Membership Benefits

The APA is the oldest livestock organization on the North American continent. Here are a list of some of the benefits of joining the APA.

  • Exhibitor Recognition – members are acknowledged for their participation with ribbons, pins, certificates as well as points towards becoming a master exhibitor.
  • Youth Program – allows for our young members to participate and learn the art of showing poultry. Special awards are presented to junior members.
  • Quarterly newsletter – sent to all members with current association news, breeding tips and more.
  • Annual Yearbook – given to all individual and endowment trust members. Yearbook features many articles, membership listings, advertisements, APA licensed judges and Master Exhibitor information.
  • Master Exhibitor & Hall of Fame Exhibitor – Honors outstanding exhibitors who have shown excellence throughout the years. Points are accumulated for this honour by wins at sanctioned shows.
Read more about why becoming an APA member will help you advance and progress inĀ your Exhibition Poultry Hobby.

Junior Membership Benefits

A junior member has all the same member benefits as an adult except they may not vote. However, there is a difference in how Open vs Junior shows are handled.

Open Shows

The Junior member will accumulate points and receive awards for any win made in the open show according to the open show level.

There are no extra or additional junior awards given as they are participating in the Open Show. They are competing for the Open Show awards.

Junior Shows

Club Meet Junior Awards

  • No points are given for Junior Shows.
  • An APA ribbon for the Division Champion.

State Meet Junior Awards

  • No points are given for Junior Shows.
  • An APA ribbon for the Division Champion.
  • APA medals will be awarded to the Show Champion and Reserve Show Champion

District Meet Junior Awards

  • No points are given for Junior Shows.
  • An APA ribbon for the Division Champion.
  • APA medals will be awarded to the Show Champion and Reserve Show Champion

Semi Annual Junior Awards

  • No points are given for Junior Shows.
  • A Special APA certificate will be awarded for Champion and Reserve Show Champion.
  • An APA medal for the Class Champion
  • An APA ribbon for the Reserve Class Champion
  • A Certificate will be awarded for Junior Division Champions.

Annual Junior Awards

  • No points are given for Junior Shows.
  • A Special APA certificate will be awarded for Champion and Reserve Show Champion.
  • An APA medal for the Class Champion
  • An APA ribbon for the Reserve Class Champion
  • A Certificate will be awarded for Junior Division Champions.