- State Fair Qualifiers: 2 Needlecrafts, 2 Fine Arts Crafts, 2 Model Making Crafts, 6 Any Other Crafts per county in any division
- All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
- Crafts will be judged by Grades at the County Level; there are no Grade distinctions at the State Level.
- A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from those in each Grade in each craft who have earned an honor ribbon if the judge feels there is an article of enough merit to be deserving.
- State Fair entries will be determined by the judges.
- Members may exhibit in more than one craft project (i.e. 1 exhibit in freelance and 1 exhibit in models).
- All items must be complete and ready for use; if a picture, it must be ready for hanging; canvas art on a wooden frame is considered prepared for hanging provided that frame has a hanger. Needlecraft projects are to be ready for intended use; all other crafts are to be finished as required.
- Each year should be a new learning experience, therefore, more difficult exhibits should be made each year.
- A pair or set is considered one article, i.e. mittens, slippers, salt and pepper shakers, pitcher and bowl, tablecloth and/or napkins, etc.
- All crafts must have a 4-H Craft Information Card attached to the project.
- If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can be properly displayed.
- For safety purposes, any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or a look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.
Projects will be judged according to Class and Grade.
Attach a completed 4-H Craft Information Card to your project.
- Construct and Exhibit one model (no snap-together, screw-together, or nailed models are allowed)
- Attach an index card to the project with a description of your project and information about the model itself. This card should help the builder express his pride in the model and demonstrate a sense of showmanship. It might contain the following information:
- Cars: the make, year, special racing modifications, body style, historical data, etc.
- Airplanes and Military Models – historical information
- All Other Model Types – describe the paint job, modifications you have made to basic model kit, special working features, scale of the model, amount of time spent building it
- A member may enter no more than two (2) model classes. Only one (1) entry is permitted in each class. If entering 2 models, they must be separate displays. For example, if entering a car and a airplane, they must be on two separate display boards.
- Exhbits must be a small replica and meet the following STATE FAIR criteria:
- Must be of injected styrene plastics
- At least 25% of the exhibit must be painted
- Wood, paper, clay, die-cast, or snap together models are not permitted
- Screws are not permitted
- Pre-painted or pre-decaled factory models are not permitted
- If the model is being built from a kit, include a copy of the instructions with the craft information card.
- Legos are not considered models and are to be exhibited as Construction Toys
- Boards used for displaying models must be rigid and not be more than one inch larger than the model. Exhibit will be dropped one ribbon placing if not meeting size requirements. Use of display board is optional. However, if a board is used, the model must be attached to the board. Suggested methods of attachment include string, twist-ties, or wire that can be removed during judging and replaced for display. The best method of display is to put a clear, plastic, hard-cover case over the model and attach it to the base.
- The Other Model category will include model boats, spacecrafts, motorcycles, doll houses built to scale, wood models and other models not included in other classes.
- Airplanes and Military Models – Includes flying and display models for all types of aircraft.
- Cars/Trucks – Includes racers, customized, stock and antique car models.
- All Other Model Types – Includes model boats, spacecrafts, figures, motorcycles, dollhouses built to scale, wood models, and other models not included in other classes.