Goat Milk Bath & Body Competition

The American Dairy Goat Association welcomes your participation in the 2018 American Fresh or Powdered Goat Milk Bath and Body Care Products Competition to be held at its Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This competition will be open to all soap makers.

Awards and $200 & $100 gift certificates will be given for the Best in Show & Reserve Best in Show in both the Basic Bath Care Products & Creative Aesthetics Bath Care Products Divisions. Ribbons will be awarded to 1st – 3rd place winners in each division. Entries will be judged by Teresa Gregory from Hernando, MS and Shanna Wegman from Dover, MN.

Entries will be showcased at the Goat Products Reception to be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018. Both Convention attendees and the Minneapolis area public will attend this event.

Since this event is intended as a promotion for Goat Milk Products, we encourage producers to include small amounts of promotional materials and distributor information along with their entries. These promotional materials will be withheld during judging and placed with products at the Reception. All entries in the gift package division will be auctioned during the reception.

Rules for Entry

  • Only products that include fresh or powdered goat’s milk are eligible to compete in this competition.
  • For entries received by September 19, 2018, the entry fee will be $10.00 per entry. Entries after September 19 will be $15.00 per entry. Gift Baskets are free.
  • Products MAY NOT include pre-made bases; bar soaps MAY NOT be made from melt and pour bases.
  • Bar soaps may include any combination of tallow, lard and/or vegetable oils.
  • Fragrance will be defined as any fragrance oil, combination of fragrance oils, or combination of essential and fragrance oils.
  • Miscellaneous Body Care Product will be defined as a product containing fresh or powdered goat milk that doesn’t qualify for any other classes in this competition.
  • Products may only be entered in classes that they qualify for. If in doubt about a class, contact Karyl Dronen.
  • Please fill out one entry form for each product entered.
  • All entries will be displayed at the Goat Products Reception.
  • Please send promotional material or placards in shipping container(s) with your product.
  • Please send entries without packaging or any other identifying material unless otherwise specified. When entry forms are received, printed labels with unique identifying number and category will be sent to you. Place these labels on each of the products that you are entering in the contest before shipping them.
  • Send one bar of soap or one small individual container of other products, for judging and one normally packaged soap bar or product for display at the reception. Gift packages may contain a combination of any products produced by the entrant plus non product items.
  • Entries for the Bath Care Products Competition must be onsite by 3 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2018.
  • Hand delivery may be made by prior arrangement with the committee.
  • Those shipping bath care products to the hotel must prominently mark packages “ADGA Bath Care Products Competition” and send packages to Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55439 “Attention Karyl Dronen.”
  • Packages must include a packing slip containing number of packages shipped and number of items in each box.
  • Please include your company or brand name for the items you have entered.


Basic & Creative Aesthetics Body Care Products Competition Classes

Basic Body Care Products


A. Soap Bar Fresh Goat’s Milk

A1. Essentials or Herbal
A2. Fragrance
A3. Unscented

B. Soap Bar Powdered Goat’s Milk

B1. Essentials or Herbal
B2. Fragrance
B3. Unscented

C. Liquid Soap Fresh Goat’s Milk

C1. Essentials or Herbal
C2. Fragrance
C3. Unscented

D. Liquid Soap Powdered Goat’s Milk

D1. Essentials or Herbal
D2. Fragrance
D3. Unscented

E. Lotion Fresh Goat’s Milk

E1. Essentials or Herbal
E2. Fragrance
E3. Unscented

F. Lotion Powdered Goat’s Milk

F1. Essentials or Herbal
F2. Fragrance
F3. Unscented

G. Body Wash Fresh Goat’s Milk

G1. Essentials or Herbal
G2. Fragrance
G3. Unscented

H. Body Wash Powdered Goat’s Milk

H1. Essentials or Herbal
H2. Fragrance
H3. Unscented

I. Miscellaneous Body Care Product – Fresh or Powdered
Goat’s Milk

Creative Aesthetics Body Care Products Competition Classes


This competition puts emphasis on the creativity of the products, color or colors, how the scent matches the products look and packaging. Packaging may include everything except the producers identifying label. The quality of the bath care product will also be judged as in the above categories.

J. Soap Bar Fresh Goat’s Milk

J1. Essentials or Herbal
J2. Fragrance
J3. Unscented

K. Soap Bar Powdered Goat’s Milk

K1. Essentials or Herbal
K2. Fragrance
K3. Unscented

L. Liquid Soap Fresh Goat’s Milk

L1. Essentials or Herbal
L2. Fragrance
L3. Unscented

M. Liquid Soap Powdered Goat’s Milk

M1. Essentials or Herbal
M2. Fragrance
M3. Unscented

N. Lotion Fresh Goat’s Milk

N1. Essentials or Herbal
N2. Fragrance
N3. Unscented

O. Lotion Powdered Goat’s Milk

O1. Essentials or Herbal
O2. Fragrance
O3. Unscented

P. Body Wash Fresh Goat’s Milk

P1. Essentials or Herbal
P2. Fragrance
P3. Unscented

Q. Body Wash Powdered Goat’s Milk

Q1. Essentials or Herbal
Q2. Fragrance
Q3. Unscented

R. Miscellaneous Body Care Product – Fresh or Powdered Goat’s Milk

S. Gift Packages (No entry fee. May include products from all categories. Proceeds from auctioning these go toward the ADGA Youth Convention.)

Bath & Body Competition Entry Form

Online Entries: https://goo.gl/forms/fksR5d7nNNLDoUSE3

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18 comments on “Goat Milk Bath & Body Competition
  1. Jana says:

    When and where are the results posted? Are there be photos? I would love to see everyone’s beautiful soaps!

  2. Autumn says:

    Where are the printable forms for the bath and body competition?

  3. Jen Leaf says:

    In the “basics” category, do the judges sample the product, or is the judging based mostly on appearance? ene

    • David Abbott says:

      Hi Jen — We have not published a judging sheet. However, I can tell you that the judging does evaluate the performance of the product and not only the aesthetics.

  4. Taurian Deveaux says:

    Greetings! To clarify entered participants who are not currently ADGA members will be contact via email with account info? Or are we to set the account up on our own

    • David Abbott says:

      If you are not an ADGA member, the ADGA office will create an account for you when your entry form is received. You can call the ADGA office 8:00 am – 4:45 pm Eastern to make a payment over the phone: (828) 286-3801.

  5. Shannon Friedberg says:

    I filled out my entry form thinking I would enter 6 items and then decided to enter 8. I don’t see a way to go back in and change my total to 80.00 from 60.00. I also don’t see a way to add charge it to my ADGA account.

  6. Barb Adams says:

    Hi there – i’m trying to register for both competitions, but can’t get past the name/address page for some reason… do i need a Google password? don’t see where to sign in. thanks

  7. Jeffrey T Puterbaugh says:

    Is there a charge this year for the gift basket competition? I didn’t see where it said that it was no charge so I did select the $10 fee for the entry in that categorey.

    • David Abbott says:

      Thank you for the question Jeffrey. We’re requesting clarification from the competition organizers.

    • David Abbott says:

      Hi Jeffrey — There is no charge for gift baskets. Not specifying that they were no charge was an oversight. We will make sure you are not charged or refunded for your entry.

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