APA NATIONAL EGG SHOW
APA National Egg Show Rules

Main Egg Competition (only an entry in this division may qualify for Egg Show Champion)
-        One entry consists of a group of 3 eggs.
-        Open and Junior in each division.
-        Judging Criteria:  Shell color (when breed standard has stated color, variation from this is penalized), Shape, Texture, Uniformity.
-        Entries shall note the breed of eggs, non standard (not recognized by APA), mix or unknown ancestry.
Divisions –
-        Large Eggs – Breed, Non-Standard or mix noted on entry card. Classes:  White,  
Brown, or other colors (speckled or mottled entered by background color).
     -    Bantam Eggs – Breed or Non-Standard noted on entry card. Classes:  White,          
          Brown, or other colors (speckled or mottled entered by background color).
-   Waterfowl eggs – Breed or Non-Standard noted on entry card. Classes:  White,
     brown, or other colors (speckled or mottled entered by background color).
-   All Other Eggs – Emu, Turkey, etc.  Classes:  White, brown, or other colors   
    (speckled or mottled entered by background color).     
Painted Egg Competition
-        1 egg consists of one entry.  Multiple entries accepted.
-        Open and Junior (please note age category: 5-7yrs, 8-11 yrs, 12-16 yrs.).
-        Egg must be hard boiled or blown.
-        Egg is painted or inked.  NO adornment or decorations added.
-        Some type of upright support recommended.
-        Egg must be painted/inked by exhibitor.
Decorated Egg Completion
-        1 egg consists of one entry. Multiple entries accepted.
-        Open and Junior (please note age category:  5-7yrs, 8-11 yrs, 12-16 yrs.).
-        Egg must be hard boiled or blown.
-        Egg is to be adorned or decorated, but may have paint added.
-        Outline of egg must be recognizable.
-        Egg decoration must be created by the exhibitor.

Exhibitors in egg competition are NOT required to enter birds. They may enter in egg competition only.
APA Egg competition Judging Criteria

1.    Shell Color:  6 point possible.  Does shell color conform to APA breed standard?   This is not applicable of eggs from mix ancestry.

2.    Shape:  3 points possible. Are they too elongated, too small, too rounded?

3.    Texture: 2 points possible.

-        Matt – 0 points
-        Satin – 1 point (Shell should feel smooth to the touch all over).
-        Bright – 2 points (Bloom and appearance will only be present
                   with freshness).

4.    Uniformity: 3 points possible.  How closely do eggs match each other?

     Total possible points – 14   In case of ties, judging becomes more
      detailed.
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