The Poultry Club Council considers that Judges’ Workshops play an important part in the training of aspiring judges and in providing a refresher to existing judges.
Each year different breeds are highlighted and the workshops give judges an opportunity to learn more about these breeds and to exchange judging experiences as well as seeking advice from senior judges. Judges are encouraged to attend a Judges’ Workshop once every three years. The next Judges Workshop will be held at the National Show on Sunday 22nd November 2015 commencing at 11:00. The workshop is open to judges and Poultry Club Members interested in becoming a judge.
Four breeds/sections have been picked to study—Dutch, Booted, Leghorns & Practical Examiners (the latter is also for people who would like to become examiners). An experienced judge will give a brief overview of the breed or section to the Workshop before the group divides into the various sections and adjourns to the Show Hall to look at the birds in more detail.
The programme will be as follows:
11:00 Welcome & Talk on “What the Poultry Club expects from it’s judges’
11:10 Introduction to the breeds/sections to be studied; Dutch, Booted, Leghorns, the birds.
12:10 Return to meeting room for Question and Answer session
12:15 End of Workshop
There will be 40 places on the Workshop and, in order to secure a place, members are requested to apply as soon as possible. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All applicants will receive written/email confirmation as to whether or not they have been awarded a place. If you would like to take part in the Judges Workshop please download and complete the application form (link below). If you are unable to attend for any reason please contact the Secretary (Kate 01830 520856) so that your place can be reallocated.
Judges Workshop 2016 application form.