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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)

The Chocolate Soldier
A tribute to the untrained and ill-equipped Australian conscripts whom defended Port Moresby against the Imperial Japanese Army.

Canopied light untouched,
Wails over crimson shades of men,
Air thick like desert dew,
Aroma’s known all too well;
The empty fruits of war.

Men turned shadow,
Contours of decayed men,
Armed with naught, but oxen drive,
And memories of a sleepy, red-dirt land.

With bound-arm and waxing hope,
They endured, and thus,
In that fiery crucible,
They are become transcendent.

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