Ekka Media Kit 2023

the crowning of the Supreme Champion Dairy Doe of Show (Saturday 19 August), and the cute Junior Handlers Competition (Friday 18 August at 11am) which educates and encourages young goat breeders, attendants and assistants. John Cotter (RNA Councillor in Charge) T 0418 466 891 E EDUCATION ON SHOW Channel 7 Pavilion The Education on Show competition showcases work by Queensland students from Prep to Grade 6. The 2023 theme is ‘Learning: A Lifelong Experience’. From the minute we are born, our life is a continuous learning experience. The competition classes cover a wide range of curriculum related skills and activities including poetry, brochures, wearable jewellery creations, comics/cartoons, murals and more. Judging takes place in the lead-up to Ekka on Wednesday 2 August, with the entries then displayed in the Channel 7 Pavilion for the nine days of show.

animals judged and paraded in the Large Animal Pavilion from Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 August. New this year is the inclusion of Corriedale and Dorset Down breeds. Highlights include the school competition classes on Friday 18 August at 8am and Champion of Champions judging on Saturday 19 August at 11am. In the Prime Lambs Competition, judging will take place on Thursday 10 August at Carey Bros Abattoir, with the awards presentation and carcass auction to be held on Saturday 12 August in the Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion from 11am. The award-winning carcasses will be on display in the pavilion on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August. William Roberts (RNA Councillor in Charge) T 0428 722 535

FLOWER AND GARDEN Flower & Garden Precinct n Floristry n Horticultural Display n

Little Sprouts supported by Brunnings

n School Garden Competition supported by Brunnings n School Scarecrow Competition supported by Brunnings The Flower & Garden Precinct will feature many eye-catching floral competition displays, including creations by Queensland students. The Floristry Competition will feature a new class this year called Arrangement for a Bar. An awards presentation will be held on Saturday 12 August at 11.30am. Other competition highlights include live judging of the Mystery Box Challenge classes on Sunday 13 and Wednesday 16 August at 10am. Florists will be given one hour to construct a display from a mystery box featuring flowers and other materials. The Horticultural Display exhibits will also brighten up the precinct, with stunning entries by community groups, clubs and associations. Meanwhile, an awards presentation for the school competitions will take place on Saturday 12 August at 11.30am. The fun Little Sprouts Competition will see Prep to Year 1 students grow an Ekka-pillar, while the School Garden Competition will see students from Prep to Year 6 design their own mini-farm, complete with pretend crops and animals. Students entering the School Scarecrow Competition will this year seek inspiration from the book Drover, researching the life of Edna Jessop - the first female boss drover. The champion scarecrow will then assume official scarecrow duties in the grounds of Government House for up to three months. Robin McLay (RNA Councillor in Charge) T 0419 797 377 H HORSES Main Arena n Horse n Showjumping n Thoroughbred and Standardbred n Fashions on the Field presented by Brisbane Racing Club A new class in the Showjumping Competition is offering the largest prize money paid for any Off-The-Track exclusive showjumping class in Australia. The Queensland Off-The-Track Program Showcase offers an incredible $50,000 in prize money and is presented by Queensland Off- The-Track, to promote life after racing opportunities for retired racehorses.

EKKA CREATIVE CLIPS Throughout the grounds

Aspiring film students from Grades 5-12 have the chance to enhance and refine their production and editing skills in the Ekka Creative Clips Competition. During their Ekka school excursion, the students will create an advertisement style short film about the Show. Judging will take place after the Ekka, with the winners announced on Monday 11 September. Some of the winning entries will feature on the Ekka’s social media platforms. F FARRIERS AND BLACKSMITHS Stockman’s Rest The largest farriers and blacksmiths competition in the southern hemisphere is held at the Ekka. More than 370 entries have been received this year, with the competition to be held at Stockman's Rest from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August. Professionals will go head-to-head, designing and shaping metal into shoes over hot flames. The competition features everything from novice and open blacksmithing to forging and shoeing for horses. FLEECE BREEDS Channel 7 Pavilion, Large Animal Pavilion (second floor) and Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion n Alpaca Fleeces n Prime Lambs supported by Carey Bros. Abattoir n Sheep n Wool Animals and/or their fleece are judged in the fleece breeds competitions. Wool and alpaca fleece will be judged in the Ag Education Hall on Saturday 12 August at 1pm. Ekka guests can view the prize-winning natural fibres on display over the nine days of Show, comparing them to their winter woollies. Meanwhile the Sheep Competition will see the

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