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Home Environment

January 21, 2020

Completed record sheets are due into the Extension Office on or before June 29, 2020, 4:00 PM. No records, or late/incomplete record sheets will result in an exhibit being considered for EXHIBITION ONLY—NO PLACING.

For the 4-H Home Environment project, 4-H members at each grade level may choose from three (3) possible exhibit categories:
     a furniture item and notebook
     a design board (poster and notebook)
     or a portfolio (notebook).

All exhibits must include the Home Environment Exhibit Card, 4-H-2022-D-W.

Level 3 participants will also have a fourth choice: independent study.

NOTE: Each level has several options per category from which to choose. We suggest that 4-H members either choose a different option each year or show how they expanded on the same option (portfolio and furniture categories only) used in previous years.

CATEGORIES: 
Furniture Item and Notebook—An actual piece of furniture accompanied by a standard notebook (3-ring binder) explaining the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the chosen project. We suggest including pictures showing where the item will be used. Also, we encourage 4-H members to include pictures of themselves doing the project, but this is not required. Always place your identification information in the notebook and on the furniture. 

 Design Board and notebook—Standard 22” x 28” poster, displayed horizontally with a firm backing. Design boards must be covered with plastic to protect and help hold items in place. An identification name tag must be attached in the lower right corner (see poster rules on page 24 of your Handbook for complete rules). The notebook is to help explain the who, what, when, where, why and how of the chosen design. This can be a “before and after project” or “plan in the future” project.

Portfolio—Standard notebook (3-ring binder). If 4-H members choose to do this option more than one year, we suggest that they keep the previous year’s materials in the notebook. Place materials for the current year in the front, with the previous year‘s material clearly marked or labeled at the back. Always place your identification information in the notebook.
Other information:
     Color samples—These can be painted samples from a paint or hardware store, or color samples the 4-H member makes with paints or colored pencils. 
     Other samples—Many hardware or home improvement stores have free samples of wall coverings, flooring, countertops, and cabinet materials that can be used with the 4-H member’s design board or portfolio.
      Colored pencils—We suggest using colored pencils when coloring the design board or portfolio. Colored pencils are what professionals use! Keep in mind that the entire area does not need to be colored in, but be sure to apply enough color to adequately express design ideas. Other materials for coloring will also be accepted. These could include (but are not limited to): crayons, watercolor pencils, markers, or printing on the computer.

REQUIREMENTS:

Level 1: grades 3, 4 & 5 (two State Fair exhibits from this level)
Manual: 4-H 1011 Home Environment: Color, Texture, Line and Shape.

Exhibit:
Furniture Options for Level 1
Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete a room. Include your notebook. (See “Furniture Item and Notebook” explanation above.)

Design Board Options for Level 1

Portfolio Options for Level 1

Level 2: Grades 6-8 (two State Fair exhibits from this level)
Manual: Home Environment: Design Decisions (University of Nebraska). This one manual is to be used for grades 6 - 12 as a resource and a reference. Noble County and Indiana State Fair exhibit options are noted in your 4-H Handbook.

Exhibit:
Furniture Options for Level 2
Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete a room. Include your notebook. (See "Furniture Item and Notebook" explanation above.)


Design Board Options for Level 2


Portfolio Options for Level 2

Level 3: Grades 9 - 12 (two State Fair exhibits from this level)
Manual: Home Environment: Design Decisions (University of Nebraska). This one manual is to be used for grades 6 - 12 as a resource and a reference. Noble County and Indiana State Fair exhibit options are noted in yoiur 4-H Handbook.

Exhibit:
Furniture Options for Level 3
SEE LEVEL 2 FURNITURE OPTIONS—LEVEL 3 OPTIONS ARE THE SAME

Design Board Options for Level 3

Portfolio Options for Level 3

Independent Study Option for Level 3
Youth in grades 9 - 12 have the option of doing an independent study project. Those 4-H members who choose this option must review their ideas with their 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator and/or Home Environment project leader to make sure they have selected an appropriate topic/exhibit.
 

More publications and forms can be found on the Indiana 4-H Website. 

 

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