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2023 Exhibitors

CONTEST OVERVIEW

The following contests will be held at MHJNA: Showmanship, Sales Talk, Fitting, Judging, Arts & Crafts, Photography, Speech and Costume. Exhibitors need to be entered in EVERY contest, including Showmanship, they wish to participate in by entry deadline.

It is not mandatory to participate in the contests, but we do encourage it.

This is an overview for the contest, the complete Rules can be found here. 

Arts & Crafts Statement of Originality Link

SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST

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Showmanship will be blow & go. No-fit, no adhesive is allowed

Must wear MHJNA T-Shirt.

Each exhibitor must use the same animal for all phases of the Showmanship Contest.  

Pre Jr-Exhibitors may have one person to assist with exhibiting their animal for safety reasons

         JUDGING CONTEST

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The purpose of the Judging Contest is for the exhibitors to test their ability to evaluate desirable beef cattle phenotype.

 

Intermediate and Senior will judge 4 classes of cattle, consisting of 4 head per class

Pre-Junior Exhibitors will have the choice to judge two to four classes. 

Intermediate and Senior divisions will have one oral reasons class

Pre-Juniors will not have a Questions class and will have a scribe for assistance with writing class placements.

 

      SALES TALK CONTEST

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The purpose of this contest is to evaluate the effectiveness of the presentation and the exhibitor’s ability to merchandise cattle.

Sales Talk is a live setting with a “buyer”. The exhibitor “sells” their animal to the “buyer” by using registration certificate and one photo (no larger than 8”x10”)

An exhibitor may NOT use any written material, note cards, props or other items when presenting to the judges.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

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The purpose of this contest is to help exhibitors increase their communication skills through the creative display of a message or feeling through photography 

Exhibitors are to take photographs by themselves, without the assistance from a parent or adult.

Exhibits must promote the Miniature Hereford Breed in some way.

All photos must be mounted on 11”x 14” foam core or gator board that is at least 1/8’thick. Photos can be any size up to including 11”x14” but must be mounted on 11”x14” foam core or gator board

       COSTUME CONTEST

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Exhibitors are encouraged to be creative with a costume for themself and their animal. Imagination is the only criteria and is for fun!! 

         FITTING CONTEST

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The purpose of the Fitting Contest is for the exhibitors to test their fitting abilities and teamwork.

Pre-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediate, and Senior Division teams will be divided up by their age groups, with a RANDOM selection AT THE EVENT.

Pre- Junior teams will be assigned a mentor to coach/help them.

There will be no clipping in Pre-Junior & Junior Divisions, only paints and glues.

All team members should be involved in the breakdown of the animal, including full bath and blow out. Cans of leftover product should go to the person that donated the calf when contest is complete.

  ARTS & CRAFTS CONTEST

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The purpose of this contest is to allow exhibitors to showcase their artistic skills (example painting, video, sculpture, artistic posters, music, etc.).

 

Exhibitors must complete the exhibit by themselves, without assistance from a parent/adult

Exhibits must promote the Miniature Hereford Breed in some way.

Exhibitors must submit a signed Statement of Originality, that will include a short description about the process and supplies used to create the entry.

Arts & Crafts Statement of Originality Link

          SPEECH CONTEST

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The purpose of this contest is to help exhibitors increase their communication skills in public speaking.

Contestants will pick one topic from their age division. See Rules for list of topics. 

Props (posters, slide show, etc.) are allowed. Contestants are encouraged to use props to enhance their speech presentation

Pre-Junior & Junior length of speech is 3 min and no longer than 6 min. Intermediate & Senior length of speech is 6 min and no longer than 9 min

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