Alpaca (Animal & Fleece) Young Judges
About our ‘NEW’ Competition Alpaca Young Judges
The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Society Inc conducts the Alpaca (Animal & Fleece) competition on a state-wide basis. Competition is held across three levels – local Agricultural Show or School competition, State and National Finals.
As the title suggests, competition is open to young people aged 15 and under 25 years as at 1st May in the year of the Competitor’s State Final.
Alpaca Young Judges competitions will be held each year at an Agricultural Show at State Final level. You do not need to win at a Local Agricultural Show to be eligible to compete in the Queensland Alpaca State Finals all within the age bracket are eligible to.
The aim of these competitions is to develop the judging skills of young people to ensure a selection of experienced judges for future Agricultural Shows. Competitors also improve their communication and presentation skills.
Young Judges and Paraders, among other competitions, offer significant personal and professional development opportunities for young people. The ability to network with, and learn from industry leaders while developing skills such as public speaking and personal confidence is a rare opportunity for young people. To do this in a setting that develops interest and skills in agricultural careers provides a great platform for young people to become involved in our industry.
The criteria for judging Young Judges are based on developing the skills and knowledge of the entrants. Hence much emphasis is given to the ability for entrants to justify the reasons for placing the animals. This is vitally important as selecting animals is a subjective task based on the productions system the judge has in mind and the changing market specifications. The skill required to justify your placements and articulate those in public are hugely beneficial in professional life.