Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards

Competition Details

Competition Coordinator:
Ellie O’Hara

Phone: 0447 009 449

Email: [email protected]

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2019 Showgirl Entry Forms (Nomination Form, Profile Form, Medical Form & Declaration)
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Showgirl Conditions and Guidelines 2019
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Showgirl Flyer 2019
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Showgirl Judging Score Sheet (Local & Sub Chamber)
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    About the Queensland country life miss showgirl awards

    The Miss Showgirl Competition aims to find a young rural woman to act as an ambassador for rural Queensland and Queensland Agricultural Shows, with her role involving many official and informal duties both at Royal Queensland and during her travel’s interstate and overseas.

    The Miss Showgirl Competition is not a Beauty Pageant or Fashions in the Field racewear competition. Most importantly the Showgirls must have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, rural Queensland. The Competition encourages the participation and subsequent awareness of the rural women’s contribution and involvement in both local communities and rural Queensland as a whole.

    This year the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards celebrates 37 years since its inception in 1983. The Competition has come a long way, with the Awards today providing an opportunity to excel in leadership, community involvement, professional development and confidence. It has given many women across Queensland to become involved in or increase their involvement in one of the greatest traditions of rural Australia – their Local Show.

    The Miss Showgirl Awards are just one of the many ways young leaders in their community can be recognised by their Local Show. The Miss Showgirl Awards, Rural Ambassador Awards and Young Judges Competition are all hosted by the Queensland Shows – the governing body of all shows across Queensland. Our aim, along with developing connected and resilient rural women across Queensland, is to broaden the knowledge and participation of our youth in the Show Movement.

    The Competition plays a significant role in the overall development of rural young, strong female leaders and the sustainability of the Agricultural Show movement within Queensland and boasts incredible support from entrants, sponsors and organisers. Sponsorship at a State Final level is worth over $50,000, which does not take into account Local Show competitions.

    Each year the achievement level is heightened and broadened. The entrants meet other young women from rural Queensland and gain great insights and personal development through this rare and very relevant experience. The winner of the Miss Showgirl Awards will be awarded the title of the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl and will represent Queensland Shows for the following twelve months.

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

    The Miss Showgirl Awards are an excellent opportunity for young Queensland women to become more involved in their local show and their community.

    Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Exchange - QLD & NSW

    In 2011 the Queensland Shows and NSW Shows formed an Exchange Program for their respective Showgirl Winners, Queensland and NSW are the only States who conduct the Awards. This program has proven very successful and will hopefully continue for many years. The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl has been running considerably longer than Queensland commencing in 1962,  whereas the first year for a State competition in Queensland was 1983.  The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl each year joins the Queensland  Finalists in Brisbane for a few days at the Ekka. The winner of the  Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl  then attends the Sydney Royal Show the following year. The exchange program provides the State Winners the opportunity to experience a few “Days in the lives of Showgirls” from another State.

    Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:

    Australian Show Ribbons

    Australian Show Ribbons

    Birdsnest

    Birdsnest

    Brisbane Bus Lines

    Brisbane Bus Lines

    Bruce Robinson Diamonds

    Bruce Robinson Diamonds

    Cootharaba Beef Genes

    Cootharaba Beef Genes

    Preston Peak Wines

    Preston Peak Wines

    Queensland Country Life

    Queensland Country Life

    RB Sellars

    RB Sellars

    Brisbane Riverview Hotel

    Brisbane Riverview Hotel

    Showmans Guild of Australasia

    Showmans Guild of Australasia

    Stefan

    Stefan

    Sunny Queen

    Sunny Queen

    Super Butcher

    Super Butcher

    The Right Mind

    The Right Mind

    The Star Gold Coast

    The Star Gold Coast

    sWestpac Agribusiness

    sWestpac Agribusiness

    Woods Equipment Australia

    Woods Equipment Australia

    Yellow Cab Co

    Yellow Cab Co

    Our thanks to the Royal National Association for their support in including the State Showgirl in their Ekka program.

    Queensland Miss Showgirl Winners

    2010-2018 Winners
    2018Mikaela TappCentral & North West Queensland
    2017Claire JacksonCentral & North West Queensland
    2016Kaitlyn ShultzSouth East Queensland
    2015Michelle MesnerDarling Downs 
    2014Sophie HughesBurnett
    2013Donna BakerBurnett
    2012Jessica RobinsonCentral QLD
    2011Samantha GluerDarling Downs
    2010Christie MenziesSouth West QLD
    2000-2009 Winners
    2009Aimee DavinaBurnett
    2008Ayla McIntyre South West QLD
    2007Amanda LindemanCentral Highlands
    2006Jacinta TonscheckDarling Downs
    2005Sara DieckmannWest Moreton & Brisbane Valley
    2004Rebecca JenningsWest Moreton & Brisbane Valley
    2003Michelle FritzCentral QLD
    2002Jacqui IllaSouth East QLD
    2001Kate BurtonSouth West QLD
    2000Bronwen CronerBurnett
    1990-1999 Winners

