Kiama’s Young Citizen of the Year in 2018, and this year’s Kiama Showgirl, Sarah Young, has been selected to represent our zone in the Showgirl finals at the Royal Sydney Show.
The Competition aims to find a young female Ambassador for rural NSW and the agricultural show movement.
In the 56 years of the competition, none of our Showgirls have won the state title.
Ellen Downes was the last Kiama Showgirl to win a place at the Royal, in 2000.
Sarah, from Kiama, was selected along with Nicole Sandrone, the 2019 Camden Showgirl, to represent Zone 2.
Her family have long been lynchpins of the Show Society, and she is excited by the opportunity to represent Kiama at a state level.
“During my week in Sydney I will be undertaking a mentor program, attending a reception at Government House, visiting Westmead Hospital and being assessed at a number of judging events.
“There will also be many more opportunities for self development and networking.
“I hope to learn more about myself and the world around me from this experience, as well as meet some incredible people from around the state.
“I am honestly just looking forward to getting in and completely immersing myself in the week in order to get the most out of the opportunity as possible!”
The Land Showgirl Competition encourages the participation and awareness of issues faced by women in rural NSW.
Contestants are judged on rural knowledge, general knowledge, presentation and speech, personality, confidence, ambition and life goals.
Finalists must also demonstrate knowledge of their local community and current affairs.
In addition to their potential ambassadorial qualities, contestants are also judged on their involvement in and experience of rural affairs.
Details: The Sydney Royal Easter Show is being held on 12-23 April