State Fair Entries: One (1) entry for each Division. Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Division 5, Advanced Electricity, & Advanced Electronics
Green Record Book Completion Requirement:
• Complete a Shelby County Record Sheet.
- In all divisions of 4-H Electric, if the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note to the exhibit explaining what was done, why, and the intended use of the item.
- 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 th display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
- All exhibits must meet state color coding laws and regulations for wiring.
- See Poster Guidelines on Page 62 of the Shelby County Handbook
- *Kits available through the County Extension Office
- Equipment wiring boards differ from display boards in that they show hands-on wiring techniques (i.e., complete wiring of a light controlled by a three-way switch system). Equipment wiring boards should be no larger than 3’ x 3’. The boards should be designed so that they can be displayed horizontally.
Manual:Getting On Track With Electricity (4-H 421)
Exhibit the following:
• A Circuit Board* (no larger than 6" by 6", labeled "Parallel Circuit" or "Series Circuit"), along with the sheet "What I Have Done and What I Have Learned" attached to the exhibit (for county only). (4-H 421B)
Manual:Scoring Electricity Through Magnetism (4-H 422)
Exhibit one of the following:
• A magnetic powered flashlight*
• A poster as outlined in the project manual
Manual:Alternating Your Thoughts about Electricity (4-H 423) Exhibit one of the following:
• Extension cord*
• Trouble light*
• Repair an extension cord or trouble light by replacing the cord, plug, connector body or socket handle with new part(s).
• Poster (22" x 28") or display board on any topic covered in manual.
Manual: Lighting the Way
Exhibit one of the following:
- Made or remade lamp
- Display board on any topic covered in this manual. Display boards should be appropriately sized for the displayed equipment
- Poster on any topic covered in the manual.
Advanced Divisions 5-10
Manual:(You may also find other resources at your local library, electricians, instructors, internet, etc to provide guidance for your project.)
The Advanced Division is split into two different categories. One area is “Advanced Electric 5-10” and the second is “Advanced Electronics 5-10”. You may choose one category for your Advanced 5-10 exhibit.
Exhibit ONE of the following:
- An article based on wiring around the home, farm or facility, etc.
- An article made in the area of heating and cooling
- An article made in the area of lighting
- An article made in the area of electronics (advanced division electronic projects may contain and use molded plugs if they are part of the electronic kit)
- An article made in the area of power
- A written report on: consumer buying, better electrical methods, or electrical careers
- A written notebook report with photos of individual steps (close-up) and overall work, illustrations, explanation of each step performed, explanation of overall work done, reasons for performing work, reasons for selecting materials used, list of materials used and prices (budget), schematics, etc., of electric project. This option allows you to use your imagination and complete any electrical project that you cannot physically bring to the fair to exhibit. You could wire a room in a house, the barn, outdoor lighting, indoor lighting, control systems, alarm system, etc.
- Display board showing home wiring (3-way switch, 4-way switch, GVCI Grounding, Circuit Protection, etc.) or any topic covered in the Advanced Division manual. Display boards should be appropriately sized for the displayed equipment.
- Create a video showing the work accomplished and skills learned. This video should include the same type of information as required in written notebook listed above This video is to be no more than ten minutes in length and formatted as MP3 or MP4 and submitted on a thumb drive This video can also be uploaded to a YouTube account with the video being made public and the link submitted for evaluation.
**For other exhibit ideas refer to the Advanced Electric Project Ideas resource available on the Indiana 4-H Electric project page.
Attach to the exhibit any kit instructions or book/manuals if you feel they will help explain the operation of the exhibit. This may be important for advanced electronic projects.