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September 8-10, 2023

Youth Sweepstakes

Youth Sweepstakes

Educating for the Future!

The purpose of the Youth Sweepstakes is to encourage youth attending the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival to participate in as many educational and exhibition events as possible and to expand their knowledge and proficiency in sheep production. Awards are given to reward youth demonstrating proficiency and knowledge across educational and exhibit areas. The goal of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival youth programs is to offer educational experiences that are high quality and will give youth exposure to, and prepare them for, future competition. We encourage 4-H, FFA and other youth groups preparing for district, regional or national competition to attend and participate in any of the following competitions to qualify for Youth Sweepstakes points:

  • Junior Fleece Show
  • Judging Contest
  • Poster Contest
  • Lead Line
  • Photo Contest
  • Skillathon
  • Junior Breeding Sheep Show
  • Jr Breeding Sheep Showmanship
  • Market Lamb Show
  • Market Lamb Showmanship

AGE DIVISIONS: (Age as of January 1):

Beginners: 7 – 9

Junior: 10 - 12

Intermediate: 13 - 16

Senior: 17 – 21

To help us with scoring, pre-re-register for Youth Sweepstakes through ShoWorks! Please indicate all events in which you may participate!



Scoring: Individuals are encouraged to compete in any and all of the listed competitions. Points will be awarded based on participation and placing within each event. Overall points will be determined by a combination of total points from an individual’s four highest scores; not more than two of those scores may come from exhibiting breeding animals, fleeces or market lambs. Note to Market Lamb Exhibitors: There will be a separate showmanship division for market lamb exhibitors that will be based on Wisconsin Club Lamb Association age breaks and which will count for WCLA points, but not for Youth Sweepstakes points. Results will be announced during selection of Junior Supreme Champion sheep on Sunday.

Cash premiums provided by Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative

1st: $100.00
2nd: $75.00
3rd: $50.00
4th: $35
5th: $25

An embroidered award will also be presented by Profiles Show Supply & Embroidery to the highest placing individual in each age division.


Profiles Show Supply & Embroidery

Jim and Sue Rupnow

A&J Nevens Livestock

Jeff and Leslie Nevens

for their generous support of this event!

Youth Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative through the generous support of bidders at the Shepherds’ and Silent Auctions. THANK YOU!

Winners will be announced via Social Media (Facebook Live) Wednesday, September 14th. Like and Follow the “Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival” Facebook page for more info!


EMAIL CONFIRMATION: When you are finished registering, you’ll receive an email confirmation.

PRINT YOUR ORDER in case your email confirmation does not go through. Check your junk or spam folders if you do not receive an email confirmation. If you forget to print your order, or entered an incorrect email address, ShoWorks stores your order in your profile. You may reprint it at anytime.


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