BENDIGO auctioneer Adam Mountjoy will compete with the world's best after winning the National Young Auctioneers Championship in Sydney. Mr Mountjoy, 24, was up against the nation's top young auctioneers at the Royal Sydney Show. He will go to Canada in July to compete at an international auctioneer competition in Calgary. Mr Mountjoy became an auctioneer after growing up on his family's farm, where he admired the work of their stock agent. "I always thought that to be a complete agent was to to be an auctioneer as well," he said. Mr Mountjoy began his training with Rodwell's Bendigo branch in November, 1997, while completing his VCE. Now based in Mansfield, he began competing in Bendigo in 2002. After rapidly advancing to win the Victorian title in 2003, Mr Mountjoy was runner-up at the national competition in Sydney in 2004. "We have been working pretty hard at it for the last three months especially, just fine-tuning to get up to standard, and it's a big relief to be finished." Mr Mountjoy said the challenge was what he enjoyed most about the job. "We've got to obtain the best money on behalf of our clients and vendors. "If they're not making money - well, we're not making money. It's up to us to achieve the price."