Friday, September 16, 2011


Are you actively involved in your rural community or local Show? Do you live and work in rural NSW? Do you have an interest in agriculture and rural affairs? Are you passionate about your local community?

If so, nominations are now open for the 2012 RAS Rural Achiever Award.

The RAS is looking to reward ambitious and enthusiastic young people who represent all aspects of rural and regional NSW communities.

Winning the title of RAS Rural Achiever can also be an important step in helping young rural Australians achieve their ambitions and kick-start their career.

In 2011, finalists included a veterinary student, a shearer, an environmental health and safety manager, a horse trainer and a human resources consultant.

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Winner of last year’s award, horse trainer Tim Dreverman from Dalgety NSW said, “Words can’t give this phenomenally rewarding experience justice. All I can say is if you have any kind of interest in rural affairs and love the show movement then I encourage you to become an RAS Rural Achiever. Trust me, it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made and something you’ll never forget.”

Eight finalists will be invited to attend the largest annual even in the southern hemisphere – the Sydney Royal Easter Show and will share in $17,000 prize money.

During the nine day ‘behind the scenes’ look at the Royal Easter Show the finalists will receive invitations to official functions including a cocktail reception at Government House, tours of NSW Parliament House and the offices of Rural Press – home of The Land newspaper. Finalists will also attend a dynamic professional development and communications workshop, a 12-month RAS Membership and be outfitted in the latest country clothing and an Akubra hat.

The RAS Rural Achievers Award is open to all residents of NSW aged between 20 and 27.

Entries close Tuesday 18 October, 2011.

To apply, please visit or for more information contact Jennifer Rogan P 02) 9704 1294 E

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