From the Organisers of The Blackened Billy Verse Competition and
The CountryEnergy Tamworth Bush Poetry Competition
THE BLACKENED BILLY VERSE COMPETITION
The 2011 Blackened Billy Verse Competition will be opening on September 1.
This is regarded as one of the most prestigious BUSH POETRY competitions in Australia.
First prize is $500 plus the famous BLACKENED BILLY TROPHY.
Second prize is $250 and third $150.
Bush poetry is a traditional type of verse written with rhyme and rhythm that reflects the Australian way of life. The genre has widened in recent years to encompass modern living in both the city and the bush. 2010 winner, Ellis Campbell, wrote on a subject which was very close to our hearts last year in a moving poem called ³The Arsonist².
Tamworth Poetry Reading Group welcomes entries from new and old writers.
To learn more, go to
Entry forms will be available on September 1.
Please write to Jan Morris PO Box 3001, West Tamworth or email
Entries close November 30 and the winners will be announced at the Tamworth
Country Music Festival in January 2011.