Maryland Sheep and Wool Ambassador Competition

The 2020 Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador will be chosen at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The person selected to serve will represent the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association and help to promote sheep and wool during the following year. The competition is open to both males and females. Three Reserve Ambassadors will also be chosen. In the event that the Ambassador is not able to fulfill his/her obligations, a Reserve Ambassador will serve as substitute.

Qualifications

  1. Must be between the ages of 14 and 18 inclusive
  2. Must be active in some area of sheep or wool production: purebreds,
    commercial, 4-H or FFA project, spinning, etc.
  3. Must be a resident of the state of Maryland

Responsibilities

  1. Participate actively at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
  2. Attend and help with sheep shows at the county fairs and the Maryland State Fair
  3. Assist with the Maryland State Fair’s Lead Class
  4. Give a report of activities at the Maryland Sheep Breeders annual banquet in October
  5. Promote lamb and wool in a variety of other ways: 4-H clubs, Ag Week
    displays, etc.
  6. Assist with the 2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador Competition

Criteria for Selection

  1. Poise and ease of contestant
  2. Apparent zest or stage presence of contestant
  3. Previous background and activities with sheep and wool
  4. Knowledge of the sheep and wool industry
  5. Public speaking ability

Prizes

Gifts will be awarded to all contestants.

The Ambassador will receive a cash award of $100 from the Festival and slippers from H. Trawitz & Sons.

The Reserve Ambassadors will each receive a cash award of $50.


How to Enter

If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in being a contestant, email for an entry form: .

Entries must be received by April 21, 2020.

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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Attention please! We ended up with a small quantity of 2020 merchandise left over from our virtual festival order. This includes short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, sling bags, backpacks, posters, note cards and enamel pins. Sorry, no mugs, and not all sizes are available in the shirts and sweatshirts.

You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

This may be your last chance to get 2020 Festival merchandise!
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