Contest Rules

The 2020 rules are being updated and will be available by November.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 2020 RULES. 

2020 Youth Competition Rules

Note: The rule which disqualified a junior member from competing in a Youth Conference event if that junior had previously won was rescinded by the AJSA Board of Directors in action taken May 23, 1992.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN JUNIOR SHORTHORN ASSOCIATION.

 All contests for individuals will have four age divisions (age as of January 1): Prospector I (5 to 9 years), Prospector II (10 to 12 years), Intermediate (13 to 16 years) and Senior (17 years and up). The prospector I division is 7 to 9 years of age for showmanship to follow general show rules. If any individual participates in a “team” contest with someone of a different age division, the team must participate in the oldest contestant’s age division.  (Age as of Jan 1)

All contestants must go through contest registration, refer to the schedule of events for the time of contest registration. Team rosters may be changed after sign-up, until the day before the contest. Members of a team may not change on the day of the contest.

Contestant back numbers will be assigned and used for identification purposes in all contests and must be worn in showmanship. These numbers are not the same as the heifer show back numbers. Numbers for team/state contests will also be issued for identification purposes when necessary.

PDFs are available below with rules for each contest

High Point Award

Arts

Beef Cook-Off 

Cattleman’s Written Test 

Graphic Design 

Herdsman Quiz Bowl 

Livestock Judging

Photography

Promotional Poster 

Showmanship

Speech

State Basket  

State Cook-Off

Team Fitting 

Team Salesmanship