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JULY 2015


3-5 July - Bundy Bush Poetry Muster at Across the Waves Sports Club, Bundaberg Qld.
INFO    PROGRAM & ENTRY FORM     PDF

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JUNE 2015


6-7 June -  Festival of the Fleeces Poets’ Brekky (with Carol Heuchan) on Sunday 7 June 9-11am CWA Hall,  Main Street. Money Prizes for best performances, Merriwa NSW. 


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MAY 2015


22 May - Closing Date Bush Lantern Award
written competition for bush verse. Awarded at the Bundy Bush Poets Muster 3-5 July in Bundaberg Qld.

ENTRY FORM     PDF     JUNIOR ENTRY FORM     PDF     


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APRIL 2015


9-12 April - Australian Bush Poetry Championships
at The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, Corryong Victoria.
WEBSITE     ADULT ENTRY     ADULT SUPPLEMENT     JUNIOR ENTRY     MFSR POEM     MFSR ASSESS SHEET

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MARCH 2015


31 March - Closing date for The National Henry Lawson Society Award 2014-2015. Traditional verse and short story competition for open and junior.
ENTRY FORM     WEBSITE

5-8 March - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival
, Dunedoo NSW.
INFO

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FEBRUARY 2015


21 February - Milton Show Society  Bush Poetry Adult Performance Competition
, Milton NSW.
ENTRY FORM & INFO     PDF

12-17 February - Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Competition 2015, Orange NSW.
ENTRY FORM     WEBSITE

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JANUARY 2015


20, 22, 23 January - Golden Damper Performance Award for Bush Poetry
 during Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth NSW.
ENTRY FORM     PDF
 
21 January - Closing date for Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Competition 2015. See event details 12-17 February.

16-26 January - Tamworth Country Music Festival - various poetry events, Tamworth NSW.
EVENTS

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NOVEMBER 2014


30 November - Closing date Blackened Billy written competition. Awarded during Tamworth Country Music Festival 22nd January 2015 in Tamworth NSW. Opening date 1st September 2014.
ENRTY FORM

 
  

Results

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Results are displayed in reverse chronological order (most recent at the top)

 

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RESULTS of 2014 EVENTS
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December - Finalists announced for Australian Bush Laureate Awards 2015, presented on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at Town Hall Tamworth NSW.
WEBSITE

6 December - Young Cherry Festival Bush Poetry Competition and poets breakfast, Young NSW.
RESULTS

December - Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards
, Dubbo NSW.
RESULTS     PDF

26 October - WA State Championships, Toodyay Bush Poetry Festival
, Toodyay WA.
REPORT & RESULTS

25 October - Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival Poets Breakfast Competition
in Dorrigo NSW.
RESULTS

24 October -  Ipswich Poetry Feast - Poetry Writing Competition
, Ipswich Queensland.
RESULTS

19 October -
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Written Poetry Competition, Kangaroo Valley NSW.
RESULTS

18 October - Toolangi CJ Dennis written Poetry Competition
, Toolangi Victoria.
RESULTS

12 October - Aussie Bush Entertainment Muster
, Benalla Victoria.
REPORT & RESULTS

5 October - Nandewar Poetry Competition
, Narrabri NSW.
RESULTS

28 September - Gilgandra Coo-ee Festival written poetry competition
, Gilgandra NSW.
RESULTS

14 September - Logan Village Music and Heritage Festival. Performance bush poetry competition, Logan Queensland.
RESULTS

12-14 September - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize and NSW Championship
, Binalong NSW.
RESULTS

23-24 August - Camooweal Drovers' Camp Festival and Bronze Spur Award for written poetry
, Camooweal Queensland.
RESULTS

22-24 August
- North Pine Bush Poetry Festival and Graham Fredriksen Memorial Written Bush Poetry Competition, Kallangur Queensland.
RESULTS

15 August - FAW North Shore Vibrant Verse Poetry Competition 2014
, Sydney NSW.
RESULTS

5 August - Mudgee Valley Writers 13th Biennial Competition
, Mudgee NSW.
RESULTS

2 August - Eastwood/Hills NSW Fellowship of Australian Writers Boree Log Award for Bush Poetry 2014
RESULTS

20 July - 'Kembla Flame' written bush poetry award 
on the Illawarra coast of NSW.
RESULTS

4-6 July -
19th Bundy Bush Poetry Muster incorporating Queensland State Performance Championships 
RESULTS

June - Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Poetry
in Winton Outback Queensland.
RESULTS

6-9 June - Gulgong Henry LawsonSociety of NSW Literary Awards
in Gulgong NSW.
RESULTS

6-9 June - Broken Ski and Snowy Poetry Cup Awards
at the Perisher Peak Festival, NSW.
RESULTS


26 April - Copper Croc Poetry Awards
, Theodore QLD.
RESULTS & Judges's Report


3-6 April - Man From Snowy River Bush Festival
, Corryong Victoria.
RESULTS


6 April - Oracles of the Bush, Tenterfield NSW.
RESULTS


March - Free Xpression Magazine Literary Competition

RESULTS


March - Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival
, Eaglehawk Victoria.
RESULTS


