AWARDS


2016 Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster Female Performance Champion
Australian Female Bush Poetry Performance Champion 2015
Victorian Female Bush Poetry Performance Champion 2015
Queensland Female Bush Poetry Performance Champion 2014
New South Wales Female Bush Poetry Performance Champion 2014



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Rhonda Tallnash Bush Poet


Rhonda M. Tallnash - Australian Champion Bush Poet and Children's Author
Rhonda's Australian Bush Poetry Awards

2017    Winner:  Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces Bush Poets' Breakfast (Established Poem Performance) for 'Marion Lee' by Bernard Espinasse

2017    Equal Highly Commended:  Gulgong Literary Awards, Open Performance Poetry Award, The Henry Lawson Society of N.S.W. Inc. for
            'The Wrapper' by Rhonda M. Tallnash

2017    Victorian Bush Poetry Female Champion - 'Matilda Award': Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2017    Winner:  Jack Riley Heritage Award for 'Banjo's Country' Theme Original Poem for 'Retribution Road'
2017    Winner:  Victorian Yarn Spinning Championships for 'Weather Woes' by Rhonda M. Tallnash
2017    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Serious Performance) for 'Retribution Road'
2017    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Modern Performance) 'Where Poppies Bloom' by Brenda Joy
2017    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Classical Performance) for 'Marion Lee' by Bernard Espinasse
2017    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Humorous Performance) for 'The Wrapper'
2017    Third Place:  Recital of 'The Man from Snowy River' by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson

2017    Third Place:  Open Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Written Serious Poem) for 'Retribution Road'
2017    Winner:  Top Scoring Victorian - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Written Poem) for 'Retribution Road'

2017    Third Place:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Original Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'The Wrapper'
2017    Third Place:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Established Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'Where Poppies Bloom' by Brenda Joy

2017    Second Place:  Inaugural Frank Daniel Bush Verse Award for 'The Shirt'

2016    Second Place:  Young Cherry Festival Bush Poetry Competition for 'The Shirt' (Winner of the Harold Cunningham Memorial Trophy for Serious Performance Poetry)
            and 'The Wrapper'

2016    First Place:  Open Section - Western Australia Bush Poetry Championships (Original Written Humorous Poem) for 'The Wrapper'

2016    New South Wales Female Bush Poetry Champion:  Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Open Performances)
2016    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Original Performance) for 'Possum Problems'
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Modern Performance) for 'Frackin' Fricker' by Gregory North
2016    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Classical Performance) for 'The Old Whim Horse' by Edward Dyson
2016    Female Bush Poetry Champion:  Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Open Performances)
2016    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Original Performance) for 'The Shirt'
2016    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Traditional Performance) for 'The Old Whim Horse' by Edward Dyson
2016    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Modern Performance) for 'Frackin' Fricker' by Gregory North

2016    Winner:  Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces Bush Poets' Breakfast (Original Poem Performance) for 'The Shirt'

2016    Equal Highly Commended:  Gulgong Literary Awards, Open Performance Poetry Award, The Henry Lawson Society of N.S.W. Inc. for
            'Faces in the Street' by Henry Lawson

2016    Winner:  Top Scoring Victorian Woman - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2016    Winner:  Jack Riley Heritage Award for 'Banjo's Country' Theme Original Poem for 'The Shirt'
2016    Second Place:  'Matilda Award' - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2016    Winner:  Victorian Yarn Spinning Championships for 'Through a Child's Eyes' by Rhonda M. Tallnash
2016    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Serious Performance) for 'The Shirt'
2016    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Modern Performance) 'Pot Roast' by Neil McArthur
2016    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Classical Performance) for 'The Old Whim Horse' by Edward Dyson
2016    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Humorous Performance) for 'The Plot'
2016    Third Place:  Recital of 'The Man from Snowy River' by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson

2016    Yarnspinner of the Year - National Folk Festival, Canberra for 'The Guardian' by Rhonda M. Tallnash

2016    First Place:  Open Humorous Performance Section - Narrandera's John O'Brien Festival Bush Poetry Competition for 'The 3 a.m. Demise'
 
2016    Overall Female Winner:  Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Open Performances)
2016    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Classical Performance) for 'The Old Whim Horse' by Edward Dyson
2016    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Original Serious Performance) for 'The Shirt'
2016    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Contemporary Performance) for 'Pot Roast' by Neil McArthur
2016    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Original Humorous Performance) for 'The Plot''

2016    Finalist:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Original Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'The Shirt'

