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.

Individual Contest Breakdown 2021

Individual Contests

Judging Contest – Held every year

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 May 15 using the standard entry form. If not pre-registered, exhibitors entering late will judge in the Adult division.

Rules

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

2021 Livestock Judging Winners

Novice:
1st: Tara Mueller, KS
2nd: Aliston McCarley, KS; Colt Parkinson, TX
3rd: Beau London, TX
4th: Tenley Elmore, OK
5th: D’lelah Laber, OH

Junior:
1st: Sutton Hennessy, ND
2nd: Tucker Parkinson, TX
3rd: Samantha Pecco, KY
4th: Tayhlor Elmore, OK
5th: Trotter Thomas, CO

Intermediate:
1st: Tyra Meyer, KS
2nd: Trace Falkenstien, KS
3rd: John Swanek, MN; Gage Baker, MO
4th: Cora Burns, IN; Adysin McCarley, KS; Jack Sullivan, TX; Grace Lemenager, IL
5th: Tyla Thomas, CO

Senior:
1st: Ani Rexwinkle, KS
2nd: Ashlyn Ochsner, CO
3rd: Kaia Codding, OK
4th: Tyler Speck, WA
5th: Jadalea Isles, TX

 

Magazine Advertisement Contest – Held every year

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 4. 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 May 15. NALJA will display the advertisements throughout the NJLSC.

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: 2021 NJLSC
Junior: 2021 NJLSC
Intermediate: Promote any single animal
Senior: Promote any ranch, program, or sale

Score Sheet

2021 Magazine Advertisement Winners

Novice:
1st: Kynlee Thomas, TX
2nd: Tenley Elmore, OK
3rd: Beau London, TX
4th: Kaydee Thomas, TX
5th: Colt Parkinson, TX

Junior:
1st: Kylee Gatson, TX
2nd: Bentley London, TX
3rd: Truett Vermillion, KS
4th: Tayhlor Elmore, OK
5th: Kinley Collum, OK

Intermediate:
1st: Kendal Spriggs, OK
2nd: Boone Begert, TX
3rd: Torrance Spriggs, OK
4th: Elizabeth Fecteau, KS
5th: Emmet Long, IA

Senior
1st: Landry Kleman, TX
2nd: Wiley Fanta, MN
3rd: Logan Chachere, TX
4th: Nikki Keeton, TX
5th: Drake Wood, MO

 

Photography Contest – Held every year

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 4. 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 May 15.

Rules

  1. ONE ENTRY PER CONTESTANT.
  2. Photos may be black and white or color. They must be 8 by 10 inches.
  3. Entries do not need to be mounted on foam board, no matting or framing allowed. NALJA will provide protective sleeves for all photos.
  4. 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.
  5. Photos become the property of NALJA. Be entering, participants agree that NALJA and NALF may use the photos in publications and promotions.
  6. The photo contest will count toward sweepstakes points and standing. NALJA will award prizes.
  7. Adult division follows the same rules as junior division.

Score Sheet

2021 Photography Contest Winners

Novice Non-Cattle:
1st: Kaydee Thomas, TX
2nd: Beau London, TX
3rd: Tenley Elmore, OK
4th: Ava Miller, IA
5th: Aliston McCarley, KS

Junior Non-Cattle:
1st: Anabelle Vander May, NE
2nd: Kole Lewis, MO
3rd: Brooke Mitchell, WI
4th: Josie Chandler, OK
5th: Josie Johnson, NE

Intermediate Non-Cattle:
1st: Emmet Long, IA
2nd: Claire Dorsey, IL
3rd: Adysin McCarley, KS
4th: Rebecca Lewis, WV
5th: Peyton Long, IA

Senior Non-Cattle:
1st: Wiley Fanta, MN
2nd: Emily Fraser, TX
3rd: Julianna Rexroad, WV
4th: Kaylee White, SD
5th: Callie Badget, TX

Novice Cattle
1st: Cade Freed, IL
2nd: Kynlee Thomas, TX
3rd: Calin Kinder, OK
4th: Jocelyn Ruppert, IL
5th: Patton Laber, OH

Junior Cattle:
1st: Lilyanna Portwood, KY
2nd: Gracey Bail, WV
3rd: Colden Chapman, WV
4th: Samantha Pecco, KY
5th:  Tayhlor Elmore, OK

Intermediate Cattle:
1st: Riley Long, IA
2nd: Jack Sullivan, TX
3rd: Ryleigh Morris, MO
4th: Elizabeth Fecteau, KS
5th: Lily Mitchell, WI

Senior Cattle:
1st: Cole Sullivan, TX
2nd: Rhonnie Miller, VA
3rd: Samantha Moore, VA
4th: JadaLea Isles, TX
5th: Sam Callahan, MO

 

Public Speaking Contest – Held on the even years

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

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 – Held every year

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 May 15 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. All contestants must pre-register by May 15 using the standard entry If not pre-registered, late entry will be accepted at check in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event).
  2. Exhibitors must show their own animals who are entered in the
  3. First round heats will be sorted by age division and randomized. Class breaks will be posted on Sunday. Secondary heats may be used at the judge’s discretion. Ten finalists will compete for champion showman in each division.
  4. No animals should be The ring will NOT be split for showmanship. Seniors will show first followed by intermediate, junior and novice.
  5. Immediately following the selection of Novice showman, a mandatory meeting will be held with the Top 10 Senior Finalists to discuss rules and answer questions. At the conclusion of the meeting finalists will have 30 minutes to set up. Seniors will have 30 minutes to fit their own animals, which will be wet down before the contest, at the discretion of show officials. After fitting the animals, the contestants will show
  6. Individuals who have won a division are no longer eligible to compete in that Past novice, junior and intermediate showmanship winners must advance to an older division.
  7. Exhibitors must wear the official show shirt and official showmanship number during the
  8. Any substitution of deviation will be at the discretion of the NALJA board and its

Carcass Contest – Held every year

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.

