Submissions are now open for the 2019 Casino Beef Week Queen! This role gives young, dynamic local women an opportunity to showcase rural life in Northern NSW.

Beef Week President Frank McKey said it takes a unique kind of woman to be crowned.

“The aim of the competition is to find young rural women who will become strong leaders and inspire future generations. The Casino Beef Week Committee will continue to support each Queen so they are given an opportunity for development and to flourish, ” Mr McKey said.

“Candidates are judged on their personality, confidence, rural and general knowledge, presentation and speech.  They are also asked to demonstrate an understanding of their local community and current affairs. Our Beef Week Queen entrants are Ambassadors for Beef Week and the Richmond Valley, ” he said.

“The queen and all entrants will enjoy a full week of meeting various individuals and getting involved in major events during the 11-day festival starting from 18th of May. For example, they will do a presentation to the winners of the art show and be involved at the Beef Meets Reef event, the breakfast, races and cattle competitions,” he said.

Last year Madeleine Barrett was announced the Beef Week Queen and was crowned at the Official Opening Night of 2018 Casino Beef Week.

Madeleine said the whole experience was lots of fun and she was very stoked to win.

“I have been offered countless experiences that have allowed me to grow as an individual and really prepare me for my future. Winning the Beef Week Queen competition was an overwhelming, yet exciting opportunity, from which I have now developed an “I CAN” attitude,” she said.

 If you are thinking of entering the competition for a chance to be crowned the 2019 Beef Week Queen, then do not put it off any longer.  

The competition is open to local young women aged 18 to 25.  Application forms are available at or at the Casino Beef Week office.

ENQUIRIES: Maree Santarossa, Casino Beef Week Event Manager, M.0405 448 029, E.

PHOTO CAPTION: 2018 Casino Beef Week Queen, Madeleine Barrett

Maree Santarossa