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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

Postcard by Janice Williams (1st)

Artefacts from my Grandmother's House by Vanessa Page (2nd)

Underneath the biscuit tin,
a photograph of her
dressed up in a man’s suit.

Smiling in straw boaters,
elderly sisters sticking it out
under outback bottle trees.

Top shelf of the what-not,
seashells from Caloundra,
the distant ocean in her ear.

A day before demolition,
cut-glass lightshades
lifted from Mrs Scotney’s.

Underneath the house,
a snake-riddled dump-ground
for her children’s whims.

Open on the bedside table,
a fancy framed postcard
of the Lord’s Prayer.

A wardrobe of favourites,
printed pensioner florals
and tan leatherette.

Watchtower magazines,
the Witnesses let inside
after the accident.

Slack glomesh purse,
a cousin shaking out coins
on the morning of her death.

Typo on her headstone,
no one left to remember
her birth name.

Hello Girls Villanelle by Joe Dolce (3rd)

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

2020 River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years