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 2009. All questions for both the state and national events will come from the 2009 version. .
The following sections and pages have been selected as study materials for the 2014 Kentucky Avian Bowl contest:
- Juniors contest covers:
- Poultry judging (All): pages 11-16
- Understanding Food Poisoners (All): pages 19-20
- Eggcyclopedia (Easter Eggs through Free-range eggs): pages 121-125
- Breeds, Varieties and Strains (Introduction, Bantams, American, Asiatic): pages 69-73
- Factsheet: General care of a pet bird (All): pages 165-166
- Factsheet: The commercial poultry industry: pages 175-176
- Factsheet: Biosecurity (All) pages 179-180
- The Senior Contest will cover all of the Junior Contest material plus:
- Raising waterfowl (All): pages 23-33
- Eggcyclopedia (Freezing eggs through Organic eggs): pages 125-137
- Embryology (Daily Embryonic Development through Candling): pages 191-192
The 2009 version of the National Avian Bowl Manual is available from the Clemson University Bulletin Room. The cost is $15.00 per copy and may be ordered online using either a VISA or Master card.
Payment should only be for $15.00 per copy. There is no tax or shipping/handling charges. Shipment is via USPS fourth-class mail.
If you prefer to pay by check, you may send payment to:
Clemson University Bulletin Room 82
Poole Agricultural Building
Clemson, SC 29634
Checks should be made payable to: Clemson University.
Purchase orders with the necessary authorized signatures may be mailed or Faxed to the above.
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 -- $300 payable to Friends of Kentucky 4-H, Inc. and distributed by them for expenses to the National 4-H Avian Bowl event.