Burdekin Blokes have shot at Origin…

Trip for two to State of Origin on offer for winning Sunwater Burdekin Bloke

Although a Burdekin Bloke does not need to be a Queenslander by birth, supporting the maroons will definitely be a boost for this year’s Sunwater Burdekin Bloke.

The Burdekin Water Festival committee has announced the prize for this year’s programme, a trip for two to the Brisbane leg of State of Origin in 2016.  The committee has also extended the application deadline to allow as many Blokes as possible the opportunity to enter.

Burdekin Water Festival Committee President, David Cooper, believes the prize is a perfect match for the winning Bloke.  “Any self-respecting Burdekin Bloke would be a Queensland supporter’” Mr Cooper quipped.  “So what could be a better prize than to see the mighty Maroons beat NSW in Brisbane?”

Changes to this year’s programme have ensured the Burdekin Blokes programme has a light-hearted aspect to it.  Entrants will be judged on a few criteria but will also have the chance to impress the judges with a 2 minute video submission.

“The idea is that the judges can see the entrants in their natural surroundings,” Mr Cooper said.  “You could have a farmer making their video in the paddock or a teacher could use his students to wow the judges… The options are endless and it’s all about having a bit of fun.”

Entrants in the programme are welcome to fundraise for their supporting organisation but this is not mandatory.  There are also self-development opportunities that entrants can take advantage of if they chose.

In addition to the major prize, a Community Choice winner will be chosen this year.  The entrant’s videos will be posted on social media and the entire community will have the chance to vote for their favourite Burdekin Bloke.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Saturday, June 6th to give as many Blokes as possible the chance to take part.  Nomination forms are available on the Burdekin Water Festival website and more information is available by contacting Mr Cooper on 0427 834 844.

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