KENTUCKY AVIAN BOWL
A double-elimination knowledge bowl based on poultry-related subject matter.
- To encourage youth to expand their knowledge of avian facts, and become proficient in poultry management, and related subjects
- To help youth with career guidance, and to promote the poultry industry, by stimulating their interest in poultry and other avian species
- To make learning fun
DATE, TIME and LOCATION of the state contest
Date: First Friday of the State Fair (i.e., Animal Science Day)
Time: After completion of the State Poultry Judging contest (approximately 12:30 PM).
Location: Cloverville, West Wing of State Fairgrounds
Awards will be presented at the end of the contest in Cloverville.
NOTE: Registration is completed by the County Agents through the state fair registration process
The top four senior judges will have the opportunity represent the state of Kentucky at the National 4-H Poultry Conference to be held the third Thursday of November in Louisville. To qualify to represent Kentucky in the national event, a 4-H’er must participate in the state event. An all-star team is selected to represent Kentucky in the national event. Selected participants are required to work with the state specialist to prepare for the national event.
The National Avian Bowl Study Packet was revised in 2016. All questions for both the state and national events will come from the 2016 version. .
The following sections and pages have been selected as study materials for the 2017 Kentucky Avian Bowl contest:
Juniors contest covers:
- Poultry judging (All) - Pages 9-16
- Understanding food poisoners (all) - Pages 17-20
- Raising waterfowl (Only tables 5 & 6) - Pages 24-25
- Avian systems (Only reproduction) - Pages 35-38
- Growing blue ribbon pullets (All) - Pages 55-66
- Breeds, varieties, and strains (Only English) - pages 73-75
- Biosecurity (All) - Pages 179-180
The Senior Contest will cover all of the Junior Contest material plus:
- Eggcyclopedia (Microwave cooking through roasted eggs) - Pages 133-144
- Embryology (Daily embryonic development through candling) - Pages 191-192
The 2015 version of the National Avian Bowl Manual is available from the Clemson University Bulletin Room. The cost is $15.00 per copy (plus shipping)and may be ordered online using either a VISA or Master card.
The quickest and most accurate method of ordering is to go to Clemson website: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20569_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=168&SINGLESTORE=true Go to the bottom of the page and click on publications. Search for Avian Bowl. You can place orders through there. It will require the use of a credit or debit card. This method will automatically bring up appropriate shipping charges during the order process.
If a check MUST be used, you will still need to go through the same ordering process up to the point where shipping charges are shown and selected to give you a total cost without actually submitting the order. Shipping charges are based on the shipping address used when ordering. Make checks payable to Clemson University
RULES AND INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THE AVIAN BOWL EVENT
- See General Rules applying to all 4-H Exhibitors and General Rules applying to 4-H judging events.
- This contest will test of the participants' knowledge of poultry and poultry products. Refer to the State Fair catalogue or contact the state contact person for a list of materials to be covered [Indicated below].
- There are both senior and junior divisions in this contest.
- A team will consist of not less than two or no more than four members. Counties may enter more than one team. [Counties must have at least six participants to have two teams and at least 10 participants to have three teams.]
- Official sports bracket book will be used to pair teams. A double elimination tournament style format will be followed. The contest will continue until only one team remains with less than two losses.
- Each bowl match will consist of 9 questions. Questions will be in format suitable for bowl competition - definitions, spelling and multiple choice. Pictures and charts from the study material may be used. Incorrect questions will be offered to the other team. Questions will be worth 5 points. For the seniors only, Incorrect answers and acknowledgment penalty will be minus 5 points. No points will be deducted for juniors giving wrong answers.
- Ties during the bowl will be broken by one toss up question until tie is broken.
- After completion of the question, teams have 10 seconds to buzz in. The answer should start within 5 seconds of being acknowledged.
- Questions given to the other team after a miss will not be repeated but can be completed if interrupted by the first team.
- A team member and coach have the privilege to ask for verification on an answer he/she feels is incorrect. "Time out" must be called before the next question is read. Decisions made by the judge are final.
- There will be no conferring by participants among themselves or with anyone else except for the moderator while the avian competition is in process. Participants giving or receiving answers from others will be excused from competition and not receive a ribbon.
- Top four judges in the Senior Division -- $600 payable to Friends of Kentucky 4-H, Inc. and distributed by them for expenses to the National 4-H Avian Bowl event.