Enjoy strutting your stuff around the yard? Then why not show off your modelling skills to a wider audience at the Great Yorkshire Show (12-14 July)?

Organisers are looking for two “faces” of the show, one female and one male, aged between 16 and 29, and are encouraging entries from the horseworld.

In addition to taking part in a catwalk show at the Harrogate venue, the winner will take home prizes including £500 and an introduction to a model agency.

Two years ago, Jimmy Atkinson from Weardale was chosen as king of the runway from the six finalists, and he is now urging people to follow in his footsteps.

Jimmy, aged 27, grew up on his parent’s farm where he still helps out at weekends.

Taking part in the competition was great fun and a brilliant experience. Being part of the Great Yorkshire Show was fantastic for me and although I’ve not pursued a career in modeling, I enjoyed every minute of taking part,” he said.

Apply at www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk by 6 May.

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