Young Judges Competition
The Sydney Royal Young Judges Competitions aim to educate and encourage future Judges within their respective industries. Competitors are judged on how well they judge the exhibits, whereas most other Competitions at the Show judge the actual exhibit.
This is an educational opportunity where young people have the opportunity to have their judging skills observed and assessed, all while competing against their peers. The twenty Young Judges Competitions attract around 300 entries and those eligible to compete at the Royal Easter Show for RAS/ASC finals, must have already won their local and Zone Qualifying competitions.
There are currently seven different RAS/ASC Judging Competitions and one Cattle Parading competition at the Show which are State Finals, and Sydney Royal winners then qualify to compete at their respective National finals. National Finals Competitions are held on a rotational basis with other States.
A major part of judging these competitions is the feedback that the Over Judges are required to give in summary to the young Competitors. They not only need to be experienced and qualified Judges in their own right, but they also need to clearly and concisely verbalise their reasoning to competitors, as to why they have selected one exhibit over another.The experience and judging education gained by Competitors ensures the development of competent judges for the future.