2020 Bronze Swagman Award
2019 Bronze Swagman
2019 Junior Festival
2018 Bronze Swagman
2017 Bronze Swagman
2016 Bronze Swagman
2015 Bronze Swagman
2014 Bronze Swagman
2013 Bronze Swagman
2012 Bronze Swagman
2011 Bronze Swagman
Rusty Reagan
Book Order
Poems from the Past 
40 years of history...
40 Years book
Past winners
Past Runner's Up
           WELCOME to the Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Poetry
from Winton, Outback Queensland

2019 Bronze Swagman Update. Friday 4th Oc t ober. Thanks to all entrants. 238 entries received. 2019 book has been prin ted and is available for sale.

2019 Bronze Swagman competition closed on the 30th April but the 2020 entries for our 49th competition are now being accepted up until the 30th  April 2020

The family of the late Tim Borthwick is donating a special prize each year
for the best poem from a poet who has not yet appeared in the Bronze Swagman
books, so this year will see the first such award.

VALE Bruce Forbes Simpson.
Winton and the Bronze Swagman Committee
acknowledge the giant contribution Bruce has made to not only Bush Poetry
but also the recording of our Australian history.

NEWS FLASH: 2019 winners inside...see 2019 Award

                  2019  Books now available...see   Book Order page.
List of poems and poets appearing in 2019 book now on 2019 Award page

2013 and 2014 Bronze Swagman Books have now been re-printed and are now available

Site last updated 4th Oc tober 2019               


2021 sees the 50th Anniversary of the Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Verse.
2021 also sees the 100th Anniversary of the first QANTAS Board
meeting - held at the Winton Club

Poems and Poets featured on this website at the moment

                              See Poems from the Past page
                          This Farming Life's A Breeze by Norma Jeffries.
                          Dusk at Fisherman's Bend  by Clover Nolan                        
                          His Hat by Barb Erlandson     


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Winton - Home of Waltzing Matilda, Birthplace of QANTAS, dinosaur country.

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