Tuesday, August 2, 2011
APA-ABA JOINT NATIONAL CONTEST & AWARDS
October 28, 29, 30, 2011
The APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club will be holding the following contests and will be giving awards to members in good standing at the APA-ABA Joint National. You do not have to be present to enter the photography & essay contest. These are for all members of the club. The rules and awards for each of the contest are as follows:
ESSAY CONTESTS: Members only (Dues must be current) Members do not have to attend the show to enter.
Age Divisions are: 8-10 year olds, 11-13 year olds, 14-16 year olds and 17-18 year olds
There are two different topics you may choose from.
Topic 1: Why showing my birds and participating in activities at the APA-ABA Joint National is important to me.
Topic 2: Why I chose my breed to raise and show. (Make this essay about your favorite breed or breeds.
Rules: Essay must contain 125 to 200 words. A size 10 or 12 font is recommended (smaller will not be accepted). Times New Roman is preferred if you are using a computer. If you are hand writing your essay please print or write in a legible manner. Neatness, punctuation and spelling count. Body of essay should be double spaced, with one inch top, bottom, side margins.
Deadline: Essays must be received in the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club office by October 1, 2011. It’s recommended you send them Priority Mail with a delivery confirmation receipt. If you send them early by regular First Class mail be sure to ask for a delivery confirmation receipt that you can get at your local post office.
Judging Points: A total of 100 points can be earned.
Introduction 0-5 points
Content 0-50 points
Creativity 0-15 points
Grammar & Punctuation 0-15 points
Body 0-10 points
Conclusion 0-5 points
Award: First Place in each age division: APA-ABA Youth Club Funky Chicken Trophy and $25.00Honorable Mention: APA-ABA Youth Club Duffle Bag
Winners will be posted at 1:00PM, Saturday, Oct. 29th at the APA-ABA Youth Club table.
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: (Members only) Dues must be current. Members do not have to attend the show to enter.
Age Divisions: 8-10 year old, 11-13 year old and 14-18 year old.
Subject Matter: Must be related to Purebred Poultry
Size: Photo’s should be 5”x 7” or 8” x 10”.
Photo’s may be black and white or color.
DO NOT FRAME.
Matting is acceptable.
Quantity: Each member can submit up to three (3) photos.
Identification: Full Name, Full Address and Age must be written on the back of the photo in the bottom left hand corner. All photos must include the signature of a parent/guardian.
Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club.
Deadline: Photo’s may be hand delivered to the APA-ABA Youth Club table at the show by 10:00 AM Friday, Oct. 28th. OR Entries may be mailed to the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club office at the address above. They must be received by Oct. 1, 2011. Please pack and ship in a hard photo container – damaged photos cannot be judged. Please ask for a delivery confirmation receipt from your local post office.
Winners will be posted at 3:00PM, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at the Youth Club table.
First Place: APA-ABA Youth Club Trophy & $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Youth Poultry Club website store.
Honorable Mention: $25.00 Gift Certificate to the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club website store.
SHOWMANSHIP: Members only in each age division set by the Crossroads of America staff.
(Dues must be current)
First Place: APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club Funky Chicken Trophy
Second Place: APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club Funky Chicken Trophy
Third Place: APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club Funky Chicken Trophy
Sanctioned APA-ABA Joint National SHOW JUDGING: You must be in attendance and have shown your own birds to win these awards. Members only (Dues must be current)
APA only: Champion Large Fowl of Show
Reserve Champion Large Fowl
APA and ABA: Champion BantamReserve Champion Bantam
Awards for Class Champions PENDING. Contributions can be made to the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club/Class Champions
APA-ABA YOUTH POULTRY CLUB
810 Sweetwater Rd.
Philadelphia, TN 37846