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The Nowra Show Society is pleased to announce Sammy Spark as the 2018 Nowra Showgirl and Kaitlyn Gray as the 2018 Runner-Up.
Judging for the 2018 Competition occurred on 25th November 2017 and culminated in the Nowra Showgirl Presentation Dinner which was held this year in the Showground Pavilion. This event was attended by over 110 members of the local community and acknowledged the achievements of all five Showgirl entrants as well as highlighting the importance of the agricultural show movement.
Although final judging for the competition has been completed, the Showgirl entrants will not be absent from the 2018 Nowra Show. The role of Showgirl means being involved in all aspects of your local Show, as entrants are afforded a behind-the-scenes experience which connects them directly with both exhibitors and patrons. Showgirls will be busy across the two days of the Show presenting prizes, sashing livestock, speaking with media and attending official Show functions as ambassadors for the Nowra Show Society.
The 2018 Showgirl entrants can be seen each evening of the Show in the centre ring, with a formal presentation scheduled for Saturday evening, 10th February. Sammy will then represent the Nowra Show Society at the Zone 2 Final, hosted by the Luddenham Show Society on 3rd March. We wish Sammy the best of luck for this day!
Keep a look out for our lovely Showgirls in their sashes around the Showground; make sure you stop and say hello!
A brief history…
The Nowra Showgirl competition was first held in 1963 and since then the Nowra Show Society, through this Competition, has helped many young women gain self-confidence and valuable life skills and to become more connected with their local community.
The Showgirl Competition is not a beauty pageant but aims to find a young female ambassador for rural NSW. Over 500 young women enter the Competition annually throughout NSW and are judged on their interest and knowledge about rural Australia, as well as confidence, ambition and life goals, general knowledge, presentation and speech. Candidates are also asked to demonstrate knowledge of their local community, national and political issues that impact on Australians.
The young woman chosen as The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl will act as an ambassador for rural and regional NSW. Her role will involve many official and informal duties, both at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, NSW Shows and during her travels interstate and overseas.
Prizes for 2018 State winners include:
… for their support of the 2018 Nowra Showgirl Competition.