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Golden Gumleaf
Golden Gumleaf Award
AWARDS
Here are some of the awards I have received for my poetry and performances since I began presenting them to the public.
For personal reasons, I don't attend as many of these Festivals now. I have plenty to do with other important commitments in my life.

2015
Australian Bush Poetry Championships - The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Corryong
First Place - Australian Male Champion Performer
First Place - Clancy's Award - Overall Male Champion
First Place - Victorian Male Champion Performer
Winner - Jack Riley Heritage Special Award
First Place - Men's Open Performance, Original Serious Poem - “Travel The Red Road - Dare To Dream”
First Place - Men's Open Performance, Original Humorous Poem - “Dropped Cold”
First Place - Men's Open Performance, Classical Poem - “In The Droving Days”, A. B. Paterson
First Place - Men's Open Performance, Modern Poem - “Requiem For A Pioneer”, Max Merckenschlager
 
2013
Victorian Bush Poetry Championships - The Man From Snowy River Festival - Corryong
First Place - Banjo Paterson's “The Man From Snowy River” Recital
First Place - Men's Performance, Classical Poem - “Washing Day”, C. J. Dennis
First Place - Men's Performance, Modern Poem - “The Green Tree Snake”, Colin Newsome
First Place - Men's Original Performance, Serious - “Channel Country Dreaming”
First Place - Men's Original Performance, Humorous - “Torture In The Gidgee”
Best Male Performer - Clancy's Choice Award
Victorian Men's Open Performance Champion
Men's Open Performance Champion - Victorian Bush Poetry and Music Association
 
2012
The Country Music Festival - Tamworth
Runner Up - Open Traditional - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, Will H. Ogilvie
 
2011
Thunderbolt's Festival - Uralla Bowling (Bowlo) Club
First Place - Open Traditional - “The Play”, C. J. Dennis
Runner Up - Open Original - “Travel The Red Road - Dare To Dream”
 
2010
Thunderbolt's Festival - Uralla
First Place - Open Traditional - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, Will H. Ogilvie
Second Place - Open Original - “Murrumbidgee Dreaming”
 
Henry Lawson Awards - Gulgong
First Place - Leonard Teale Memorial Performance Award - “The Shearers” - Sponsored by Country Energy
Third Place - The Land Written Poetry Competition - “Travel The Red Road - Dare To Dream”
 
2009
Henry Lawson Awards - Gulgong
First Place - Leonard Teale Memorial Performance Award - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, Will H. Ogilvie
Highly Commended - Original Work - “Murrumbidgee Dreaming”
 
Australian Bush Laureate Awards - Tamworth
Finalist - Children's Poem of the Year, CD or Book - “The Battle In The Garden”, Frogs & Dogs & Kids
 
2008
The Country Music Festival - Tamworth
Second Place - Open Traditional - “The Play”, C.J.Dennis
 
Henry Lawson Awards - Gulgong
Runner-up - Leonard Teale Memorial Performance Award - Original Poem - “Chris”
 
Australian Bush Poetry Championships - North Pine
Third Place - Classical - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, Will H. Ogilvie
 
2005
The Country Music Festival - Tamworth
First Place - Performance - Open Traditional - “In The Droving Days”, A.B. Paterson
Tamworth Bush Poetry Competition
Finalist - Album of the Year and Performance of the Year - CD - “Travel the Red Road”
 
The Man from Snowy River Festival - Corryong
Runner-up - Performance - “The Man from Snowy River”, A. B. Patterson
Runner-up - Humorous Written Verse - “Dropped Cold”
 
The N. S. W. Bush Poetry Championships (A.B.P.A.) - Dorrigo
First Place - N. S. W. Champion (Male) Performance Poet
 
2004
Hastings River Bush Poetry Festival - Wauchope
First Place - Performance - Open Original - “I Am Sap And Grain, I Am Sweat And Blood”
First Place - Performance - Open Traditional - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, Will H. Ogilvie
First Place - Performance - Open Humorous - “The Gay Farmhand”, Neil McArthur
 
The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Corryong
First Place - Open Original - “Travel The Red Road”
Runner-up - Open Traditional - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, Will H. Ogilvie
Runner-up - Performance - “The Man From Snowy River”, A. B. Patterson
Runner-up - Overall Champion (Clancy's Choice)
 
2003
Australian Bush Laureate Awards - Tamworth
Winner - Book Of The Year (Original Verse) - The Golden Gumleaf Award
“Frogs And Dogs And Kids”
 
