Like many shows who had to cancel due to Covid-19, the opportunity presented itself to The Gawler A,H & F Society to try something different. One of those opportunities was to provide online competitions! The competitions provided an avenue for the local community to feel connected and provided a platform for people to showcase their amazing and new talents!

The whole focus was to keep it fun, light-hearted and free. Fun was definitely the key – we came up with 21 ideas, some of which we offered in our usual competitions and most of which were invented for the occasion. We advertised the 21 competitions on our Facebook page and on our website, people then took photos and sent them in. After the closing date the entries were judged and each winner and runner up received an online certificate.

The feedback was awesome!! One of the most popular competitions turned out to be our School Poster Competition. The overall winner, Sasha Zachoryj won a family pass to the 2021 Gawler Show and has had her poster made into our Society Christmas Card for 2020, this was proudly sponsored by Sheree Woithe and her family. A very successful initiative and well worth trying! (Photo supplied by The Bunyip newspaper, Gawler)

The Gawler Show has proven that even though the Show was cancelled due to Covid-19, the Show must still go on!! It ran an innovative Facebook campaign to their 12K+ followers inviting them to take advantage of their Once in a Lifetime Membership Offer.

How the offer works is, if you purchased a Membership for $45 by 28 August 2020, you would receive a 2021 Membership FREE. Plus you went into the draw to win a family pass (up to 6 guests) to watch the Fireworks from the Taylor & Forgie VIP viewing area at the 2021 Show. But that’s not all, you also received a Gawler Show stubby holder absolutely FREE (limited to 1 per membership).

The Winner was announced on 8 September and CONGRATULATIONS goes to David Hughes, who was the lucky winner and will get to enjoy the fireworks along with his family from the VIP area at the 2021 Show.

The Gawler Show has decided to EXTEND their fabulous offer and anyone who purchases a membership by 31 December 2020 will receive a Gawler Show stubby holder absolutely FREE (limited to 1 per membership).