The 2021 Golden Wattle Bush Poetry Awards & Queensland Championship

Congratulations to our State Champion and all the winners in this years competition!!


  • State Champion (Graham Fredriksen Trophy) and Open Serious section 1st place: Peter O’Shaughnessy for ‘Kadaitcha’.
  • Open Serious 2nd place: David Judge for ‘Henry’.
  • Open Serious 3rd place: Irene Timpone for ‘The Debutante’.
  • Open Humorous 1st place: Veronica Weal for ‘Breakfast by the Creek’.
  • Open Humorous 2nd place: Peter O’Shaugnhessy for ‘In the Clean Bar’.
  • Open Humorous 3rd place: Veronica Weal for ‘I spied a Spider’.
  • Novice Serious: Howard Kennedy for ‘Pandemic Protocols’.
  • Novice Humorous: Howard Kennedy for ‘The Theatre of a Sale’.
  • Junior: Devmika Bogahapitiya for ‘The Silence Beauty’.

Highly commended: 

  • Open Serious: Veronica Weal for ‘Daisies and Snail Shells’.
  • Open Humorous: Peter O’Shaughnessy for ‘An Ancient Tiger’.


  • Open Serious: Shelley Hansen for ‘The Trial of Harry Redford’.
  • and                      Peter O’Shaughnessy for ‘The Landing’.
  • Open Humorous: David Judge for ‘The Outback Surfie’
  • and                       Peter O’Shaughnessy for ‘Shanghaied’ 

The organisers are very grateful to the Championships Sponsors: 

FAWQ Readers and Writers Festival Moreton Bay 



Members of NPBP
Bendigo Bank