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2021 Bronze Swagman

          2021 INVITATION

  You are cordially invited to attend the
          celebrations for the
50th Bronze Swagman Award For Bush Verse

      to be held in Winton on
    Monday 20th September 2021
  at Windemere Station, 10km out of town.

You may be interested in also taking in:
- Thursday 16th September 2021 - children's Bush Poetry Performance Festival at Winton Shire Hall. Free entry
- Saturday 18th September 2021 -proposed North Gregory Race Club meeting
- Monday 20th September 2021 - 50th Bronze Swagman Event which will also be our Welcome to the Outback Festival
- Tuesday 21st September to Saturday 25th September - Winton's Outback Festival.

Plan early to be part of the fun and celebrations.
Contact: Jeff Close, Hon Bronze Swagman Co-ordinator at closeandmoller@gmail.com

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Entries are now open for the 2021 Bronze Swagman
Award for Bush Verse - the 50th.

Entries appreciated  by email in WORD as it saves
scanning/retyping and also cuts down on errors in
transcription, but we take all entries.

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2021 Bronze Swagman Award   
EMAILED COPIES PREFERRED

THE 50th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD 2021  NOW OPEN

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 2021 (post marked no later than).

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

3. Entry fee: $25.00 per entry form. Maximum of 3 poems per form.
This entry fee also includes a 2021 book to be posted to you when printed.

4. Entrants may photocopy entry form, if more are 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 (preferred) THIS YEAR YOU MAY again 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 , Highly Commended and Tim Borthwick
Memorial Prize winners 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 2021.

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

11. All entrants in the Award receive a complimentary copy of the 2021 Book
of Bush Verse per each entry form. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SEPARATE 50TH
ANNIVERSARY BOOK AVAILABLE for separate purchase.

12. Contributors to the book will be notified, and additional copies will be available
for purchase at $18.00 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 an option for all contributors to the 2021 Bronze Swagman Award:

If you would like to have your poem considered for up-loading to
the Bronze Swagman website or facebook page, 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 or Facebook page, if selected.

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

Conditions of participation:

- A selection of poems may be uploaded to the website / facebook page after the
competition has closed

- The Committee will decide 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 50th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD 2021

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

The Tim Borthwick Memorial Trophy and cash prize will be awarded to the
best poem, as chosen by the judge, from an entrant never before published
in the Bronze Swagman Books.

Also, selected entrants' poems will be printed in the
2020 Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse

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


ENTRY FORM

THE 50th BRONZE SWAGMAN AWARD FOR BUSH VERSE 2021

Entry fee: $25 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 $25 attached  OR Direct Deposit for $25 made on ...........................

Please send this completed Entry Form, with $25 entry fee, and Poems attached, to:
Bronze Swagman Award, P.O. Box 44, Winton. Qld. 4735