BUNDABERG POETS’ SOCIETY INC.
BUNDY BUSH POETRY MUSTER 2012
On the week-end of July 13th, 14th & 15th the Bundaberg Poets’ Society Inc. hosted another successful week-end of performance poetry competitions as well as the much anticipated Friday and Saturday night concerts in the Sails Function Room at Across the Waves Sports Club. Poets and visitors came from as far as Townsville in the north to Swan Hill and Corryong.
Thirty-two poets performed on stage in the poetry competitions including 6 in the junior categories. In conjunction with the performance competitions the club also ran an Australia wide written poetry competition, namely the Bush Lantern Award for Bush Verse, for three categories – opens, primary school students and secondary school students. Also prior to the Muster week-end in conjunction with The Guardian and Dymocks Booksellers the much anticipated Limerick competition was run.
The winner in the open category of the Bush Lantern Award was Tom McIlveen from Port Macquarie NSW. The winner in the Primary School category was Kirsten Buckholz from Bundaberg and the winner in the Secondary School category was Hannah Nugent from Toowoomba.
The overall poetry performance winner on the week-end after three days of competition was Maurie Foun from Corryong in Victoria. Performers who competed in all three categories (traditional, modern and original) in the Open Section were the only ones eligible to win the overall trophy. At the completion of all three categories (including both men and women) these scores were tallied to determine who had gained the most points to be named Overall Champion for the week-end.
The Friday and Saturday night concerts once again proved very popular and entertainment with stand out performances by Noel Stallard, Ray Essery and Jack Drake. Over 240 attended the concert on the Saturday night with nearly all the tickets sold prior to the commencement of the week-end as patrons were concerned they might miss out. When folk were leaving on Saturday evening comments such as “how long do we have to wait until the next event ”, “my friends will wish they had come now”, “twelve months is too long to wait”.
To finish off a fabulous week-end of poetry and friendship nearly 40 poets, family members and friends made their way to John & Sandy Lees’ place for a sausage sizzle, chat.
A big thank-you to the competitors for their co-operation over the week-end which enabled the Bundy Bush Poetry Muster to run smoothly.
At the conclusion of the presentation of trophies Club President, Edna Harvey, thanked all who attended to make the 2012 Bundy Bush Poetry Muster a wonderful success and hoped all enjoyed themselves and that we will catch up at some other festival down the track.
For the 2013 Bundy Bush Poetry Muster mark your calendars for July 5th, 6th & 7th.
Until we meet again happy poetry days.
Results follow ....
BUNDABERG POETS' SOCIETY INC. 2012 BUNDY BUSH POETRY MUSTER
8 years to U/16 years
1st .. Alex Buckholz - "Meals on Wheels"
2nd .. Mitchell Riggs - "Monkey Plan"
3rd .. Kirsten Buckholz - "A Pocket Full of Kisses"
ls Memorial Encouragement Award: Reece Buckholz
1st Jayson Russell .. The Drover’s Cook
2nd Reg Outen .. The Bushman Abroad
3rd Shirley Shepherd .. The Man From Ironbark
1st Reg Outen .. Perhaps The Wrong Place The Wrong Time
2nd Jayson Russell .. Mr. Whippy Rip Off
3rd Bill Power .. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
1st Tom McIlveen ..The Old Man and The Dairy
2nd Lorraine McCrimmon .. That There Darn Machine
3rd Judy O’Donoghue .. Boney
1st Eddie Budgen .. Where The Brumbies Come to Water
2nd Malcolm Hannah .. The Bushman’s Friend
1st Lorraine McCrimmon .. The Bathers
2nd Trevor Stewart .. The Battle of the Sexes
3rd Eddie Budgen .. Clear Waters
1st Shirley Shepherd .. Khaki Footprints
2nd Trevor Stewart .. The Mother-in-Law
Open Traditional – Men
1st Tom O’Connor .. The Death of Ben Hall
2nd Maurie Foun .. In the Droving Days
3rd John Best .. Old Australian Ways
Open Traditional – Women
1st Jacqui Warnock .. Only A Jockey
2nd Jan Facey.. Conroy’s Gap
3rd Janeen Mapson.. The Worn Out Little Pony
Open Modern – Men
1st Paddy O’Brien .. Fencing In The Dark
2nd Tom O’Connor .. Remember Chubby
3rd Lynden Baxter .. Magpie Creek Air Disaster
Open Modern – Women
1st Jan Facey .. From The Lanterns
2nd Jacqui Warnock .. Played On The Banjo
3rd Janeen Mapson .. Mulligan’s Mob
Open Original – Men
1st Paddy O’Brien .. Back In Me Youth
2nd Lynden Baxter .. The Stars of Bethlehem
3rd Maurie Foun .. Man’s Gotta Do What A Man’s Gotta Do
Open Original - Women
1st Tracey Smith .. Dust And All
2nd Dot Schwenke .. Looking Back On Clancy
3rd Cay Ellem .. The Policeman and the Snake
Jacqui Warnock & Max Pringle .. Waltz in the Courtroom
Robert Stanmore .. The Three Fish
One Minute Cup
John Best .. Just Because It Is !!
Overall Champion Poet : Maurie Foun
BUSH LANTERN AWARD FOR WRITTEN BUSH VERSE 2012
BUSH LANTERN AWARD FOR BUSH VERSE 2012 - OPEN
1st .. Tom McIlveen – A Snowy Mountain Holiday
2nd .. Allan Goode - Your Shout
3rd .. Yvonne Harper – Advance Australia FAir
HC .. Tom McIlveen – Eureka Mine Still Smoulders
HC .. David Campbell - Floodtide
HC .. Tom McIlveen – Dungeon on the Hill
BUSH LANTERN AWARD FOR BUSH VERSE 2012 - SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
1st .. Hannah Nugent - A Miscellany of Blue
2nd . Hannah Nugent – Into the Night
3rd . Hannah Nugent – Dam Jumping
BUSH LANTERN AWARD FOR BUSH VERSE 2012 - PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
1st .. Kirsten Buckholz - The Monster in the Marsh
2nd . Alex Buckholz – Magpie Attack
3rd .. Rose-Ann Breedt – Life on the Goldfields
HC .. Emerson Guyatt - The Olden Days
HC .. Rebeka Johnston - Campfire
HC .. Reece Buckholz - Outback Dunny