2021 Official Pricing Grid

Tenderfoot – Held every year

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.

Sales Talk Contest – Held on the odd years

This contest allows NALJA members to become familiar with marketing their animal to prospective buyer(s).

Divisions

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

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by May 15 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entry will be accepted at check in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event).

Rules

  1. Contestants will have the opportunity to “sell” one of their own animals. Contestants who are not exhibiting may borrow another junior’s animal if the other junior is not using it in the contest.
  2. Contestants should have in mind how their animals rank in relation to the buyer’s situation. They then will meet the “buyer” (the judge) individually and present their sales talks about how their animals fit the buyer’s given situation. Contestants also should be prepared to answer the buyer’s questions about their animals. Each contestant gets 5 minutes to talk to the buyer.
  3. The sales talk should be an informal discussion between the contestant and the buyer (judge). Contestants should be prepared to discuss performance information and visually appraised traits as they relate to the buyer’s situation. No formal preparation is necessary.
  4. Seniors will be given a scenario to use in the contest. The scenario will be sent after the May 15 deadline.

2021 Senior Sales Talk Scenario

2021 Sales Talk Winners

Novice:
1st: Kynlee Thomas, TX
2nd: Joel Lipscomb, WV
3rd: Colt Parkinson, TX
4th: Beau London, TX
5th: Ava Miller, IA

Junior:
1st: Memphis Peterson, SD
2nd: Corbin Robbins, OK
3rd: Maria Long, IA
4th: Rowdy Berry, WA
5th: Tucker Parkinson, TX

Intermediate:
1st: Emmet Long, IA
2nd: Claire Dorsey, IL
3rd: Eliza Truel, OK
4th: Clara Johnson, NE
5th: Riley Long, IA; Tyla Thomas, CO

Senior:
1st: Ashlyn Ochsner, CO
2nd: Collin Ochsner, CO
3rd: JadaLea Isles, TX
4th: Tyler Speck, WA
5th: Delany Peterson, SD

 

Quiz Bowl – Held odd years

This contest judges NALJA member’s understanding of the Limousin breed, general beef industry topics, knowledge of NALF and NALJA. This is a team event.

Divisions

Junior (5-13),  Senior (14 and over)

Registration

A team consists of three or four individuals. Teams are registered by their state advisors at the state advisor meeting held at NJLSC.

Rules

  1. The quiz bowl will be a single elimination tournament, with the first-round pairings and byes drawn at random. Questions will cover the beef cattle industry in general and the Limousin breed specifically.
  2. Each preliminary round will include 5 toss-up
    questions, each worth 10 points. Any contestant on either team may answer a toss-up question. But the contestant first must press the buzzer and gain recognition from the quizmaster. The final round will include 10 toss-up questions, each worth 10 points.
  3. The quizmaster reads a toss-up question until the question is completed or a contestant buzzes in.
  4. If a contestant buzzes in while the quizmaster is reading, the quizmaster stops immediately, and the contestant must begin an answer within five seconds. (Contestants should remember some toss-up questions will have more than one part so buzzing in early can hurt the team’s score).
  5. If the first responding contestant’s answer is correct, that team receives 10 points and gets a chance at a bonus question. On the bonus question, the teammates may confer for 10 seconds before the team captain gives the quizmaster their answer. Each bonus question is worth 10 points.
  6. If the first responding contestant’s answer is incorrect, the quizmaster will repeat the toss-up question for the other team. An individual on the other team must buzz in before answering the question. The other team cannot confer on the toss-up question.
  7. If neither team answers a toss-up question correctly, the quizmaster goes to the next toss-up question.
  8. After the 5th toss-up question, a team will get a 25-point bonus if all four team members answered a question correctly during that round.
  9. The top two teams in each division after the preliminary round will advance to the finals on Tuesday, July 6, at 4:30 p.m.

2021 Senior Quiz Bowl Study Guide

2021 Junior Quiz Bowl Study Guide

2021 Quiz Bowl Winners

Junior Division:
1st place: Oklahoma Jeopardy Rejects – Calin Kinder, OK; Kinley Collum, OK; Olivia Robbins, OK; Corbin Robbins, OK
2nd place: Iowa Golden Girls – Maria Long, IA; Jaelyn Anderson, IA; Brooklyn Kline, IA; Ava Miller, IA

Senior Division:
1st place: MO Chance – Drake Wood, MO; Lydia Hunt, MO; Sam Callahan, MO; Carson Hoth, MO
2nd place: Lone Star Cowboys – Jadalea Isles, TX; Jacob Keeton, TX; Morgan Ramber, TX


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