The National Junior Grange Sign-A-Song Contest will be held during the National Grange Convention every November. This contest will be open to all State Junior Grange Sign-A-Song winners and will be judged at National Session.  Winners will be announced at the Evening of Excellence and winners will give their presentations at the Junior Grange Breakfast on Saturday morning.

REQUIREMENTS: Age:  5- 14 years of age
CATEGORIES: Novice, Hobbyist, Group

All National Junior Grange competition participants must have achieved First Place in their State Junior Competition, or Best of Show at their Regional Competition. One participant from each category may represent their state at National Convention. And the Best of Show winner may represent from their region.

Names, age, song title, and state must be turned in by November 1st to the National Junior Grange Director, Samantha Wilkins via email to juniors@nationalgrange.org

JUDGING CRITERIA: Utilization of total communication…………………………………………………………30 points
(Sign language, ability, signs clearly with creative interpretation)
Body expression, display of emotion ……………………………………………………30 points

Presentation, interpretation with confidence ………………………………………30 points

Clarity of music selection ………………………………………………………………………10 points

Total Possible ……………………………………………………………100 points

NATIONAL COMPETITION
WINNERS:
1st-3rd place winners in each age category will receive cash prizes.
A Best of Show winner will also be announced and given the opportunity to present their speech at the Junior Grange Breakfast.*Note no funding will be provided to attend the National Grange Session*