Below you will find information regarding different types of awards available to both members and volunteers in Dubois County 4-H.
County Fair Awards
Green Ribbon- Green ribbons will be awarded to those exhibits that do not meet requirements. Green ribbons indicate to the 4-Her that the exhibit was not necessarily poor in quality, only that it did not meet the project requirements as indicated in the handbook. A sticker indicating blue, red, and white will be attached to the green judging sticker to indicate what placing the exhibit would have received had it met the requirements.
White Ribbon- White ribbons are awarded for exhibits that are below average in quality or content.
Red Ribbon- Red ribbons are awarded for the exhibits that are average in quality or content.
Blue Ribbon- Blue ribbons are awarded for the exhibits that are above average in quality or content.
Reserve Champion- Reserve champions ribbons are awarded to the second highest quality exhibit in a single division if there is a worthy exhibit.
Champion- Champion ribbons are awarded to the highest quality exhibit in a single division if there is a worthy exhibit.
Reserve Grand Champion- Reserve grand champion ribbons are awarded to the second highest quality exhibit in one project area (if it's quality merits this award).
Grand Champion- Grand champion ribbons are awarded to the highest quality exhibit in one project area (if it's quality merits this award).
State Fair Entry- This is awarded to the most deserving exhibit that meets state fair requirements. The number of exhibits that are eligible to go to state fair varies per project area.
State Fair Awards
Green Ribbon- participation
White Ribbon- poorly constructed or barely meets exhibit requirements
Red Ribbon- adequately constructed or does not fully meet exhibit requirements
Blue Ribbon- very complete exhibit, meets exhibit requirements, and is well constructed
Orange Ribbon (Merit)- exceptional blue ribbon exhibit
Purple Ribbon (Sweepstakes)- best overall exhibit in that 4-H project/subject matter area
One-time award (non-renewable)
Applications can be found at the bottom of this webpage under related files.
- 4-H members who have made several accomplishments within a certain project area(s). The most consideration will be given to applicants who have taken projects in designated category for 7 years or more.
- Applicants may apply for up to 3 different achievement award categories. However, applicants will need to submit a separate application for each category. Applicants cannot apply for categories in which they have won in the past.
- On the following page, you can find a list of each category and what projects are included within each one.
- Completed applications may be submitted electronically in PDF format through 4HOnline or paper copy to the Extension Office.
- Completed applications are due by May 15th each year.
- Based on the number of projects taken in that category area.
- Based on the number of years in the project, the types of ribbons received from the projects and other related factors.
- Winners will be notified by the Purdue Extension – Dubois County between May 15 – July 31.
Receipt of Award
- Award will be given to the recipient during the 4-H Fair in July.
Of the Year Awards
The Member and Volunteer of the year 4-H awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievement and dedication to the 4-H program.
All active 4-H members, adult volunteers, committee members (excluding 4-H council & awards committee) are eligible to receive this outstanding honor as well as nominate candidates.
Nomination forms can be found at the bottom of this webpage under related files. Nominations are DUE to the Extension Office by June 30th.
Farm Bureau Tenure Award
- Public recognition for dedicated 4-H members from each county with the best record in terms of membership tenure and project preparation, thereby, inspiring them to continue as club members and expand their involvement into all segments of Indiana 4-H.
- Increased public recognition for county 4-H organizations and Indiana 4-H.
The working plans have been agreed upon by the Cooperative Extension Service, the Indiana Women’s Leadership Committee of Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., and the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Companies as follows:
- Each county may select two 4-H members to receive recognition.
- The two members being honored may be two boys, two girls or a combination.
- County representatives shall be active 4-H members in the year selected.
- No club member will be eligible to receive recognition more than once.
- The county Extension Educator shall complete the Indiana 4-H Tenure Award online form by April
- Tenure of 4-H membership shall be based on number of years in 4-H and total projects completed.