Rural Ambassador

The Rural Ambassador Competion and National Competitions have been both cancelled due to current COVID restrictions in place.

The Rural Ambassador Competition is a National Competition aimed at young rural adults who have a passion for living and working in rural communities.

The competition aims to discover the next generation of rural leaders who have the desire to represent and promote their community, their region and their state.

Successful entrants are given the opportunity to meet and network with like minded representatives from around the state, around the country and around the Commonwealth. You will meet state and federal decision makers and leaders in agriculture and education, be able to input your point of view, ask the hard questions and make important contacts.

You do not have to be a ‘university graduate’, you just need to have the desire to stand up for rural Australia, have a basic agricultural and rural knowledge, and be prepared to ‘have a go’. You will experience some tough competition, make lifelong friends and have a damn good time.

So if this sounds like you:

  • Contact the Chapman Valley Agricultural Society Inc. for further details.
  • OR find out more in the Rural Ambassador Award Handbook

2018 Rural Ambassador for the Chapman Valley Agricultural Society Inc.

& State Runner Up Rural Ambassador

Bridgitte Brooks

Bridgitte was privledged to grow up on a farm and is now located in Chapman Valley following the marriage to Jeremy, a farmer at Yuna. Bridgitte and Jeremy have one son, Ted who brings them lots of joy.

Professionally, Bridgitte works as an Occupational Therapist at the local hospital. Bridgitte has worked in many areas of Occupational Therapy across the state including the Kimberley, Gascoyne, Midwest and Indian Ocean Territories.

Whilst Bridgitte thoroughly enjoys her line of work helping people, her other passion lies in agriculture and rural living, particularly around creating positive knowledge around our food and fibre industry. Now that she is a resident in the Chapman Valley Shire, she has become an active member of the Chapman Valley community; volunteering through Yuna CWA, Chapman Valley Playgroup, Creating a Better Yuna Inc, Valley Vibes, Chapman Valley Football Club and Chapman Valley Agricultural Society.

Bridgitte believes that the local agricultural show is a starting point to encourage people to be involved with agriculture and to learn and appreciate about where their food and fibre comes from. Bridgitte is looking forward to use this years 2018 Chapman Valley Show as a platform to educate visitors about our diverse industry, encourage young people to bring their skill sets back to the farm and rural communities and use the day as a time to connect and socialise with the local community – something essential for mental health in the bush.

Bridgitte wishes everyone an enjoyable day at our wonderful show and encourages you to check out the agricultural sections, particularly the quick shears competition!


General Outline of the Competition

The Rural Ambassador Award is conducted in three stages:

Local Show Level:
The winner selected at the local level represents that Agricultural Society at the Group Finals.

Group Level:
The winner selected at the Group Final represents that Group in the State Final.

State Level:
The winner of the State Final will represent Western Australia in the Nationals.

If you would like the opportunity to promote Chapman Valley Agricultural Society Inc. as a Rural Ambassador for 2018 and will be between 20 to 30 years of age as at the 1st May 2018, please contact the CVAS Secretary for entry details – PO Box 394, Geraldton 6531 or 

Chapman Valley Agricultural Society Inc. Rural Ambassadors

2018 Bridgitte Brooks (Midwest Winner & Runner up State Finalist)

2017  Nigel Routledge
2016  Brad Kupsch (WA State Winner & Mid West Winner).
2015  Jessica Warr (WA State Winner & Mid West Winner).
2014  Jeremy Brooks (Mid West Winner & Runner up State Finalist)
2005  Kim Batten
2003  Jason Stokes (Mid West Winner)
2002  Jason Batten
2001   Teehani Cooper (Reynolds)
2000   Simon Creagh

Chapman Valley Show Girls

1999        Jasmine Flavel
1998        Tenille Webb
1997         Demelza Forrester
1996         Kristy Thompson
1995         Gemma Green
1994         Kim Williamson
1993         Melanie Griffith
1992         Judith Flanigan (Mid West Winner)
1991          Belinda Sullivan
1990         Leisa Woodhams
1989         Sally Scott
1988         Rochelle Davies
1987         Kathy Murphy
1986         Trisha Slee
1985         Deanne Norris
1984         Jennifer McNamara
1983         Helen McCartney
1982         Lee-Anne McCartney
1981         Alison Walls