Embryos on Snow is an elite auction featuring some of the best genetics in the seedstock business. The sale each January on Friday evening during “club calf weekend” at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. The auction consists of embryos from leading donor dams, as well as other select lots. The selection process is backed by the knowledge and past success of the marketing team and the breeders who helped start it. Many successful programs have lined the foundation of this impressive annual sale. Sale entry is by invitation and genetics featured in the Embryos on Snow are exclusive to this sale offering.
In 2011, the announcement of the Embryos on Snow Scholarship Program was made. The scholarship contest is titled “La Prix.” The sale’s commissionable proceeds, in addition to an initial sponsorship by TransOva Genetics, served as the first scholarship to be awarded. The winner of the “La Prix” contest, currently receives a $10,000 cash award and the runner-up receives a $3000 cash award. The scholarship is currently funded by the commissionable proceeds from the sale and the EOS sponsors.
“La Prix” is an essay type contest that seeks to find the young people that have a great deal of ambition, knowledge and ability. The essay contest is not based on writing ability, rather on content, creativity and the future intent of a young person. An applicant may have any goal, collegiate major or career in mind. An application can be found in this section of the website.
Supporting and Helping to Develop our Youth.
2020 La Prix Award Application Form
APPLICATION FOR THE LAPRIX SCHOLARSHIP - Application is due on midnight, the evening of December XX. Finalists will be announced at www.facebook.com/www.CCI.live on December XX and will be interviewed in Denver at the Renaissance Hotel on Quebec around noon on January XXX. The awards presentation will be prior to the Embryos on Snow sale at the Renaissance on the evening of January 18th. (more instructions listed below)
FULL NAME: (including middle name)
CELL # FOR TEXT:
CURRENT CLASS IN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY:
DECLARED MAJOR IN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY:
PLANNED DATE OF GRADUATION:
NAME OF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WHERE ATTENDED OR ATTENDING:
NAME OF HIGH SCHOOL WHERE GRADUATED AND TOWN/STATE:
IF NOT ENROLLED IN SCHOOL, PLEASE LIST CURRENT OCCUPATION:
In a 200 to 300 word essay please describe any plans for the future that you have and what goals you have set for yourself or your family. It may be anything and we encourage you to be creative in your answer. Do not list or describe past achievements or awards. Do not mention your name and give as little reference to any past history or affiliation with other names, people or organizations. Concentrate on your future plans and be as descriptive as possible as to what your future goal or plans may be. (Use the following web app to count the words in your essay. https://wordcounter.io/)
After completing the essay, please briefly answer these two questions.
QUESTION 1: Please give your immediate plans for the next year or two in under three or four sentences. This does not need to be a creative answer, simply explain your school graduation or work plans in the immediate future.
QUESTION 2: Name one achievement that you have earned that you are most proud of. This does not necessarily have to be an award or contest recognition, just an achievement that you feel you gained from work and effort. Please name only one and be very brief in your answer. You do not need to explain your answer.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS and RULES
An applicant must complete the following information in an EMAIL BODY format. (Copy and past the form questions, into an email body. The essay description does not need to be pasted into the email.)
DO NOT attach word files, text or PDF documents to the email as part of your application. Do not attach photos.
Please put this in the subject line of the email / LA PRIX APPLICATION - (Followed by Your Name.)
Application submission should strictly adhere to the rules as follows.
APPLICATION DUE DATE & SUBMISSION:
Essays must be submitted via email no later than the given deadline at the top of the application. The applicant should email their essay to email@example.com. Only one email per entry will be accepted. We will return an email to notify you of receiving your application. IMPORTANT: (DO NOT send multiple emails as it will result in disqualification. We will notify you, within three days upon receiving your application.)
"La Prix" is an essay type contest that will seek to find the young people that have a great deal of ambition, knowledge and ability. The essay contest will not be based on writing ability, rather on content, creativity and the future intent of a young person. An applicant may have any goal, collegiate major or career in mind.
Applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 21 (as of July 1st in the year of application) or be a current Senior in a four year college. They must have some cattle and farm or ranch background. They must hold American or Canadian citizenship and have some past knowledge of the Embryos on Snow program. An applicant must not have been awarded first or second in a past La Prix contest.
An applicant should not be closely associated with the sale staff or a sponsor of Embryos on Snow. An applicant must not be related to or have a family member currently employed by a sponsor or member of the sale staff. Any association is discouraged and may result in a request of application removal.
Three or more finalist, will be contacted before or around January 1st, and will be invited to a final interview session in Denver, Colorado at the Renaissance Hotel on Quebec Street in Denver. Exact location and time will be sent to all finalists. Finalist will be responsible for their Denver travel expenses. If a finalist is unable to cover the expenses they should notify the committee by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org, within three days of being named a finalist.
The La Prix winner and Runner Up will be announced at the Embryos on Snow Auction in January, at the National Western.
An independent committee will choose the contest finalists that will meet in Denver. A separate committee of judges will be on hand for the Denver dinner and selection of the "La Prix" winner. Judging will be independent, without discussion and judges selections and votes will be anonymous. The judges for the contest will not be made known until after the selection of the winner. A contestant may not know who the judges are, even on the afternoon of the finals.
REMEMBER, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION! ANY APPLICATIONS THAT ARE INCORRECTLY SUBMITTED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. ONLY ONE EMAIL PER APPLICANT