Ambassador Senior & Junior

The Agricultural Societies of Victoria Rural Ambassador

A partnership between VAS RASV and Gallagher

Steward: John Wright 0400 182 553

Aim:   To highlight the talent, creativity and ingenuity of young rural people and in doing so, encourage entrants to be role models in their local communities

  • To encourage and reward enthusiastic, skilful and industrious young people who are actively    involved in their communities
  • To assist all entrants through their participation to develop strong leadership and    communication qualities
  • To enable entrants to gain greater proficiency in their chosen field and also develop entrants’    stature and reputation in that chosen field

 

Qualifications:  Entrants apply by completing an entry form. They must provide an article on their hobbies which are relevant to the competition and their current involvement with Agricultural Shows, be available to attend Regional interviews, State final interviews and announcement of awards to The Royal Melbourne Show, be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about rural life and affairs  and Agricultural Shows.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Open to people aged between 20 and under 30 years as of the 1st May 2020
  2. The candidate must reside in Victoria

Judging criteria for the State Final:

  • Community and Local Show/Field Day involvement – Entrants must demonstrate an active

involvement and a desire to be Involved in the future and improvement of their local

community and show society.                                                                                                                                    40 points

  • General and Rural Knowledge – Entrants must demonstrate a broad general knowledge and

an awareness of local community issues. Entrants must also have understanding of current

affairs relating to rural life and industry.                                                                                                                20 points

  • Personality – Personality Traits consistent with both the awards and the entrant’s ambitions and

goals will be assessed (e.g. enthusiasm, creativity, confidence & leadership)                                          10 points

  • Ambitions/Goals – Each Entrant’s ambitions and goals will be assessed on their integrity and

relevance to the awards.  Entrants must demonstrate steps towards achieving their goal.                  10 points

  • Communication skills – Entrants are expected to demonstrate effective communication

skills – written, oral and interpersonal.                                                                                                                       10 points

  • Presentations and Grooming – Entrant’s presentation will be assessed according to the

suitability of their attire and conduct in a range of contexts.                                                                           10 points

  • Public Presentation (3minute speech) – Entrant’s public presentation will be assessed

according to the quality of the content, delivery and the extent to which it addresses the set topic.                                                                                                                                                                    20 points

TOTAL                        120 points

 

Prize:                        Local Winner – $50 & certificate. Announced Saturday 6th Oct. 2018 on the Main Stage at 12 noon.

Regional Winner – A certificate and $200 donated by North East Show Societies.

State Winner – Trophy & Cash Prize for Winner and representation at the National Final.

 

VASL Junior Show Ambassador

Run solely by VAS Proudly Sponsored by Gallagher

Aim:       • To give young people a chance to take part in a competition whilst still residing in their local district.

  • To be part of a local Show and therefore highlight the importance of Shows

Regulations:

Open to ambassadors aged 16-19 years on the day of their Local Show/Field Day.

 

Judging process for the State Final:

A panel of three judges will preside over the VAS Junior Show Ambassador Awards. Group Winners (finalists) will be invited to participate in the State Final at the Annual VAS Convention.  Finalists will be invited to submit their resume prior to the State Final and this will be sent to the Judges.  Finalists will attend a formal interview with the Judges and the winner will be announced at the Annual VAS Dinner either at the end of June or early July.  Finalists can invite their family and friends to the dinner at a cost to be advised closer to the Convention.

Judging criteria                                                                                                                                                           for the State Final:

 

  • Community and Local Show/Field Day involvement – Entrants must demonstrate an active

involvement and a desire to be Involved in the future and improvement of their local

    community and show society.                                                                                                                                    20 points

  • General and Rural Knowledge – Entrants must demonstrate a broad general knowledge and

    an awareness of local community issues. Entrants must also have understanding of current

    affairs relating to rural life and industry.                                                                                                   20 points

  • Personality & Confidence – Personality Traits consistent with both the awards and the entrant’s

ambitions and goals will be assessed (e.g. enthusiasm, creativity, confidence & leadership)             10 points

  • Ambitions/Goals – Each Entrant’s ambitions and goals will be assessed on their integrity and

relevance to the awards.  Entrants must demonstrate steps towards achieving their goal.                  20 points

  • Communication skills – Entrants are expected to demonstrate effective communication

skills – written, oral and interpersonal.                                                                                                                       20 points

  • Presentations and Grooming – Entrant’s presentation will be assessed according to the

suitability of their attire and conduct in a range of contexts.                                                                           10  points

TOTAL    100 points

Prizes:

Local Winner – $50 donated by Yarrawonga Lioness’ Club.  To be announced on Saturday 5th

October 2019 at the Official Opening on Main Stage

Regional Winner  – Certificate and $200 donated by North East Show Societies when completed State Finals

State Winner  – $700 and VAS State Final Trophy   Runner Up – $300