- October 10, 2016 – Contest opens
- February 10, 2017 – Deadline for entries
- February 17, 2017 – First round of judging complete; club finalists announced; Fan Favourite voting begins
- Winners announced week of March 6, 2017
Only clubs can enter
The "Standing Out from the Herd" Contest is open to all 4-H Alberta clubs and clubs that are within a 25 km radius of a UFA location only. All entries must be submitted by a 4-H club. Any winnings must go to support the entire club, not an individual.
Winners selected by judging panel
All entries will be judged by a UFA-selected panel during two rounds. During the first round, the panel will narrow down the entries to the top 35. These entries will be eligible for the Grand Prize, Regional Prizes and Honourable Mentions, which will be chosen during the second round of judging. Additionally, a Fan Favourite Award will be selected by popular vote.
Only one prize per winning entry
If an entry is chosen to win any prize, it is no longer eligible for any other prize. If a winning entry is also chosen to win the Fan Favourite Award, the entry will receive the prize with the higher cash value. The judging panel will award the other prize to the entry with the next-best scores.
Original entries only, please
Submissions cannot have been previously published, submitted, distributed or altered prior to entering this contest.