ARE you a local woman who is passionate about the Richmond Valley and the rural lifestyle?
Why not consider entering this year's Beef Week Queen competition?
With preparations well underway for the 2017 NCMC Casino Beef Week, to be held from May 20 to 30, a Beef Week Queen is needed and the search is about to begin.
Beef Week President Stuart George said it takes a special kind of woman to take out the title.
"The aim of the competition is to find the person most suitable to represent young rural women in the area. It is not a beauty pageant, " Mr George said.
"Candidates are judged on personality, confidence, general and rural knowledge, presentation and speech.
"They are also asked to demonstrate an understanding of their local community and current affairs.
"Our Beef Week Queen entrants are Ambassadors for Beef Week and the Richmond Valley.
"The queen and all entrants will enjoy a full week of meeting new people and getting involved in major events during the 11-day festival starting from 20th of May.
They will for example do a presentation to the winners of the art show, they will be involved at the Beef Meets Reef festival, the breakfast, races and cattle competitions."
Last year NSW Governor David Hurley announced the Beef Week Queen who was a King and congratulated Georgie King on winning the crown at the Official Opening Night of 2016 Casino Beef Week.
Georgie said the whole experience was lots of fun and she was very stoked to win.
"I met some wonderful people and made a lot of new friends," she said.
"I would strongly recommend young women to enter the competition as it is a great confidence builder and opens your eyes to what our area has to offer."
If you are thinking of entering the competition for a chance to be crowned the 2017 Beef Week Queen, then do not put it off any longer.
The competition is open to local young women aged 18 to 25.
CROWNING OF BEEF WEEK QUEEN: Saturday, 20 May 2017 at the Official Opening Night at the Casino RSM Club. Tickets will be available from May 1 for $60pp at the RSM Club.
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