AKC/Eukanuba Essay

USASA Juniors Program Reward for AKC/Eukanuba Invitational Qualifiers

Any junior who qualifies for the AKC/Eukanuba Invitational in conformation or performance events has an opportunity to earn a $100 to help with his or her expenses to attend the show.

Juniors who qualify must submit a one page essay on an assigned topic to the juniors committee. The committee will read the essays and vote on the winners based on the quality of the written essay. Essay topics will change from year to year.

If a junior qualifies for both conformation and performance, he or she may only write an essay and apply to win $100 for one event. We will award $100 each to two individuals for conformation and two individuals for performance. Performance events are all inclusive (agility, fly ball, herding, obedience, rally) and cannot be applied for individually. In other words, a junior cannot win more than $100 per year.

2015 ESSAY TOPIC:   What are the most common genetic diseases and tests being done to keep these diseases to a minimum in our breed?

Essays Due:  NOVEMBER 15th

The essays will be judged on the following criteria:

focus on the assigned topic
proper essay format (Introduction, Body, Conclusion)
proper use of grammar, spelling, punctuation
clarity and precision
preferably typed
must include junior’s name and qualifying event (conformation or performance)

Essays will be emailed to Kelley Catterson, at kelleycatt@gmail.com or mailed to: 15309 N Eastern Road, Smithville, MO 64089

United States Australian Shepherd Association