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Arts & Crafts

January 25, 2019

Arts & Crafts

 Jay County Craft guidelines follow State Fair Exhibit Guidelines.

Follow the link to print a craft card: Craft Card

 

Guidelines for Crafts

JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL. State Fair entries will be chosen as follows: (2) Fine Arts, (2) Needle Craft, (2) Model Craft, (6) Any Other Craft. 

NOTE: Model Buildings, Gift Wrapping, Scrapbooking, Lego-Type Model and Recycling are separate 4-H projects, but can be     considered for Arts and Crafts State Fair entry categorized under “Any Other Craft”.

  1. Projects will be exhibited according to the member’s grade in school as of January 1st of the project year.
  2. The Green Building Superintendent (s) or Craft Leader reserves the right to place craft items in the proper category prior to judging.
  3. State Fair entries are not necessarily always champions because of the number of entries sent and also because crafts are not divided into grade levels at State Fair.
  4. Members may exhibit in more than one craft category, but only one item per category. No duplication. (A pair shown together would be like mittens, or a set of pots.)
  5. Members must exhibit in the proper grade division regardless of number of years in the project.
  6. Kits are allowed, but are not encouraged for older members. Kits will be judged with degree of difficulty and compared to those who created their own design. Originality is encouraged and stressed.
  7. All items must be finished products. For example, pictures must be framed and ready to be hung AT THE FAIR. Needle Craft and Any Other Craft should be completed and finished according to their intended use. Latch hook could be a rug, pillow, or wall hanging and should be completed accordingly.
  8. Each exhibit must include an attached 4-H-618A-W     “4-H Craft Information Card” for description of work completed on the project.  The 4-H Craft Information Card must be securely 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 properly be displayed.  For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged, but will not be displayed.

    Level: All Levels

    ¨ Fine Arts -  All Fine Arts must be ready to hang.              Original or Freehand work. 

    The Technique selected must be indicated on your entry tag and on the 4-H Craft Card.  No mixed techniques or any other embellishments are allowed. 

    Fine Art Techniques are:   Acrylic, Charcoal, Ink, Pencil, Oil, Pastels, and Watercolor (Pencil can be Black Pencil or Colored Pencil is accepted.  Only One picture may be exhibited.) 

    Each Fine Art area is set up as a separate project.  Exhibit ONE picture on Canvas, Canvas Board, or paper, Framed as a picture and prepared for hanging.  Wire hangers that fasten wire across the back of the frame are preferred and provide more security than saw tooth hangers.  Canvas art on a wooden frame is considered prepared for hanging provided the frame has a hanger. 

    Securely fasten your label on the picture.  Recommend tying label to wire across the back of frame, allowing enough string/ribbon for the tag to tape on picture frame, as the tape may cause damage. 

    The technique selected MUST be indicated on your exhibit tag. 

    Attach to project the 4-H 618A-W “4-H Craft Information Card” for description of work completed on the project.  The more information you report on your card, the more the judges know about your project.  Some suggestions to include:  step-by-step procedure you used to create the craft, cost of craft, how long it took to complete the crat, etc..

    ¨ Any Other Craft-May not include any crafts included in the three classes listed above. Any Other Crafts could be a Leather Craft, Hand Formed Pottery, Basketry, Painting on anything other than canvas, canvas board, or paper, etc..  Included in Any Other Craft is a painting with mixed techniques or any other embellishments. 

    ¨ Needle Craft - (Hand work) Knitting, embroidery,         crocheting, needlepoint, crewel, candle wicking,   chicken scratching, hand quilting, tatting, huck         embroidery, hemstitching; also pulled, drawn and counted thread work and punch needle work. Does not include latch hook, plastic canvas, machine knitting, machine quilting, or arm knitting/crocheting

     

    ¨ Model Craft - Exhibits must be a small scale replica and meet the following 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 Any Other Craft

    ¨  

    Airplanes

    NO DIE CAST. NO SNAPTITES

    Beginner (Grades 3 – 5)

    Assemble a plastic Model Airplane Kit.

    Members are to use only parts included in kit.

    EXHIBIT: A completed Model Airplane with a completed Craft Card.

    Intermediate (Grades 6 – 8)

    Assemble a plastic Model Airplane Kit.

    Members are to use only parts included in kit.

    EXHIBIT:  A completed Model Airplane with a completed Craft Card.

    Craft Card.

    Advanced (Grades 9 -12)

    Assemble a Model Airplane.

    Members may utilize any options that reflect more advanced skills.

    EXHIBIT:  A completed Model Airplane with a completed

    Cars

    All exhibits may be displayed as part of a diorama. Displays are not to exceed 10” x 20”. Models may include: cars, trucks, farm equipment, etc.  NO DIE CAST. NO SNAPTITES.

    Beginner (Grades 3 – 5)

    Assemble one car using only parts included in kit. 1/25th scale.   Paint as desired.

    EXHIBIT: One model 1/25th scale with completed Craft Card.

    Intermediate (Grades 6 – 8)

    Assemble one model car; 1/24th or 1/25th scale.     

    Paint as desired, may use additional parts not included in kit.

    EXHIBIT: One model 1/24th or 1/25th scale with completed Craft Card.

    Advanced (Grades 9 -12)

    Assemble one model car, size not to exceed 18” (width, length, height)

    May be from a kit or original design

    EXHIBIT:  One model car with completed Craft Card

     Military

    Military vehicle or equipment displayed on military scene. NO DIE CAST. NO SNAPTITES

    Beginner (Grades 3 – 5)

    Intermediate (Grades 6 –8)

    Advanced (Grades 9 -12)

    PROJECT REQUIREMENTS: (All Levels)

    Build a military model.

    EXHIBIT: Completed military model with completed Craft Card.

     

     

     

    Boats

    NO DIE CAST. NO SNAPTITES

    Beginner (Grades 3 – 5)

    Assemble a Model Boat (Destroyer) Kit.

    Members are to use only parts included in kit.

    EXHIBIT: A completed model Destroyer with a completed Craft Card.

    Intermediate (Grades 6 – 8)

    Assemble a Model Boat (Battleship) Kit.

    Members are to use only parts included in kit.

    EXHIBIT: Completed model Battleship with completed Craft Card.

    Advanced (Grades 9 -12)

    Assemble any Model Boat from a kit or your own design.

    EXHIBIT:  A completed Model Boat of your choice with completed Craft Card.

     

 

 

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