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2021 Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Awards Open Age Poetry

2021 Picture Ipswich Awards – Open Age

2021 Broderick Family Awards – 14-17 Years

2021 Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 11-13 years

Wise Beyond My Years by Finn Mulvogue (1st Place)

Disparate Deserts by Tanishkaa Ramesh (2nd Place)

Through My Window by Tanishkaa Ramesh (3rd Place)

Fire by Grace Moore (Highly Commended)

The Deadly Race by Alyssa Beauchamp (Highly Commended)

Footprints by Sahaj Kaur (Highly Commended)

Always Remember by Alyssa Mayo (Highly Commended)

In The City by Silas Lear (Highly Commended)

My Gunhi by Syon GuruPrasad (Highly Commended)

Hope by Zara Beveridge (Highly Commended)

Hope is a beautiful thing
It is what turns a box into a fort,
A book into a world
And a game into a sport.

Hope is happiness,
The gift of life and the gift of new.
When old makes way for young,
And the blessing of you.

Look up at the sky and say
Thank you, thank you for the stars.
For when leaves fall off their branches
You have broken through your bars.

It’s ok to fall over,
So long as you get up.
For falling is an accident
But you choose to stand back up.

Always search for a drop of hope,
Because that’s what life is for.
Just stop for a moment and enjoy what you have
Before you run to war.

But once again, the Earth will devour.
There will always be an end.
Sooner or later, the night must arrive.
But then day will rise again.

The Darkness by Abigail Bull (Highly Commended)

Accepted by Angela Jins (Highly Commended)

Tornado by Alyssa Beauchamp (Highly Commended)

2021 River 94.9 Award – 8-10 Years