Organizational Requirements

NGSPA Championship Organizational Requirements

The NGSPA annual membership fees of $50.00 are due in January and should be sent to the current NGSPA secretary or pay online. Please include the name, address, phone #, and email of the Associations President, FT Chairman, and Secretary.


Submit at least 45 days prior to the event.

1. Complete an Event Approval Form online for authorization of your trial by the Field Trial Date Coordinator.

2. Complete a Purina Participation Form online (this form can be located on your individual Championship page.)

3. Send a draft copy of your event ad to the American Field/UKC, Advertising Department, Gina Smith. Her email address is: . Her phone number is 269-343-9020, ext. 322.

Gina will send you her proofs of the ad for your approval. You must reply immediately.

  • If you do not have all of your judges then list the judge’s name as “pending”. You may submit your ad without a full complement of judges. Notify Gina when you have secured all of your judge(s) and she will add them to your online ad.
  • The advertising fee does not guarantee a print ad, but only an online ad. The ad will be printed only if it meets the deadline noted below. The ad will appear online a few days after it is approved.
  • - - - Monthly issues are mailed the last week of the month preceding the issue month. For example, the September issue should be mailed by August 27. The goal is for the subscriber to receive their issue by the first week of the month if the USPS cooperates.
    - - - To ensure your ad is published in the UKC FIELD which precedes your Championship it must be approved by the 5th of the month preceding your Championship. For example, if your Championship date is in September then your ad must be approved by August 5.
    - - - If the deadline falls on a holiday or the weekend it moves to the next business day.
  • Changes to online ads before the Championship begins may be made by emailing the information to Gina.
  • If you do not place an ad your Championship will be voided.

4. Publish your ad to the website. Ask Gina to send you the final version of your ad as soon as it is approved, and then email it to Anthony Rusciano at


  • Dates and site of trial.
  • Stakes: Entry fee and length of heat for each and running order.
  • Judges for each stake, including their hometown and state.
  • Closing date, time, and place.
  • Drawing date, time, and place.
  • Secretary’s name, address, and phone number.
  • Awards to be given for each stake (trophies and/or money).
  • Field Trial Chairman and stake managers (if used).
  • Entry form including DNA number required before entries close. Broke dog stakes only. Does not apply to Derbies.
  • Recognition of event sponsors and Purina logo. Include the following statement:
  • “A Purina Handler of the Year Points trial”
  • Sponsor recognition and logos.

The American Field charges for publicizing NGSPA Championships. They will bill your organization and you will pay them directly.

Fee schedule:

  • One Open Championship (1/2 page) $495
  • All Championships (Full page) $845

Note: Fees subject to change.


Must be completed within 7 days post event.

1. Complete the NGSPA Essential Data Forms online. Complete one for each stake. (this form can be located on your individual Championship page.)

2. Send one copy of the American Field/UKC Essential Data Form for each stake to the American Field/UKC. Requires judge's signatures. This form can be downloaded from your individual Championship page.

3. Complete the Post Event Summary form online. (this form can be located on your individual Championship page.)

4. Within 30 days after the trial, send a copy of the trial results, a write‐up of the trial, and pictures to the publications below and the American Field. Promptness is important! If it is late the American Field will cut the story or will not print it. Compliance is Mandatory! Failure to comply will result in the cancellation of wins and your club will lose the $400 sponsorship reimbursement from Purina. Your invoice will not be processed until proof of submission is received by Handler Of The Year Chairman, Keith Richardson. In addition, the next time your association applies for an event it is in danger of being rejected.

Review the NGSPA Post Championship Requirements & Guidelines page


1. All Championships must be at least one hour in length.

2. All Championships must be AF sanctioned and run under the Minimum Requirements of the American Field.

3. All Championships must collect Entry Forms before the close of entries in compliance with policy.

4. To record wins in the Field Dog Stud Book, broke dogs MUST have both a FDSB number and a DNA number. Derby dogs only need a FDSB#.

5. All Classics (pre‐championships) must be at least 45 minutes in length. Derbies – 30 minutes.

6. Minimum number of dogs needed for a Championship Stake: All Age = 8, Open and Amateur Shooting Dog = 12


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