Cathy MacDonald Tel. 4995 3288

The Showgirl Competition aims to find a young woman, between the ages of 18 and 25, to represent her local community and speak out on local issues. It provides young women with so many opportunities. If you enter this competition, you will be giving back to your community as well as meeting other like minded young women along the way. The competition has been running since 1962 and has kept the same judging criteria since then as the quality of girls that come through the competition is still high and the standards have not needed to change.

The Sydney Royal Showgirl acts as an ambassador for rural NSW with her role involving many official and informal duties both at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and during her travels within NSW and overseas.

The Dungog Showgirl winner will compete in the zone competition and the winner of the zone will compete in Sydney at the Royal Easter Show.

The contestants are judged on personality, confidence, ambition and life goals, general knowledge, rural knowledge, presentation and speech. Finalists are also asked to demonstrate knowledge of their local community and current affairs and apart from their potential ambassadorial qualities, contestants are also judged on their involvement in and experience of rural affairs.

Entry details can be found at
Click here to download the Conditions and Guidelines for the 2015 Competition.

All local girls, between the ages of 18 and 25 are encouraged to apply. Being a Showgirl means being involved in our local community and the Dungog Show; presenting prizes, sashing winning livestock, speaking with media and generally being in the public eye. The announcement of the winner of the Dungog Showgirl is a major attraction to our Show.

Please register your interest with Cathy MacDonald who will guide you through the steps.


To compete in the Showgirl Competition is exciting and challenging. To support your journey Nowra Show Society run an annual Personal Development Day for Showgirl entrants as they prepare to enter their local and/or Zone Showgirl Competition.

For more information or to register please contact:

Nowra Show Society
Tel: 02 4423 1081
E: [email protected]

Training topics

  • Current Agricultural Practices and Challenges
  • Public Speaking
  • Deportment and Grooming
  • Social Etiquette
  • Wardrobe and Makeup
  • Interview Techniques

The Showgirl Experience Blog

This blog is a great resource in preparing for your Showgirl entry. Click here to visit.