Showgirl - Miss Maitland

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The Maitland Mercury

What is the Showgirl Competition?

The Competition aims to find a young female Ambassador for rural and regional NSW and the agricultural show movement. The winner of the Maitland competition is selected by a panel of three judges and remains Showgirl until the next year’s Show.  The winner will go on to compete at the Zone level in 2020. The winner of the Zone competition then goes on to the Final at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.

Is it a beauty pageant?

Definitely not, Showgirl is so much more than a superficial beauty contest. It is a chance to meet some new people, try some new things and have a lot of fun.

Entrants must have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, rural and regional NSW. The Competition encourages the participation and awareness of issues faced by women in rural and regional NSW. Contestants are judged on rural knowledge, general knowledge, presentation and speech, personality, confidence, ambition and life goals.  Finalists must also demonstrate knowledge of their local Show, our community and current affairs.  In addition to their potential ambassadorial qualities, contestants are also judged on their involvement in and experience of rural and regional affairs.

Why should I enter?

Maitland and its surrounds are changing rapidly. Do you have a vision for the future of our community which you want to share? The Competition gives you a unique platform to act as an ambassador for our community. The Competition plays a significant role in the overall development of rural and regional youth within this country and boasts incredible support from entrants, sponsors and organisers.  Each year the achievement level is heightened and broadened.  The contestants meet other young women from rural and regional NSW and gain great insights and personal development through this very rare opportunity.

Who can enter?

If you’re female, aged between 18 and 24 and a permanent resident of Australia who has lived in the area for at least six (6) months, this could be your chance at the opportunity of a lifetime.

2018 Maitland Showgirl - Caitlin Hipwell

The prizes…

First Prize

$1000 courtesy of the Maitland Mercury

$200 voucher at Inspirations Hair

$100 voucher from Efagi Boutique

12-month gym membership at Hit-N-Dip Greenhills

$100 voucher from Devotion to Hair plus a gift basket

Second Prize

$395 Seiko Watch from Baileys Jewellers

$150 voucher at Inspirations Hair

6-month gym membership at Hit-N-Dip Greenhills

$75 voucher from Devotion to Hair plus a gift basket

Third Prize

$250 Chamber member dollars from Maitland Business Chamber

$100 voucher at Inspirations Hair

2-month gym membership at Hit-N-Dip Greenhills

$50 voucher from Devotion to Hair plus a gift basket

Prize winners will receive a bouquet courtesy of East Maitland Florist. All other entrants will receive a 2-month gym membership at Hit-N-Dip Greenhills, as well as a gift from Maitland Show.

A big thanks to all of a geneous sponsors:

Maitland Mercury, Maitland City Council, Baileys Jeweller, Efagi Boutique, Inspirations Hair Design,
Maitland Business Chamber, GBOTA, Greenhills Hit-N-Dip Sports Centre, East Maitland Florist,
Baileys of Greta, Devotion to Hair

Entry Forms

2019 Showgirl Information

Showgirl Entry Form A

Showgirl Entry Form B

To enter please email completed entry forms A&B, plus a cover letter and photo of yourself to: