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 РMyles Newcombe, Gympie Show, Near North Coast 

Runner Up РBrianna Hockey, Monto Show, Burnett 

Community Spirit Award РMatthew 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.