By donating a prize to winners in the various Sydney Royal competitions, prize supporters offer a valuable reward and incentive to competitors.
Prize Supporters of Sydney Royal Competitions enjoy such benefits as free entry to the Sydney Royal Easter Show and written acknowledgement in RAS publications and websites. The prizes they donate enhance the prestige and profile of the Competition, and provide a tangible reward for the winners.
To become an integral part of the Show and join our Supporters Program, identify the section or class that you would like to support, decide whether a cash prize or a trophy is more appropriate and contact the Prize Coordination Centre. Prizes can be cash, trophies, appropriate products or gift vouchers.
Prize Supporters can be individuals, clubs, associations, commercial institutions or product suppliers. Most Supporters have an association or attachment to the class that they support. They may be past winners in that class, or wish to encourage competition in that area.
To register your interest or to find out more about becoming a Supporter, contact Prize Coordination Centre on (02) 9704 1462, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show is to encourage agricultural and pastoral excellence, ensuring the continual improvement of standards. In the 1870s the Society introduced regulations to govern judges and judging to ensure that competition was consistent and fair, and the tradition of Perpetual Trophies dates back to this time.
The Perpetual Trophies are the most prestigious of all RAS awards. They have a dual function in recognising superior effort in competition and commemorating people and organisations that have had a long and meritorious connection with the Society. Some of the trophies in the current competitions were first won in 1901. Winners of Perpetual Trophies are permanently honoured, taking their place alongside past winners and becoming part of the ongoing tradition of the RAS.
The Perpetual Trophy Collection of the RAS is unique. It comprises a wide range of beautiful and elegant trophies that illustrate an extraordinary history of agricultural judging and the pursuit of excellence.