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.

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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Correction - registration for our our in-person classes for 2023 will open at 2:00 pm ET on Sunday, February 19, not February 12 as previously posted.A preview of the classes has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class details, including dates and times, will be posted in the next day or two. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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A preview of our in-person classes for 2023 has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class information will be posted once we work out a few more details. Registration will open on February 12. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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