Rural Achiever Award

http://www.sydneyroyal.com.au/ruralachiever.htm

The RAS Rural Achiever Award is a statewide leadership program open to young men and women aged 20 – 29, living and working in New South Wales. Run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, the award recognises future young leaders who are working hard to make a significant contribution to their local community and to rural Australia.

Celebrating 25 years in 2014, the RAS Rural Achiever Award continues to offer opportunities to the new generation of agriculture for personal development and the chance to make great contacts and network with agricultural industry leaders. However, the program has so much potential to grow and further foster young leaders in agriculture.

What’s in it for you?

  • As well as the opportunity for personal development, and the chance to make great contacts and network with industry leaders, the eight chosen finalists all receive:
  • A share in $17,000 prize money, kindly provided by The Land and the RAS of NSW
  • An all expenses paid, behind the scenes experience at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
  • Nine days accommodation at Sydney Olympic Park
  • 12 Month complimentary RAS membership
  • Opportunity to be selected for the Woolworths Agricultural Business Scholarship Program
  • Official Rural Achiever Uniform and Akubra Hat

Applications

Applications for the 2015 RAS Rural Achiever Award will open in Mid October 2014.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be aged between 20 and 29 years of age and be permanent residents of Australia, residing in NSW.

All applicants must be available to attend a face to face interview in January 2015. The Rural Achiever selection panel will meet at three regional locations and successful applicants will be advised in October 2014 if they are required to attend.

Successful Award recipients must be available for a nine consecutive day program at the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Step by Step Guide

  • Ensure you have read the RAS Rural Achiever Conditions of Entry before you apply.
  • Complete the online application form
  • Upload a Cover Letter and a Photograph of yourself in the field provided on the Application Form.
  • For any assistance contact the Coordinator, Agricultural Development and Youth Initiatives on (02) 9704 1294 or [email protected]
  • Successful applicants will be required to attend the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show for a nine consecutive day program.

Entry Fee
Application into the RAS Rural Achiever Award is FREE.

Enter On Line
Complete the online application form for the 2015 RAS Rural Achiever Award, available from October 2014.

Follow the steps set out in the step by step guide to ensure your application is completed and received.

Closing Dates
Applications for the 2015 RAS Rural Achiever Award will close on Mid December 2014.