The aim of the Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd (VASL) Rural Ambassador Award is to encourage and reward Victorian youth that are actively involved with their local communities. By assisting entrants to develop strong communication and leadership skills and encourage them to become role models for their local communities. Open to entrants over 20 and under 30 years as of the 1st May in the year of the State Final. Entrants must live in Victoria.
Judging is based on an interview and speech encompassing the following:
- Community Involvement
- Country Show Involvement
- General and Rural Knowledge
- Ambitions and Goals
- Communication Skills
- Style, Grooming and Deportment
- Public Speaking Presentation
Berrigan is part of the Goulburn Valley Riverina Shows Association (GVRSA) Group for the Rural Ambassador Award. Entrants are judged at local level, the winner then goes on to compete in the GVRSA Group level in Shepparton, April each year. One winner is selected from the 12 affiliated GVRSA show societies to go on and represent GVRSA in the State Final, in September at the Royal Melbourne Show along with 12 other Group representatives.
For more information about the VAS Rural Ambassador Award click here.
Entry forms are available from the Secretary PO Box 30 Berrigan 2712.
2008 - Tamara Graham
2007 - Catherine Ryan, GVRSA Group Runner-Up.
2006 - Sueanne McCumstie, GVRSA Group Winner & 2007 State Finalist.
2005 - Emma Eldridge, GVRSA Group Winner & 2006 State Finalist.