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2020 Junior Performance Bush Poetry Festival

2018 Judge Gary Fogarty said: "This is the largest performance bush poetry competition for juniors in Australia".

New arrangements due to COVID

1. Written competition as usual. See information below.

2. Performance Event that was due to be held at the Winton Shire Hall on Thursday 17th  September 2020 has been cancelled, and replaced by -

3. A NEW DIGITAL competition. See details below.

4. 2021 date claimer: Thursday 16th September 2021.

                                             Winton Business & Tourism Association Inc
                                                                      presents
                                    The Little Swaggies' Written Bush Verse Competition
                                                   25th Annual Junior Festival 2020

This competition aims to encourage the WRITING of traditional-style Australian Bush Verse,
incorporating RHYME and RHYTHM

Judging Categories
Years Prep - 6
Years 7- 12

Entries Close : 17th September 2020. Email poems and entry form to Jeff Close
closeandmoller@gmail.com
Ensure you receive an email from me confirming receipt
within 3 days or please resubmit.

We hope that this experience for your school will help broaden the awareness of our
competition, which is part of the largest Junior Bush Poetry Festival in Australia. It not
only creates a learning experience but also keeps the spirit of Waltzing Matilda and
Bush Poetry alive.

Trophies and certificates awarded. NO ENTRY FEE.

Other conditions of entry:

*This competition is for original poetry ie written by the entrant.
* Poems will be judged primarily on rhyme and rhythm, as well as content, structure
     and story line
*Poetry copied from a book or not the original work of the student will be disregarded.
*Co-written poems cannot be accepted.
*Verse must have an Australian theme
* Entrants to keep a copy of own work as entries cannot be returned.
*Length: Primary school 4-20 lines. Secondary 12-40 lines.
* Entry form must be included with each entry or entries
* Illustrations do NOT form part of the judging process.
*Judges’ decision will be final and binding and no correspondence entered into.
* The organisers may use your entry in any publication or for any publicity
* Postal address is Waltzing Matilda Bush Poetry Awards, PO Box 44, Winton Qld 4735
* Winners announced in Winton and results emailed to schools in Term 4.

                                  ENTRY FORM 2020
                 Little Swaggies' Written Award for Bush Verse
                        Limit of three entries per entry form

Entrant's Name: _____________________________________________________________

Age: _____________________ Year/Class/Grade in 2020: ___________________________

School: _____________________________________________________________________

School Postal Address: _________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________ Postcode:______________

School Phone:_______________________________

School email: _________________________________________________________________

Teacher's Name: _______________________________________________________________

Title of Entries: 1. ______________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________

3.______________________________________________________________

I declare that the enclosed verse/s is/are entirely my own work and has/have not been
previously published, passed around or copied from or used in any other media.
I agree to the Conditions of Entry and accept the Judge's decision as final.

Date:___________________________ Signature: __________________________________
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                                            ENTRY FORM 2020
                            Little Swaggies' Written Award for Bush Verse
                                     Limit of three entries per entry form

Entrant's Name: ___________________________________________________________

Age: _____________________ Year/Class/Grade in 2020: ________________________

School: _________________________________________________________________

School Postal Address: _____________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________ Postcode:__________

School Phone:_______________________________

School email: _____________________________________________________________

Teacher's Name: ___________________________________________________________

Title of Entries: 1. _________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________

3.______________________________________________________________

I declare that the enclosed verse/s is/are entirely my own work and has/have not been previously
published, passed around or copied from or used in any other media.
I agree to the Conditions of Entry and accept the Judge's decision as final.

Date:___________________________ Signature: ___________________________________


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                The 25th  Annual
Performance Competition for Bush Poetry

                    2020
     NEW VIRTUAL EVENT
  ALL ENTRIES IN MP4 format
The Junior Performance Competition aims to encourage the PERFORMANCE
of traditional-style Australian Bush Verse and will be held remotely in 2020

Presented by the Winton Business & Tourism Association Inc

          Even
t s
Individual Prep

Individual Year 1
Individual Year 2
Individual Year 3
Individual Year 4
Individual Year 5
Individual Year 6
Group: Prep, years 1 and/or 2
Group: Years 3 and/or 4
Group: Years 5 and/or 6

