Perth Royal Show scoops SIX international awards in United States

December 18, 2019

The Perth Royal Show has been recognised among some of the world’s best events at an awards evening in the United States.

The show, which attracts thousands of visitors to Claremont Showground each year, was a winner in six categories at the International Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Awards in San Antonio, Texas. They included awards for the 2019 event’s television advert and also for working with local artists to produce murals in the showground’s Cattle Lanes.

1st Place Agriculture program area beautification
Competition and Event Coordinator Jack Martin with the 1st Place Award for Agriculture program area beautification

The Royal Show also picked up awards for the popular ‘Thank A Farmer Wall’ initiative and a partnership with the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

The IAFE Awards take entries from around the world and nearly 900 events were entered in 2019.

CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, Peter Cooper, said: “It’s well known that the Perth Royal Show is a state icon in Western Australia, but these awards show that we can truly consider this event to be world class.”

“These awards are thanks in no small part to the contributions made by the WA public and our tireless teams of staff and volunteers who help put together the Royal Show each year.”

“Planning and preparing a Royal Show is a year-long endeavour and I’m delighted to see that hard work recognised.”

The Perth Royal Show has its origins in the early years of the Swan River Colony and was first held in 1834, moving to its Claremont home in 1902, where it has remained ever since.

This year’s show was widely received as one of the best in years, with organisers saying feedback from visitors has been overwhelmingly positive and that the show’s agricultural routes remain as popular as ever.