— Written by Katy Holdener, Angus Communications

Faster, easier way to enter for cattle show and educational contests available.

National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members have an easier and more efficient method to enter their contest materials in the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) taking place July 7-15 in Madison, Wisconsin. An online entry portal has been established to allow participants to upload their materials and entries online, in addition to the traditional method of submitting entries by mail or signing up at the NJAS.

The deadline for graphic design, writing and photography is May 15. Prepared speaking and career development entries are due by May 25, while extemporaneous speaking, poster, judging, auctioneering and skill-a-thon entries must be signed up for prior to June 27. Contest sign-up at NJAS will only be available for a limited time during check-in. Quiz bowl, team fitting, team marketing and team sales will maintain the same entry format: state advisors must complete and enter those contests at the NJAS.

“In previous years, contest entries have been mailed into the Association where they were organized and hauled to the National Junior Angus Show,” said Caitlyn Brant, Association events coordinator. “The new system will allow participants to easily upload their work, which will save time and resources in the entry process.”

The new system is available at angus.org/njaa. Contact the events and education department at 816.383.5100 or info@njaa.org for more information.

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