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2018 Bronze Swagman

THE 47th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD 2018

Thanks to all the entrants. The entries have been returned from the

Winner:
Jim Kent, Port Fairy, Vic
with Goodaye, Old Mate-
Runner Up:
Shelley Hansen, Maryborough,
Qld  with The Storyteller
Highly Commended:
Tim Borthwick, Toowoomba, Qld
with Billy Mateer
Brenda Joy, Charters Towers, Qld
with Ghosts of Gold
Geof Grundy, Little Mountain, Qld
 with Giving Something Back
Chris Taylor, Bunbury, WA
with Swampy
Hugh Allan, Turramurra, NSW
 with The Girl From Mataranka
Tom McIlveen , Port Macquarie, NSW
 with Pappinbarra Burning

Judge:
Kelly Dixon

169 entries from the USA, NZ and Australia

*2018 book due approx. September
*Watch website at the end of July for poets
selected for inclusion in the book this year.

Entries for the 2019 48th annual Bronze
Swagman Award for Bush Verse are now
open with information at
www.bronzeswagman.info

More info here as it arrives.
Jeff Close
Hon Bronze Swagman Co-ordinator