I see here
that in 1974, when the Gold Guitar Awards started, 38 entries competed for the "1974 Gold Guitar Award" in Gore.
This was a one day event which has gone on now to be an event which covers a 10 day period !
This competition in '74 was won by Patsy Riggir and according to the site "she would still rate as our most successful winner."
Good to see Noel Parlane winning in '78 too, I liked him.