Contests

THE ALL-AMERICAN CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® COOK-OFF

This event is educational, competitive, and fun! The cook-off is also an excellent way to educate and entertain non-participants, while promoting our chief end product --- beef. It is sponsored jointly by the American Angus Auxiliary and the National Junior Angus Association and is held annually during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS).

Submitting entries online is preferred. NJAA members competing on state teams you must check with and coordinate entries through your state junior Angus association advisors.

Enter Online Entry Form Contest Rules CAB Memo
Sample Scorecard Roast Category Sample Scorecard Steak Category Sample Scorecard Other Category

THE CHEF'S CHALLENGE

For adults & NJAA members 18-21

The Chef’s Challenge Contest began in 2010 as a venue for adults and older NJAA members to challenge their cooking and grilling skills using CAB and secret ingredients provided by the contest. Contestants prepare and serve a unique entrée using a specified cut of CAB and 2-3 secret ingredients provided by the contest.

Submitting entries online is preferred. NJAA members competing on state teams you must check with and coordinate entries through your state junior Angus association advisors.

Enter Online Entry Form Contest Rules Sample Scorecard
CAB Memo

NJAA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONTEST

This contest is to help NJAA members build a resume and improve their interviewing skills. Job preparation and interviewing skills are only approved through practice and gaining experience.
Contest Rules
Score Sheet
Interview Questions Study Guide

NJAA GRAPHIC DESIGN CONTEST

This contest enables the junior member to use computer technology to design materials that promote the Angus breed and Angus activities
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NJAA WRITING CONTEST

The purpose of the writing contest is to encourage the enhancement of written communication skills.
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NJAA/ANGUS JOURNAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

The purpose of this contest is to help NJAA members increase their communication skills through the creative display of a message or feeling through photography.
Photography Contest Rules
New Digitally Enhanced Rules
Online Entry Submission

NJAA POSTER CONTEST

This contest is a great way for juniors to creatively share ideas that may be useful in the promotion of our breed, our organizations and our individual herds.
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NJAA PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

Communication is a vital element in our society -- today more than ever before. The ability to communicate effectively is not only an art; it can mean the difference between success, mediocrity, or failure.
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NJAA EXTEMPORANEOUS PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

The contest is designed to develop the ability of all NJAA members to express themselves on a given subject without having prepared or rehearsed its content in advance; therefore, causing NJAA members to formulate their remarks for presentation in a very limited time.
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NJAA TEAM SALES RULES

The objective of the contest is to gain a working understanding of performance and pedigree information. Emphasis will be placed on team organization, communication skills and marketing techniques.
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NJAA TEAM FITTING COMPETITION

The objective of this contest is to gain the ability to work with a team to enhance the showring performance of a groomed animal. Participants will be judged on ability to fit, organization of supplies and equipment, participation of each team member and overall effect as well as knowledge of the subject and response to questions.
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NJAA QUIZ BOWL

The quiz bowl will be held in association with the National Junior Angus Show. It will be a two-part contest, consisting of a written round and a verbal round. 4-member teams will compete with other state association teams to vie for points towards the sweepstakes contest.
Quiz Bowl Rules
Quiz Bowl Study Guide (Questions for Quiz bowl may come from this study guide.)

NJAA TEAM MARKETING RULES

The objective of the contest is to gain experience in planning a successful marketing strategy through the use of innovative methods of technology. Emphasis will be placed on team organization, creativity, communication skills and marketing techniques.
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NJAA SCRAPBOOK CONTEST

Through the scrapbook contest junior Angus associations are encouraged to keep a record of their achievements and highlights. The contest also provides a means by which junior associations can show others what they have done, become familiar with other junior groups, and share ideas.
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NJAA BEST STATE HERDSMANSHIP CONTEST

The purpose of this contest is to encourage cooperation, fellowship and teamwork among state juniors in developing and maintaining a display of cattle and stall area. It also promotes pride and enthusiasm for the state junior organization and rewards those organizations that achieve this purpose.
Contest Rules
Score Sheet

NJAA SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST

This contest is designed to reward state junior associations for their members' participation in the various contests, exhibition of cattle and the National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest during the NJAS.
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NJAA MENTORING PROGRAM

The NJAS mentoring program is an opportunity for junior Angus members to utilize their experience at the NJAS to assist first time exhibitors at this event. It gives juniors of all ages the opportunity to meet and interact with members from different states.
Contest Rules

NJAA SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST

This contest is held annually at the National Junior Angus Show to spotlight the top 2 showmen from each state competing.
Contest Rules
Past Winners

NJAA JUNIOR HERDSMAN OF THE YEAR

The junior herdsman of the year award was created to honor an outstanding NJAA member who displays a strong work ethic, dedication to his/her animals, and has the skill to prepare their cattle for exhibition to the best of their ability.
Contest Rules
Past Winners

NJAA SKILL-A-THON CONTEST

This contest covers the understanding and practical application of various beef related production topics.
Contest Rules

NJAA OVERALL ANGUS STOCKMAN CONTEST

This contest is designed to recognize the top individual in each age division for their overall knowledge of Angus cattle and the beef industry.
Contest Rules
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