. The 25th Anniversary Pullet Surprise Youth Contest An extraordinary opportunity for young people with an interest in poultry Celebrating the memory of Eric Wilhelmi (1972-2002) *** A young man who influenced the lives of many*** In an attempt to promote the breeding and exhibition of purebred poultry among Wisconsin's youth, the Wisconsin International Poultry Club invites interested youth to apply for the Pullet Surprise. The lucky winners in each of two categories will receive a pair of show quality purebred fowl, complete with incubator, caging, feed, a copy of the 2011 edition of The American Standard of Perfection, a one year membership in the WIPC, a poultry carrier and a copy of The 4-H Guide to Raising Chickens by Tara Kindschi. All Awardswill be presented at the 2011 Wisconsin International Poultry Club Show. Birds will be provided by the members of the Wisconsin International Poultry Club. Contest Rules 1. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents between the ages of 8 and 18 as of January 1, 2011. 2. Entries will be divided into two groups;Please give age as of January 1, 2011. Junior 8-12 Senior 13-18 3. Each applicant must submit an entry of 500 words or less on one of the following topics: "Why I Want to Raise Exhibition Poultry" "Raising Poultry-It's a Family Affair" "A Humorous Poultry Experience"- Fact or Fiction "My Most Memorable Moment in Poultry" "An Original Poultry Poem" ****Entries that exceed 500 words will not be considered*** 4.Applicants must send their entry, along with their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, birthdate, and parent's or guardian's signature postmarked by August 20, 2011 to: Barbara Gromacki Wisconsin APA-ABA Youth Club Advisor 27225 Ketterhagen Road Burlington, WI 53105 5. Winners will be selected by a committee designated by the Wisconsin International Poultry Club. All decisions are final. 6. Winners and their parents or guardians are required to attend the award presentation to be held during the Youth Show at the 2011 WIPC Show on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Columbian County Fairgrounds, Portage, WI.