Clover Nolan Award

Banjo Award


INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE
*No costumes permitted.
* The name of the poem and the name of the poet who wrote the poem you are going to
recite must be clearly given at the start of your performance.
*Prep to Year 2. Students may say any short poem with rhyme and rhythm that was
written by an Australian about our Australian way of life
*Years 3-6. Students may choose one suitable poem with rhyme and rhythm from, for example:
            -any Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse 1972-2019
           - A.B. Banjo Paterson (choose carefully eg NOT The Man From Snowy River-too long)
           -any of the following recommended Bush Poetry Books by
                                +Marco Gliori
                                +Carmel Randle
                                +Zita Horton
                                +The Co-operative Books of Verse for Aussie Children
                                +Favourite Poems for Aussie Children
                                +So You're Going Waltzing Matilda by Clover F Nolan
                                +Any suitable bush poem written by Bobby Miller or Max Fatchen
                                +Any suitable bush poem written by Rhana Maxwell
                                + See What I’ve Got: The Bill Scott Reciter by Bill Scott

First, Second and Third Trophies/medals will be awarded in each year.
A Certificate will be awarded to ALL other students for Individual Performances.

Students in Years 3-6 inclusive who win a FIRST, SECOND or THIRD prize are eligible
to contest the CLOVER NOLAN AWARDS.

GROUP PERFORMANCE
* No costumes permitted
*Trophies will be awarded for Winners of each group ie years Prep, 1 and/or 2;
years 3 and/or 4; years 5 and/or 6; Small Schools
* An Encouragement Award will also be presented in each group category
* Certificates will be presented to all groups
* Set Poems:
                - Years Prep, 1 and/or 2. Either Hairy Jack by Marco Gliori OR
Going to School by C J Dennis

- Years 3 and/or 4. Either The Scout Camp by Graham Dean OR The Ant Explorer by
C J Dennis OR Dinosaurs by Marco Gliori OR Weary Will the Wombat by A B Paterson
                - Years 5 and/or 6. Either The House Where Children Should Not Be by
Marco Gliori OR Road Patrol by Marco Gliori OR Hist! by C J Dennis OR
The Stockman by David Campbell OR Where the Pelican Builds by Mary Hannay Foott

                - Small Schools may choose from any of the above to suit your group

CLOVER NOLAN AWARDS
*Named after Clover F Nolan, a local Winton poet.
*The Award will be judged from eligible entries ie Students from years 3 to 6
inclusive who win medals/trophies in the Individual Performance Section are
eligible to contest the Clover Nolan Award
* The Winner and Runner-Up will each receive a Trophy.

BANJO AWARD
* To be eligible the student must have chosen to recite a poem by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson.
It must be suitable for the event ie not too long.
* The judging will be done from all entries.
* A trophy will be awarded to the winner.

ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO:
Jeff Close
closeandmoller@gmail.com              by 17th September 2020
If you do not receive a confirmation-of-receipt email from me within three
days please contact me again.

NB......not sure when our Judge will be able to deliver results but rest assured we will
get results out to schools ASAP. This is new ground for us.

 

ENTRY FORM 2020
Individual Performance


NAME OF SCHOOL:............................................................................................

POSTAL ADDRESS:.............................................................................................

....................................................................................P/CODE ....................

Telephone:........................................................................

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

Contact name:..................................................................................................

Copy this entry form as needed. NO ENTRY FEE
Venue: MP4 entry emailed

Student name:                                                                                                       Year Level

1.        _______________________________________________________________________

2.        ________________________________________________________________________

3.        ________________________________________________________________________

4.        ______________________________________________________________________

5.        _______________________________________________________________________

6.        ________________________________________________________________________

7.        _______________________________________________________________________

8.        ________________________________________________________________________

9.        ________________________________________________________________________

10.    ___________________________________________________________________________

11.    ___________________________________________________________________________

12.    ___________________________________________________________________________

 

Please email entries to Jeff Close closeandmoller@gmail.com by 17th September 2020.

ENTRY FORM 2020
Group Performance

NAME OF SCHOOL:...........................................................................................

POSTAL ADDRESS:.............................................................................................

.....................................................................................P/CODE .....................

Telephone: .....................................................................

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

Contact name: .............................................................................................

Copy this entry form as needed. NO ENTRY FEE
Venue: MP4 format

Group from Years Prep, 1 and/or 2
Set Poem as per conditions of entry

Name of Group eg Year 1, or Years 1 or 2, or Prep/1

Teacher in Charge

 

 

 

 


Group from Years 3 and/or 4
Set poem as per conditions of entry

Name of Group eg year 3 or Years 3/4

Teacher in Charge

 

 

 

 

 

Group from Years 5 and/or 6
Set poem as per conditions of entry

Name of Group eg Year 6 or Years 5/6

Teacher in Charge

 

 

 

 

 

Please email entries to Jeff Close closeandmoller@gmail.com
by 17th September 2020.