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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

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

A Change by Allegra Clarke (1st)

Poor Boy by Daniel Pyke (2nd)

I stare down at my broken shoes
that no-one thinks are cool,
I get pushed around by other kids
I’m the poor boy at my school.

All the other kids tease me
and twice a day they say,
‘You’ll be a servant, when you grow up
and get me drinks, hooray.’

I try to leave but I just can’t
they grab my ragged clothes,
they have always bullied me
but life’s that way I suppose.

When people always tease me,
It seems a little cruel,
but that is just what happens I guess,
when you’re the poor boy at my school.

Ago by Finn Mulvogue (3rd)

Fire by Chelsea Ambrose (Highly Commended)

Rhopalocera by Allegra Clarke (Highly Commended)

Tomorrow by Eleanor Rydstrom (Highly Commended)

The Daisy by Averie Sun (Highly Commended)

School is a Jungle by Isabella Holiday (Highly Commended)

A Good Book by Finn Mulvogue (Highly Commended)

Pop's Pride (A Tetractys) by Allegra Clarke (Highly Commended)

Misty by Dalton Furtado (Highly Commended)

Destructive Fire by Flynn Otto (Highly Commended)

Tamborine Mountain Lookout by Leonie Hill (Highly Commended)

2020 River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years