Nominations now open for 2022 Cobar Showgirl competition

Entrants in last Year’s Cobar Showgirl competition: Hannah Carroll, Cori-Laine Clark (Miss Showgirl winner), Megan Giurin (Teen Miss Showgirl), Rebecca Hibbert, Cora McKervey (Junior Miss Showgirl) and Lillie Livingston

Being a Showgirl is a fun experience that brings together young rural girls and wom-en and could take them through to compete at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Entries for Cobar’s annual Showgirl compe-tition are now open.
Louise McKervey is coordinating this year’s Cobar Showgirl competition and is calling for young girls and ladies aged between eight and 24 years to enter.
“Everyone who enters will gain something from it whether they win or not,” Louise said.
As part of the Showgirl experience, entrants get to take part in a variety of workshops rang-ing from public speaking, presentation, eti-quette, makeup and hair tips.
“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and the girls will also gain some great skills,” Louise said.
The competition is split into three age cate-gories with Junior Showgirl ranging between 8-12 years, Teen Showgirl (13-17 years) and the official Showgirl competition is open to 18-24 years.
Louise said Showgirl entrants will not only get the opportunity to make friends and build their self confidence, but they will also develop a personal pride for their community and learn more about its rural aspects.
“It’s a great opportunity for some fun, to gain an understanding of their community and a great way to become involved in the Cobar Show,” Louise said.
The winner of the 18-24 age group will go on to represent Cobar at a Zone level and, if suc-cessful, could continue to State finals, meeting many inspiring young women along the way.
The Showgirl Competition aims to find a young female ambassador for rural NSW and the Agricultural Show movement.
Each year the competition attracts over 300 women aged between 18-25 years and plays a significant role in the overall development of rural youth within NSW.
This year’s event will be the 60th annual Showgirl competition. The first competition in 1962 began with only 20 women.
The competition runs across the state and not only ensures many important lessons are learnt along the way, there are also over $40,000 in cash and prizes on offer.
Nominations close next Wednesday. —Article compiled by Holly McGuinness, Macleay College journalism student
Page 6 The Cobar Weekly Wednesday February 16, 2022