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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)

Tết arrives at our home on Peach Street – incense
welcomes returning ancestors, papayas and
oranges set on the altar as offerings. Yellowed
photographs, tablets with ancient names glowing,
as my eyes follow the contours of Buddha’s
round belly and elongated ears.
Your wandering spirits float
through the fatherland, searching for us,
looking to bestow good fortune,
unaware that we have drifted to foreign shores
across the Pacific.  I do not even know if you understand my prayer,
for I am so distant from the past that I have forgotten
my mother’s tongue.  I trace mother of pearl inlayed in lacquered panels,
chanting in unison with my family, mạnh khỏe, may mạng,
reluctantly, faithfully
to restore my lineage.

Tết = Vietnamese Lunar New Year
mạnh khỏe = good health
may mạng = good fortune

The Christmas Paper Caper by Archer Bloomfield (Highly Commended)

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