The “Marsh Rural Ambassador Awards” is open to males and females, twenty to thirty years of age who have a strong commitment to the rural industries and an involvement and passion for the Agricultural Show movement.
The aim of the “Marsh Rural Ambassador Awards” is to highlight the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland, in particular those associated with the Agricultural show movement. The award identifies those people actively involved in their local show, who have a sound knowledge of current rural issues affecting their local areas, Queensland and Australia and have a strong affiliation with agriculture.
The award seeks young people who symbolise the rural spirit – people with vitality, who are forward thinking and with a passion for the land and local agricultural shows.
The competition is run on four levels; the local Show winner progresses to a Sub-Chamber Final, where the winner competes in the State Final held during the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA). The winner of the State Final then competes at the National Final held at a State Royal Show. This is a national competition, but with New Zealand joining in 2008 it has expended to international status.