25 & 26 May 2024

Young Rural Achiever

The Young Rural Achiever Awards are presented as part of the Opening Ceremony of the Freds Pass Rural Show on Saturday.  It recognises the talents and achievements of young people in rural industries and communities.  Through this award young people are encouraged to develop their skills in a range of areas relating to rural life.





Young Rural Achiever

Fri 10 May

See below

See below


Rewarding youth… this is the award for young people involved in rural life.


Applicants must be Northern Territory residents and aged 13 – 25 years
as at 1 May 2024.

Entry Fees: $1.20

Entries Close: Friday 10 May

Prizes Junior category – ages 13 to 16 years

1st          $400 + Sash + Trophy + Swag

2nd         $150 + Sash + Trophy

3rd         $100 + Sash + Trophy

Prizes Senior category – ages 17 to 25 years

1st          $500 + Sash + Trophy + Swag

2nd         $200 + Sash + Trophy

3rd         $125 + Sash + Trophy


Senior – Prize monies & trophies                    Department of Industry, Tourism & Trade

SeniorSwag                                                    The NT General Store

Junior – Prize monies & trophies                    Colemans Contracting & Earthmoving

Junior – Swag                                                     We Sell Fun/Camping World Darwin   


Previous winners of Junior category can no longer enter Junior category but are encouraged to enter Senior category. 

Applicants must be available on the following dates (subject to change):

  • Saturday 25 May 9 am to 11 am – Freds Pass Rural Show for the public judging section of the competition.
  • Saturday 25 May 2 pm to 3 pm – the Official Opening of the show.
  • Three hour 2024 Freds Pass Rural Show – this should be in the form of assisting in the Creative, Cookery, Horticulture, Poultry, Bird, Cattle and/or Goat Pavilions, and can commence the week before the show (evening tasks available) or occur on the weekend of the show (depending on the pavilion scheduling).   The Young Rural Achiever Coordinator can put you in contact with appropriate Chief Stewards if requested and will also contact you prior to the Show to enquire of your involvement plans. 

You need to be suitably dressed for all assessments/involvement (ie boots, jeans, shirt and hat). 

CORE requirements (Junior & Senior)

  • Video – Submit a short video clip of between 30 and 60 seconds featuring yourself. Send a link of the video to entries@fredspassruralshow.org.au (do not send actual video via email)
    To be included in clip – your name, anything about yourself you want to briefly share, and your answer to the question “What opportunities do you see for yourself in rural industries?”.  The clip can be taken by yourself or someone else.  The judges will assess your content (not the production) in the video. The video may be shared (with your consent) on Freds Pass Rural Show’s social media.
  • Participating in at least 2 classes of competitions in the show (within Cookery, Horticulture, Market Garden, Art, Craft, Photography, Cattle, Goats, Poultry and/or Birds).
  • 3 hours current show involvement
  • Q&A(max 3 minutes) by the judges – judges will be asking questions which will help them assess the entrant’s interest and knowledge in rural activities, their involvement in the Freds Pass Rural Show and in their local community.

Class 13001 Junior Young Rural Achiever   Colemans Contracting & Earthmoving; We Sell

 Fun/Camping World Darwin

Class 13002 Senior Young Rural Achiever    Dept of Industry, Tourism and Trade; The NT
  General Store