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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)

Before the white man
We were at peace
Then they came and we were torn
Everything of ours was gone

One by one they took us away
Children from mother, without a say
They planted their flag in our sand
And took away all our land

We were herded like cattle
And since that day it’s been a battle
The big man said he’s sorry
But didn’t take away the worry

Health, education, employment and housing
Are but a few of my people’s feud
Now there’s a new big man
But no news of how he’ll light the fuse        

So the boys and girls can learn their grammar
And won’t end up in the slammer
In our future we’ll decide
You’ve done enough, now step aside

A Cell of Sickness by Francesca Dagge (Highly Commended)

The Fire Feast by Marcus Lau (Highly Commended)

A Summer Sunset by Aleefa Gould (Highly Commended)

Pollution by Babina Bhujel (Highly Commended)

The Eagle by Aleefa Gould (Highly Commended)