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About the competition

The Sydney Royal Young Judges Competitions aim to educate and encourage future Judges in a wide field of industries. Differing from other competitions, Young Judges are assessed on how they judge the Exhibits rather than the focus being on the actual Exhibits. The opportunity for young people to have their judging skills observed and evaluated, whilst competing against their peers, attracts on average 300 entries across 20 Competitions.

Young Judges must be confident, clear and concise when stating their reasoning and decisions, accordingly each receives feedback and a summary as a review of their performance from the Competition Judges.

The experience and judging education gained by Competitors ensures the development of capable and knowledgeable judges for the future.

There are two types of Young Judges Competitions held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show:

  • RAS/ASC Young Judges Competitions, and

  • RAS Young Judges Competitions.

Details of how to qualify for these Competitions will be listed in the 2020 RAS Young Judges Competitions Schedule when it becomes available, in the meantime follow this link to the Key dates & Schedule page, to read up on the 2019 Competition Schedule.

Eligibility to compete at the Show for RAS/ASC Finals is dependent on winning local and Zone Qualifying competitions. There are currently seven RAS/ASC Judging Competitions and one Cattle Parading competition at the Show, these are State Finals, and Sydney Royal winners then compete at their respective National Finals. National Finals Competitions are held on a rotational basis with other States.

There are a further twelve RAS competitions held at the Show, ten of which are State finals.