Meritorious Awards are presented to those individuals who have made a long and outstanding contribution to their community through voluntary service with  their Local Show, Sub Chamber or Chamber.  Usually this award is reserved for those that have already received acknowledgement at the local level and have continued to volunteer and contribute effectively for the community.

Meritorious Award Nomination Form


  • A nominee must be a financial or honorary member of an Agricultural Society affiliated with the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. (A Life Member of an Agricultural Society is eligible to be nominated). 
  • A nominee must meet at least one of the following three additional requirements to qualify for nomination:-
  • currently actively involved in, or recently secluded from participating in activities organised by an Agricultural Society.
  • holds or has held an Executive position, a responsible Sectional position, or assisted in any capacity.
  • has made a significant voluntary contribution to benefit an affiliated Show Society.

A Delegate from the Sub-Chamber, of which the Agricultural Society is a member, is to confirm the nomination of the proposed nominee. 

The names and addresses of two referees are to be provided on the nomination form, and  a written account is required from both referees describing their reasons for referencing this person. 

The President or Secretary is to sign the relevant Nomination Form. 

The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. reserves the right to reject or defer any nomination submitted.


  1. Complete nomination form ensuring all criteria has been met. Submit nomination to Queensland Ag Shows Office via email 
  2. Queensland Ag Shows will then forward onto the Sub-Chamber Board Director/s to sponsor the nomination.
  3. The Director will then act on behalf of the nominating Show Society to confirm the nomination at the next Queensland Ag Shows Board Meeting. 


NomineeYear of IssueNominated by
CAMPBELL, Charles 2020Fraser Coast Agriculture Show 
BARTON, Ross2019Charleville Show
SMITH, Roslyn2019Charleville Show
CURTIS, Peter2019Queensland Ag Shows Board of Directors 
WALZ, Julie 2019Wandoan Show Society 
JAENKE, Patti2018Esk Show Society 
CROTHERS, Lorraine2018Queensland Ag Shows Board of Directors 
RAYNER, Val2017West Moreton Brisbane Valley Show Societies Assn.
KROG, Lillian2017Darling Downs Sub Chamber
PHILLIPS, Damon 2016Carla Tierney, Queensland Ag Shows Board of Directors 
JANETZKI, Denis  Oakey Show Society 
WAUGH, Daryl 2014Wandoan Show Society 
LEMBERG, David 2014Gavin Smith
DRYNAN, Estelle 2013Esk Show Society 
OMAND, Carolyn2013Pioneer Valley Show Society 
KOWALTZKE, Walter2013Laidley Show Society 
JAENKE, Patti2012Esk Show Society 
INGRAM, Bob 2012Emerald Show Society
Watts, Guy2012Dirrinbandi Show Society 
ELLEN, Errol2011Queensland Ag Shows Board of Directors 
PASCOE Ken Queensland Ag Shows Board of Directors 
HAMILTON, Dorothy (Dot)2010Queensland Ag Shows Board of Directors 
EDWARDS, Graham2010 
BISHOP, Robert2010Ridgelands & District S & A Assn. Inc.
CHADWICK, Valmae2009Tully & District Show Society Inc.
SMITH, Robert2009Rockhampton Agricultural Society Inc.
PIERCE, Walter2009Rockhampton Agricultural Society Inc.
DRYNAN, John2009Esk P A & I Assn
HINCHLIFFE, Keith2009Rockhampton Agricultural Society Inc.
ANDREASSEN, Les2009Noosa Show Society
BRIGHT, Arthur Edward2009Toogoolawah Show Society 
MURPHY, Jack  
ELSDEN, Shirley Toowoomba RASQ
O’NEILL, Richard OAM 2008Murgon, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Burnett SC
STEINHARDT, Alan2008Marburg
MALTBY, Hazel2008Bowen
TRACEY, Patricia2008Bowen
KERR, Beverley2008Cairns
KRETSCHMAN, Gladys2008Pine Rivers
LANGE, Kathie2007Oakey Agricultural Pastoral & Rodeo Society Inc.
STEWART, Ken G2006The Ridgelands & District S & A Assn. Inc.
HOARE, Sidney G2006Ridgelands & District S & A Assn. Inc.
ROBERTS, John Barrie2005Callide Valley A & P Society
BELOUSOFF, Tania2005Callide Valley A & P Society
RAYNER, Graham2004West Moreton Brisbane Valley Show Societies Assn.
MCKEE, Kevin Toogoolawah D A & I Assn. Inc.
HUTCHINSON, Daniel W2004Queensland Ag Shows Board of Directors 
KUHL, Maxwell John2004Oakey A P & R Society Inc.
HINZE, Barry2004 
GORDON, Clive2003North Queensland Sub-Chamber 
FINLAY, Milford Francis2002Sarina Show Society Inc.
PLATH, Doris Mary2002Sarina Show Society Inc.
LOGAN, Alex2002Gatton Show Society Inc.
THOMPSON, Ruth Edna2001Nanango A P & M Society Inc.
EDGERTON, Douglas Robert2001Innisfail & District Show Society Inc. 
EVANS, Neil Alexander2001Gatton Show Society Inc.
WATT, Alleyn2001Innisfail & District Show Society Inc.
EVANS, Ailsa2001Murgon P A & H Society Inc.
EISENMENGER, Eugene2001Murgon P A & H Society Inc.
TAYLOR, Dudley Albert2001Tully & District Show Society Inc.
LANGE, Gilbert  
EMERY, Kevin (Tex)2000Emerald Show Society
RICKERTT, Gordon Charles2000Clermont Rodeo and Show Society Inc.
LONGBOTTOM, Don2001Callide Valley Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc.
PINK, Robert James2000Atherton Agricultural Show Society
HIGGINS, Colin2000Gatton Show Society Inc.
MCDONALD, Arthur Thomas2000Rockhampton Agricultural Society Inc.
RAYMONT, Alma Lilla (Monnie)2000Gatton Show Society Inc.
WAGNER, Leonard Morton Mt Perry Show Society 
REYNOLD, Ray ‘Silver’ Rockhampton Agricultural Society Inc.
ETWELL, Cecil Charles Mackay & District Agricultural P & I Assn. Inc.
FISHER, Lorraine BEM 1999Redcliffe
BELL, Margaret Isabella1999Chinchilla A & P Society
MILLER, Laraine1999Ipswich Show Society
BETTRIDGE, Keith Douglas 1999Alpha Show Society
PORTER. Peter Nason1999Callide Valley Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc.
DODDS, David John OAM1999Innisfail & District Show Society
HOSKINS, William Eric1999Innisfail & District Show Society
LITTLE, Leonard George1999Toogoolawah D A & I Assn.
PERKINS, George1999Innisfail & District Show Society
HAUSLER, Cora1999(Oakey)
PAYNE, Peter1999 
PAIN, Bruce Maxwell1999 
GREEN, Eric (Snow)1999Taroom Show Society 
MUNT, Elvie Cooyar Agricultural Society


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