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In the interest of promoting judging contests throughout the year, Livestockjudging.com sponsors the Texas Cup, Texas Horse Cup, and Junior Texas Cup.
These yearly contests, that beging the day after the Texas state 4H contest and complete at the Texas state 4H contest each June, recognize the top individuals and judging teams based on how well they do at a large judging contests all over the state. Points are calculated and awards are given each summer.
The maximum amount of points awarded for a contest will be based upon the total amount of senior (or highest division) entries in the event. Teams finishing in the top twenty of an event will earn points based on the following schedule...
The maximum amount of points awarded for a contest will be based upon the total amount of senior (or highest division) entries in the event. Individuals finishing in the top fifty of an event will earn points based on the following schedule...
Points will be rounded to the nearest whole number.
Example: If your team finishes 15th at an event with 250 individual senior entries your team would earn 63 points (250 * 0.25)
A 4-H club or FFA chapter can only earn points from one team at any individual event. If there are two teams from a club/chapter that earn points, only the points earned from the highest placing team will be considered.
A team can earn points for up to ten events in a year. In the common occurrence of teams entering more than ten events, only the top ten events (by points) will count toward their overall score.
The Texas FFA and 4-H state contests will each count for 1,000 points.
At contests where contestants judge the same animals and are judged on the same scale, we combine different divisions into a ranking for the entire event.
An example of this would be San Antonio where 4H and FFA compete in separate events but judge the same animals. Multi-area CDE events are another common example of events that we combine results for.
Combining results tends to grant more points to the higher ranking individuals at events.