2021 EMPIRE SWINE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST 

                                                                                                                                                 

Held Virtually August 9th – 13th  

Components of Contest:  

  • Registration Closes, July 15, 2021
  • Monday, August 2nd: Contest Orientation / Q & A 
  • Monday, August 9th: Contest Records Due / New York Pork Producers Promotion Poster Due  
  • Tuesday, August 10th: Contest Interviews / All About Me Article Due  
  • Wednesday, August 11th: Examination / Skillathon  
  • Thursday, August 12th: Contest Public Presentations  
  • Friday, August 13th: Swine Judging  
  • Sunday, August 15th: Contest Results Call  

Component Points Breakdown: (Each Contest is Judged out of the Available Points)  

  • Records: Using a hog shown or raised during the summer of 2021: 50 Points  
  • Interviews: Three Interviewers, Three Questions Each, On a scale of 50 points per interviewer : 150 Points  
  • Written Examination / Skillathon: 100 Points  
  • Public Presentations: Three Judges, Three Questions Each, On a scale of 50 points per judge: 150 Points 
  • Swine Judging: Two photo classes, 25 points each, reasons can be submitted for bonus points : 50 Points 
    • Total Contest Points: 500 Points  
  • BONUS CONTESTS (Each Contest is on a 5 Point Scale)
    • New York Pork Producers Promotion Poster: 5 Points
      • Due with Contest Records  
    • All About Me Article and Photos for NYPP Newsletter: 5 Points
      • Due with Contest Records  
    • Swine Judging Reasons, One Set Submission: 5 Points
      • Total Bonus Points: 15 Points  
 
Contest Prizes:  
  • First: $750.00 
  • Second: $700.00 
  • Third: $650.00 
  • Fourth: $600.00 
  • Fifth: $550.00 
  • Sixth: $500.00 
  • Seventh: $450.00 
  • Eight: $400.00 
  • Ninth: $350.00 
  • Tenth: $300.00
    • Total Contest Prizes: $5,250.00 

Contest Sponsors:  

  • Farm Credit East
  • The New York Pork Producers

 

Click to download Youth Quality Assurance Program