2023 Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards
The Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards is open to males and females, twenty to thirty years of age who have a strong commitment to the rural industries and an involvement and passion for the Agricultural Show movement.
The aim of the Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards is to highlight the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland, in particular, those associated with the Agricultural Show movement.
The Awards identify those people actively involved in their local Show, who have a sound knowledge of current rural issues affecting our local areas, Queensland and Australia and have a strong affiliation with agriculture.
The Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards consist of the following sections:
Rural Ambassador – 20 to 29 years, male/female, married/unmarried, children/no children
Young Rural Ambassador – 15 to 19 years, male/female
The Awards seek young people who symbolise the rural spirit - people with vitality who are forward thinking and with a passion for the land and local agricultural shows.
The competition is run on four levels. The Oakey Rural Ambassador winner will progress to the Darling Downs Sub-Chamber Final which will be held at the Toowoomba Royal Show. If successful, the Darling Downs Sub Chamber winner will then represent the Darling Downs Region and compete in the State Final held during the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA). The winner of the State Final then competes at the National Final held at a State Royal Show. This is a national competition, but with New Zealand joining us in 2008 it has expanded to international status.
Oakey Magical Gala Presentation Evening
Greenwood Hall, Oakey Showgrounds, Oakey - Cooyar Road, Oakey
Saturday 4th March 2023
Doors open at 6.00pm
Sponsored by McLean Care
Join us for an evening filled with magic and music celebrating this year's entrants in the
Oakey Showgirl & Rural Ambassador Awards.
Featuring Gold Coast Magician Jason Grey from 6.30pm
from Leanne phone 0417 707 307
from Show Secretary's office Saturday 25 February 10am - 12pm
Admission: Adults $30 ( includes a complimentary drink on arrival)
High School Students $15; Primary School Students $10;
Group: 2 adults & 2 or more children $80
2 course supper; lucky door prize; DJ; dancing & licensed bar.
Dress Code: Cocktail, Semi Formal
2023 Showgirl Awards
Oakey Showgirl - ages 18 - 28 years
Teen Showgirl - ages 14 - 17 years
Junior Showgirl - ages 10 - 13 years
Mini Showgirl - ages 6 - 9 years
2023 Rural Ambassador Awards
Rural Ambassador - men & women aged 20 - 29 years
Young Rural Ambassador - boys & girls aged 15 - 19 years
The Showgirl & Rural Ambassador Awards are a great way to become involved in your local community,
gain confidence and skills in personal development as well as have lots of fun.
For more information contact:
Leanne 0407 115 709
Louise 0456 568 473
Katie 0487 683 973
Entries in all sections close at 5pm January 31st 2023. Winners will be announced on Saturday 4th March 2023 at Oakey Show Ball.
The winner of Oakey Showgirl and Rural Ambassador will advance on to the QCAS Sub Chamber Finals at the 2023 Toowoomba Royal Show.
PREVIOUS OAKEY RURAL AMBASSADOR AWARD WINNERS:
2022 Mrs Alex Peters
2021 No Rural Ambassador due to COVID
2020 Ms Hayley Osborne
2020 Ms Adelayde McKellar (Young Rural Ambassador)
2019 Mrs Rebecca Meacham (also 2019 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador Runner-up
2018 Mrs Stacey Radke
2017 Mrs Liz Couchman (also 2017 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador)
2010 Miss Renae Radke (also 2010 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador)
2009 Miss Carla Tierney (also 2009 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador, 2010 National Rural Ambassador)
Class 6 – Open Rural Ambassador
The Open Rural Ambassador Award is open to men and women married or single aged 20 – 30 years by 1 August 2023.
Open Rural Ambassador Prize Package sponsored by:
Kara Grant of Grant Finance Solutions to the value of $500.00 plus Official Rural Ambassador Winner Rosette and automatic eligibility into the Darling Downs Rural Ambassador Award judged at 2023 Toowoomba Show.
Class 7 – Young Rural Ambassador
The Young Rural Ambassador Award is open to men and women married or single aged 15 – 19 years by 1 August 2023.
Young Rural Ambassador Prize Package sponsored by:
Riverina Oakey to the value of $250.00 plus Official Young Rural Ambassador Winner Rosette.