Youth are encouraged to enter World Dairy Expo’s Youth Showmanship Contest. This year’s entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at the Expo website or in the Premium Book. Entries may also be submitted during Expo in the Administration Office located on the top floor of the Coliseum.
The Youth Showmanship Contest will be Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Coliseum beginning at 6 p.m. Youth, ages nine through 21 are allowed to compete. Contestants are responsible for providing their own animal for showmanship that is already on grounds. Required attire for the contest is white pants and either a white shirt, or an official 2014 World Dairy Expo Junior Show shirt.
Expo also encourages youth to enter the World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest. The contest will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. in the Estrumate Sale Pavilion. The entry deadline for the contest is Saturday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. The Youth Fitting Contest is open to youth ages 16-21. Contestants must provide an animal to fit. Contestants need not own the animal they fit, but it must be entered in a World Dairy Expo show or sale. Contestants will have 60 minutes to fit their animal with their own equipment. Further details and entry forms are available on the Expo website or in the Premium Book. On-site entries may be submitted until the deadline in the Administration Office.