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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)

always remember the promise we made
the trust that we have is a secret we trade
two souls intertwined, a line with a hook
one pinkie promise was all that it took

always remember the ups and the downs
how every embrace could wipe away frowns
from bruised and scraped knees to broken hearts
we were there for each other when things fell apart

always remember the memories we made
the contagious laughter whenever we played
all our adventures exploring the land
monarchs of the playground, we ruled hand in hand

always remember the bond that we had
that if separated, we’d die or go mad
our friendship runs deeper than any ocean
more profound and intense than any emotion

I will always remember you, and always be true
I loved every moment we shared and went through
and now let me say with my final breath
I will love you forever, even in death

In The City by Silas Lear (Highly Commended)

My Gunhi by Syon GuruPrasad (Highly Commended)

Hope by Zara Beveridge (Highly Commended)

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