2016 Brown Swiss All-American Contest Rules
A joint venture with BSCBA & Purebred Publishing!
Online Entry Option available ~ All entries and photos will be sent to Purebred Publishing at email@example.com.
The All-American Program recognizes the outstanding animals exhibited at state and national shows during the current calendar year.
Classes for the 2016 contest include: Spring Heifer Calves, Winter Heifer Calves, Fall Heifer Calves, Summer Yearling Heifers, Spring Yearling
Heifers, Winter Yearling Heifers, Fall Yearling Heifers, Yearlings in Milk, Junior-Two-Year Olds, Senior-Two-Year Olds, Junior-Three-Year Olds, Senior Three-Year-Olds, Four-Year-Olds, Five-Year-Olds, Aged Cows and Component Merit Cows. Group classes included in the program are Junior Best Three Females, Senior Best Three Females, and Produce of Dam.
To be eligible for entry in the All-American contest, the animals must meet the following qualifications:
1. Place 1st through 6th place at a National Show or place 1st or 2nd at any other shows designated as qualifying shows by the National Show Committee and Board of Directors (qualifying shows listed on the right column of this page).
2. Must be shown at a qualifying show within the U.S.
Note: A cow qualifying in a dry cow class is eligible for competition in her respective standard class providing the picture represents her in the same show ring condition as when she qualified. If she qualified as both a milking cow and a dry cow, it is the owner’s option which picture to use.
It shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor to secure and supply one color photo of each animal being entered in the All-American Contest along with the entry blank. NOTE: The photos can be electronic or hard copy 5 x 7 color prints, unretouched, including no background change. The current PDCA show ring code of ethics rules pertaining to grooming and preparation must be followed. Photos can be attached electronically to online entry form or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1!
Pictures must be made during the current year and show the animals in the same stage of growth and/or lactation as when she qualified in the show ring.
For competition in the group classes, an individual picture of each animal in the group must be submitted. The pictures must be of the animals which are shown when the group qualified for entry. If substitutions are made in a group from one show to the next, different entries must be made for each qualifying combination. Partnership bred animals, outside the family, cannot be used in the Best Three Females classes.
Hard copy photos and entry forms must be sent to Purebred Publishing together. The only exceptions will be pictures sent directly from the photographer to the Purebred Publishing office separate from the entry. This must be designated by the owner at time of photo at the show!
Entries must include the following information listed, using an official entry blank or entered online at purebredpublishing.com. One picture for each class entry, and a $20 fee per entry. An application and link is available on the Brown Swiss Association website and will be published in the September issue of the Brown Swiss Bulletin.
1. Name, registration and birthdate of animal 2. Class 3. Date photo was taken 4. Name and address of owner and breeder 5. All placings at qualifying shows during the current year, including udder placings 6. Best 305-day production record for cows and current record in progress should also be included.
Each All-American entry must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee made out to Purebred Publishing. All photos and entries must be postmarked on or before December 1 and online entries must be received by midnight December 1.
Information on all entry blanks is checked at the National Office for accuracy. Each entry along with photo is sent to the Nominating Committee which will consist of the National Show judges who will rank each nomination. These will be their official and final votes for the contest as well. Ballots will be tallied and nominated animals determined.
Breeders with nominated animals will be notified and be invoiced $80 for each nominated entry which must be paid within two weeks of the invoice in order for the animal to continue in the contest.
The additional judges include all those who are on the Brown Swiss Association Approved Judges List as of December 1, 2016, and who served as judge at any of the qualifying shows. These judges will receive a judging packet containing a ballot and the nomination booklet, or they may request the information by e-mail for judging. Judges with any interest, either monetary or relational to entries and/or nominees should refrain from voting in those classes. The ballots will be tallied and total points published in the Bulletin.
All photos and entries are to be sent to Purebred Publishing @ 1224 Alton Darby Creek Rd., Columbus, OH 43228 by December 1!!
Nominations and winners, when published in the Bulletin, will include pictures accompanied by the names of the animals, breeders, owners, placings and production information.
All winning entries have the option of having an All-American photo plaque for an additional $40 fee (payable to BSCBA).
If entry rules are not followed by entrant, the animal or group entered can be disqualified.