The 2018 AWEX/TAFE National Graduate Wool Classer Competition was held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on March 28.
The competition brings together the best graduate wool classers from across Australia to compete for the major award of 1st Prize – “Golden Stencil”.
This year competitors travelled from New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia to vie for the coveted “Golden Stencil”.
The 2018 winner of the “Golden Stencil” and $500 prize money is Matilda Scott from Conara, TAS.
Matilda graduated from TAS TAFE and was trained by Evelyn Archer. Second place and “Silver Stencil” ($300 prize money) was won by Josie Post, Wuddina, Sth Aust. Third place ($200 prize money) and “Bronze Stencil” was won by Sophie Watson, Kentucky, NSW.
“This is the seventh running of the national competition and it has firmly entrenched itself as a key event at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The competition showcases the best of wool classing and is a platform for new and emerging wool classers. said Mark Grave, AWEX CEO.