Due to popular demand the ABC Far North and Cairns Show Society bush poetry competition is set to return.

Bush poets are being encouraged to throw their hats in the ring and finalists will be given the chance to perform their works live at the upcoming Cairns show.

The judges for this year’s competition are ABC Breakfast presenter Kier Shorey, long-time CWA member and bush poet enthusiast Meg Trimble and former ABC Rural reporter David Howard, who said he could hardly wait.

“I’m so delighted that this competition is back,” Howard said.

Ms Tremble said that bush poetry was about Australia and Australians.

“Bush poetry should be about the Australian way of life, but the Australian way of life changes from generation to generation,” she said.

Judging will take place weekly so get your entry in now to be named one of the weekly finalists.

Entries can be sent to PO box 932 Cairns 4870, or via email to [email protected]

The ABC Far North and Cairns Show Society bush poetry comp is coming back
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