RODEO AUSTIN YOUTH CONTEST DEADLINES APPROACHING

Rodeo Austin is proud to announce a call for entries for its Competitive Events programs. December 1, 2010 marks the deadline for entries for the 2011 Junior Livestock Show and the 7th Youth Western Art Show.

As the foundation of the Fair and Rodeo, Rodeo Austin’s Junior Livestock Show gives students from across the state the opportunity to showcase their talents and skills during the annual Fair and Rodeo. Home to the 8th largest junior livestock show in the nation, Rodeo Austin encourages students to compete for the chance to achieve top honors and participate in the annual Youth Auction. Registration is open to any Texas 4-H or FFA member age 9-18 and is available online at www.RodeoAustin.com.

To further enrich organization’s youth outreach programs, Rodeo Austin invites all Texas high school students to participate in the 7th Youth Western Art Show. Students from across the state (Grades 9-12) may enter their western-inspired artwork in the areas of illustrations and sculptures. The top 20 pieces of artwork submitted will sell in the Youth Auction to be held on March 25, 2011 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The online submission deadline is December 1, 2010. Visit www.RodeoAustin.com to register today!

Both programs are in support of Rodeo Austin’s mission Promoting Youth Education – Preserving Western Heritage and allow top competitors to participate in the annual Youth Auction. In 2010, the Youth Auction awarded over $690,000 to 382 Junior Show exhibitors and raised $14,100 for Art Show projects.

The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, contributes more than $1.6 million annually to the youth of Texas with the help of over 2,500 volunteers, donors and sponsors. Through its acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair, Rodeo and other fundraisers, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo continues to work towards the advancement of its mission, Promoting Youth Education – Preserving Western Heritage. While delivering superior entertainment and boasting an economic impact that exceeds $54 million annually, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is an established community tradition founded in 1938. Staying true to the official sport of Texas, Austin is home to the world’s 6th largest indoor, regular season ProRodeo known as Rodeo Austin. For more information visit www.RodeoAustin.com.