It is not mandatory to participate in the contests, but we do encourage it. Exhibitors will need to enter all contests, including Showmanship, if they wish to participate.   Here are the  Complete Rules for contests. 

Sales Talk

The purpose of this contest is to evaluate the effectiveness of the presentation and the exhibitor’s ability to merchandise cattle.  The exhibitor will attempt to "sell" a Mini Herf to a "buyer". The exhibitor will use one photo and registration certification. No other materials of any kind are allowed.

 Cattle will NOT be used in the presentation.

Fitting

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. Each Pre-Junior division team will be assigned a Senior and/or Intermediate as a mentor to coach/help them.

Judging

The  purpose of the Judging Contest is for the exhibitors to test their ability to evaluate desirable beef cattle phenotype. Pre-Junior exhibitors or any exhibitor who needs assistance to complete the placing cards will be assisted by the group leaders.

Arts & Crafts

The purpose of this contest is to allow exhibitors to showcase their artistic skills (ex.painting, video, sculpture, artistic posters, music, etc.).This project is completed at home by the exhibitor. One entry per exhibitor.

The Exhibitor will need to print and complete Statement of Originality  to turn in with their project. 

Photography

The purpose of this contest is to help exhibitor increase their communication skills through the creative display of a message or feeling through photography.   This project is completed at home by the exhibitor. One entry per exhibitor.  

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