Information Statement in relation to COVID -19
Release 9 – 30 March 2020
Queensland Ag Shows State Competition Finals 2020 Update
At an ASA (Agricultural Shows Australia) Teleconference on Friday 27th March the decision was made to cancel the 2020 National Competition Finals for Rural Ambassador and Young Judges and Paraders that were to be held in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, in October. It also determined that any competitors who had qualified for these finals in 2020 would be eligible for 2021. There will be a further meeting of the ASA Working Group in May to discuss logistics for a 2021 competition.
As a result of this decision by ASA, the Queensland Ag Shows Board, by Rotary Resolution, has also decided to cancel ALL Queensland Ag Shows State Competition Finals for 2020. Any decision on 2021 eligibility will be determined at a later date. The decision to cancel the 2020 finals was to give some clarity to the position. Shows and Sub-Chambers will now have to determine how this decision applies to their circumstances bearing in mind that there will be no progression to any Queensland State Finals in 2020.
Further information about any 2021 competitions will be provided once the future direction is able to be determined when the full impact of the current situation is known.
The office remains operational and available to respond to any queries that you may have and we will use our best endeavors to assist you. As we are now working remotely please be patient if there is a delay in responding to your query, we will respond as soon as we can.
Trevor Beckingham OAM FCPA
Queensland Ag Shows
Entrants who win Queensland Ag Shows’ competitions at their local show qualify for their Sub Chamber finals. These are usually hosted by a show in each Sub Chamber, or some Sub Chambers have a separate finals day.
Visit Sub-Chamber pages to view upcoming Final Dates: 2020 Dates will be confirmed shortly
- Central Highlands
- Central & North Western Queensland
- Central Queensland
- Darling Downs
- Near North Coast
- North Queensland
- South Burnett
- South East Queensland
- South West Queensland
- West Moreton & Brisbane Valley
The winners of the above Sub Chamber Finals qualify to compete in the State Finals. Queensland Ag Shows run State Finals for the below competitions –
- Prime Beef Young Judges
- Stud Beef Young Judges & Paraders
- Dairy Young Judges & Paraders
- Meat Sheep Young Judges
- Merino Sheep & Merino Fleece Young Judges
- Poultry Young Judges
- Dark Rich Fruit Cake Competition
- Ute Muster
- Rural Ambassador
- Miss Showgirl
cOMING SOON *NEW COMPETITION*
Queensland Ag Shows will be running a State Alpaca Young Judges Competition. Information will be released shortly…..
As some Sub Chamber finals are held within only weeks of Brisbane Ekka, winners may not receive their official congratulatory letters in time to organise their schedules, travel and accommodation to attend the competition final. If this is the case, please contact our Competitions Co-ordinator at [email protected] or call our office on (07) 3277 7747.
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Queensland Ag Shows Stand
Queensland Ag Shows hopes to see you at our stand during Ekka. Fruit cake will be available for a gold coin donation and there will information available about local Shows, Sub Chambers and Queensland Ag Shows. Make sure you pop over to the stand and say “hi”.