Everything You Need to Know About the NJBS Contests...
* NOTE: This information is for the 2021 NJBS Contests and is therefore subject to change for future shows.
ELIGIBILITY To be eligible to participate in NJBS contests, you must be a paid IJBBA member by June 1, 2021. The minimum age to participate in the show and/or most contest activities is 7, as of January 1. Some Contests recognize PeeWee and Adult divisions – please refer to specific contest rules for further information.
DIVISIONS For contest purposes, the following divisions will be recognized. Contest ages are as of January 1, 2021.
PeeWee (Age 3-6) – only eligible for certain contests
Novice (Age 7-10)
Junior (Age 11-13)
Intermediate (Age 14-16)
Senior (Age 17-21)
Adult (Age 22+) – only eligible for certain contests
Some Contests recognize PeeWee and Adult divisions – please refer to specific contest rules for further information. No HighPoint Honors are awarded for PeeWee or Adult Divisions.
CONTEST REQUIREMENT Every NJBS exhibitor MUST participate in at least three (3) contests in order to show in the National Junior Bred & Owned and National Junior Owned Shows. The following contests count towards reaching your minimum of three (3):
Computer Generated Brangus Advertisement Contest
IBA Illustration Contest
Quiz Bowl Contest aka “Brangus Jeopardy”
Roger and Janet Greuel Speech Contest
Sullivan Supply Showmanship Contest
Team Fitting and Showing Contest
Video Marketing Contest
CONTEST CHECK-IN Contest Check-In will be held online in June. Once all Entry Forms are received, exhibitors will receive an email with a link to complete the NJBS Contest Check-In Form and submit their contest entries. Exhibitors will need to upload electronic versions of their contest entries (speeches, photos, ads, etc.) through the Form. Those interested in competing in contests must sign up for each individual contest by the deadline provided in the email. If you are attending NJBS to participate in CONTESTS ONLY, please fill out an Entry Form indicating such so we can ensure that you receive a NJBS T-shirt and participant packet! The only contest that requires an entry fee is showmanship ($10). That entry fee will need to be submitted with your NJBS Entry Form.
TEAMS Some contests require teams in order to participate. Some teams are randomly selected while others are chosen by the exhibitors. For contests that allow chosen teams, exhibitors will be required to submit the names of their requested team members on the online NJBS Contest Check-In Form. Requested teams must match among all exhibitors on that team or the IJBBA Directors will have the discretion to randomly assign teammates. Teams will be randomly assigned for anyone who does not list requested teammates on their Contest Check-In Form. Awards will be given for Grand and Reserve Grand Teams (1st & 2nd Place) for each team contest. Exhibitors running for HighPoint honors will only receive participation points for team contests.
HIGHPOINT INDIVIDUAL AWARDS To encourage more participation in all NJBS Contests, the IJBBA Board of Directors is offering a $250 cash prize to each HighPoint Individual. HighPoint Individuals are calculated by points awarded for participation and ranking in all eligible activities. Awards will be presented to the HighPoint Individual in each of the following divisions: Novice (Age 7-10), Junior (Age 11-13), Intermediate (Age 14-16), Senior (Age 17-21). To win the HighPoint Individual Award, the contestant must participate in at least 10 of the contests listed under Contest Requirement. Points are awarded based on rank for individual contests. Points are awarded for participation in single division contests (Illustration, Video Marketing, Costume) and team/group contests (Team Fitting, Brangus Jeopardy, Salesmanship).
DISPUTES Any disputes that arise will be handled at the discretion of the IJBBA Board of Directors, IJBBA Advisory Committee, and/or IJBBA Director of Youth Activities. Their verdict in such instances will be final.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THROUGH ALL CONTEST RULES AS SOME CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED FROM PRIOR YEARS!