Apply to Represent the U.S. at World Ovinpiades - Deadline Nears
April 25, 2014

The deadline to apply to represent the U.S. sheep industry at the 2nd World Ovinpiades competition in France on Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 is just around the corner. Twenty countries have been invited to enter two participates in this two-day competition where contenders will challenge each other in multiple proficiency areas related to the sheep industry.

The World Challenge is open to college students between the ages of 19 and 25, inclusive. Therefore, anyone born between the dates of Oct. 2, 1988, and Sept. 29, 1995, is eligible to apply.

There are two parts to the application process:
  1. Upload a short video selling yourself as a competitor for the competition as well as demonstrate the skills necessary to compete in the categories listed above.
  2. Complete the application found by going to
ASI must receive the video and application by end of day on Thursday, May 1. Participants and alternates will be notified by June 1. Two all-expenses-paid trips to the event in France representing the United States will be awarded to the top two finalists; spending money will be the responsibility of the contestant.

Contest questions can be directed to Burdell Johnson at or by calling 701-320-5687. Send applications to Judy Malone at