Mon. May 27th, 2024

The Inverell Show is on February 24-26, and entries are now open for the Inverell Show Young Woman Competition.

The purpose of the competition is to identify ambassadors to promote the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Agricultural Shows across New South Wales, as well as raise awareness of rural women’s contribution and involvement in both local communities and rural NSW as a whole. Young women aged 18-25 are eligible to enter.

Competition coordinator Jodie Hughes says it is a great opportunity for young women in our rural community to meet other likeminded women, and develop their presenting and networking skills.

“This can create new life opportunities for participants and memories that will last a lifetime,” she said.

The contestants are judged on personality, confidence, ambition and life goals, general knowledge, rural knowledge, presentation and speech. Contestants are also asked to demonstrate knowledge of their local community and current affairs and apart from their potential ambassadorial qualities, contestants are also judged on their involvement in and experience of the rural community

“Our judging this year will be held in the Welders Dog Function Room with a morning tea and interview with the judges in the morning and a cocktail function that night.”

“The young woman entrants will attend the opening of the show and assist with the running of events and presenting of prizes to the winners across the various events throughout the duration of the show,” Ms Hughes said.

The Young Woman winner will represent the Inverell Show Society at the zone final to be held in early 2024 where representatives for that Zone will be selected to represent the area at the State Final, which is conducted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

“There are some great prizes for our winner and runner up with each entrant receiving a beautiful gift from our generous sponsors.”

For more information or to enter the competition please contact Jodie Hughes via email – hughespastoralco@yahoo.com.au

Image: Steph Magnay, previous winner of the Inverell Young Woman competition