THE 2014 MUDGEE SHOWGIRL COMPETITION

The 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.

Junior 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 age categories:
• 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.

2014 MUDGEE SHOWGIRL is.....TANYA WISBEY

Among 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 industry.

“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 of people.”

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 Show.


A WINDOW INTO SHOWGIRLS PAST

1994 Show Society President A.W. Cox with 1994 Miss Mudgee Showgirl Emma Kearins (left) and 1993 Miss National Showgirl Sarah Wilson (right)
1985 Miss Mudgee Showgirl Jenny Birchall (left)
and 1986 Miiss Mudgee Showgirl Leanne Ferguson (right)
Do 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!



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