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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)

[Start] Are you ready? YES No
[Level 1] Achievement unlocked: A new start.
[Level 2] ???
[Level 3] ???
[Level 4] Broken memory: Candles on a birthday cake.
[Level 5] First day of kindergarten. Achievement unlocked: A new friend.
[Level 13] Introduction to high school.
[Level 14] Meeting first love. Achievement unlocked: A confession in Summer.
[Level 15] Status: Heartbroken, under-performing. Event: Struggle in the dark. Achievement unlocked: A friend in need is a friend indeed.
[Level 16] Achievement unlocked: The first job.
[Level 17] Achievement unlocked: All-night scholar. Status: Stressed, tired.
[Level 18] High school graduation. Achievements unlocked: The burn of alcohol, driver’s license upgraded, thrill seeking at the casino, voting rights, etc. Status: Relieved, free.
[Level 19] A new love. A new university. Status: Unemployed with crushing debt.
[Level 20] Achievement unlocked: A new job. Status: Getting on the right track.
[Level 22] Achievement unlocked: First boyfriend. Status: Insecure, questioning.
[Level 23] Achievement unlocked: Communication through tears. Status: Confident, healthy relationships, growing as a person.
[Level 26] Moving in. Status: Unsure, hopeful.
[Level 28] Achievement unlocked: A happy marriage. A honeymoon in Paris. Status: On top of the world.
[Level 30] Achievement unlocked: A bigger family. Status: Pregnant.
[Level 31] Achievement unlocked: Motherhood. Status: Overjoyed.
[Level 33] A family holiday with dolphins.
[Level 34-48] Achievement unlocked: Supporting another’s LIFE.
[Level 49] Achievements unlocked: Time flies, son’s graduation. Status: A few grey hairs.
[Level 54] Death of parents, son has a child. Achievement unlocked: The family tree grows as old branches fall. Status: Grandmother.
[Level 65] Achievement unlocked: Retirement. Event: Adopting 3 cats. Status: Carefree.
[Level 70] Achievement unlocked: Green fingers, more fluffy friends. Status: Relaxed.
[Level 74] Relocation. Achievement unlocked: Ocean breeze, eating cheese.
[Level 78] Death of partner. Achievement unlocked: A missing piece. Status: Alone.
[Level 79] A great-grandchild is born. Achievement unlocked: Branches wither as flowers bud. Status: Satisfied, great-grandmother.
[Level 80] Warning: the end is near. Status: Happy?
[End] Achievements unlocked: 291/???.
Operator Message: No second chance.
Comment: A fulfilling LIFE with no regrets.

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)

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