In 2016 and 2017 the ASC have offered a $5,000 prize for innovation by a Show Society. Here is a summary of some of the nominations and winners whose innovations might inspire you.


Innovations by Show Societies

Keast Shield


The recent National Finals held at Perth Royal produced some of the best results NSW has seen in many years culminating in the overwhelming win of the Keast Shield.

The week commenced with the National Rural Ambassador competition and our representative Tim Green from Nimmitabel Show was awarded Runner Up in this prestigious event.

Following on, was the National Young Judges and Parading Competitions. 2019 saw the inaugural Alpaca Young Judges National Finals take place with Rubey Williams from Picton NSW crowned the winner.

Our other competitors also did NSW proud showing their knowledge, experience and commitment to these competitions.

Sam Parish – Beef Parader Champion

Tabitha Cross – Beef Young Judge Runner Up

Kieran Smith – Meat Breeds Sheep Champion

Jack Kelly – Merino Sheep Runner Up

Stephanie Davies – Merino Fleece Champion

Mitchell Atkins – Dairy Young Judges 3rd and Dairy Parader Finalist

Hannah Jenkins – Poultry Finalist

Witnessing the mateship and confidence in this team highlighted the fact that I believe the preparation weekend in Dubbo in August contributed greatly to our overall success.

2020 'The Big Bush BBQ Fundraiser' at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Friday 3rd April - Tuesday 14th April, 2020

The Big Bush BBQ is coming back at the 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show! Each day, a NSW Show Society will have the opportunity to fundraise for their Show and community.

The RAS are seeking expressions of interest from NSW Show Societies to volunteer their time to run the BBQ at the Show between 8am-4pm each day. All food and condiments will be supplied at NO cost to your Society.

If you are a local Show looking to be a part of the BBQ fundraising initiative please click here and fill in the expression of interest form.

Applications must be returned by Friday, 31st January 2020 to or Locked bag 4317, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127.


It is coming up to that time of the year again to start thinking about nominations for the following ASC Awards: Click on the links for the application forms.

President’s Innovation Award (prize money $3,500)

Award for Excellence (prize money $500 and $200 per finalist)

Show Dedication Award (prize money $500 and $200 per finalist)

Two new Awards have been introduced:

Supporting your Community through Fire Award (prize money $1000 and $250 per finalist)

Supporting your Community through Drought Award (prize money $1000 and $250 per finalist)


Nominations close Friday 14th February, 2020.  Awards are presented at the ASC AGM on Friday April 03, 2020. 

Our thoughts are with those who are currently struggling as a result of these devastating bushfires. Not only are many of our members courageously part of this incredible team of firefighters they are also proudly supporting their communities by providing support and access to showgrounds as Evacuation Centres and Bushfire Refuge Centres.

Unfortunately some of our members have been impacted severely and as a result are unable to hold their annual Ag Show.  Please check our website for individual show updates. Safety, community welfare and the sustainability of agriculture are the main priority of our shows.


Tim Capp


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