Major Awards

The Royal Melbourne Show Fleece Competition sees the presentation of a number of prestigious awards.

Polwarth Sheep Breeders’ Association of Australia (Victoria Branch) Perpetual Challenge

Awarded to the most attractive Polwarth fleece in Show. Each year the winner’s name is inscribed on the trophy, valued at $1,500. To be eligible for this trophy, ram fleeces must not weigh less than 4.9kg and ewe fleeces no less than 3.4kg. 

The Henry W. Hopkins Memorial Award

The award is for the highest points and can be drawn from either the skirted fleece or lambs’ wool classes. The trophy is supported by Mr D Hopkins and is awarded to a first time exhibitor as an encouragement award.