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 2018 Rural Ambassador Award Handbook Rural_Ambassador_A4_Pack_2016
2018 Rural Ambassador for the Chapman Valley Agricultural Society Inc.
& State Runner Up Rural Ambassador
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.
The winner selected at the Group Final represents that Group in the State Final.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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