RAS Rural Achiever Award

2016 Applications

Applications are for the

2016 RAS Rural Achiever Award

are now closed.


If you wish to enquire about the 2017 RAS Rural Achiever Award applications, or your submitted 2016 application, please contact us on  (02) 9704 1197 or ruralachiever@rasnsw.com.au




What’s the RAS Rural Achiever Award?

The RAS Rural Achiever Award is a state-wide leadership program run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW to recognise future young leaders (20-29 years of age) who are working hard to make a significant contribution to their community and to rural Australia.


The program promotes and facilitates unique agricultural industry networking opportunities with rural leaders and other likeminded individuals through RAS connections and functions during the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show.


What’s in it for you?

As well as the opportunity for personal development, and the chance to make great contacts and network with industry leaders, the eight chosen finalists all receive:

  • A share in $17,000 prize money, kindly provided by The Land and RAS of NSW
  • An all expenses paid, behind the scenes experience at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
  • Seven days accommodation at Sydney Olympic Park
  • 12 Month complimentary RAS membership
  • Official Rural Achiever Uniform and Akubra Hat



  • Tour The Land Head Office and Rural Press Facilities.
  • Discuss future ideas with serving parliamentarians at NSW Parliament House.
  • Visit Government House and meet Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC
  • Attend formal functions with agricultural industry leaders and RAS dignitaries.
  • Participate in media interviews and a Public Speaking Showcase highlighting a regional issue. 
  • Get involved in stewarding, judging training and competition announcing.



For more information on the RAS Rural Achiever Award contact:

Hilary Sims - RAS Rural Achiever Coordinator
(02) 9704 1197


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