4-H Projects

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Marion County 4-H Public Speaking & Demonstration contest info

We offer an expansive and diverse range of projects to complete for 4-H! Projects are different from Clubs in that a project leader does not sign off on record sheets or project manuals to indicate completion of a project. We offer select workshops for certain projects to better educate and round out youths' 4-H experience.

If you have a question about a project, please call 317-275-9305

Click on the link below to download project-specific requirements. 

State-wide project requirements

NOTE:  Not all State-wide projects listed are offered in Marion County.  Listed below are state-wide projects which are accepted for exhibition in Marion County:

Arts and Crafts (includes the following projects):   Fine Arts, Model Craft, Needle Craft and Any Other Craft (Ceramics, Gift Wrapping, Latch Hook, Leather Craft,  Macrame, Miscellaneous Crafts, Pottery,Recycled Crafts, Seasonal Decorations, Wearable Arts, Woodcraft).  Please see "Related Files" section below for additional information on this project.


  • Aerospace
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Beef/Poster
  • Beekeeping
  • Bicycle
  • Bowling
  • Cake Decorating
  • Cat Poster
  • Child Development
  • Computer
  • Consumer Clothing
  • Dog  
  • Electric
  • Entomology
  • Floriculture
  • Foods
  • Forestry
  • Garden
  • Genealogy
  • Geology
  • Goats/Poster
  • Health
  • Home Environment
  • Horse & Pony/Poster
  • Junior Leaders
  • Legos (Arts & Crafts)
  • Microwave
  • Personality
  • Photography
  • Poultry/Poster
  • Rabbit Poster
  • Scarecrow
  • Sewing
  • Sheep/Poster
  • Shooting Sports... NO range-activities in Marion County 4-H 2014-15, watch soon for info regarding other opportunities, Marion County participation 2014-15 will be poster/display exhibit only... Marion County is not offering any ‘range’ activities for the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports project, 4-Hers may approach surrounding counties to check on participating ONLY in range activities. The link below will take you to the statewide county Extension office listing. Of our neighboring counties we have had Boone, Shelby and Morgan counties identify themselves as open to Marion County enrollees to participate in their 4-H Shooting Sports activities. YOU are responsible to check on and follow through with any required deadlines/training. Participation is at the discretion of the ‘destination/#2’ county. You are encouraged to make personal contact promptly with any other county outside Marion County to explore participation. https://extension.purdue.edu/Pages/countyoffices.aspx
  • Small Animals
  • Small Engines
  • Soil & Water Science
  • Sportfishing
  • Swine/Poster
  • Verbal Communication
  • Veterinary Science
  • Weather & Climate science
  • Wildlife
  • Wood Science

Listed below under "Related Files" are County-Only projects which are marked with an asterisk (*).  These projects are judged ONLY at the Marion County Fair, they do not advance to the Indiana State Fair.


Marion County Fair... Meet you at the Fair! ... http://marioncountyfair.org/


By Jeffrey Jones, Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development
The Educational Store