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March 6, 2019


General Rules

1. All wildlife poster exhibits are displayed horizontally, 22” x 28”, and mounted on a firm backing and covered in clear plastic. Be sure to include your exhibit label with your name, grade, and township. The poster must be on a foam core board or backed to stand alone and include a title and label in the lower right hand corner. (See Poster Construction Hints in the Rule Book.)

2. 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 the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

3. Complete 3 activities in your project manual each year. 

4. Youth may present what they learned on a poster or notebook. In general, the complexity of a notebook presentation increases as the youth age increases. The notebook is intended to let 4-Hers present the same material that they would present in a format that may be easier for them to use in the future and allows for more in depth coverage of topics. A pocket folder or three ring binder may be used. 

5. Youth must choose a different activity each year except for the Level D Wildlife Management Plan which may be expanded upon in subsequent years.

6. State Fair Exhibits:

Each county may send the following:

Level 1: Grades 3-5 - one exhibit entry

Level 2: Grades 6-8 - one exhibit entry

Level 3: Grades 9-12 - one exhibit entry



Level 1:         



Level 2          



Level 3:         

Advanced Topic: Learn all you can about a wildlife topic of your choice and present it on a poster. Include a short manuscript, pictures, graphs, and list the references you used to describe what you did and what you learned. Title your poster, “Advanced Wildlife – Independent Study“.

Mentoring: Exhibit a poster that shows how you mentored a younger 4-H member. Include your planning, the time you spent, the challenges and advantages of mentoring, and how the experience might be useful in your life. Photographs and other documentation are encouraged. Title your poster, “Advanced Wildlife – Mentor”.


For more information, visit the Wildlife Project page of the Indiana State 4-H Website.


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