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Judging Contests

Date: Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2013
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An American Royal tradition since 1903 we currently host four Livestock Judging Contests: Intercollegiate, Junior College, 4-H, and FFA. In addition, there are three Meat Judging Contests: Intercollegiate, Junior College, and the National 4-H Contest; as well as the Collegiate Crops Contest.

 


 

2013 Contest Schedule

Sunday, October 20

6:00 a.m.
Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contests - Nebraska Beef - Omaha, NE
 
7:30 p.m.      
Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest Awards Dinner - Omaha, NE 

Tuesday, October 22

7:00 a.m.       
National 4-H Meat Judging Contest - Manhattan, KS

Wednesday, October 23

8:00 a.m.       
National 4-H Meat Judging Contest Awards Breakfast - American Royal

Thursday, October 31

7:00 a.m.      
4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest - Hale Arena
 
3:30 p.m.      
4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest Awards Banquet - Hilton Garden Inn

Friday, November 1

7:00 a.m.      
Intercollegiate/Junior College Livestock Judging Contest - Hale Arena

Saturday, November 2

8:00 a.m.      
Intercollegiate/Junior College Livestock Judging Contest Awards Breakfast - Hilton Garden Inn

Tuesday, November 12

8:00 a.m.    
Collegiate Crops Contest
  
 
What is a Judging Contest?
 
Selected contestants compete, as a team and individually, to judge groups of appropriate classes. Each contestant then meets one-on-one with a judge who listens to the reasons for that contestant's placement. Scores are based on presentation as well as accuracy of placement. Contestants gain skill in decision-making, critical thinking, oral communication, and self-confidence in addition to advancing their knowledge of the field. Judging contests are not open to the public.