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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

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years

Play with Me by Thomas Savige (1st )

The Unforgiving Season by Allegra Clarke (2nd)

Baby Turtle by Noah Springall (3rd)

Aotearoa by Allegra Clarke (Highly Commended)

Save the Goal by Thomas Savige (Highly Commended)

The Beast Man by Joel Sage (Highly Commended)

That awful, awful Genie turned that man
into a great big, horrible, scary Beast Man!
He has got sharper than sharp claws,
big dirty feet and crooked jaws!

He is huge! Way bigger than me,
And look at that – he just gobbled a bumblebee!
Is that what this Beast Man eats? I don’t know,
But he is much scarier than the Gruffalo!

I do not know what to say, but it doesn’t matter now – hooray!
The Beast Man is gone because he got stung on the horn!
“Revenge from the bumblebees!”, I think I hear the bees say.
But the Gruffalo like Beast Man will not give up – no way!

He comes and stands right next to me, “This is your fault”
I hear him say. My fault?  Not me!  Not fair!  No way! 
But then a tiny ant crawled up Beast Man’s ear.
He slips and bangs his head – and now he can’t hear!

Suddenly a rock came shooting from behind.
When Beast Man turned – the rock hit him in the eye. 
The horrible Beast Man is hurt – the frightful Beast Man is blind!
Now I run and leave the Beast Man far behind.

So – I run, run, run – all the way back to the city.
I’m panting and sweating, but I make it in a jiffy.
I hear the Beast Man make one last, long, big roar
But I’m not afraid – I’ve faced the Beast Man before!


Nature by Zoe Gard (Highly Commended)