March - Eyre Writers Awards
, Port Lincoln SA.
RESULTS


16 March - Yass Show Poetry Performance and Written Competition
, Yass NSW.
RESULTS and Judge's Report


13-16 March - John O'Brien Festival
, Narrandera NSW.
RESULTS


27 February - 2 March - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival
, Dunedoo NSW.
REPORT and RESULTS

February 2014 - Boyup Brook Country Music Festival written competition, Boyup Brook WA.
RESULTS and Judge's Report


January 2014 - Essential Energy Golden Damper performance competition and
Blackened Billy written poetry award, Tamworth NSW.
RESULTS


January 2014 - Australian Bush Laureate Awards
, Tamworth NSW.
RESULTS

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RESULTS of 2013 EVENTS
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November 2013 - Toodyay WA Bush Poetry Festival
RESULTS (Link to their web page)
 


October 2013 - The International Cowboy Written Results

RESULTS, Report and Winning Poem


October 2013 - Cervantes WA written competition
RESULTS


April 2013 - The Inaugural ‘Copper Croc Poetry Awards’

2013 Copper Croc Report and Results


April 2013 - Tumut Festival of The Falling Leaf

2013 Tumut Falling Leaf Report


April 2013 - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships at Man from Snowy River Festival
2013 MFSR Report and Results


March 2013 - Yass Show Poetry Comp

2013 Yass Show Report


March 2013 - Adelong Show “Best of the Bush” Bush Poetry Competition

2013 Adelong Report


January 2013 -
Tamworth Blackened Billy Verse Competition &
2013 ABPA TAMWORTH GOLDEN DAMPER AWARDS
proudly sponsored by Essential Energy

 

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RESULTS of 2012 EVENTS
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October 2012Cervantes Art Festival, WA. 

October 2012Hunter Bush Poets Poetry Festival, Mandalong NSW. 

October 2012Nandewar Poetry Competition, Narrabri NSW. 

August 2012Camooweal Drovers Camp Festival, Camooweal Qld. 

July 2012ABC Radio Far North Queensland Bush Poetry Competition. 

July 2012Kembla Flame, Dapto NSW. 

July 2012Bundaberg Bush Poets Muster, Bundaberg Qld. 

May 2012
Beef Australia, Rockhampton Qld. 

April 2012 - Australian Bush Poetry Championships Man From Snowy River Festival, Corryong Victoria
ADULT RESULTS ... JUNIOR RESULTS

 
March 2012Dunedoo Written Bush Poetry Results 2012 

March 2012
17th Annual Junior Waltzing Matilda Bush Poetry Awards, Winton Qld.

February 2012 - 
Boyup Brook Written Poetry Results 2012 

January 2012 -
Tamworth Blackened Billy Verse Competition &
2012 ESSENTIAL ENERGY TAMWORTH GOLDEN DAMPER AWARDS


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RESULTS of 2011 EVENTS
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October 2011 - Australian Written Championships - Morriset

 

August 2011 - Camooweal Drover's Camp Festival Report

 

August 2011 - NORTH PINE BUSH POETS’ CAMP OVEN FESTIVAL Results

 

July 2011 2011 Bundy Bush Poets Bash (Including the Bush Lantern Award for Verse) Results

 

June 2011 2011 Henry Lawson Society of NSW Inc (Gulgong) Results


May 2011 2011 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED


March 2011 DUNEDOO—NSW State Championships


January 2011 Tamworth Country Energy Golden Damper Awards 2011
Report by Jan Morris

 

January 2011 THE BLACKENED BILLY WRITTEN VERSE COMPETITION
Judges Report

 

 

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RESULTS of 2010 EVENTS
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December 2010 YOUNG NSW NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL - Poet's Competition
Report by Greg Broderick

November 2010 LAND of the BEARDIES – NEW ENGLAND HERITAGE in Verse Competition
Report by Neville Campbell

November 2010  DALGETY SNOWY RIVER - Snowy Ride Celebration
Report from Lee Taylor Friend

November 2010 MALDON FOLK FESTIVAL Vic.
Report by Geoffrey W Graham

October 2010 RUDD'S PUB Bush Poetry Competition – NOBBY Qld.
Report

October 2010 THE TOOLANGI CJ DENNIS POETRY FESTIVAL
Report from Stephen Whiteside

October 2010 HUNTER BUSH POETRY FESTIVAL – Morisset NSW
Report

October 2010 URALLA BOWLO PERFORMANCE BUSH POETRY COMPETITION
Report Kelly Walters Uralla Bowlo Events Coordinator

October 2010 VICTORIAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Wedderburn Vic.
Report by Jan Lewis

MONTROSE COLORADO USA
Report

October 2010 NANDEWAR POETRY COMPETITION
Report