Nominations close Sunday 30th Jan 2022

The Queensland Shows Awards serve to recognise excellence in the agricultural show movement and are an initiative of the Next Generation Committee. 

About The Awards…

Established in 2016, as an initiative of the Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation Committee, the Queensland Shows Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the Agricultural Show movement. The QSAs serve to acknowledge the contributions of the grassroots volunteers that bring together Shows within Qld and aim to celebrate the tireless efforts that embody the values of the Agricultural Show movement.  They encourage teams and individuals to innovate and maintain their commitment to achieving excellence.  The awards are a superb opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate with our peers.

2022 Winners will be announced at the Queensland Shows Awards Dinner on

Saturday 19th March 2022 in Cairns

to be held in conjunction with the 2022 Qld Ag Shows Annual General Meeting.

(Tickets available from Jan 1, 2022 – More info shortly)

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Category Overviews

Outstanding Individual Contribution

This award aims to acknowledge individuals who have made a significant outstanding contribution or achievement within one of Queensland’s 129 Agricultural Show societies.  They may have made a significant contribution during a 2021 Show or over a number of years in the capacity of a Chief Steward/Steward, exhibitor, organising volunteer or committee member etc, or to have assisted in an outstanding way through the development or organisation/running of a new or existing competition, secured considerable sponsorship or grant opportunities, or acted in a major role within the Show society that deserves recognition.

A Winner and Runner Up will be awarded in 2022.

 

 

Emerging Leader 

This award acknowledges an individual aged between 18 and 35 who has, through their attitude and efforts within at least one of Queensland’s 129 Agricultural Show societies, demonstrated they are an emerging leader in the movement. Their work may have been to assist individuals or groups, or to develop competitions or programs to help the society and/or their community. For example, they might be a Steward, livestock donor, an organising volunteer, event marketer or executive member.

The nominee should have made a significant voluntary contribution to the benefit of the affiliated Show society.

The nominee must be between the ages of 18 and 35 inclusive as at date of nomination and have been a member of a Qld Ag Shows affiliated Show for at least 12 months. 

A Winner and Runner Up will be awarded in 2022.

 

 

Best Innovation in A Local Event

This award is for innovation in a local event hosted by a Queensland Ag Shows affiliated show society. The award aims to not only celebrate the innovation, but those that helped to spearhead its organisation and development. The ‘innovation’ could include anything from a new entertainment item to innovative social media campaigns, data gathering and registration services, COVID-19 adaptations or any other innovation that has taken a local event experience to the next level.

The innovation must have occurred during the previous 12 months.

A Winner and Runner Up will be awarded in 2022.

How To Enter?

Easy as 1..2..3..

 

1. Complete the details in the appropriate nomination form within the Nomination Pack document in full.

Click here for Nomination form

(Print & Scan or complete electronically within PDF and return)

 

2. Attach a maximum 1000-word submission outlining an overview of the nominee and addressing specific selection criteria as set out in the nomination form.

 

3. Include a high-resolution photograph of the Nominee (at least 1MB) in the submission email for use in marketing/media.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: There is no interview process.

Nominees will be judged on the quality of the submission.

Questions?  Queries?  Please contact Next Gen at nextgen@queenslandshows.com.au

Thank you to our long-time supporter Sandstream Toowoomba for donating the beautiful etched glass trophies each year

Past Winners

 

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION

Year

Name

Show Society

2021

Eric ‘Snow’ Green

Taroom Show

2020

Katherine Raymont

Gatton Show

2019

Allan Denning

Pittsworth Show

2018

Steve Hancock

Mitchell Show

2017

Carissa Hallinan 

Tara Show

2016

Jessica Wild 

Maleny Show

 

 

EMERGING LEADER

Year

Name

Show Society

2021

TIE

Bec Skene

Melinda Wright

Pittsworth Show

Fraser Coast Show

2020

Amy Palmer

Cunnamulla Show

2019

Jack Murphy  

Pittsworth Show

2018

Stacey Heidenriech

Emerald Show

2017

Sarah Schultz 

Mudgeeraba Show

2016

Christie McLennan

Taroom Show

 

 

BEST INNOVATION IN A LOCAL EVENT

Year

Show Society 

Event

2021

Pittsworth Show

Cook The Crop

2020

Dayboro Show

Agri Ed Pavilion & Kids Zone

2019

Dirranbandi Show

Paul Kelly & Friends Concert

2018

Gatton Show

Qld Dairy Showcase

2017

Wandoan Show

WAGS

2016

Sunshine Coast Show