The show must go on-line

A poster designed by a primary school student for this year's Sunbury Show. (Supplied)

Oliver Lees

The Sunbury Show Society is pushing ahead with its plan to pivot its show online.

In August, the committee decided it would postpone the 100th anniversary of the in-person Sunbury Agricultural Show due to ongoing lockdown restrictions.

After further planning, Sunbury Show Society committee member Sandie Braun said they have confirmed which aspects of the show will move to a virtual format, including the horse, poultry, sheep and homecraft competitions.

“The majority of [competition classes] will be completed by submitting photographs,” she said.

“We ran a similar virtual show last year and it attracted quite a lot of entries and a lot of people said they hoped we’d do it again.”

“We can encourage everyone to get involved, it’s especially great for the kids. There’s junior arts and crafts for all the different age groups.”

The committee recently finalised a poster competition, with three designs selected as winners from local schools.

There are also a number of homecraft and cooking sections that require in-person participation, with the winners selected to go on to the Royal Melbourne Show.

Ms Braun said they will judge these competition areas once COVID-19 restrictions allow for events to return.

Submissions are open for the show’s virtual categories until October 1.