Exhibiting at the fair is a good way to showcase the best of what 4-H
members are doing. As you get your exhibits ready for fair for Division 1,
4-H Club Work here are a few things to remember:
1) The fair had some questions last year from some 4-H parents about why
their children's photography exhibits received a blue ribbon in Division 1,
4-H Club Work but the same photo did not place in the Open Photography.
There are several reasons for this but the main one is the Open Division
uses the American system of judging where the exhibits are judged against
each other for a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. where 4-H uses the Danish system where
the exhibit is judged against a standard where the exhibit is judged not
against the other exhibits but on its own merits according to the age of the
exhibitor, the years the 4-Her has been doing the project, quality of the
exhibit, etc. The same photo should not be exhibited in both Division 1,
4-H Club Work and Open Photography.
2) Photograph and drawing entries must be mounted for displaying on a wall.
Stiff backing board such as foam core is to be used. The superintendents
will apply Velcro fasteners. Minimum size of photograph is 4" by 6 ", with
maximum of 8" by 10". Each entry must have a card attached explaining the
type of camera used and number of years 4-H members have been enrolled in
3) Fine exhibits must be the original creation of the 4-H member.
Photocopies will not be accepted. All paintings, drawings, prints,
needlework, photographs, and similar entries that are customarily displayed
on walls must be mounted appropriately and be ready to hang. Stiff backing
boards are required, and care is taken to fasten exhibits firmly to the
backboard. Velcro fasteners will be applied by the superintendents.
Each entry must have a card attached with the following information:
What the exhibit is
Where it is to be used or shown
Techniques used in making it (include special techniques and material that
might not be evident) The explanation will not be judged, but it is required
to qualify the exhibit for judging.
4) Only one exhibit per lot can be entered except in Divisions where there
is specific directions indicating more than one exhibit is allowed per lot
such as 1B Technical Science, 1F Natural Resources, 1G Biological Sciences
and 1H Personal Growth.
5) Entry dates are:
Non-perishable and registration for Favorite Foods, Bake Off, Presentations
& Performing Arts, Fashion Revue, and Home Garden Tour Saturday, July 27, 1
to 6 p.m. Upper Totem.
Perishable-Foods, Food Preservation, & Plant Science, Thursday, August 1, 1
to 6 p.m. Upper Totem
6) It is strongly encouraged (but not mandatory) that the 4-H member bring
their exhibits and participate in an interview with the judge during entry
periods. This helps the 4-H member explain their exhibit to the judge and
allows the judge a better sense of what the 4-H member learned from doing
7) There are some exciting contests such as Favorite Foods, Bake Off,
Presentations & Performing Arts, Fashion Revue and Home Garden Tour that 4-H
members can also enter. Any questions check the exhibitor guide or contact
the superintendents of Division 1 4-H Club Work.
8) If you have questions about which Division, Class or lot an exhibit for
4-H Club Work is to be entered in you can contact either superintendent,
Patsy Perkins 479-4529 or Jan Hanscom 479-3259. Or during entry day we can
help you correctly place your exhibit.
9) Exhibit pickup will be Monday August 12th-4 p.m. to 8 p.m.