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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

2021 River 94.9 Award – 8-10 Years

Kombumerri Dreaming by Allegra Clarke (1st Place )

Chernobyl by Clem Chapman (2nd )

Lava by Mavis Colbert (3rd)

Catching My Breath by Marshall Millward (Highly Commended)

My Refuge by Samuel Hicks (Highly Commended)

My Teacher, the Adventure Story by Sophie Jo (Highly Commended)

Worst Camping Trip Ever by Clem Chapman (Highly Commended)

The Seizure by Zarah Soosaipillai (Highly Commended)

A Cell of Sickness by Francesca Dagge (Highly Commended)

The Fire Feast by Marcus Lau (Highly Commended)

As a spark flies like a bird of prey,
The devil awakes to end the day.
Hot forks spear the trees,
As the animals all fall down to their knees.
The armageddon has started,
The world is destroyed and parted.
The birds flee to the east,
This is a fire feast.

The forest is old,
The ground is cold,
And the earth is big and bold.
The trees are growing brown and tall,
The animals are prowling with their paws,
As the planet heals from its fall.

The wind blows throughout the forest,
Mother Earth is never here to bore us.
The devil was here to tear us,
But the earth is here to repair us.
The birds glide to the west.
The planet is doing its best.
To tidy up this mess.

A Summer Sunset by Aleefa Gould (Highly Commended)

Pollution by Babina Bhujel (Highly Commended)

The Eagle by Aleefa Gould (Highly Commended)