This is mainly for new competitors. If you are successfully at a competition, be sure and note on the back of the ribbon or award the specimen, the show and date. It will be a definite help in the future if you are accumulating points for a major achievement award. Trust me, not all Associations keep a data base with past show placements. To compound the problem ( with the NTA points) your state may or may not have been affiliated at the time you competed and won, rendering those points useless, except within your state association. It can be a real headache trying to sort out a trophy case of ribbons from 10 or 15 years ago when you were too lazy to record the data.