Emerging Leader in Victorian Agriculture Award

The Melbourne Royal Emerging Leader in Victorian Agriculture Award recognises an individual who has made or is making a significant contribution to their respective field over a 12-month period.

Nominations for the 2024 Melbourne Royal Emerging Leaders in Victoria Award are now open!

Please download the nomination form via the button above and send your application to emergingleaders@melbourneroyal.com.au. Applications will close on Thursday 1st August.

The recipient will work, volunteer or significantly contribute within the agricultural industry, and must demonstrate how they will use prize money to further their development.

This award is only available to those within Victoria between the ages of 18 and 35.

The winner of the 2023 Emerging Leader in Victorian Agriculture Award was Aimee Bolton.

Benefit Breakdown



  • Funding to support the individual in further development within their agricultural field



Melbourne Royal ® Industry Experience and Networking Package

  • 11 day VIP pass for MRS
  • 4 x GA tickets for MRS (friends and family)
  • 2 x tickets to the Emerging Leaders/Youth in Ag Function*
  • Admission and VIP networking opportunities at Youth in Ag weekend at MRS
  • 2 x tickets to an award function of interest (Coffee, Spirit, Wine etc)*
  • The opportunity to become an ambassador for Melbourne Royal ® Emerging Leaders; attending networking functions in and out of Show, receive media training or receive meet and greet opportunities with parties for further development in your chosen area

*Dependant on ticket availability