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
Entrants 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 age category.
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.
MUDGEE SHOWGIRL is.....TANYA WISBEY
many reasons for entering the 2014 Mudgee Showgirl
competition, production agronomist Tanya Wisbey
believes she can be an advocate for young women
wanting to pursue or play a vital role in the agriculture
“With my passion and background
in all facets of agriculture and rural life, along
with being given such joy and entertainment competing
in events at the Mudgee Show, it would be a great
pleasure to be able to give something back to
the community and be an ambassador for Mudgee
and the Show Society,” Tanya said.
“The Mudgee township possesses
such diverse opportunities and I would relish
in being able to portray that to a wide spectrum
Tanya got her dream when she was
won the 2014 title at the Mudgee Showgirl Dinner
held at Club Mudgee in November 2013.
“I want to be an ambassador
and to tell everyone how amazing Mudgee is,”
Tanya said. “Mudgee has given a lot to me
and I want to give something back during my 12
months as Miss Mudgee Showgirl.”
The dinner was the
culmination of a day of judging for Tanya and
her fellow Miss Showgirl candidates Jessica Newman
and Maddie Endacott.
Tanya will represent
the Mudgee Show Society at the zone judging to
be held in Rylstone in March, 2014.
The winner of the
zone judging will take part in The Land Miss Showgirl
competition to be judged at the Sydney Royal Easter
A WINDOW INTO SHOWGIRLS
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!