JUNIOR EXHIBITORS
The Future of the Cat Fancy
Juniors

The International Cat Association's Junior Exhibitors are tomorrow's leaders. As future fanciers, breeders and potentially judges, they will shape the future of TICA and the cat fancy.

TICA's Junior Exhibitors Program is open to anyone under the age of eighteen. As members of TICA, each Junior Exhibitor's continued success is gauged by their accomplishments and personal growth.

The program consists of six levels through which the youth may progress, with each level having different activities and testing questions. At the three junior levels, the emphasis is on learning about TICA, the etiquette and procedures of showing, and basic cat health and welfare. At the three senior levels, the emphasis is on advanced knowledge of cat showing, cat breeds, working at a show, and TICA.

JuniorsYouth involved in the program learn to be responsible and ethical cat fanciers and caretakers, and productive members of TICA. Along the way, they can earn a TICA Junior Exhibitor's award of excellence, become a TICA and regional club member, and learn a great deal about cat breeds and cat exhibition. At the higher levels, they may become licensed TICA clerks who actually work at a show and run a judging ring. At the senior advanced level they will work with an experienced Show Manager participating in the planning and execution of a show, first as a Junior Show Manager and then as a Co-Show Manager.

Each youth in the program has a mentor. This is someone other than a parent or guardian, to be their counselor and oversee their progress in and enjoyment of the program. They will work on individual projects, participate in Junior Exhibitors rings, and perhaps group projects or activities like stewarding (another job at a show) to support their local cat clubs. In the Junior Exhibitors rings, they will present their cats and describe them, and answer basic questions about cats, show etiquette, and TICA.

JuniorsThis is a positive program, focused on involving young community members in TICA and showing cats in a responsible and fun way. The emphasis is on learning and having fun with their cats, not presentation skills which will be improved and enhanced with practice in the Junior Exhibitor rings. It is a program designed to improve self-esteem, confidence, and interaction abilities of our youth along with knowledge of their cats, cat health and care, cat husbandry and TICA.


Junior Exhibitor Committee

The TICA junior exhibitor committee was formed to develop, test and refine a TICA junior exhibitor program that will attract, engage and educate youthful exhibitors under the age of 18 by exposing TICA junior exhibitors to both competition and a continuing educational process as they work their way through six levels of achievement.

Goals of the TICA JE program:
GL Regional Liaison Lori Dominick loridominick@yahoo.com
MA Regional Liaison Susan Adler NYCSA@aol.com
MP Regional Liaison Debbie Prince dreamfindercats@yahoo.com
NW Regional Liaison Alex Marinets alexmarinets@gmail.com
NE Regional Liaison Sue Cherau suecherau@cox.net
SC Regional Liaison Lanna Edmonds j.dare_bengals@yahoo.com
SE Regional Co-Liaisons Bonnie Charvet Shetari@yahoo.com
SW Regional Liaison Joyce Pierce jpierce@mirageofthewildcats.com
EW Regional Liaison Emma Yeoman lapcats.emma@tesco.net
Chair Sharon Kalani kalanikats@aol.com
Members Jan Chambers jattican@aol.com
Sharon Kalani kalanikats@aol.com
Susan Williams swilliams@sprigsips.com
Lorna Friemoth bobtails4u@gmail.com
Sue Cherau suecherau@cox.net
Denise Ragozzino dragozzino@prodigy.net
Susan Adler nycsa@aol.com
Ana Ferreyra ana@narkiayun.com.ar



Junior Forms
FORM DESCRIPTION
Junior Program TICA's International Junior Exhibitor Program provides the opportunity for young people under the age of 18 to participate in the TICA experience and learn about feline husbandry.
Extra Credit Activity Form
Junior Novice Packet TICA Junior Exhibitor Program Junior Novice Level of Achievement Requirements
Junior Intermediate Packet TICA Junior Exhibitor Program Junior Intermediate Level of Achievement Requirements
Junior Advanced Packet TICA Junior Exhibitor Program Junior Advanced Level of Achievement Requirements
Junior Extra Requirements Checklist Extra Requirements Checklist
Senior Novice Packet TICA Junior Exhibitor Program Senior Novice Level of Achievement Requirements
Senior Intermediate Packet TICA Junior Exhibitor Program Senior Advanced Level of Achievement Requirements
Senior Advanced Packet TICA Junior Exhibitor Program Senior Advanced Level of Achievement Requirements
Judge Packet Program overview. Contains judging questions for each level of the program.
Junior Exhiibitor Evaluation Form A form used when a TICA Judge evaluates a TICA Junior Exhibitor.

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