Juniors

Satellite Events

NALJA offers various satellite events during the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress to build leadership skills and increase education of Limousin cattle. Entries for contests such as photography, state poster, and magazine advertisement are submitted prior to the national junior show. Other contests including judging, public speaking, team fitting, and cow camp are held throughout the week of the show.

Junior members must enter for satellite events by entry deadlines prior to the national junior show.

2018 NJLSC State Satellite Events

Individual Sweepstakes Rules

State Sweepstakes Rules

Individual Contests

Judging Contest

This contest tests the evaluation skills of NALJA members. There will be no oral reasons but there will be 2 question classes.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points. There also will be an Adult division.

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not pre-registered, exhibitors entering late will judge in the Adult division.

Rules

  1. A team shall consist of the top three scores from each state in any age division (excluding Adult) making up the team. No individual may be on more than one team.
  2. There will be four cattle classes (2 classes for novice division); contestants will have 8 minutes to evaluate each class. Two classes will have 5 questions each (50 points possible) to be used as a tiebreaker. Classes may have performance data and a scenario. There will be no written or oral reasons on any class.
  3. While the contest is in progress, there will be no talking among contestants. Contestants may not talk to anyone else except the group leader. Violation will result in disqualification.

Magazine Advertisement Contest

This contest allows NALJA members the ability to design a magazine advertisement to promote the Limousin breed and Limousin activities.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points.

Registration

Competitors must deliver their entries to the appropriate table by the end of check-in on Sunday, July 15. All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not pre-registered, late entry will be accepted at check-in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event). NALJA members not attending the show may compete by completing the entry form and must submit their entries to the NALF office no later than June 1. NALJA will display the advertisements throughout the NJLS&C.

Rules

  1. Each contestant is to design a magazine advertisement that meets the topic specified for the current year’s contest. The advertisement can be no larger than 8.5 by 11 inches. Exhibitors must print their name, address and satellite-event age division on the back of their entry.
  2. Novice entries must be handmade and not computer generated. Junior entries may be handmade or computer generated. Intermediate and senior entries must be computer generated. Contestants should laminate their advertisements or cover them with clear contact paper.
  3. One entry per contestant.
  4. Topics for the contest follow:

Novice: 2018 NJLSC
Junior: 2018 NJLSC
Intermediate: Promote any single animal
Senior: Promote any ranch, program, or sale

Score Sheet

Photography Contest

This contest tests the evaluation skills of NALJA members. There will be no oral reasons but there will be 2 question classes.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points. There also will be an Adult division.

Registration

Competitors must deliver their entries to the appropriate table by the end of check-in on Sunday, July 15. All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entries will be accepted at check-in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event). NALJA members not attending the show may submit their entries to the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) office no later than June 1.

Rules

  1. ONE ENTRY PER CONTESTANT.
  2. Photos may be black and white or color. They must be 8 by 10 inches. All entries must be mounted on foam board, no matting or framing allowed. The exhibitor’s name, address and satellite-event age division must be on the back of the entry. Photos cannot be altered or digitally enhanced in any way. No text is allowed on the photo or photo mat.
  3. Photos become the property of NALJA and NALF. By entering, participants agree that photos may be used in publications and promotions.

Score Sheet

Public Speaking Contest

This contest allows NALJA members to become familiar with the art of photography.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points.

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entries will be accepted check-in in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event).

Rules

  1. At the time of the contest, each contestant must turn in three cards with the contestant’s name and the topic of the speech.
  2. Speeches must pertain to the beef industry. Visual aids are limited to physical charts, etc. No slides, overheads or any other electrical aids will be allowed.
  3. Contestants will be evaluated on content, presentation, creativity, and answers to questions.
  4. Time Limits are as follows:

Novice: not to exceed 5 minutes
Junior: not to exceed 5 minutes
Intermediate: 5 to 7 minutes
Senior: 7 to 10 minutes

Score Sheet

Showmanship

This contest is judged based on a NALJA member’s ability to control and present their animal to the best of their ability.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points. Classes will be split after check-in and will be posted Sunday evening.

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entries will be accepted at check-in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event).

Rules

  1. Exhibitors must show their own animals who are entered in the show.
  2. First round heats will be sorted by age and posted on Sunday afternoon. Secondary heats may be used at the judge’s discretion. Ten finalists will compete for champion showman in each division.
  3. No animals should be fitted. The ring will NOT be split for showmanship. Seniors will show first followed by intermediate, junior and novice. The top ten senior finalists will return 30 minutes after the conclusion of the novice, junior and intermediate divisions. Seniors will have 30 minutes to fit their own animals, which will be wet down before the contest. After fitting the animals, the contestants will show them.
  4. Individuals who have won a division are no longer eligible to compete in that division. Past novice, junior and intermediate showmanship winners must advance to an older division.
  5. Exhibitors must wear the official show shirt and official showmanship number during the contest.
  6. Any substitution of deviation will be at the discretion of the NALJA board and its advisors.

Carcass Contest

This contest allows NALJA members to evaluate their breeding and feeding program in the production of meat. It provides contestants the opportunity to study and correlate live animal characteristics with those desired in a carcass.

Divisions

All Progress steers will compete in the same division

Registration

30 minutes after the selection of the Champion Lim-Flex Female. All steers will be brought back to a central chute to be ultra-sounded.

Rules

  1. All steers shown in the Progress Steer division are eligible to participate and they will be automatically entered. Each exhibitor has the option to opt out of the contest.
  2. Steers will be ultra-sounded and placed based on their calculated carcass value ($/cwt) with total carcass value used to break ties. The grid is based on the week’s prior USDA market report.

2018 Official Pricing Grid

Tenderfoot

The NALJA Tenderfoot Program was designed to provide first-time NJLSC exhibitors with a go-to contact during NJLSC. This provides NALJA members an opportunity to share their past experiences with younger members and allows juniors of all ages to interact with juniors from different states.

Registration

Participation is strongly encouraged. Registration will be held at the NJLSC check-in. Pairings will be announced at the beginning of the Tenderfoot Program.


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