TalkJersey, the national public speaking and presentation contest for Jersey youth, will be held for the eighth time in Amarillo, Texas, site of the 2013 annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. Jersey owners between the ages of 7 and 20 on January 1, 2013, can participate in either the live public speaking contest or the recorded presentation division.
Live Public Speaking
Demonstrations or speeches are to focus on any aspect of the Registered Jersey™ business, including current affairs and dairy industry trends. Judges will evaluate the speaker’s personal interest in the topic, as well as its appropriateness for a general dairy audience.
Participants will be divided into groups by their age on January 1, 2013 as follows: Division I, 7 to 10 years; Division II, 11 to 13 years; Division III, 14 to 16; and Division IV, 17 to 20 years.
Recorded Presentation Division
Pre-recorded narrated video or narrated PowerPoint presentations may also be entered. Presentations must be the contestant’s own work and have been created between September 1, 2012 and June 14, 2013.
The topic must be a subject directly related to Registered Jerseys™. Entries must be at least four (4) minutes in length, and feature the youth contestant as the only speaker.