The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Corryong
First Place - Performance - “The Man From Snowy River”, A. B. Patterson
Runner-up - Serious Written Verse - “Glengallen Homestead”
Runner-up - Overall Men's Champion
Runner-up - Open (Original Verse) Section - “The Shearers”
 
2002
Australian Bush Laureate Awards - Tamworth
Finalist - Book Of The Year (Original Verse) - “Travel The Red Road”
 
Australian Bush Poetry Championships - Mulwala
Runner-up - Serious Written Verse - “Glengallen Homestead”
Runner-up - Performance - “In The Droving Days”, A. B. Patterson
Runner-up - Overall Men's Champion
 
Henry Lawson Awards - Gulgong
Runner-up - Leonard Teale Memorial Performance Award - “Glengallen Homestead”
 
Victorian Bush Poetry Championships - Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria
First Place - Open (Original Verse) Section - “Glengallen Homestead”
First Place - Open (Trad. Verse) Section - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, W. H. Ogilvie
 
2001
N.S.W. Bush Poetry Championships - Tumut
First Place - Book Of Bush Verse - “Travel The Red Road”
Runner-up - Written Verse (Serious) - “Gordon, Lawson And Me”
Runner-up - Men's Written Verse (Overall)
First Place - Performance (Traditional Verse) - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, W. H. Ogilvie
First Place - Performance - Men's Open Section (Overall)
Runner-up - Country Singer (Open)
 
Country Music Festival - Tamworth
Third Place - Open (Trad. Verse) Section - “The Death Of Ben Hall”, W. H. Ogilvie
 
Holding awards
The Bundy Muster - Bundaberg
Runner-up - Open (Traditional Verse) Section - “King Of The Range”, Alf Wood;
Runner-up - The Dark And Stormy Cup - “The Outside Loo”
Highly Commended - Original Poem (Written) - “Cattle Through The Tunnel”
 
2000
Country Music Festival - Tamworth
First Place - Open (Original Verse) Section - “The Shearers”
Highly Commended - Original Poem (Written) - “Why Help The Youth In Any Way, When You See What They Do”
 
Australian Bush Poetry Championships - Mulwala
First Place - Open (Original Verse) Section - “The Shearers”
Third Place - Original Poem (Written) - “Gordon, Lawson And Me”
 
Yarns Night - Scone
First Place - Open (Contemporary Verse) Section - “The Gay Farmhand”, Neil McArthur
Runner-up - Open (Original Verse) Section - “Torture In The Gidgee”
 
Henry Lawson Awards - Gulgong
Third Place - Leonard Teale Memorial Performance Award - “Travel The Red Road”
 
The Bundy Muster - Bundaberg
First Place - Overall Champion
 
North Pine Camp Oven Festival - Pine Rivers
Third Place - Open (Original Verse) Section - “Torture In The Gidgee”
Short Listed - Original Poem (Written) - “Sixty-three Years Droving”
 
1999
Country Music Festival - Tamworth
First Place - Open (Original Verse) Section - “I Am Sap And Grain, I Am Sweat And Blood”
Runner-up - Open (Traditional Verse) Section - “The Convicts Tour Of Hell”, Frank (The Poet) McNamara
Highly Commended - Original Poem (Written) - “I Am Sap And Grain, I Am Sweat And Blood”
 
North Pine Camp Oven Awards
Short Listed - Original Poem (Written) - “The Red Soil Ground”
 
Henry Lawson Awards - Gulgong
First Place - The Leonard Teale Memorial Performance Award (Original Poem) - “Parrot Pie”
 
The Bundy Muster - Bundaberg
First Place - Open (Traditional Verse) Section - “Marshall's Mate”, Henry Lawson and “The Sick Stockrider”, Adam Lindsay Gordon
 
Country On The Tweed - Tweed Heads
First Place - Humorous Section - “The Gay Farmhand”, Neil McArthur
 
Big City Muster - Sydney
First Place - Humorous (Traditional Verse) Section - “Pete The Piddling Pup”, Anon
First Place - Contemporary Section - “The Gay Farmhand”, Neil McArthur
Runner-up - Serious (Original Verse) Section - “I Am Sap And Grain, I Am Sweat And Blood”
Third Place - Serious (Traditional Verse) Section - “Outback”, Henry Lawson
Third Place - Humorous (Original Verse) Section - “Torture In The Gidgee”