New submission guidelines for 2020-
 Photos must be digitally submitted online through the NAJRAE website.  All photos must be submitted through the link prior to June 1, 2020. No photos shall be mailed or brought to the show.

Contest Rules

  • All work must be that of the entrant and must somehow include Red Angus in the photo. 
  • Photo cannot be altered or image enhanced in any way. Photos must be COLOR with no altering, filters, or enhancements. Contestants are encouraged to use 35 - millimeter (mm) cameras. 
  • Photos must be taken by the contestant during the past year. Photos cannot have been presented at previous NAJRAE or Junior Red Angus contests.
  • Maximum of one (1) entries per contestant. Only one entry per contestant will be eligible for placing and sweepstakes points.
  • NAJRAE reserves the right to use the photos in the future in any way they see fit.


The royalty of the Association shall consist of a Queen and a Princess. Their responsibility is to assist the Junior Board with planning the NAJRAE and the activities throughout the five day event during the summer. They will also represent the NAJRAE at other Red Angus state, regional and national events and/or at other industry groups and businesses. To be eligible for election the following criteria must be met:


  • Queen candidates must be at least sixteen by show date and must not have reached their twenty-second birthday before January 1 of their election year. 
  • Princess candidates must be at least thirteen  by show date and must not have reached their sixteenth birthday before January 1 of their election year. 
  • Candidates may not serve consecutive terms in each classification. (For example, a candidate may not serve back to back terms as a princess or queen.)
  • All applicants must have attended and or exhibited at the NAJRAE for least one year, participate in at least two satellite events and any of the steer, bull or female shows held during the 2019 NAJRAE.
  • All candidates must participate in at least two satellite events including the Herdsman Quiz and the Showmanship show held during the NAJRAE.  
  • Selection will be based on the individual’s interview, essay, scrapbook and involvement in the Red Angus breed along with their leadership qualities and capabilities.
  • Candidates are to write a 750-1,000 word essay within the application on why the candidate would like to be royalty and how the candidate would promote the Red Angus breed. 
  • Applicants will be interviewed by a committee during the show.
  • The applicants will work with the current NAJRAE board through the week. The announcement of the new royalty court will be at the banquet Friday night.
  • Applicants must be willing to participate in conference calls, respond to emails/voicemails and be active participants with the NAJRAE social media platforms and website updates. Regarding social media, you will advised, as a representative of NAJRAE to be careful of what is put on your social media accounts. You will be a mentor to many young juniors who may want to be friends with you.
  • Contestants must be single never married and must not become married or pregnant during their one year reign.
  • The Queen/Princess must assume appropriate conduct at all times.
  • Attire for royalty will be refined western wear suitable for the times. This will be discussed and agreed upon each year by the royalty, advisors and committee.
  • Application guidelines include: completed application, a recent photo, essay, photo book (8.5"x11", 20 page in size from Snapfish, Shutterfly or Wal-Mart) due at check-in at the show, showmanship contest and two reference letters (personal recommendation and an advisor/breeder.)

  Deadline: May 15, 2020
 For more information or questions contact:
Kaye Gilbert, 319-931-8127

The NAJRAE Legacy scholarships are presented annually at the NAJRAE awards banquet in conjunction with the NAJRAE summer show. The total amount awarded will be no less than $500 and at least two scholarships that will be awarded, if more than two applications are received. The scholarship application is the basis on who will be awarded the scholarships. One must fill out a scholarship application to be considered.


  1. Applicant must be a high school graduate.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled in a College, University, Vocational School, Trade School, or Apprenticeship/Journeyman Training Program.
  3. Applicant must be a member of NAJRAE and must be participating in NAJRAE events and activities at the time of application.
  4. Applicant has not previously been awarded a Legacy Scholarship (this does not include the Legacy heifer project).


  • · Applicant must complete a submittable application online
  • · Applicant must upload a recent head shot.
  • · Applicant must complete the Scholarship Certification form below
  • · Applicant must include two (2) letters of recommendation. Each letter of recommendation must come from a different category. Recommendations may not be from a family member or relative of the applicant. 
  1. 4-H, FFA, or Breed Volunteer:  4-H County Agent or County Youth Coordinator, 4-H Club Leader or Authorized Volunteer, FFA Instructor, Beef Livestock Association Advisor
  2. School Officials:  Principal, Superintendent, Counselor, Instructor
  3. Religious Affiliations: Clergy, Youth Advisor or Instructor
  4. Employer
  5. Red Angus Breeder

If the application is not complete and does not include the required attachments, the applicant will be immediately disqualified.


  • Scholarship winner will receive a certificate and letter at the banquet
  • Scholarship winner must use the scholarship within two and one half (2 ½) years from the time it was awarded. If the scholarship has not been used within that time, it will be forfeited. 
  • Scholarship winner must provide proof of enrollment in the form of a Student ID#, acceptance letter to a training program, receipt of enrollment, or copy of the education bill to the NAJRAE Treasurer
  • Scholarship winner must provide the address to send payment on their behalf. Scholarship will be paid directly to the University, College, Trade School, Training Program, or Apprentice Ship/Journeyman program. 
  • It is the responsibility of the Scholarship winner to track their award and assure it has been redeemed.

    Deadline: May 15, 2020
    For more information or questions contact:
    Garrett Knebel,  219-508-2657
North American Junior Red Angus Event