by Grace Eppelstun, the 2016 The Land Sydney Royal
Showgirl, the competition ball was contested between
can only be one Mudgee Showgirl 2017 however, and
in the end Lucy Meers-Hundy was presented with the
winner’s sash at Parklands Resort on Saturday
runner-up was Lara McNair, and Grace Kelley and
Morgan McNair also competed at the Showgirl Ball.
now heads on to represent the Mudgee Show Society
and the entire community at the Zone 5 Finals.
the last six years, Mudgee has had three girls go
through to the State finals.
Mudgee Guardian, Feb 15, 2017
it takes to become a Showgirl
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.
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 phone or on the Saturday of the show by visiting the
show office. For more info, please contact the current Mudgee
Showgirl on the details above.
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 Miss Mudgee Showgirl Leanne Ferguson (right)
bottom right to top)
2011 Bianca Stanford
Mudgee Showgirl Angela Hamilton
Mudgee Showgirl, Bianca Stanford with Her
Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO
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!