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12-15th August 2021

Competitor Information

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Welcome to the 2020 Mount Isa Virtual Rodeo

In what’s believed to be a world first, the largest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere will be staged as a ‘virtual rodeo’ to combat the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the famous red dirt arena off limits to thousands of rodeo fans, the 2020 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo will be broadcast live to the world 8 August, the event’s scheduled dates pre COVID-19.

To help competitors, we've compiled how to videos for each event with our social cowboy Aaron Ryan.*

*please note nominations and uploading of video entries has been extended to Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Nominations have closed for 2020

What Events Are there?

16 events across Open, 2nd and Junior Divisions

  • Bull Ride - Open, Over 40's, 2nd & Junior Division
  • Saddle Bronc - Open & 2nd Division
  • Bareback - Open & 2nd Division
  • Rope & Tie - Open
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Ladies Barrel Race
  • Ladies Breakaway Roping
  • Poddy Calf Ride
You Have To Be In It To Win It!

$30,000 in prize money

16 different categories and nearly $30,000 in prize money up for grabs!

  • Open, Over 40's & Women's Events - $2500 + Add Back
  • 2nd Division Events - $1500 + Add Back
  • Junior Events - $500 + Add Back

Two Different Event Types

Virtual Events will be broken into two different categories

Live Timed Events

Competitors are issued a time based code when they are ready to submit and entry must be completed and submitted within 15 minutes. 

Pre Recorded Entries

Entry is via a video from an Rodeo associated event over the past 2 years.

Live Timed Events

Time limited Live Recording

Entry to live timed events is still via video submission, however competitors will be given a unique time based code when they are ready to record their entry (after nomination). 

Entry videos must be completed and submitted within 15 minutes of receiving the code.

  • Rope & Tie
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Barrel Race
  • Breakaway Roping
Pre Recorded Entries

UPLOAD A VIDEO FROM A PREVIOUS EVENT

Entry in the following events is via a video from a previous Rodeo associated event over the past 2 years.

  • Bull Ride
  • Saddle Bronc
  • Bareback
  • Poddy Calf Ride

How To nominate

Nominations will open to competitors at 9am AEST Monday 6 July 2020 with nominations and uploading of video entries extended to closing 11.59pm on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Step one

Register online

All competitors will be required to register through our competition platform and nominate for their chosen division events.

  • Register Online
  • Nominate for your chosen events
  • Pay entry fee via credit card
Upload

Pre-recorded Entries

Competitors will have from the 6th July 2020 to Sunday 26th July 2020 to submit their Videos pre-recorded entries.

  • Entry must be from a Rodeo associated event over the past 2 years
  • Competitors must provide information about the event including all mandatory stock information.
Create

Submitting Live Entries

Competitors will have from the 6th July 2020 to Sunday, 26th July 2020 to submit their live entries.

When you are ready to complete your entry you:

  • Log into the competition platform
  • Request your time based code for the applicable event
  • Write the code on your hand and show at the start of your video
  • Complete your run and start the upload within 15 minutes