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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)

The Chocolate Soldier by Michael Swift (Highly Commended)

Bark in the Blaze by Alan Madappatt (Highly Commended)

Fire, the timid dog,
Leashed by the blacksmith to craft perfection,
Whimpering quietly in the corner, casting shadows against the wall,
Emitting warmth and light to all.

Fire, the savage wolf,
The primordial beast that rages through the forest,
Reducing the proud pines to smouldering piles, with a swipe of his fiery paws.
Exhaling tendrils of smoke that seep through the carnage, he gnaws.
Howling with delight at the countless villages succumbed to flame.

We do not see the fury hiding in the flickering flame,
Nor do we see the justice within the inferno.
We do not realise that it is the two that ignite the shrivelled wicks of our hope.
So, fire and canine will do what they do best.

They will surprise us when we least expect it.

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