one word.

Just live.

Just live, for tomorrow.

Just stay, for me.


Just waiting to be heard.

Just “stay” never comes.

Just “live”, a foolish hope.

Just… nothing left.


Just gone 3 AM.

Just two last pills.

Just one swallow.

Just… “it’s over.”


Broderick Family Awards 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years