The Australian Bush Laureate Awards were instigated in 1995 to recognise excellence in published and recorded Australian bush poetry.
Source: http://www.bushlaureate.com.au/ Sighted: 29/11/2013.
'AWBV is the first nationally distributed anthology wholly dedicated to competition winners taking inspiration from the Australian bush and way of life. Bush writing is a quintessentially Australian genre, and many of our literary greats, including Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, are considered masters of the form.' (Publisher's blurb)