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WRITTEN EVENTS are in RED

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JANUARY 2015


20th, 22nd, 23rd January - Golden Damper Performance Award for Bush Poetry
 during Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth NSW.
ENTRY FORM     PDF

3rd - 4th January - Snowy Mountains Muster in Jindabyne NSW.
INFORMATION     SCHOOL INFORMATION     ENTRY FORM

 

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NOVEMBER 2014


30th 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

30th November - Closing date Snowy Mountains Muster written competition. Awarded 3-4 January 2015. 
ENTRY FORM

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OCTOBER 2014


24th - 26th October - WA State Championships, Toodyay Bush Poetry Festival
, Toodyay WA
FLYER     PROGRAM     ENTRY FORM     PDF

18th - 19th October - Toolangi CJ Dennis Festival and Poetry Competition
, The Singing Gardens, Toolangi Vic.
WEBSITE


17th - 19th October - Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
WEBSITE

(4th - Rathdowney Heritage Festival Bush Poetry Competition)
Postponed until Easter 2015.


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SEPTEMBER 2014


29th September - Closing date for WA State Championships Written Bush Poetry Competition
. Announced at Toodyay Bush Poetry Festival 26th October.
ENTRY FORM     PDF

26th September - Closing date for Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Written Poetry Competition. Awarded Saturday 18th October
ENTRY FORM     PDF

14th September - The Logan Village Music and Heritage Festival. Performance bush poetry competition for Novice, Open original, Open traditional. Prizes $75, $50 and $25 for each event and $50 for the one minute. Logan Qld. Ring or text Jim 0403871325 or Gerry 0413672218. 
ENTRY FORM


12th - 14 September - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize and NSW Championships
in Binalong NSW. Over $5500 in prize money.
Please read Information Sheet carefully as there are some innovative and different aspects to these championships.
INFORMATION SHEET     WRITTEN ENTRY FORM     PERFORMANCE ENTRY FORM


(12th September - Closing date for Rathdowney Heritage Festival Written Bush Poetry Competition). Postponed until Easter 2015.


7th September- Closing date Toolangi CJ Dennis written Poetry Competition. Saturday 18th October, Toolangi Vic.
ENTRY FORM
WEBSITE


2nd - 7th September - Festival of a Thousand Stories in Bourke. Poets Trek, workshops, tours and more.
WEBSITE

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AUGUST 2014


29th August - Closing date for Rathdowney Heritage Festival Performance Bush Poetry Competition. Saturday 4th October, Rathdowney Qld.
ENTRY FORM


22nd - 24th August - North Pine Bush Poetry Festival
- a NEW format for a NEW festival. Workshops, Concert, Competition Walk-ups, Breakfasts and BBQs. Learn New Skills - Hone Existing Skills - Practice New Skills. Kallangur Qld.
PROGRAM     CONCERT FLYER

22nd - 24th August - Camooweal Drover's Camp Festival
The Drover’s Camp Talent Award for performance of Bush Poems, Yarns, Ballads, judged and awarded prizes separately and the best of any two categories receives the DCTA Trophy.  Junior section included. Contact Brenda Joy - PO Box 1727 Charters Towers 4820. halenda@live.com.au
ENTRY FORM


1st August - Closing date for Binalong Bush Poetry Prize and NSW Championship written bush poetry competition.
ENTRY FORM


1st August - Closing date for Ipswich Poetry Feast - Poetry Writing Competition
. Bush Poetry Category: $1,000 Prize Money.

www.ipswichpoetryfeast.com.au


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JULY 2014


25th July - Closing date for The Post Office Hotel Bronze Spur Award for Written bush verse at the Camooweal Drover's Camp Festival 22nd-24th August. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and winner also receives handcrafted Bronze Spur Trophy.
ENTRY FORM


4th July - Closing date for Graham Fredriksen Memorial Written Bush Poetry Competition. First Prize: $200, Second: $100 & Third: $50. Winners announced at the North Pine Bush Poetry Festival Sunday 24th August 2014.
ENTRY FORM


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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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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