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4 March, 2021

Finalists announced for 2021 Queensland Shows Awards

Queensland Ag Shows have announced the finalists of the 2021 Queensland Shows Awards.

Queensland Ag Shows have announced the finalists of the 2021 Queensland Shows Awards.

An initiative of the Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation Committee, the QSAs recognise excellence in the agricultural show movement.

“They’re about acknowledging the contributions of not just the show societies and events, but the people whose tireless efforts embody what the agricultural show movement is all about,” Next Generation President Kait Murphy, from Pittsworth, said.

Winners will be announced at the Queensland Shows Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 20 in Roma, in conjunction with the Qld Ag Shows Annual General Meeting.

Nominees include (in no particular order):

Outstanding Individual Contribution

• Janeen Schulz from Lowood Show

• Jocelyn Frost from Esk Show

• Marilyn White from Pittsworth Show

• Greg Hunter from Nanango Show

• Eric ‘Snow’ Green from Taroom Show

• Alison Taylor from Dayboro Show

Emerging Leader

• Melinda Wright from Fraser Coast Show

• Bec Skene from Pittsworth Show

• Dale McVicar from Goondiwindi Show

• Daniel Meacham from Oakey Show

• Kate Stokes from Malanda Show

• Leonie Nichols from Blackbutt Show

Best Innovation in a Local Event

• Camp & Jam 2020 from Esk Show

• Virtual Pet Parades from the West Moreton & Brisbane Valley Sub-chamber

• The Cook the Crop Competition from Pittsworth Show

• The 2020 Mini Pop-Up Show and Virtual Competitions from Atherton Show

• The 2020 Virtual Show from Mundubbera Show.

Mrs Murphy said the awards, which are sponsored by Sandstream Etching, encouraged teams and individuals to innovate and maintain their commitment to achieving excellence.

“Due to the cancellation of most of the 2020 Queensland show season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nominations were accepted from both 2019 and 2020,” she said.

“We encouraged shows to either think back to 2019 to nominate a special person or innovation, or to tell us about how their team overcame a challenging 2020 to find a way to put on an event for their community.

“For some shows that took the shape of a mini show, online competition or entertainment streamed online.

“The awards are a superb opportunity for the Queensland show movement to come together and celebrate the hard work and creativity of our peers.”

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