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LANA Youth Citizenship Medallion

This award recognizes the youth who best excels in the following areas in and out of the show ring: Sportsmanship demonstrated by a positive attitude regardless of placement; encouragement to peers and adults; professional behavior during the show that
exemplifies the goals and ideals of LANA and the lama industry; appearance of themselves and their animals during the show and free time; demeanor as youth representatives of the lama community to the show, the public, and others within the lama community.


The judge, show superintendent, or any board member can determine who receives the award. The recipient should be observed willingly helping out in the areas mentioned above. Examples of such actions would be:

  • Helping other youths or adults not of their own family or 4-H/FFA club.

  • Running ribbons or score cards.

  • Helping to set up or clean up anywhere needed.

  • Educating the public and others about llamas. (PR)

One award will be given at each show where a youth is deemed qualified for such recognition. Youth are not limited to one award per year, but may earn additional medals for any llama show in which they participate and qualify. As with the other LANA Youth awards and contests, a recipient is not required to be a LANA member. Show superintendents who wish to include the LANA Youth Citizenship Medal program in their shows should contact the LANA Business Office. A picture and brief bio of the recipient should be sent to the Business Office for publication in the LANA News and on the LANA website!

Ethan Busha
LANA Hobo Classic
Selected by Judges Patti Morgan - Feb 10, 2019
Alyssa Sabol
ALSA Western Regionals
Selected by Judge Cheryl Juntilla - Sept 25, 2016
Ryan Lusk
Antelope Valley Fair Llama Show
Selected by Judge Tor Sorenson - August 30, 2015
Kayla Rogers
CA State Fair
Selected by Judge Patti Morgan - 7/2016
Madison Rogers
Woodstock Llama Show
Selected by Judge Linda Hayes - 4/26/14
Pedro Carreon
Indio Date Festival
Selected by Judge Margaret Drew - 2/2016

LANA Youth Interest Article and Art Contest

            LANA invites youth members of all ages to submit an article on any camelid-related topic of interest to the youth, including interviewing a breeder who has been working in the industry for a while.  Younger members (11 years and younger) are also invited to submit a piece of original artwork.

            Articles should be 1000 words or less with four pictures or less. Articles should be written in Times New Roman 12 point font and double-spaced, with the author’s name on each page in the header.  Pictures or scanned artwork should be submitted as .tiff or .jpeg files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.  Parents or older siblings may help younger youth members with the article and picture formatting but the content should be the original work of the youth author. Articles and scanned artwork should be submitted electronically to Sue Rich at

One winner from each of the four age categories (subjunior: ages 7 years and younger; junior: ages 8-11 years; intermediate: ages 12-14 years; and senior: ages 15-18 years) will be selected twice a year (deadlines for submissions: May 1 and November 1) prior to the production of the summer and winter LANA newsletters. 

Winners will receive a $25 cash prize and their articles will be published in the LANA newsletter and on the website.  Non-winner articles may be reconsidered at the next submission deadline at the request of the youth.  For more information, email . 

The Spring 2019 Youth Essay winner is Aiden Pedroni (age 10)

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