About | Shows & Events | Pedigree Services | NJSA | Genetics & Technology | Seedstock EDGE | Blog

Seedstock EDGE > National Picture Judging Contest

National Picture Judging Contest

Each year, the National Swine Registry sponsors the National Picture Judging Contest. It is open to youth and adult participants, and includes divisions for 4-H, FFA and collegiate teams. The contest runs in the December issue of Seedstock EDGE and on nationalswine.com with entries due Feb. 1.

Divisions include: FFA Team • 4-H Team • College Team •
Junior Individual • College Individual • Adult Individual

Download PJC Results & Reasons (pdf)

2015 Winners

*Ties were broken based on individual class
scores, beginning with the most difficult class
or the class with the lowest sum of cuts.

FFA Team Division (53 Teams)
2,000 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 1,908
Wapello FFA #3, Wapello, Iowa
Team Members: Eryka Dickey, Micah
Truitt, Skyler Patrick, Holly Massner

2nd Place Total Score: 1,877
Wapello FFA Gold, Wapello, Iowa
Team Members: Garet Schoonover, Dale
Yoder, Armando Osornio, Bryce Burmeister

3rd Place Total Score: 1,860
805 Elite, Atascadero, Calif.
Team Members: Whitney Whitaker, Jessie
Featherstone, Ellie Borba, Wyatt DeBusk

4th Place Total Score: 1,849
Fullerton FFA #2, Fullerton, Neb.
Team Members: Nathaniel Syslo, Hunter
Friend, Kole Prososki, Tia Wetovick

5th Place Total Score: 1,830
Wapello FFA Blue, Wapello, Iowa
Team Members: Logan Belzer, Brentin
Pallister, Karlee Carey, Lexi Wilson


4-H Team Division (23 Teams)
2,000 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 1,938
Henry-Stark 4-H #1, Galva, Ill.
Team Members: Adam Gradert, Blake
Roseleib, James Dobbels, Jacob Dobbels

2nd Place Total Score: 1,908
Marion County 4-H #1, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Team Members: Adrian Austin, Rhiannon
Branch, Eric Schafer, Bailey Sigrist

3rd Place Total Score: 1,892
Knox County, Gilton, Ill.
Team Members: Easton Beard,
Blake Hennenfent, Case
Hennenfent, Samantha Wall

4th Place Total Score: 1,802
Marion County 4-H #2, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Team Members: Cara Bowyer, Maddie
Fugate, Cole Horner, Lizzie Schafer

5th Place Total Score: 1,734
Marion County 4-H #3, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Team Members: Devan White, Blake
Mitchell, Lexi Harrison, Sydney Donoho


College Team Division (26 Teams)
2,500 Points Possible

1st Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 2,434
Lake Land College #1, Mattoon, Ill.
Team Members: Emily Burris,
Will Blankers, Layna Bond, Kayla
Peterson, Jonah Matthews

2nd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 2,434
Lake Land College #3, Mattoon, Ill.
Team Members: Bodee Schlipf,
Cory Webster, Katie Burns,
Gracia Ramp, Olivia Claire

3rd Place Total Score: 2,416
Lake Land College #4, Mattoon, Ill.
Team Members: Eli Peterson, Austin Hyett,
Tyson Schulte, Trey Fecke, Logan Johnson

4th Place Total Score: 2,415
Black Hawk East College #2, Galva, Ill.
Team Members: Maggie Neer,
Kade Knapp, Savannah Speckhart,
Kristi Smith, John Reason

5th Place Total Score: 2,413
Black Hawk East College #1, Galva, Ill.
Team Members: Clayton Boyert, Tyler
Dawson, Breck Debnam, Mallory
Espenscheid, Colton Geiger


Adult Individual Division (129 Contestants)
500 Points Possible

1st Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score 490
Ryan Giertz, Pittsburgh, Pa.

2nd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score 490
Dusty Moser, Marlow, Okla.

3rd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score 489
Greg Giertz, Windsor, Ill.

4th Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score 489
Clay Zwilling, Sherrard, Ill.

5th Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score 489
A.J. DeOrnellas, Chariton, Iowa



College Individual Division (143 Contestants)
500 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 492
Eli Petersen , Mattoon, Ill.
Lake Land College #4

2nd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 491
Jonah Matthews, Mattoon, Ill.
Lake Land College #1

3rd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 491
Bodee Schlipf, Mattoon, Ill.
Lake Land College #3

4th Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 490
Kendall Steines, Galva, Ill.
Black Hawk East College #7

5th Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 490
Emily Burris, Mattoon, Ill.
Lake Land College #1


Junior Individual Division (471 Contestants)
500 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 495
Adrian Austin, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Marion County #1

2nd Place Total Score: 490
James Dobbells, Cambridge, Ill.
Henry-Stark 4-H

3rd Place Total Score: 489
Adam Gradert, Geneseo, Ill.
Henry-Stark 4-H

4th Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 486
Kyle Green, Sapulpa, Okla.
Sapulpa FFA #1

5th Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 486
Kelly Shows, Dime Box, Texas
Dime Box