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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)

The Satanic Verses
An exploration of Dante’s purgatory as portrayed in his Divine Comedy.

Pillaging vessels in the seas of fire,
Inferno o’ be bless ’ed.
Spitting liturgy, eulogy, epithets and elegies,
Syllables racing; the vomitories blanched.
Vows spent faster than vapours, 
Chivalry: There is no such thing.
There is the pillaging and the pillaged,
The raped and beaten,
The princes and the paupers,
The sinners and the holy,
The dead and the living.
But we are all Human,
Armed with human breath.
And we will all sow our seed in the fields of hell,
Breaking soul to break bread,
Ordained to an eternity of dolour.

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)

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