Winners Announced

Winners of the 2020 Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards

Winners of the 2020 Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards have been announced at the Stan Coster Memorial concert of finalists and the presentation of awards on Saturday evening. Congratulations to winners in the following eight categories:

Male Vocal

Brian Letton – “When We First Fell in Love”

Female Vocal

Laura Downing – “Home is Waiting Here”

New Talent

Peter Dawson – “Stanley and Slim”


Lindsay Waddington – “Dingo”

Duo or Group

Laura Downing & Trevor Tolton – “Back to those Rolling Plains”


Laura Downing – “The Guardian”


Graham Rodger – “Knights Of The Saddle”


Sharon Benjamin – “Forget about the Car”

Muster Walk-ups Max Love Shield

The 2020 winner of the Muster walk-ups Max Love Shield People’s Choice Award was Kerry Shaw. Kerry was delighted to be the first recipient of the Max Love Shield introduced in 2020 to honour Max Love, a long-time friend and great supporter of the Bungendore Muster.

Barry Thornton Encouragement Award

The winner of the Barry Thornton Encouragement Award for 2020 was Matt Letton. Matt, a finalist in the Stan Coster New Talent category, is a truly worthy recipient of the award and was honoured to receive it.

Signflair Streets of Bungendore Busking Competition

The winner of both the Judges Award & 1st place in the people’s choice award was local trio Col Lyons, Steve Daniel, and Willy Winchester who put on a fabulous performance in town and followed up with a spot on Saturday afternoon’s concert at the Muster.

2nd place in the peoples award went to Mary Hunt & 3rd place to Ray Warterton.