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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

The Satanic Verses by Michael Swift (1st)

Golden Hour by Portia Claire Hoole (2nd)

My Mother’s Tongue by Taehee Ahn (3rd)

Ode to Farmhouse Soup by Saskia Flemming (Highly Commended)

Game: LIFE by Lyn Duong (Highly Commended)

Higanbana by Lyn Duong (Highly Commended)

Vanity Mirror by Livinia Tamara (Highly Commended)

Artemis by Charlotte Ryan (Highly Commended)

no one dances with scarred Artemis
her wounds, her crater trails
eyes like molten arsenic
Stars rumour her tales
 
she longs to be welcomed
but the light sets her apart
Stars take notice, but seldom
have words to impart
 
the Stars fear losing their light
in the darkness, they believe in her
they burn away the darkness of the night
and remain the brightest flare
 
at the summer solstice
her endeavours falter
the star-maidens’ Eros
a sacrifice on the altar
 
she retreats into darkness
away from the glittering light of Stars
the twilight accents
the harshness of her aged battle scars
 
precipitously, a blaze scorches the black
luminescence, it ignites the room
it drags Artemis’ gaze back
to the centre of the ballroom
 
then Sun emerges from its slumber
and greets her with a smile
Artemis cannot remember
a dancer with such guile
 
her touch scalds the trails
that run down her face
and the crescent moon pales
put back into its place
 
yet still Artemis glows
in the light of the Sun

The Chocolate Soldier by Michael Swift (Highly Commended)

Bark in the Blaze by Alan Madappatt (Highly Commended)

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