A new Queensland Country Life Showgirl will finally be sashed after a two year wait since the last crowning.
COVID-19 restrictions hindered the 2020 and 2021 state final taking place at the Royal Queensland Show but organisers have ensured this year's event will still go ahead with a refreshed program next month.
The state finalists will gather in Brisbane from October 20 to 24 and still undergo the traditional program opportunities including a personal reception at Government House where the Governor of Queensland will present their sashes.
Ellie O'Hara from Queensland Country Life Showgirl Awards said the program also featured workshops where finalists would strategically explore the sustainability of the Showgirl Awards in Queensland with many incredible leaders from across Queensland.
"Despite the original State Finals not being able to progress as planned in conjunction with the Ekka in August, we have developed an enriching program for our state finalists which achieves our mission of "Recognising, developing and celebrating young female leaders in our communities"," she said.
"Our enriching state final program is essential for the sustainable development of the Showgirl Awards in Queensland and the impacts of COVID-19 will not effect the development of our young female leaders from communities and agricultural shows across Queensland."
A highlight of the program is a new Developing Community Leaders course developed exclusively for the Showgirl Awards by Julia Spicer of Engage and Create Consulting in Goondiwindi.
"This five module course is being offered to all state finalists and the first module will be conducted in person during our state final week," she said.
"This course offers immense value to our state finalists individually, but also the wider showgirl movement in Queensland."
The presentation and announcement of the 2021 Queensland Country Life Showgirl and runner up will take place on October 22 at the inaugural Showgirl Soiree.
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