Youth Information

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Queen: Andrea Johnson

Princess: Carrisa Gerwig

important forms

2017 Royalty

Youth ARE the future of the llama industry!

Welcome to the youth page of the Iowa Llama Association. Please refer to this page for important information regarding our youth members and opportunities especially for them.

Llama Royalty
Each year the Iowa Llama Association (ILA) recognizes several youth who are very active in the llama industry to represent the ILA around the state of Iowa at any/all llama related events. Royalty selectees are expected to attend the 4 main Iowa shows each year and to always wear their royalty garments when representing the ILA. Royalty may be made up of as many as 1 Queen, 1 Master Herdsman, 3 Princesses and 3 Junior Herdsmen.

Our Llama Royalty dates of reign have changed. New royalty will be installed at the Heartland Llama Show each April and will reign until the following year's Heartland Llama Show. Applications for the next royalty year may be submitted between January 1st and March 31st.

There are other important changes to the royalty requirements you must agree to BEFORE you apply.

Please review the requirements included on the application to the right. You can access the application in either PDF or Microsoft Word format.

If you need the application in some other format, please let the web master know (see Home page contacts) and they can send you a copy in your format.


Statewide Youth Show

Unfortunately, we have lost our venue and the leadership to host this wonderful youth show each year.  Anyone who would be interested in starting this back up is encouraged to reach out to the ILA President about getting this rebooted.

This was a wonderful event, usually held in mid-June, and an opportunity for many 4-H youth to show their llamas in preparation for, and not JUST at, their county fair. It is also a great opportunity for many llama youth in the region to get together, meet new youth who share their llama passion and become llama friends.

Each year, the Iowa Llama Association will hand out one (1) or more scholarships to graduating seniors who are family members of an Iowa Llama Association member. The number and amount of the scholarships awarded will be determined by the scholarship committee based on the number of deserving applicants and the available funds in the scholarship fund.

The application can be found in the "Important Forms" section of this page.

Applications must be postmarked by: April 15th of the applicants senior year of high school.