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.

Attention: Please see 4-H Entry Form - Signing and FFA Entry Form - Signing documents under "Information and Entry Forms" below. Entrants must print, sign, and return these forms to the American Royal before their entry will be accepted.