Rural Ambassador Award 2024


THANKS TO Rural Ambassador Sponsor THE GREAT WESTERN hotel

The Rockhampton Agricultural Show - 2024 Rural Ambassador entries have now closed and we are excited to introduce you to the successful entrants.


Ty Lawrie

Ty is 25 and loves to be on his family property at Westwood, where he has been employed for 4 years now.

Ty has an interest in cattle farming and crop irrigation, and he is currently studying for his Bachelor Degree of Agriculture.  

He has farm hand and farm manager experience that he can relate to Rural Ambassador. Ty inspires to own and run a successful cattle farm of his own and to offset into different business avenues. He loves to go motorbike riding and fishing.

When asked why he applied for Rural Ambassador this year, Ty’s reply was that he is interested in the cattle industry and wants to be more community-based believing that as Rural Ambassador he can assist the Agricultural Society by teaching and giving people a better understanding.


Shikira Stehbens

Shikira has in previous years exhibited, stewarded and judged poultry at Agricultural Shows around Central Queensland. She has a keen interest in breeding and showing of poultry.

Shikira has a Bachelor of Agriculture, with a minor in nutrition and liberal studies. She has shown poultry at State level and judged at State Finals for novice judging. This is where she aspires to be a successful poultry shower and judge.

In previous years Shikira managed a bar at Rockhampton Jockey Club and she now works for Queensland Racing Integrity Commission as a cadet steward in both thoroughbreds and greyhounds.

When asked why she applied for Rural Ambassador this year, Shikira’s reply was to help promote exhibition poultry and to create greater awareness for our local Agricultural Society of poultry disease and vaccinations.





You can find the entrants at the upcoming events including;


The Rockhampton Agricultural Show Cocktail Fundraiser 

Join the entrants for an unforgettable evening of community gathering, celebration and official competition judging at the Rockhampton Agricultural Show Cocktail Fundraiser. As part of the night entrants will take to the stage to answer a set of questions outlined by the judging panel. 

Event Details

Date: Friday 7 June 2024

Time: 6pm - 8pm 

Location: The Great Western Hotel 

Tickets: $40. Includes cocktail on arrival and canapes.

Stocklands Pop Up 

Thursday 30th May - Sunday 2nd June 

Fashion Parade

Wednesday 12th June - Friday 14th June at the People's Pavilion 

Panel Discussion

Come and meet the entrants as they discuss their passion in agriculture and their journey in the competition.

Wednesday 12th June 3pm at the People's Pavilion

Grand Parade

Entrants will join the official opening of the event and the winner will be announced. 

Thursday 13th June 



Across the competition, the entrants are judged based on the below criteria.

25 Points  Country Show Involvement 
25 Points General & Rural Knowledge
20 Points  Community Involvement
20 Points  Communication Skills and Personality
15 Points  Ambitions / Goals / Interests
10 Points  Style, Grooming and presentation
10 Points Conduct


Check out the show program for more details.

For specific competition enquiries please email