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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

Perspectives by Elizabeth Marsh (1st)

Our Mother's Struggle by Tessa Quinlan (2nd)

My Great Aunt's Piano by Annie Mellick (3rd)

Writing Poetry by Jhermayne Ubalde (Highly Commended)

When the Relatives Return by Penelope (Penny) Duran (Highly Commended)

The Christmas Paper Caper by Archer Bloomfield (Highly Commended)

Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the shop,
People ran busily,
Not wanting to stop.

In a box by a shelf,
Sat the last wrapping roll,
All covered in snowmen,
With eyes made if coal.

A gentleman spied it,
And made his way there,
As another appeared,
Out of nowhere.

They both reached for the roll,
Grabbing it tight.
They glared at each other,
Ready to fight!

“I got it first!”
The bald one proclaimed.
“That is a lie!”
The stout one exclaimed.

“It was I,” said the stout one,
“Who had it in hand,
I need all this paper!
You don’t understand!”

“It is you, my kind Sir,
Who is sadly mistaken,
I need all this paper,
to wrap up my bacon!”

“To wrap up your bacon!”
Stouty said, with a huff.
“My presents need wrapping,
I don’t have enough!”

Back and forth, to and fro,
They fought over the paper.
Unaware of the company,
Observing their caper.

It was a little old lady,
With white hair and a cane,
Watching the pair and their
Tug of war game.

With a snort and a sigh,
She snatched up the roll,
All covered in snowmen,
With eyes made of coal.

“You snooze, you lose!”
The old lady shouted.
The bald one was speechless,
The stout one just pouted.

“I think my bacon is cooked,”
The baldy one groaned.
“While my presents go naked,”
The stout one sniffled and moaned.

Twas the night before Christmas,
And they left the shop, sad.
But there’s something, my friends,
That I just have to add.

Its the moral, my readers,
I’m sure its quite clear,
You should buy all your wrapping,
Before Christmas is here.

How To Be Straight by Jhermayne Ubalde (Highly Commended)

Bible Study by Jhermayne Ubalde (Highly Commended)

Rain by Amy Nancarrow (Highly Commended)

Reflection of a Schoolgirl by Penelope (Penny) Duran (Highly Commended)

Tsunami by Holly Atherton (Highly Commended)

2020 Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

2020 Broderick Family Awards 11-13 Years

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

2020 River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years