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The Ritchies IGA Boonah Arts Festival
Presented by The Boonah and District Cultural Foundation Inc.

IGA 160 x 100

  • Fashion Awards

    Fashion and fun on the catwalk from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • Red Rim Concert
    The Combined bands of Redlands and Boonah.
  • The Great Debate
    The Great Debate - clever, witty, hilarious.
  • Fassifern Voices
    The Fassifern Voices can raise the roof with a fantastic repertoire.
  • Youth Sowcase
    The Youth showcase - glittering, spectacular, fabulous kids with great talent.
  • Red Rim 2019

2018 prize winners                                            

Click on the links to read or view the winning entries


All stories to begin with 'That was the last straw'

Category - 100 Word Story                 Barry O'Farrell  'Find'

Category - 100 Word Story                Ange Pennell 'Dystocia'

Category - Short Story Open              Ange Pennell 'Made from Scratch' 

Category - Short Story Years 10-12    Kodi Sawtell 'The Writer'

Category - Short Story Years 4-6       Brianna Swinton 'Only One Straw'

 Category - Poetry Open                   Penny Wright 'Ode to a Teapot'

Category - Bush Poetry Open            Diana Hockley 'The B & S Ball'


Category - Touch of Class                 Peta Somerville 'Fairy Elegance'

Category - Wearable Art                   Jessica Kliese 'Full Bloom'

Category - Calico Creations              Jessica Hunsberger ' Almond Reverie'

Category - Storybook Character       Crystal Hook 'You're Late for Tea'

Category - Revamped                       Heather Reid 'Colour Your Culinary Heart'

Category - Kids in Calico                 Freyja Gordon 'Wonder from Wonderland'

Category - Accessories                   Heather Reid 'Large Sensory Clutch from the House of Annie P'


Category - Youth Photography (High School)  Zia Mellican 'Hidden Alley'

Category - Acrylic                                       Glen Smith 'The Apartment Block'

Category - Sculpture                                   Janine Gibson 'Tea-P'

Category - Photography                              Grant Quinn 'Ipswich History'

Category - Acrylic                                      Colleen Gardner 'Blue and Gold'

Category - Sculpture                                  Peter Holmes 'Guardians of the Scenic Rim'

Category - Photography                             Desmond Mellican 'It's a very Merry Christmas'