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2020 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

2020 Ipswich Poetry Feast Encouragement Awards

2020 Picture Ipswich Awards – Open Age

2020 Ipswich City Council Awards Open Age – Local Poets

2020 Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Awards Open Age – Other Poetry

2020 Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Open Age – Bush Poetry

2020 Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

2020 Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

2020 Broderick Family Awards 11-13 Years

Natsukashii by Caitlin McCusker (1st)

Yirrganydji Dreaming by Amaeh Reed (2nd)

Smoke by Isobel Riches (3rd)

Sun and Cloud by Alannah Buckingham (Highly Commended)

Hanahaki by Patricia Mabini (Highly Commended)

laying in the cold room
a river of tears flow
no one loves me
I have never felt so alone
 
my throat is sore
and growing rapidly
as if something is growing
like a flower blooming inside
 
coughing uncontrollably
my lungs long for air
as I grab hold of the sink
it all hurts so much
 
crimson red liquid
pours out from my insides
along with white rose petals
stained with my own blood
 
I look in the mirror
to then see a white rose
dipped in blood
inside my swollen throat
 
horror eats up my soul
there is only one thing
that could be the cause
Hanahaki: one-sided love
 
he never did love me
he went after her
now they live happily together
as I lay on the bathroom floor
 
only surgery can remove this
but that means losing him
I would rather die in this state
than lose these feelings
 
but I know, however, that
everything is not going to be okay
I only have a few months
before I depart this world
 
I am not willing to say goodbye
besides, I am only seventeen
he is the only reason I live
and now, he will be the death of me

Flame by Isobel Riches (Highly Commended)

Outside is the Inside, Right? by Riley Gallagher (Highly Commended)

More Wishes by Hannah Randall (Highly Commended)

The Flying Dutchman by Hannah Oakley (Highly Commended)

Mosquito by Caitlin Mayo (Highly Commended)

Morning Routine by Meihsha Miller (Highly Commended)

2020 Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

2020 River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years