National Jersey Queen Program
Applications for the 2012 National Jersey Queen Contest, held in conjunction with the All American Jersey Show and Sale, must be received in the AJCA office on or before Monday, October 15.
in the National Jersey Queen Contest must meet three requirements. First,
they must be at least 16 years of age, but
not older than 22, on January 1, 2012. Second, they must be (a) the
current year's or a former state or regional Jersey queen, or (b) an
exhibitor in either the 2012
Western National Junior Jersey Show or All American Junior Jersey Show.
Third, they must be a Junior Member in good standing or Lifetime Member of
the American Jersey Cattle Association.
Third, they must be a Junior Member in good standing or Lifetime Member of the American Jersey Cattle Association.
National Jersey Queen and the alternates are expected to demonstrate
current knowledge of the Jersey breed and the American dairy industry. All
participants must complete the enclosed application to enter the contest,
which must be received in the
AJCA office on or before October 15. On this application, you
must clearly indicate your involvement in the Jersey breed through your
personal activities and participation in state and national organizations
(such as the state Jersey association, 4-H, FFA and so forth). If you are
involved in more than one breed, you must show clearly that Jerseys are
your top priority.
are required to attend and assist with these functions:
as National Jersey Queen or as one of the two alternates, you must attend
The National Jersey Queen is encouraged to attend other events throughout the year, including the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings, the Western National, and/or World Dairy Expo. Funding for approved activities is provided.
Attendance at other local or state events throughout the
year is optional, and must be coordinated by the Queen in advance with
are four elements in the judging.
conclusion of the National Jersey Queen Contest will be incorporated into
the Junior Banquet program. You will sit together for dinner at reserved
tables in the front of the banquet hall. Immediately following dinner, you
will be escorted to the stage in order to briefly (no
more than 30 seconds) introduce yourself (state your name, where you
are from, and tell about your involvement with Jerseys). After
introductions have been completed, the top five participants will be
announced and will return to the stage to answer a final question. The
judges will then retire to make their decision.
national Jersey youth awards and scholarships will then be presented,
followed by the concluding announcement of the Queen and court.
Immediately following the banquet, a reception will be held recognizing
all junior winners.
dress is appropriate during the banquet. Full-length formal dresses are
not required and will be neither rewarded nor penalized in the judging.
will assist with handing out the awards during Saturday’s All American
Junior Show. For the Jersey Jug Futurity, you will distribute the programs
before the show begins, and distribute and collect entry forms in the
Railbird Judging Contest. Members of the Jersey Jug Committee will provide
instructions on Sunday morning.
If you have any questions about the contest, contact Dr. Cherie L. Bayer, Director of Development, at 614/322-4456.
Interviews will be conducted at the headquarters hotel, which is the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, adjacent to fairgrounds at Gate 4. Mention the Jersey association when making room reservations: 502/637-2424. Make reservations early.