Become A Kiama Showgirl

Our Community Ambassador


Sarah Young

Sarah has been a part of the Kiama Show her entire life. Her involvement has included entering pavilion exhibits, assisting at the entry gates, selling raffle tickets and helping with the set up and packdown of the Show. 

Sarah represented Kiama at the Zone 2 Showgirl Final where she was one of two Showgirls selected to attend The Land Showgirl Final at Sydney Royal.

As part of her role as 2019 Kiama Showgirl, Sarah has introduced the Junior Showgirl Competition for the 2020 Kiama Show.

The Kiama Showgirl Competition is the local stage of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition. There is no other experience like the Showgirl Competition in Kiama – every entrant becomes an important part of the Kiama Show and an ambassador for their area.

The winner of the Kiama Showgirl Competition proceeds to a Zone Final to compete against showgirl entrants from neighbouring show societies. Two showgirl representatives from each Zone Final across NSW are then chosen to compete at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the NSW State Final of the competition along with other representatives.


Since its inception in 1963 the Kiama Showgirl competition has been an integral part of the Kiama Show. Generating community interest and support the Kiama Showgirl Competition showcases the vibrant personalities of young women with a passion for the Kiama district. Each Kiama showgirl entrant is judged according to The Land Royal Showgirl Competition criteria including personality, confidence, ambition and life goals, general knowledge, rural knowledge, presentation, speech, knowledge of community and current affairs and involvement in and experience of rural affairs. Judging takes place at the Showgirl luncheon and during an interview with a panel of three experienced Showgirl judges.


Shannon Budd

Shannon is proud to be able to say that she has called Kiama home since birth. At just 22 years of age she has experienced a whole lot of life so far. Shannon has always had a great passion for agriculture leading to her finishing school in year 10 and to study at Tocal Agriculture college.
“Living and studying 6 hours away from home, at the age of just 16, was hard, but I had the love and support of my family to help me through, and with that I was able to obtain my certificate III and IV in agriculture in just 2 years.”
After college Shannon moved back home to Kiama and worked full time at the Honeys Dairy in Jamberoo, and loved it. Through this experience she was able to learn how to run a farm, and really gain perspective on just how passionate you need to be in this industry to make it work. With the time they put into their property and cows, it's their whole life.

The last 3 years Shannon has been employed as a Jillaroo working on cattle stations in the remote Northern Territory.

“I love the lifestyle, the people, the work. It's something that is hard to explain in words, it's just something you need to experience to really appreciate it. Working with beef cattle, processing 20,000 head twice a year , on the horse all day in 40 plus degree heat & 90% humidity and then the beauty of camping out under the stars in your swag, having a laugh with your mates round the camp fire. This experience has me more passionate about this industry than I've ever been.”

Shannon only got home a few weeks ago but is back doing dairy work and looking forward to her next adventure, which for now, looks like Kiama Show girl and competing in the Farmers challenge again at Kiama Show in 2020.

“I'm excited for the opportunities that the agriculture industry will bring me.”


Mackenzie Warfield

Mackenzie has just completed her higher school certificate and is wanting to pursue a career in the aviation industry as a commercial pilot, volunteering in countries abroad.

Mackenzie has had a passion for volunteering from a very young age. Being the previous school captain of Kiama High allowed her to embrace this love for volunteering and raise money for local, district and country wide organisations. This alongside her being chosen to attend the National Youth Science Forum in 2019 lead to her being awarded the School Service Award in her senior year.

Since Mackenzie can remember she has been a member of the crowd watching showgirl. Always loving her visits to friends and families farms. She would love to be a part of the showgirl family as she wishes to become an ambassador for the agricultural community. Mackenzie wants to inspire young women to not only support the community but to speak on what they believe in, and achieve their goals.

Mackenzie is passionate about supporting local businesses as she believes they are an intergral part of every community. With the drought and hard times currently being placed on farmers all over Australia for such an extended period, she believes now is the time to give back to those that have been giving so much.


Bridget Wall

Bridget is a veterinary nursing student with a particular passion for horses. She has a love for music and enjoys playing guitar, singing and writing her own music.

From age 4 Bridget has actively exhibited at the Kiama Show in a diverse range of activities, including the pet show, baking, photography and horse events.

Bridget is active in the Kiama community as a volunteer with the Kiama SES and a member of the local pony club.
She has volunteered with Riding for the Disabled and received the Young Volunteer of the Year award in 2013. Bridget is passionate about the provision of health care for young adults with chronic illnesses locally, as she feels there is a gap in our health care system for adolescents transitioning from the pediatric to the adult system.

Become A Kiama Showgirl

Our Community Ambassador

Applications are still open. To enter the 2020 Kiama Showgirl Competition and be a part of our Show you need only be a local girl between the ages of 18 and 25.

Just fill in the forms below and submit them to

Become a Junior Showgirl

The 2020 Kiama Junior Showgirl Competition is for girls aged 13-17 years old and has been created as a way for young women to experience what the competition is all about at a younger age.

It will involve public speaking, networking opportunities and a relaxed interview that will work towards enhancing these young girls' confidence, knowledge and understanding and awareness of the community in which we live.

Just fill in the form below and submit to

To support this competition we are looking for sponsors who can help support Showgirl entrants through their journeys. As well as provide prizes for all the girls and the winner.