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Creative & Expressive Arts: Scrapbooking

December 3, 2014

Creative and Expressive Arts:  Scrapbooking


Beginner (Grade 3-5)
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
Advanced (Grades 9-12)

Scrapbooking can be considered as “Any Other Craft” project for a State Fair entry, however a Champion placing does NOT mean it will automatically be going to the State Fair.

1. Each scrapbook album must have a front and back cover with pages firmly attached between the covers. The album must be no smaller than 8”x10” in size and no larger than 12”x12” (the most common.)
2. Each scrapbook must have the required number of pages per your division (Beginner- six; Intermediate-8; Advance-10 pages) completed for judging. Completed pages must contain photos or memorabilia, documentation, decoration, etc. Incomplete or unfinished pages will not be judged or count toward the required number of pages.
3. Each scrapbook album must have a 3”x5” or 4”x6” label with the 4-H member’s name, club, grade, and year in project, attached with a string. This label must also include the page numbers which the 4-H member wishes to have judged. The page numbers need not to be written on the actual page-rather, the member should count the first page as page 1 and proceed onward. If you do not indicate the pages you wish to have judged, the judge will start at page 1 and continue through the page number required for your division. The pages may also be listed by the page title, if desired.
4. Photos and memorabilia must be included in each scrapbook, but not necessarily on each page. Some pages may contain only photos, while others may contain only memorabilia. Be sure to include a variety in your list of pages to be judged. At least one piece of Memorabilia should be included in your required pages. Memorabilia should be encased in a separate plastic sleeve if added to a page with photos. If a photo is included on a page with a lot of memorabilia, the photo should be encased in a separate plastic sleeve. Newspaper articles should be photocopied onto acid free paper or sprayed with archival spray.
5. Neatness Counts! Neatness is very important. Exhibit clean pages (i.e. no smudges, spills, limited crossing out).
6. Keep in mind the proper placement of photos, etc. in your album. Your scrapbook is telling a story. Use chronology (putting things in order of occurrence as they happened) and/or themes to organize your scrapbook. Photo quality will NOT be a factor in judging. Try to use good photographs; however this in NOT the photography project. Be creative – all work should be your own.
7. Be sure materials you use are safe for your photos. Do not use ball-point pens and/or pencils, crayons, markers, magnetic albums, construction paper, or any adhesives that are not photo safe.

1. Complete six pages (three front and back). Label photos and memorabilia with names, dates, places, etc.
2. Album with required number of pages (per your division) that have been made since the last 4-H fair according to guidelines included in the manual and a, string attached, label including required information.
1. Complete eight pages (four front and back).
2. Do Beginner requirements PLUS capturing memories with captions or words recording the happenings of the photos and memorabilia.

1. Complete ten pages (five front and back).
2. Do Intermediate requirements PLUS story telling. Write your thoughts and feelings to tell a complete story memory. You can either tell one story about one picture or tell a complete story using more than one picture. In the ten pages you should have a minimum of one complete story. Not every photo has a complete story, so please choose the ones deserving of this when you are designing pages. It is okay to put several photos on a page and use just one of them to tell the story.
3. Label or caption the others on the page.

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