Town Crier Championships
Oyez Oyez Oyez! Come one, come all!
Town Criers from across Australia have arrived on the Fraser Coast for the National Championships of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Australian Town Criers in Maryborough.
Don’t miss this bellow of Criers competing for ultimate Champion status.
This is a colourful and fun event that you won’t want to miss with all the criers performing in their colourful regalia from Maryborough’s historic rotunda in Queens Park.
Town Criers represent their town and compete against one another for the titles of:
- CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- LOUDEST CRY 1st
- BEST CRY 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- SENIOR SECTION – OVER 65 YEARS 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- BEST DRESSED CRIER 1st
- BEST SCROLL 1st
- BEST DRESSED ATTENDANT 1st
- CONVIVIALITY AWARD as voted by the Town Criers
To win the Championship, each participant Crier performs two cries up to 125 words each. One is about their hometown and another about the host town, with three judges determining the winner.
Cries are judged on poise, bearing, confidence, clarity, content, pitch and protocol.
Where: Queens Park - Bandstand, Maryborough
When: Saturday 1 July from 9am-12.30pm
Entry at the Queens Park, Bazaar St, Maryborough entrance,
Food and beverages available for purchase.