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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)

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)

I am doomed to sail the sea
For forever and never be free
Waves lap at my phantom hull
I hear the ear piercing squawk of a gull
I am destined to never port
Dead souls traveling to the underworld I escort.
I am the flying Dutchman ghost
The most famous phantom ship along the coast
My captain foolishly cursed God
So now we sail aimlessly with the cod
I am an omen of gloom
I signify certain doom
All who lay eyes on me should expect death
And quietly await their last breath
If you see me prepare to travel to the light
For I am the ghost ship of the night

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