FFA Prepared Public Speaking Contest
For 20 years, the FFA Public Speaking Contest at the Arizona National Livestock Show has allowed FFA members an opportunity to demonstrate writing and speaking skills. Open to all non-Greenhand FFA members across the country, the contest sponsored by B&R Farms helps prepare members for their respective district and state FFA competitions, which occur annually in the spring.
Premium money for placings:
First Place: $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
Speech Theme: “Agriculture in Arizona”
FFA Creed Contest
The FFA Creed Contest is open to any Greenhand FFA Member from any state who is a high school student currently taking an agricultural education course or has completed all the agricultural education courses offered. Contestants who have won their respective state Creed Speaking Contest or who has competed at the National FFA Convention in the FFA Creed Speaking competition are not eligible to compete.
4-H Creed Contest
The 4-H Creed Contest is open to any Junior 4-H member (age 9-10 as of January 1) and Intermediate 4-H member (age 11-13 as of January 1) from any state, who is a member in good standing in a club as certified by their current 4-H leader.
The Arizona National Livestock Show Creed Contest first place awards are sponsored by Colonel Paul Ramirez of Tucson, Arizona. In each contest, the first place winner receives $100, while second through fifth place will receive an award. The 4-H and FFA Contest champions will present their respective creed during the opening ceremonies of the Junior Market Auction.
Speaking Contest Deadlines:
- Entry / Fee Deadline: November 15
- Deadline to Submit Speech & Authenticity: December 10
- A maximum of 20 entries for each contest accepted
- Entries limited to 2 contestants per chapter or club