The North Dakota Cattlewomen is sponsoring the 2010-2011 N.D. Beef Ambassador Contest March 24 at the Gateway Mall, Bismarck.

A cash prize of $500 is given to the North Dakota winner as well as an expense-paid trip to the national competition in Rapid City, S.D., in October. The contestants must be 17 but not over 20 by Jan. 1, 2011.

The North Dakota competition will include;

* media interview, "Tell the Beef Production Story"

* consumer beef promotion with the contestant promoting a beef product

* presentation to sixth-graders promoting beef

* issues response to a news article regarding the beef industry

To apply or for further information, contact Kathy Tokach, N.D. Beef Ambassador chairperson, at or 701-445-7390. The deadline for applying for the competition is March 1.

The competition is based on the national rules which can be downloaded at and click on "rules."