The “Dusty Swag” Awards were established in 2000 by Patron Rex Tate to encourage poets and storytellers to record the stories of Australia, its unique landscape and its unsung heroes. Entries are invited from Poets and Storytellers of all ages.
2020 Competition Theme “AUSTRALIAN BUSH”
Opening Date: 1/6/2020
Closing Date: 30/11/2020
JUNIORS (Primary) Poem 20 lines max: Short Story – up to 200 words
SENIORS (Secondary) Poem 40 lines max: Short Story – up to 750 words
ADULTS (Over 18 yrs) Poem 60 lines max: Short Story – up to 1000 words
Entry Fee per entry $10 (adults) Children (free)
Prizes will be awarded for 1st place ($100) & 2nd Place ($50) – Adults
1st place ($50) & 2nd Place ($25) – Juniors/Seniors (**plus a years subscription to the ABPA)
Winners will be announced on Australia Day 26th January 2021 and winners will be invited to present their Poem/Story at the ABPA National Championships to be held in Orange at the Banjo Paterson Festival in February 2021. With the author’s permission, winning Poems/Stories are eligible to be published in the ABPA Magazine and on the ABPA Website.
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ENQUIRIES – Christine Middleton 0419526550