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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)

How To Be Straight by Jhermayne Ubalde (Highly Commended)

Bible Study by Jhermayne Ubalde (Highly Commended)

Rain by Amy Nancarrow (Highly Commended)

I sat with my cheek pressed against my cold bedroom window
Rain splashing against the pane
Many people see rain as cold and harsh
I don’t
I see the beauty in these tiny little water droplets
They would be nothing on their own
But together they’re powerful
Together they have the ability to wash away cities
And leave nothing behind
But they’re being nice to me
Even though all that separates us is a thin glass wall
Surely the rain could burst through this window
Leaving a thousand little cuts on my face
I wonder why it spares me
Perhaps we have more in common than I thought
Our biggest difference may just be the way we show our emotion
Rain lets everyone know exactly how it feels
Whereas I hide my emotions
I guess we balance each other out
And together we make the perfect storm.

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