Showgirl Competition

The Nowra Show Society is pleased to announce Annalise McDonald as the 2020 Nowra Showgirl and Chipo Machingura as the Runner-Up.

Judging for the 2020 Competition occurred on 23rd November 2019 and culminated in the Nowra Showgirl Presentation Dinner which was held this year at the Nowra Golf Club. This event was attended by over 80 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 2020 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 2020 Showgirl entrants can be seen each evening of the Show in the centre ring, with a formal presentation scheduled for Saturday evening, 8 th February. Annalise will then represent the Nowra Show Society at the Zone 2 Final, hosted by the Hawkesbury Show Society on 22 nd February. We wish Annalise 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 about their involvement in the local community and national political issues that impact Australians, particularly those in rural and regional areas.

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 2020 State winners include:
1st place The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl – Cash prize totalling $7,500
2nd place $3,500
3rd place $2,000

Congratulations to all the 2020 Nowra Showgirl entrants

Annalise McDonald

Sponsored by Reg Cochrane Pastoral

Chipo Machingura

Sponsored by Integrity Real Estate

Caitlin Matthews

Sponsored by B&B Heavy Vehicle Repair

Charlotte Phillips

Sponsored by One Agency Elite Property Group Nowra 

Imogen Clarke

Sponsored by Ablock Builder

The Nowra Show Society would like to thank…

Blooms The Chemist – Junction Street, Coolangatta Estate, Flamingo Florist, Knickerboxers, My
Travel Expert, Nowra Chemicals, Nowra Golf Club, Nowra Nutrimetics Team, Ray White Nowra,
Scruples Hair and Beauty Salon, The Deli on Kinghorne, The Lookout, Cambewarra Mountain,
Tuscany Wood Fired Restaurant

… for their support of the 2020 Nowra Showgirl Competition


Adults $15.00 

Concession $10.00 

Children (5-16yrs) $5.00