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Education August 19-22
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Best First Time Competitor

Best in Show Wed, Aug 21 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Grooming Stage




This competition is open to anyone that has never competed in a grooming contest and is in entry level. One contestant will be chosen from each entry level class. The contestant has to indicate on their competitor entry form that they are a first time competitor and entry level competitor.


The entry level Judge will choose the best first time competitor from each entry level class competition. Each competitor chosen must return to the show ring at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 for Best First Time Competitor awards starting at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. At that time, the Best First Time in Show Judge will then choose the winner of the Best First-Time Competitor award.


  • All Registered First Time Competitors will receive a gift and a Participation Ribbon.
  • Each Best First Time Competitor Winner will receive a Trophy. 

The Best First Time Competitor in Show Winner will receive a Trophy. 

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