2017 Eurobodalla District Show Showgirl Application
2017 Eurobodalla District Show Showgirl
What is the Land Sydney Showgirl Competition?
The Competition aims to find a young female Ambassador for rural NSW and the agricultural show movement. The winning Showgirl of each local Show Society is selected by a panel of three judges and remains Showgirl until the next year’s Show. Her role involves many official and informal duties locally, nationally and overseas, such as opening a Show, public speaking throughout the year and presenting prizes for winners in agricultural events.
The Showgirl Competition is definitely not a beauty pageant. Entrants must have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, rural NSW. The Competition encourages the participation and awareness of issues faced by women in rural NSW.
Contestants are judged on personality, confidence, ambition and life goals, general knowledge, rural knowledge, presentation and speech. Finalists must also demonstrate knowledge of their local community and current affairs. In addition to their potential ambassadorial qualities, contestants are also judged on their involvement in and experience of rural affairs.
Today, contestants continue to be young rural women with purpose and ambition and the Competition plays a significant role in the overall development of rural youth, attracting strong support from entrants, sponsors and organisers.
Eurobodalla District Show Society aims to promote the rural aspects of Eurobodalla at our annual show. As a Showgirl, you are an ambassador for young people to get involved to keep agricultural shows alive in rural NSW. We want someone who has a passion for the Eurobodalla and will promote our beautiful area at regional and state level.
All entrants will be required to participate in the judging, which comprises of 30 minute interviews with a panel of three local representatives on the Saturday 10th or 17th of December 2016. The final sections (after the public speaking section) and crowning of the 2017 Showgirl will happen at an evening function on Saturday, 14th of January 2017. All entrants will be required to attend the evening function.
As the 2017 Eurobodalla Showgirl, we would expect you to be available on the weekend of 21st and 22nd of January 2017 to participate in the official duties i.e. presenting of Champion ribbons in the pavilion and horse ring and participation in the official opening of the show.
All entrants will be required to present in the appropriate attire for interviews, evening function and show days. No jeans, jumpers, sneakers or promiscuous clothing will be accepted.
The show society encourages participation in the show and acknowledges that some entrants will have prior commitments competing at the show and will work with those entrants with regard to the official program.
Competition benefits and prizes
The Competition plays a significant role in the overall development of rural youth within this country and boasts incredible support from entrants, sponsors and organisers. Sponsorship at a State level is worth over $40,000 in cash and prizes.
The Eurobodalla District Show Society Showgirl competition is the first part of the Land Sydney Showgirl competition. The winner of our competition will go on to compete in the Zone 3 Finals. If you are one of the successful competitors at the Zone 3 finals you will go onto the State Finals. Each part of the competition is based on the same criteria and guidelines.
The Zone 3 Finals will be held in Cooma on Saturday, 18th of February 2017. Zone 3 incorporates the show societies from Eden in the south, through to Crookwell in the north and out to Gundagai in the west.
The State Final for the Competition is conducted by the RAS at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and usually has between 15 and 18 entrants. Judges are nominated by the RAS with the judging being conducted over a six-day period from 6th to 18th of April 2017.
Prizes for 2017 State Finals
(Please note prizes are subject to change without notice)
1st Place – $10,000 courtesy of Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and The Land newspaper
2nd Place – $5,000 supported by the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW
3rd Place – $2,500 courtesy of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
All Showgirl State Finalists receive:
Seven days in Sydney during the Royal Easter Show – all expenses paid
For more information on the Land Sydney Showgirl competition go to www.rasnsw.com.au/sydney-royal-competitions/competitions/the-land-showgirl-competition/