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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)

Warm ceramic kisses the table
And like a child cradling a periwinkle
and through the bluest lips
the first sip

Floral salts
adorn the tongue
Of earth gently wet
ripe, whole
and sunlight warm

Crisp armoured bread
Wallows upturned, brittle
Small currents of gold dissipate
Butter-falls falling

Grains of length, truth
With veins of fruit
flicker-float
like congregations of tetra
caress shipwrecks

Shank fragments red
are passion flags
Raw from the bile of war
Flown atop armies
And their castles
History’s tapestries, frayed
Delectable muscle of past

Starchy vessels
Drifting
Absorbing sweetness
like little sisters
clasped by the family

Liquid
Primordial
The sea at the start
Farmhouse Soup

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)

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