Contest Rules

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 2017 RULES. THE 2018 RULES ARE BEING UPDATED.

2017 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which disqualified a junior member from competing in a Youth Conference event if that junior had previously won was rescinded by the AJSA Board of Directors in action taken May 23, 1992.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). 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

Livestock Judging

Herdsman Quiz Bowl

Graphic Design

Beef Cook-Off

Arts & Crafts

Photography

Promotional Poster

Showmanship

Speech

State Basket

Team Fitting

Team Salesmanship