Marsh Rural Ambassador Awards

Contact Details

For any queries please contact Kerri on 0407 651 022

Competition Coordinator:
Jessamine Crawford

Phone: 0427 521 202

Email: [email protected]

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Code of Practice and Conduct – Show Judges and Stewards
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Judge at a Local Show – Expressions of Interest
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Rural Ambassador Competition Rules
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Rural Ambassador Entry Form Package – Questionnaire
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Rural Ambassador Final Score Sheet
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Rural Ambassador Judging Sheet
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    The Marsh Rural Ambassador Awards is open to males and females, twenty to thirty years of age who have a strong commitment to the rural industries and an involvement and passion for the Agricultural Show movement.

    The aim of the Marsh Rural Ambassador Awards is to highlight the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland, in particular those associated with the Agricultural Show movement. The award identifies those people actively involved in their local Show, who have a sound knowledge of current rural issues affecting their local areas, Queensland and Australia and have a strong affiliation with agriculture.

    The award seeks young people who symbolise the rural spirit – people with vitality who are forward thinking and with a passion for the land and local agricultural shows.

    The competition is run on four levels. The local Show winner progresses to a Sub-Chamber final where the winner competes in the State Final held during the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA). The winner of the State Final then competes at the National Final held at a State Royal Show. This is a national competition, but with New Zealand joining us in 2008 it has expanded to international status.

     

    2019 Finalists

    Winner – Myles Newcombe, Gympie Show, Near North Coast 

    Runner Up – Brianna Hockey, Monto Show, Burnett 

    Community Spirit Award – Matthew Castino. Cairns Show, North QLD 

    2019 WINNERS PROFILE: Miles Newcombe

    I feel privileged to be named the 2018 Queensland MARSH Rural Ambassador. Representing the Bell Show Society and the Darling Downs sub-chamber, I am proud to be the first Agricultural Science teacher to win the Rural Ambassador Award.

    As the 2018 Queensland Rural Ambassador, I’m looking forward to the creating new networks within the agricultural industry. I would like to be positive role model for all young people and provide them with knowledge and opportunities to become involved in the agricultural industry and in their local shows to ensure the continuation of the show movement into the future. As an Agricultural Science teacher and coordinator of the Cattle Show Team at Downlands College, I hope to inspire my students to continue their involvement with the agricultural industry once they have finished school.

    In addition to teaching, I also own and operates my own farm where I breed commercial cattle. I also enjoy being both a spectator and volunteer at community events and can often be found announcing at numerous horse events, team penning events and at the Bell Show Society Campdraft. I am the fundraising coordinator for the Bell Show Society Campdraft, which supported Beyond Blue as our charity of choice this year, raising over $1400.

    With my passion for agriculture and the show movement, I look forward to networking with many show societies throughout the next 12 months. Please feel free to contact me if you would like me to be involved at your local show or if I could be of any assistance. Best wishes for all your upcoming shows in 2019.

    Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

    Marsh Insurance (MAJOR SPONSOR)

    Marsh Insurance (MAJOR SPONSOR)

    Australian Country Choice

    Australian Country Choice

    Australian Beef Holdings

    Australian Beef Holdings

    RNA

    RNA

    RM Williams

    RM Williams

    AgForce Queensland

    AgForce Queensland

    Shepherdson & Boyd

    Shepherdson & Boyd

    John & Estelle Drynan & Family

    John & Estelle Drynan & Family

    Showmans Guild of Australasia

    Showmans Guild of Australasia

    AgHR

    AgHR

    Gin Gin Community Bank Bendigo Branch

    Gin Gin Community Bank Bendigo Branch

    Queensland Country Life

    Queensland Country Life

    Hannas Department Store

    Hannas Department Store

    Sandstream and Etching

    Sandstream and Etching

    Datadoo Anglo Nubians

    Datadoo Anglo Nubians

    JBS Swifts

    JBS Swifts

    Ipswich Trophy Centre

    Ipswich Trophy Centre

    Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation

    Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation

    Ringers Western on the Road

    Ringers Western on the Road

    Annexe Apartments

    Annexe Apartments

    Rydges Fortitude Valley

    Rydges Fortitude Valley

    Newry Rugs

    Newry Rugs

    The Right Mind

    The Right Mind

    Full Sponsors List
    Level NAME 
    MajorMarsh Insurance (MAJOR SPONSOR) 
    GoldAustralian Country Choice 
    GoldAustralian Beef Holdings 
    GoldRNA 
    Gold RM Williams 
    SilverAgForce Queensland
    SilverShepherdson & Boyd
    SilverJohn & Estelle Drynan & Family
    SilverShowmans Guild of Australasia 
    SilverSuper Butcher 
    SilverAgHR
    SilverGin Gin Community Bank Bendigo Branch 
    SilverQueensland Country Life 
    BronzeHannas Department Store 
    BronzeSandstream and Etching
    BronzeDatadoo Anglo Nubians 
    BronzeJBS Swifts 
    BronzeIpswich Trophy Centre 
    BronzeQueensland Ag Shows Next Generation 
    BronzeRingers Western
    BronzeAnnexe Apartments 
    BronzeRydges Fortitude Valley 
    BronzeNewry Rugs 
    BronzeRichard Smith Photography
    BronzeThe Right Mind
    BronzeTISCA Woods Equipment Australia 
    SupporterJessamine & Ryan Crawford 
    SupporterTom & Kerri Roberson 
    SupporterMark Bryant & Debbie Jewlachow
    SupporterModere

    Previous state winners

    2010-2019 Winners
    2019Myles NewcombeNear North Coast
    2018 Brooke CuddihyDarling Downs
    2017 Christie McLennan South West Queensland
    2016 Justin Matthews South Burnett       
    2015 Anthony Ball North Queensland
    2014Sarah HannahWest Moreton & Brisbane Valley
    2013Jessamine CrawfordCentral Highlands
    2012Sophie CurtisDarling Downs
    2011Ian McConnellNear North Coast
    2010Wade TimmsSouth Burnett
    2003-2009 Winners

    2009

    Carla Tierney

    Darling Downs

    2008

    Bruce McConnell

    West Moreton & Brisbane Valley

    2007

    Benita Davis

    South Burnett

    2006

    Rebecca Smith

    South West Queensland

    2005

    Trent Kammholz

    West Moreton & Brisbane Valley

    2004

    Sean Dillon

    Central Highlands

     2003

    Michelle Prendergast

    Darling Downs

    Previous National Winners

    2012

    Ian McConnell

    Near North Coast (Australian Rural Ambassador)

    2011

    Wade Timms

    South Burnett

    2010

    Carla Tierney

    Darling Downs

    2009

    Bruce McConnell

    West Moreton & Brisbane Valley

    2007

    Rebecca Smith

    South West Queensland

    2004

    Ben Drynan

    West Moreton & Brisbane Valley

    The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. gratefully acknowledges the generous support and sponsorship provided by insurance and risk provider MARSH.