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2018 Bronze Swagman

THE 47th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD 2018

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 2018 (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.

or THIS YEAR YOU MAY EMAIL ENTRIES, but they will only be received on condition
they are in Word Format, that they are sent to closeandmoller@gmail.com and that
you receive a confirmation email back from the voluntary
co-ordinator within 5 days. ie if you don't get an email back
assume it has not reached its destination.

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 and the book is at the printers.

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

competition in the Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse 2018.

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

11. All entrants in the Award receive a complimentary copy of the 2018 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

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 2018 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 acknowledgment 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.


 


The 47th

BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD

2018

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

2018 Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse

 

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




ENTRY FORM

THE 47th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD

FOR BUSH VERSE

2018

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:...................................................................

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

Please send this completed Entry Form,

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

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