Rural awards open
INFLUENTIAL female figures within a community are crucial for the progression of any town or city, particularly in rural areas.
With applications now open for the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women Awards, Dalby district women are encouraged to apply.
Over the past two decades, the Rural Women’s Award has given extensive professional and development opportunities to more than 200 women across rural and regional Australia.
The award recognises the pivotal role women play in regional businesses, industries and communities.
The 2017 Rural Women’s award winner was announced this week, with Western Australian Tanya Dupagne receiving the top award.
Ms. Dupagne runs Camp Kulin in WA’s wheat belt, focussing on at-risk youths, teaching them necessary life skills such as teamwork, leadership, togetherness and self-confidence.
Ms Dupagne describes the importance of women with a strong standing in their community applying for such awards.
“It was a huge honour to win the award,” Ms Dupagne said.
“With the support of AgriFutures, it opens up a bevy of opportunities that you might not have thought was possible previously.”
Each state and territory winner receives a $10,000 bursary courtesy of platinum sponsor Westpac, with the national winner receiving a further $10,000 and $5000 respectively.
Applications close on Sunday, October 29, at 9pm.
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