Loud, vocal, dominant: What are they judging?

What are they judging?
What are they judging?
Nikki Tundel | MPR News

Minnesotans can get competitive with just about anything at the State Fair.

Brewing beer, building doll houses and dressing llamas in elaborate costumes are just some of the ways people show off their competitive sides at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

What are they judging?
What are they judging?
Nikki Tundel | MPR News

All this week, All Things Considered is highlighting State Fair contests. Our series "What's Being Judged?" asks you to guess which contest we're focusing on that day.

Can you figure out this one?

Here's a clue:


The front-runners in this contest might seem tough on the outside, but some tend to freeze when they're in front of a crowd. So competition preparation includes a lot of encouragement.

Could you tell what's getting the sweet-talking? No?

Try this.


Apparently the competitor shouldn't be lazy as they're getting showered with flattery.


Still nothing? This one has to give it away.


Got it now?

Check the gallery below to see if you're correct.

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