QUEENSLAND RURAL AMBASSADOR AWARDS

Contact Details

Competition Coordinator:
Jessamine Crawford

Phone: 0427 521 202

Email: jess_ringer@bigpond.com

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Code of Practice and Conduct – Show Judges and Stewards
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General Competition Regulations
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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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2021 RURAL AMBASSADOR STATE FINALS POSTPONED

Following the further government updates broadcasted earlier today, the Queensland Rural Ambassador Awards State Final Program, hosted by Queensland Ag Shows, has regrettably been postponed. The State Final Program of the 2021 Rural Ambassador Awards was due to commence at 2pm on Wednesday August 4th. The decision to postpone was not one that was made lightly but Queensland Ag Show’s first priority is the safety of our competitors and volunteers.

The Queensland Rural Ambassador Awards Committee with the support of Queensland Ag Shows, intends to run a State Final Program at a later date this year, to ensure that the 2021 State Finalists receive a fantastic State Finals experience.

We thank our Finalists, Sponsors, Suppliers and Show Community for your support. 

The Queensland Rural Ambassador Award state finalists hosted by our accommodation partners Annexe Apartments, will be welcomed to Brisbane on Wednesday, 4 August 2021 between 2pm to 4pm. The finalists will experience industry tours, personal development workshops and an immersive Ekka experience.

The Queensland Rural Ambassador Awards Winner will be announced on Saturday, 7 August 2021 at the Celebration Dinner at Royal on the Park.

The 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 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 FINALIST

Winner – Myles Newcombes, Gympie Show, Near North Coast 

Runner Up – Brianna Hockey, Monto Show, Burnett 

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

2019 WINNERS PROFILE: Myles Newcombes

I feel privileged to be named the 2019 Queensland Rural Ambassador. Representing the Gympie Show Society and the Near North Coast Sub-Chamber.

As the 2019 Queensland Rural Ambassador, I’m looking forward to the creating new networks within the agricultural industry and to advocate for the real issues facing young producers trying to make a start in the industry.

I am an apprentice plumber by trade and I also own and operate my own beef cattle enterprise.

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 2020.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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

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

 

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

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