Beks-Bowman Memorial Award


The Beks–Bowman Memorial Award for Emerging Talent competition sees some of the most talented secondary school aged performers in the region compete for a first prize of $500.

This award is named after the late Henry and Mary Beks and recognises their love of music and their desire to promote and encourage young talent.

Performers in the Beks-Bowman Memorial Award for Emerging Talent need to perform an Irish themed song with the competition to take place in the Koroit Theatre on the morning of Saturday April 30.

Mary was part of the famous Bowman music family from Southern Cross hence the Beks-Bowman name being honoured together.
The award was offered for the first time in 2013 and was won by Dominic Dwyer in what was a high quality field.

The winner in 2014 was Mortlake’s Cooper Lower.

In 2015 the winner was the talented young band “Since Tuesday”.
Solo performer Bronson Hill was the winner in 2016.
The 2017 winner was Melbourne singer Celine Robinson (pictured).
Another Melbourne singer, Zoe Parsons, was the winner in 2018.

The award is sponsored by Chris and Ange Beks from Ceebeks Business Solutions in Warrnambool.

To enter send your name, age, contact details and the name of your song to

Entries need to be emailed by April 23rd 2016