    1999

    Helen Dennis

    Central Highlands

    1998

    Lauren Pearce

    Darling Downs

    1997

    Alita Blackmuir

    South East QLD

    1996

    Allison Storie

    South West QLD

    1995

    Lucy Johnston

    South West QLD

    1994

    Sharee Ware

    Central QLD

    1993

    Julianne Paget

    Darling Downs

    1992

    Kylie Farmer

    Darling Downs

    1991

    Anita McAuley

    West Moreton & Brisbane Valley

    1990

    Michelle Piddick

    Burnett

    1983-1989 Winners

    1989

    Michelle Cole

    Near North Coast

    1988

    Stacey Kibble

    South East QLD

    1987

    Margie Page

    Near North Coast 

    1986

    Kim Watkins

    South East QLD

    1985

    Kylie Williams

    Burnett

    1984

    Sue Robinson

    South East QLD

    1983

    Esther Smith

    South West QLD

    The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies gratefully acknowledge the generous support and sponsorship provided by the Queensland Country Life.

    2018 Winner’s Profile

    Photo courtesy of Queensland Country Life 

    Mikaela grew up in Cloncurry and completed her education at Cloncurry State School. She is currently studying a Diploma of Events Management and has already completed a Certificate II in Business & Hospitality.

    Mikaela currently works as an Administration Assistant in the Training Department at Ernest Henry Mine. Her ambitions include using her events management studies to increase the tourism and spirit in the North West region. Mikaela would like to hold new and exciting events, which will bring the community together and bring people into the area. She is the current secretary/treasurer for the Cloncurry Lions Club and assisting in the planning of the Cloncurry C150 Celebrations and Beat the Heat Festival.

    Mikaela enjoys netball, swimming, water-skiing, snowboarding and playing touch football.

    What are you hoping to achieve over the next 12 months during your term as Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl?
    I hope to empower other young women and spread knowledge and understanding of what being a Miss Showgirl representative is.

    My aim is to encourage other young women to be part of the Miss Showgirl Awards as I believe this will help more young people to get involved with their local shows and communities, not just for the short term but for the long term also. I believe the Miss Showgirl Awards are a platform on which women are able to use for personal growth and community and show involvement. I hope that my actions as the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl in the next 12 months benefit Queensland Ag Shows and rural communities.

    What inspires you?
    My parents inspire me; they are incredibly hard working, are heavily involved in the community and show kindness to everyone.

    What do you see yourself doing in five years?
    I will have finished my study and will be an events coordinator with my own business supplying events management and equipment hire to the North West Queensland area. I will have also travelled overseas and will be surrounded by family and friends.

    What’s your main rule in life?
    Always put in 110% effort into everything that you do and don’t be afraid to have a go.

    History

    The idea of conducting a Miss Showgirl Competition was first brought to a Queensland Chamber Meeting in February 1982 by Mr Bevan Standsby, the South West Queensland Delegate at the time.

    In June 1982, the Darling Downs Sub-Chamber Delegate and State Vice President, Mr Gilbert Lange again raised the matter and after much debating and persuasive argu­ment it was agreed to run a Final in 1983. A committee appointed from the Darling Downs (Mrs Lillian Krog, and Messrs Graham Jensen, Gilbert Lange and Richard Pietsch) conducted the event. After consultation with Mr Blair Chadwick from Queensland Country Life (who were to be the major sponsors) the contest was under­way. Other sponsors were obtained and Rules were drawn up using the New South Wales Competition Criteria as a guideline.

    The first Showgirl Winner was Esther Smith from South West Queensland and Charmaine Bondfield from the Darling Downs was Runner-up. In 1984 the first National Final was held and since then two Queensland girls have taken out the Na­tional Title; namely Kim Watkins in 1986 and Kylie Farmer in 1992. Kim became well known as a TV presenter. The National Miss Showgirl Competition ceased in 2000.

    Since its inception in 1983 the Showgirl Awards has offered the opportunity to hundreds of young Queensland women to become involved in one of the great Australian traditions their Local Show. The Awards are just one of the many ways that allow the youth of Queensland to participate in their local Show. Showgirl Awards, Rural Ambassador and Young Judges are all hosted by the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies the governing body of Queensland Shows. Our aim is to broaden the knowledge and participation of our youth in the Show Movement. We hope all participants will continue their association by becoming involved with the “Next Gen” a Sub Committee of the Queensland Chamber.