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SUNSHINE STATE CUP
Livestock Judging Awards Program B Y F I R S T P L A C E F L O R I D A
What is the Sunshine State Cup?
The Sunshine State Cup (“SSC”) is an awards program for youth who compete in judging contests throughout the season to be recognized.
The purpose of the SSC is to recognize top youth livestock judging team members in Florida who may not win the state championships, but have continually proven they are competitive with high scores at contests around the state.
The SSC awards points to youth who compete in approved livestock judging contests around the state all season long using a formula based on the scores they receive divided by the number of classes they judge. Points are also awarded based on a youth's individual placing if they place in the top 10 individually.
For the inaugural 2018 - 2019 season, the SSC will be on an individual basis, no team scores or placings will be considered or tabulated.
(Updated March 10 to include the results from the first three contests and the Okeechobee FFA Alumni, Florida State Fair 4-H, State FFA CDE Preliminary at the Florida State Fair and Osceola County Fair KVLS contests.)
Florida State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest (February 9)
State FFA High School Livestock Judging CDE Preliminary (February 9)
Osceola County Fair KVLS Livestock Judging Contest (February 15)
Bradford County Fair Livestock Judging Contest (March 8) ***NEW***
Florida Strawberry Festival Livestock Judging Contest (March 9)
Central Florida Fair Livestock Judging Contest (March 15)
Putnam County Fair Livestock Judging Contest (March 28)
TO BE DETERMINED –
Alachua County Youth Fair Livestock Judging Contest (March)
Citrus County Fair Livestock Judging Contest (March)
These contests will be added to the list if we receive confirmation that we can receive a copy of the COMPLETE results after the contest. If you can help us out with that, please let us know! More information on eligible contests and lists of eligible, not eligible and to be determined contests can be found in the official rules above. For the most up-to-date information, Like us on Facebook and follow us on both Twitter and Instagram.
Programs like this one are currently offered in other states, such as Texas and Missouri. For more information on how they work, check out this link.