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.
2019 Oakey Rural Ambassador Award Winners:
Oakey Rural Ambassador – Mrs Rebecca Meacham (also 2019 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador Runner-up
PREVIOUS OAKEY RURAL AMBASSADOR WINNERS:
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 2020.
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 2020 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 2020.
Young Rural Ambassador Prize Package sponsored by:
Riverina Oakey to the value of $250.00 plus Official Young Rural Ambassador Winner Rosette.
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