All Australian Photographic Competition to be run over 2 years
The Breed Development and Conformation Committee (BDCC) have decided to extend the current 2020/21 years All Australian Photographic Competition to run over a 2 year period.
The Committee felt that in light of the impact Covid-19 has had on the local, regional and national show circuit with the cancelation of events and the uncertainty to come in 2021, it was best to continue the competition until the 30th June 2022.
BDCC Chair Gino Pacitti says “it is important not to cancel the competition this year as it would penalise members who may have entries already underway”.
“The Committee understands and appreciates the effort that members go to when preparing their Holsteins for showing each year and with the uncertainty of 2021 it was logical to extend the competition over two years.” Mr Pacitti said.
Mr Pacitti added “really nothing changes running the All Australian over an extended period”.
The BDCC acknowledged there may be some duplication of animals across the age categories but felt that did not outweigh the downside by cancelling the competition altogether.
Animals are eligible to compete in the All Australian Photographic Competition if they have been exhibited at any Australian show adjudicated by a member of the National Judges Panel in any Holstein Australia Regions or Sub-Branches.