4-H Consumer Clothing Project
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 way references are listed.
The front of the notebook is to include the 4-H member’s name, county, club, and level. Personal information such as phone number, mailing address, etc. should not be included in any notebook documentation. Youth will be expected to model their purchased outfit and accessories at the county level.
Modeling at state fair is limited to only the advanced level and will be judged separate from the notebook.
Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement. Notebooks are due no later than the scheduled notebook judging time listed on the fair schedule. Members exhibiting must return for the scheduled modeling time listed on the fair schedule. A completed fashion revue entry form must be submitted with the notebook. Attach a photograph of yourself in your outfit to the fashion revue entry form.
Exhibit Class Guidelines
Beginner (grades 3-5):
Complete one activity from each group in the manual and share your results or answers in a notebook, labeling each activity. With help from a parent or mentor, purchase an item of clothing that you'll wear with other clothes in your wardrobe. Examples might be slacks, blouse, jeans, shirt, sweater, or sweatshirt. Choose an accessory to go with your purchase. Accessories could be shoes, sweatband, belt, jewelry, socks or similar item.
Intermediate (grades 6-8):
Complete one activity from each group in the manual and share your results or answers in a notebook, labeling each activity. Purchase and accessorize a casual or school outfit. Accessories may be purchased or selected from what you currently have.
Advanced (grades 9-12):
Complete one activity from each group in the manual, or similar activity of choice and share your results or answers in a notebook, labeling each activity. If completing an activity not included in the manual, be sure to include in your notebook an explanation describing how the activity was developed and intended objectives. Purchase and accessorize an outfit of your choice. Accessories may be purchased or selected from what you currently have.
Special note regarding Indiana State Fair – In addition to the advanced consumer clothing state fair entry submitting their notebook for evaluation, the exhibitor will also be invited to model their purchased outfit in fashion revue. The notebook and modeling will be judged independently and one will not have any consideration for the other at state fair.
Members are eligible to earn two awards in this project, an exhibit award and a modeling award.
The exhibit award will be determined by the combined judging scores for the member’s notebook, modeling of their outfit, and an interview with the judge. In order to be eligible to receive an exhibit award the member must turn in their completed notebook and record sheet by the time designated in the 4-H Fair Catalog and participate in the private modeling at the time designated in the 4-H Fair Catalog. A Grand and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from the Champions and Reserve Champions. The exhibit award Champions will advance to State Fair competition.
The modeling award will be determined by the member’s modeling performance at the private modeling. In order to be eligible to receive a modeling award the member must participate at both the private modeling and public fashion revue at the times designated in the 4-H Fair Catalog. Modeling awards will be presented at the public fashion revue. A Grand and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from the Champions and Reserve Champions.