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2015 Award

Winner: Terry Piggott, Lynwood, WA Lonely is the Campfire
Runner-Up: V P Read, Bicton, WA. A Tribute to my Grandfather
Highly Commendeds:
Peg Vickers, WA Three Showers a Day
Gary Fogarty, Qld Every Day We Bleed
Terry Piggott, WA. A Bloke Called Basil

2015 Book Content
Lonely is the Campfire Terry Piggott

A Tribute to My Grandfather (RU) V.P. Read
Every Day We Bleed (HC) Gary Fogarty
A Bloke Called Basil (HC) Terry Piggott
And Flies Sandra Massey
Three Showers a Day (HC) Peg Vickers
The Flying Dogma Keith Lethbridge
Old Twenty One Ted Egan
Dirt on His Hands Zondrae King
A Southern English Rose Max Merckenschlager
Men from Australia John Watkins
His Mirror Lies Kevin Pye
Three Little Girls on Bikes Tony Jewell
Good Clean Dirt Keith Lethbridge
Home from the War Brian Bell
The Fearless Friend Marco Gliori
The Rusty Old Shed Jakki May
I Learned About Horses… Helen Harvey
Walers Tony Hammill
Upon Gallipoli Arthur Rosbrook
The Outback Staging Post Don G Adams
Where the Very Best Reside John Davis
The Bush Bookie Gloria Anderlini
Roy Mackay Keith Lethbridge
Empty Beds and Broken Hearts David Campbell
Billabong Reverie Ken Windsor
Soldier Number Five Irene Timpone
Seasons Mick Coventry
A Bush Christmas Vivian Hoskins

No Glory Here Shelley Hansen

Twenty-Two Long Dudley Pye
A Parcel from Home Patricia Coy
One Hundred Years Ago Hazel Strachan
The Shearers Rest Hotel Lyle Arnold
A Mother's Son Yvonne Harper
All Through the Night Morva Power
Dad Told Me Colleen McLaughlin
Back to the Old Place V.P. Read
On Known and Foreign Soil Brian Beesley
Alfie and the Technicolour Ford Leonie Parker
Outback Tracks Brenda Joy
'Twas the Bindi-Eye What Got Him! Ray Jaensch
Bobby's Return Tom McIlveen
Flowers for Mum Jim Brigginshaw
Flags Keith Lethbridge
The Ghost of Eildon Park Graham Dean
The Golden Years Vince Malone
The Roll-top Wooden Desk Pauline Hitchcock
The Golden Trove Dick Warwick
Calling Australia Home Val Wallace

THE 44th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD 2015

The aim of this competition is to encourage the writing

of new works. Poem(s) must be the entrant's own work.

COMPETITION RULES:

1. Poem(s) to be in traditional Australian Bush Verse form (Rhyme and Rhythm)

with an Australian theme.

2. Poem(s) must not have previously won a First, Second or Third Prize in any written poetry competition prior to the announcement of the winner.

3. Entrants must agree to notify the Bronze Swagman Committee immediately if their entries become invalid, due to Rule 2 above, prior to the announcement of the results.

4. There is no limit to the length of entries.

5. No one entrant is eligible to win this Award more than once in 3 (three) years.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

1. Closing date: 30 APRIL 2015 (post marked no later than).

2. Each entry to be on a separate sheet(s) of paper and typed.

3. Entry fee: $20.00 per entry form. Maximum of 3 poems per form.

4. Entrants may photocopy entry form, if more is required.

5. Name(s) of entrant must NOT be shown on the entry.

6. Enclose poem(s), with entry form and fee, in suitable package and post to:

Bronze Swagman Award, P.O. Box 44, Winton. Qld. Australia. 4735.

7. Poem(s) will not be returned on completion of the competition.

8. The Winner, Runner-up and Highly Commended entrants will be notified,

and trophies and certificates posted, after the Judge's decision is

available.

9. The entrant grants the Committee permission to publish verse entered in the

competition in the Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse 2015.

10. The Committee reserves the right to select suitable verse for publication.

11. All entrants in the Award receive a complimentary copy of the 2015 Book

of Bush Verse per each entry form.

12. Contributors to the book will be notified, and additional copies will be available

for purchase at $16.00 each (plus postage).

13. Judge's decision will be final and binding.

14. No correspondence will be entered into.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

1. Cheque: Make Cheques payable to Winton Business & Tourism Assoc. Inc.

2. Direct Deposit* details: BSB: 034-228 Account Number: 10-6325

*Please use your surname as a reference,
 and send deposit confirmation with your entry form

The 44th

BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD

2015

Worldwide Competition for Written

BUSH VERSE, since 1972

Winner: Bronze Statuette of the Swagman

Designed and Sculptured by Daphne Mayo

Plus $500 prizemoney

Runner Up: Trophy, plus $200 prizemoney

Highly Commended: Certificate

Also, selected entrants' poems will be printed in the

2015 Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse

Conducted by:© Winton Business & Tourism Assoc. Inc.

ENTRY FORM

THE 44th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD

FOR BUSH VERSE

2015

Entry fee: $20 per entry form. Limit three entries per entry form.

Name: ........................................................................................................

Address:.....................................................................................................

................................................................................. Post Code:................

Email:........................................................................................................

Phone: ( ) .................................... Fax: ( ) ..............................................

Title of Entries:

1..............................................................................................................

2..............................................................................................................

3. ...........................................................................................................

I declare that the attached poem(s) are my own work.

I agree to notify the Bronze Swagman Committee immediately if my poem(s)
become invalid, due to Rule 2 of the Conditions of Entry,
prior to the announcement of the results.

I therefore agree to the Conditions of Entry and accept the Judge’s decision as final.

Date:........../........../........... Signature:............................................................

O Cheque for $20 attached O   Direct Deposit for $20 made on ....................

with $20 entry fee, and Poems attached, to:

Bronze Swagman Award, P.O. Box 44, Winton. Qld. 4735

Not all poems can be published in the

Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse.

So, we are offering a new option for all contributors to the 2015 Bronze Swagman Award:

If you would like to have your poem

considered for up-loading to the Bronze Swagman website,

please tick the box below.

**Conditions apply.

(please tick)

Yes, I hereby give my permission for the poem(s) I have entered,

to be up-loaded to the Bronze Swagman Website, if selected.

Signed:.....................................................Date:.........................

Conditions of participation:

A selection of poems may be uploaded to the website after the competition has closed

The Committee will decided the length of time that a poem will remain on the website,
            depending on demand

Full acknowlegment will be given to the Author of the poem

* The Committee reserves the right to reject a poem if it is not suitable for public attention

* Contributors need to notify the Committee if they wish to have their poem removed
             for any reason

Visit our website:

www.bronzeswagman.info

 

           The ultimate aim of the

         Bronze Swagman Award

is to encourage the writing of new works,

            and to keep the spirit of

                Bush Poetry alive.