Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador Competition

The 2022 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 all genders. 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(based on age as of January 1).
  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 2023 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. Service to the sheep and wool industry
  5. Promotional activities within the industry

Prizes

Gifts will be awarded to all contestants.

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

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


How to Enter

If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in entering the competition, email for an entry form: .

Entries must be received by April 21, 2022.

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Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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