2019 Rural Ambassador State Final Results
The weekend at the Royal Melbourne Show was a great success with a day at the Show on Saturday the 21st September, which involved the tour of the show and each ambassador had their own individual interview with the panel of the four judges. On the Saturday night each ambassador attended the Official Opening of the Royal Melbourne Show, which they got to meet the Governor of Victoria.
On Sunday the 22nd September the Presentation Luncheon held at the Royal Melbourne Show was attended by 90 guests supporting the 13 ambassadors as each one presented their speeches on the topic of how to engage the next generation into participating in country shows and their community. The judges had a lot to debate as the ambassadors this year were all worthy finalists that showed a high level of involvement in their community and had achieved so much already. There could be only one winner, which was Grace Calder representing the Midlands Group and Runner Up was Jordan Hoban representing the Murray Valley Group.
VAS Ltd would like to congratulate all the ambassadors and thank our sponsors of the Rural Ambassador Award as it would not be possible to showcase the next generation of our country show movement.
2019 Rural Ambassador State Finalists
Previous State Final Winners
2007 - Sara-Jane Bowering (North Eastern)
2008 - Laura Tayler (Midlands)
2011 - Rose Harris (Wimmera)
2012 – Kate Cross
2013 – Stephanie Bullen - National Runner Up (Gippsland)
2014 – Melissa Neal (Central & Upper Goulburn)
2015 – Sherrie Lee (Central & Upper Goulburn)
2016 – Katerina Bleckic (Northern District)
2017 – Sophie Crooke - National Champion (Gippsland)
2018 - James Kirkpatrick (Midlands)
2019 - Grace Calder (Midlands)