Entries are now open for the Gunnedah Showgirl competition.
The Gunnedah Show Society is calling for local girls to join the ranks of junior showgirls (15-18 years of age) and senior showgirls (over 18 years of age) before the Gunnedah Show on April 13-15.
Showgirl convenor Carolyn Bishop said it was a great competition for community-minded girls, with the opportunity to share their knowledge of current local and rural issues and interact with members of the community.
The showgirls also undergo an interview with a panel of judges, attend the show’s art and photography exhibition opening night and get involved in the festivities of the weekend.
“It’s just a chance for girls who have been active in their schools and their community to fly a flag,” Ms Bishop said.
“I see it as giving back to the community and representing Gunnedah.
“Every girl that has gone through has also said it was a really great chance to practice their interview skills.”
Ms Bishop said the competition could lead to a “great opportunity” with the winning senior showgirl to go on to the zone competition in Armidale.
“I’d really encourage them to enter - they’ll really get a lot out of it,” she said.
“Junior is a good way to get into it if you’re thinking of doing senior down the road.”
Ms Bishop said the show society’s competition was “one of the longest running showgirl competitions”.
“People love to go to the show and see the showgirls,” she said.
“The girls from previous years said it was great fun and they enjoyed it.”
Entries close on Monday, April 9. To enter the competition or find out more, visit the Gunnedah Show Society website at http://www.gunnedahshowsociety.com.au/show-info/shedules-entry-forms or contact Carolyn Bishop on 0488 437 803.