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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)

Ago by Finn Mulvogue (3rd)

We used to live there,
Under the ghost gum tree
We played and laughed and ran about
Together with family.

We used to live there
In the bush down by the creek
We caught our fish and yabbies there
And feasted for a week.

We used to live there
Until the others came
They took away our children
Our country’s ongoing shame

We used to live there
But now are scattered wide
Disconnected from our country
Our families, how they’ve cried

We used to live there
Now slowly we come back
We greet our kin and hug them tight
Trying to repair the crack.

We used to live there
Our land, our sky, our air
I am proud of who I am
My culture I willingly share

We used to live there
Young, proud and free
Now we stand up against injustice
It starts with you and me.

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