2015    Winner:  Young Cherry Festival Bush Poetry Competition for 'The Betrayal of Louisa Collins'
            (Winner of the Harold Cunningham Memorial Trophy for Serious Performance Poetry) and 'Swingers' by Bill Kearns

2015    Australian Bush Poetry Female Champion - 'Matilda Award': Australian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2015    Victorian Female Bush Poetry Champion: Australian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2015    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - Australian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Humorous Performance) for 'Trailer Troubles'
2015    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Australian Bush Poetry Championships (Modern Performance) for 'The Redwood Pub and the Claw-Foot Tub' by Will Moody
2015    Equal Highly Commended:  Open Women's Section - Australian Bush Poetry Championships (Classical Performance) for 'Faces in the Street' by Henry Lawson
2015    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Australian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Serious Performance) for 'Bushfire Man'

2015    Overall Female Winner:  Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Open Performances)
2015    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Original Humorous Performance) for 'Trailer Troubles'
2015    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Contemporary Performance) for 'The Redwood Pub and the Claw-Foot Tub' by Will Moody
2015    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Original Serious Performance) for 'Bushfire Man'
2015    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Classical Performance) for 'Faces in the Street' by Henry Lawson

2015    Third Place:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Original Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'The 3 a.m. Demise'
2015    Finalist:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Established Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'Swingers' by Bill Kearns

2014    Second Place: Open Section - Western Australia Bush Poetry Championships (Original Humorous Performance) for 'The 3 a.m. Demise'

2014    New South Wales Female Bush Poetry Champion:  Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Open Performances)
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Original Performance) for 'Trailer Troubles'
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Modern Performance) for 'Swingers' by Bill Kearns
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Binalong Bush Poetry Prize (Classical Performance) for 'Wheat' by C.J. Dennis

2014    Queensland Female Bush Poetry Champion:  Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Open Performances)
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Original Performance) for 'The 3 a.m. Demise'
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Modern Performance) for 'Swingers' by Bill Kearns
2014    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster (Classical Performance) for 'Wheat' by C.J. Dennis
2014    First Place:  Open Yarn Spinning Section - Bundaberg Bush Poetry Muster for 'Survival' by Rhonda M. Tallnash

2014    Winner:  Top Scoring Victorian Woman - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2014    Second Place:  The One Minute Poem - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Unknown Topic Performance)
            for 'Poem using Text from 'The Man from Snowy River' by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
2014    Second Place:  'Matilda Award' - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Humorous Performance) for 'The 3 a.m. Demise'
2014    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Modern Performance) 'Swingers' by Bill Kearns
2014    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Classical Performance) for 'Wheat' by C.J. Dennis
2014    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Serious Performance) for 'Bushfire Man'

2014    Overall Female Winner:  Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Open Performances)
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Original Humorous Performance) for 'The 3 a.m. Demise'
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Contemporary Performance) for 'Swingers' by Bill Kearns
2014    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Original Serious Performance) for 'Bushfire Man'
2014    First Place:  Open Women's Section - Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival (Classical Performance) for 'Wheat' by C.J. Dennis

2014    Finalist:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Original Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'Bushfire Man'
2014    Finalist:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Established Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'Wheat' by C.J. Dennis

2013    Winner:  'The One Minute Poem - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Unknown Topic Performance) for 'The Corryong Competition'
2013    Third Place:  'Matilda Award' - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2013    Winner:  Top Scoring Victorian Woman - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Open Performances)
2013    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Modern Performance) for 'The Will' by Bobby Miller
2013    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Classical Performance) for 'The Spotted Heifers' by C.J. Dennis
2013    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Serious Performance) for 'The Old Girl'
2013    Third Place:  Open Women's Section - Victorian Bush Poetry Championships (Original Humorous Performance) for 'Possum Problems'

2013    Finalist:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Original Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'The Old Girl'
2013    Finalist:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Established Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'The Will' by Bobby Miller

2012    Winner:  'The Jack Riley Heritage Award' for Original 'Banjo's Country' Poem - National Bush Poetry Championships (Original Performance) for 'Fair Dinkum Ned'
2012    Second Place:  Open Women's Section - National Bush Poetry Championships (Original Humorous Performance) for 'Fair Dinkum Ned'
2012    Winner:  Intermediate Section - National Bush Poetry Championships (Original Performance) for 'Flowers for Josie'

2012    Finalist:  The Golden Damper Performance Award - Original Section, Tamworth Country Music Festival for 'Fair Dinkum Ned'

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