Top young Victoria auctioneers to compete at Pakenham

Terry Sim, October 7, 2022

The 2021 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneer Competition finalists.




























TEN of Victoria’s best young auctioneers will compete in the 2022 Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association’s Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition at Pakenham on Monday.

The yyoung auctioneers will contest the 33rd Victorian competition from 11am on 10 October at the Victorian Livestock Exchange at Pakenham.

The 2022 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition finalists are Ned Balharrie, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Ballarat; Alister Bright, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Casterton; Ryan Carpenter, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Ballarat; Joshua Chiavaroli, Elders Rural Services, Korumburra; Harrison Cozens, Elders Rural Services, Albury; Campbell Czempinski, Nutrien South Gippsland Livestock, Leongatha; James Gadd, Elders Rural Services, Ballarat; Jack Ginnane, Nutrien South Gippsland Livestock, Leongatha; Declan Haines, Elders Rural Services, Ballarat, and; Will Jennings, Paull & Scollard Nutrien, Barnawartha.

All competitors underwent a strong selection process at the ALPA auctioneer’s school held at the renowned Inglis Complex, Oaklands in late June.

Participants at the auctioneer’s school were taken though the finer points of auctioneering under the watchful eye of several experienced auctioneers. They were provided feedback on how to improve their auctioneering skills and speech pathologists imparted invaluable advice related to voice conservation and care.

The ten 2022 finalists will be competing for the title of 2022 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneer as well as the Graeme KD Lanyon Perpetual Trophy. The winner and runner up will also have the opportunity to proudly represent Victoria at the 2023 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition, to be held in Sydney at the Royal Easter Show.

Based on industry experience and a strong selling background, a panel of three judges has been selected to identify this year’s winning auctioneer. They will be looking out for the competitor’s diction, values, voice, manner, presence and unique style in order to create a memorable performance worthy of claiming the title.

On the night before the competition, ALPA members, industry members and the competitor’s friends and family will gather for the annual ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Dinner. A highlight of the night will be the charity auction. This year ALPA will be raising funds for Dolly’s Dream, a charity committed to changing the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide, through education and direct support to young people and families.

ALPA chief executive officer Peter Baldwin said the young auctioneer competitions provide recognition for the young up-and-coming members of our profession who underpin the future of the industry.

“The competitions are a launching pad for bigger and better things and a real milestone in the careers of these young auctioneers.

“It provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the pride and passion these agents have for their industry, themselves, their employers and families.”


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