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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)

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)

I see children lining up for class
Like cars waiting for the light to change                  
Students devouring their lunch
They are lions that haven’t eaten for years
Teachers watching students with eagle eyes
Senses honed for danger, nervous meerkats

The scratching of pens, pencils and crayons
Paper on blue desks, like monkeys itching their heads
The crunching of dead leaves on a cool autumn day
Watch as the cheetah cubs come out to play
The chitter chatter of children, like crickets, 
cheeping and chirping, through the moon filled night

I cartwheel over the the delicate grass
Cartwheel like a graceful gazelle
the luxuriant, green lawn, freshly mowed
Bitter metal, cold, as I sit on the bench
eating my lunch
Laughing and shrieking with my friends,
We’re a pack of hyenas
Climbing monkey bars like leopards climbing trees
The starter gun cracks, coloured flags wave,
Parents clap and cheer, Athletics Carnival is underway
We run like antelope, racing over the open plains
As the hot African sun begins to wane

Beef pies from the tuck shop, sour Granny Smiths
Strawberry, passionfruit and watermelon ice blocks
Cold sushi, teriyaki;  fresh stir fry, with garlic pepper
We eat like a hungry herd of elephants
After a long day’s trek in the savannah

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