Due to many enquiries from younger auctioneers and those in training at the moment, for this year the rules have been amended to allow for a younger competitor to take place.
The event will now welcome novice competitors to participate in the Young Auctioneer competition which will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd August. For this section of the competition there will be no entry fee. This is a great chance for students to show off their talents in front of the agricultural media and will be put through their paces by experts from the industry. Judging the Auctioneering section will be the Livestock Auctioneers Association Chief Executive Chris Dodds.
Sadly there are less and less young auctioneers in the country and this is a great opportunity for young auctioneers to show off their skills to industry experts and meet potential future employers. We have changed the judging criteria this year so the following tasks would be undertaken as part of the competition:
- Value and judge livestock
- Identify some items of deadstock
- Conduct a mock auction in front of a captive audience
- Take part in a small interview (about themselves, the livestock auction industry and about their college/workplace).
The competition welcomes those with no experience at all, but have a desire to become an auctioneer, as well as those with no more than three years experience with an auctioneering company, but also under 22 years of age. There will be lots of friendly advice given to further the skills of competitors and put them at ease from both he judge and chief steward Clive Roads of McCartneys.
If you do know of anyone who may be interested in this opportunity please ask them to contact myself via email at Tessa.Warby@threecounties.co.uk
For more information about the event please visit www.nationalyoungstars.com or visit our social media channels: