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A Young Rural Ambassador Quest has been introduced by the Mossman and District Show Society.  

Show president Matty Hatfield said the quest would help entrants learn new life skills in the lead up to the July 21-22 event. 

“They’ll expand their verbal communication skills, demonstrate good personal presentation, a positive outlook and enthusiasm, provide fresh ideas to the society and have the ability to give and take direction,” he said.  

“As a Young Rural Ambassador their main role is to promote the Mossman & District Show and agricultural industries supporting the Mossman & District Show Association.  

“The ambassadors have also been available to assist with entries and preparation displays at various community events such as the Port Douglas Carnivale, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Light up the Park, Hospital Foundation events, Airing of the Quilts, Daintree State School centenary as well as volunteering at this year’s Mossman Show two-day event.”  

Mossman resident Nikita McDonald, one of six quest entrants, said the show had always been a part of her life. 

“I did the culinary section of the show with my grandma when I was young. I also like walking through the gates and seeing all the rides and everyone’s excitement to be here,” she said. 

“It’s my favourite part of the year and an event I get ready for two months in advance. 

“Part of what we do is helping the volunteers run the show. They deserve so much help for what they do because they’re amazing people. However, it’s also getting out and helping people in the community who deserve it as well.” 

Back for a second year running at the Mossman Show is a Junior Judging Competition in the Fat Cattle section.  

Mr Hatfield said contestants would be required to judge and rank a number of comparative cattle, against the criteria outlined for the class of cattle chosen.  

“They will also be expected to explain to the judge how they arrived at their rankings,” he said. 

“If you are interested in being involved in the Junior Judging Competition in the Fat Cattle section, contact the Show secretary by email or send us a message on the Mossman Show website or Facebook.” 

Schedule books are available at various businesses around the Douglas Shire and can also be downloaded from the Mossman Show website. Closing dates for each category are as follows:   

  • Guinea Pigs and Caged Birds – entry closing date – 18 July 2024 
  • Fat Cattle – entry closing date – 20 July 2024 
  • Horticulture, Floral Art and Agriculture – entry closing date – 20 July 2024 
  • Culinary – entry closing date – 20 July 2024 
  • Needlework – entry closing date – 19 July 2024 
  • Arts n Craft & Photography – entry closing date – 17 July 2024 
  • Equestrian entries must be online via – Entries open 
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