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Held almost continuously since 1823, these Sydney Royal animal competitions set the benchmark for a wide range of livestock and domestic animals.

The Sydney Royal animal competitions held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show attract exhibitors each year from across Australia who enter their animal to win a prestigious Sydney Royal Ribbon. While many exhibitors compete at regional agriculture and animal shows, Sydney Royal is the largest competition of its kind held in the geographic heart of Sydney.

Sydney Royal animal competitions

To be the recipient of a Sydney Royal award is a significant achievement representing months, years and sometimes decades of hard work and dedication. Winning a prestigious Sydney Royal ribbon at one of the many animal shows can bring commercial benefits to Exhibitors, enabling rural communities to remain strong and vibrant. Major award winners have the benefit of using Sydney Royal artwork to promote their success in marketing campaigns.

Agricultural and animal competitions are at the heart of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW charter – to encourage and reward excellence, and support a viable and prosperous future for our agricultural communities. And while Sydney Royal animal shows are focused on striving to promote the best this country has to offer they also enhance education, offering a platform where knowledge can be passed on so the next generation can learn to keep up traditions or build on them - innovating for the future.