Mudgee Showgirl competition aims to find an ambassador for
our local rural community. Every year, over 700 young women
from NSW enter The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition
though their local show society showgirl competition. Young
ladies who enter the competition must be aged between 18
and 25 years; they are to be a permanent resident of Australia
and have lived or worked in NSW for at least three months.
The competition has three
levels; Local, Zone, and State which is held at the Sydney
Royal Easter Show. The winner of each Local competition
proceeds to the Zone finals where 2-3 girls are chosen from
each zone competition to compete at the Sydney Royal.
Since 1962 when the competition
began, the judging criterion has not changed. The judging
criteria include points awarded for personality, confidence,
ambitions and goals, general knowledge of their local community
and Australia, general and local rural knowledge, personal
presentation and style, diction and speech, and an on-stage
interview. The Royal Agricultural Society and the Agricultural
Societies Council (the organisers of the competition) believe
that the importance of these skills and values have not
diminished in society.
In entering the competition,
the participants meet other young ladies with similar interests,
and gain beneficial knowledge and invaluable experience.
The entrants at each level of the competition are exposed
to personal development and networking opportunities, not
to mention some great prizes.
Miss Mudgee Showgirl Competition Mudgee Show Society holds the Junior Miss Mudgee
Showgirl Competition each year on the Saturday of the Mudgee
Show. A Junior Showgirl is elected from the following
• Miss Mudgee Showgirl Teenager: 13 – 17yrs
• Miss Mudgee Showgirl Primary: 8 – 12yrs
• Miss Mudgee Showgirl Junior: 4 – 7yrs
will be asked questions in a group forum and will be awarded
points for personality, confidence, ambition/goals, interest
& participation in the show and general knowledge. Great
prizes are awarded for the winner and runner up in each
Entries can be taken early by phoning Tara on 0419 464 296
or on the Saturday of the show by visiting the show office
prior to 12 noon.
2013 MUDGEE SHOWGIRL, ANGELA HAMILTON
2013 Showgirl Angela Hamilton touches on her experience
as Showgirl and why others should get involved.
“First and foremost this competition is not
a beauty contest. It is a contest that showcases
your intellect, your personality and your passion
for your region.
Mudgee is a town that speaks for itself through
the vast variety on offer from horticulture to viticulture.
The community and the beautiful environment make
it easy to fall in love with each and every aspect
of Mudgee making its place on the map and all with
good reason. Essentially what I am trying to say
here is – Mudgee made it an easy choice for
me to want to be Showgirl. Not to mention what comes
from being a showgirl; the experiences, the opportunities,
the career prospects and the vast array of friendships
being showgirl doesn’t stop at Mudgee either.
The competition allows you to compete further at
Zone and at State for The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl.
Prizes worth up to $40,000 can be won just by taking
the top spot at state. I, unfortunately, was unable
to compete at Zone this year as the date clashed
with the Mudgee Show, however for the 2014 competition,
this will not be a problem.
You don’t have to be a country girl or be
living in Mudgee right now (I’m currently
at University in Sydney), just a desire to be involved.
I urge any 18-25 year old female to compete, let’s
show 100 plus NSW Showgirls what Mudgee is really
The Mudgee competition will be held in October this
year and the winning Showgirl will compete at Zone
in Kandos/Rylstone on the 8th March 2014. The Mudgee
Show Society is also seeking sponsors for the event.
More information is available from the Mudgee Show
Society and Sydney Royal websites.
If you are interested in entering or sponsoring
the competition please contact Tara, Showgirl Coordinator
or 0419 464 296.
Show Society President A.W. Cox with 1994 Miss Mudgee
Showgirl Emma Kearins (left) and 1993 Miss National
Showgirl Sarah Wilson (right)
Miss Mudgee Showgirl Jenny Birchall (left)
and 1986 Miiss Mudgee Showgirl Leanne Ferguson (right)
you have what it takes to be the next Mudgee Showgirl?
If you are between 18 and 25 years of age and would like
to take part in this fabulous competition please contact
the Secretary or come to our next show and chat to some
of the entrants for first hand experience!