|The National Junior Recognition Program provides an opportunity for young Angus breeders to become nationally recognized for continued achievement. This program is based on activities over a Junior member's entire career. There are three levels of recognition; Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Bronze and Silver Awards can be earned at any age. The Gold Award, however, will be given only during the last year of eligibility as a junior member. Winners of the various levels receive a specially designed pin, cast in the metal of the respective award (Bronze, Silver, or Gold). Recipients of the National Junior Recognition Program Awards also receive local, regional, and national recognition through media and at Angus functions.