4-H Scrapbooking Project

First-time members of the Scrapbook project should attend an introductory workshop. All members are encouraged to attend the workshops offered by the project leader.
exhibit guidelines
  • Members must turn in a completed Record Sheet
  • Members must turn in a completed Scrapbook that was made since the last 4-H fair
  • The scrapbook must be a 12x12 strap-hinged or post-bound album, each page covered with a page protector (a three-ring binder will not be accepted)
  • Pages need to be numbered with sticky notes ONLY if there are other pages in the scrapbook not being judged. For example, you would number pages if you are adding on to last year’s scrapbook so that the judge knows where to begin. If you add to a scrapbook from a previous year, the pages to be judged must be pages that have never been judged before
  • Photos and memorabilia must be included in each scrapbook, but not necessarily on each page. Some pages may contain only photos while others may contain only memorabilia. You must have at least one piece of memorabilia in your scrapbook
  • Neat handwriting is important and encouraged, but you ARE allowed to use die cut lettering and sticker lettering. No computer-created (typed) writing is allowed. Your handwriting is an important part of your heritage, and you should use it often
  • Use chronology or themes to organize your scrapbook
  • 4-H members should contact the project leader with questions and guidelines clarifications
exhibit class guidelines

Beginners (grades 3-5):

  • Scrapbook will consist of 6 completed pages (3 fronts and backs)
    • First page -Theme Page including name, 4H year, and a current photo of yourself
      • Scrapbook pages - 5 pages
  • Use at least 3 different techniques chosen from the following list:
    • Cropped pictures. Use straight-edge scissors or a paper cutter. Corner rounder may be used but make sure the pictures remain a square or rectangle shape. Beginner level pictures should not be circle, oval, or silhouette.
    • Matted pictures
    • Decorative scissors. Use these on paper only, not on photos
    • 2-3 solid or printed (decorative) papers on the same page
    • Enhancements - stickers, die cuts, simple borders are the only enhancement choices allowed for beginners
  • Journaling is required on each page, including both pages of a two-page spread. Tell the story of each photo on each page including the “who, what, where, when.” You may use journal boxes or lined scrapbook paper.
  • At least one piece of memorabilia

Intermediate (grades 6-8):

  • Scrapbook will consist of 8 completed pages (4 fronts and backs)
    • First page -Theme Page including name, 4H year, and a current photo of yourself
      • Scrapbook pages - 7 pages
  • Use at least 5 techniques from the following list
    • Cropped pictures. Use straight-edge scissors or a paper cutter. Corner rounder may be used.
    • Circle or oval cut pictures
    • Matted pictures
    • Decorative scissors. Use these on paper only, not on photos
    • 2 or more solid or printed (decorative) papers per page
    • Enhancements (at least 1 per page) - stickers, die cuts, simple borders, decorative paper, stamps are the only enhancement choices alowed for intermediate 
    • A two-page spread where a single story is told over 2 side-by-side pages
  • Journaling is required on each page, including both pages of a two-page spread. Tell the story of each photo on each page including the “who, what, where, when.” You may use journal boxes or lined scrapbook paper
  • At least one piece of memorabilia

Advanced (grades 9-12):

  • Scrapbook will consist of 10 completed pages (5 fronts and backs)
    • First page -Theme Page including name, 4H year, and a current photo of yourself
      • Scrapbook pages - 9 pages
  • Use at least 7 techniques from the following list
    • Cropped pictures. Use straight-edge scissors or a paper cutter. Corner rounder may be used.
    • Circle, oval, or silhouette cut pictures
    • Matted pictures
    • Decorative scissors. Use these on paper only, not on photos
    • 2 or more solid or printed (decorative) papers per page
    • Enhancements (at least 1 per page) - stickers, die cuts, simple borders, complex borders, decorative paper, stamps, chalks, stencils, hole punching and eyelets are the only enhancement choices alowed for advanced
    • A two-page spread where a single story is told over 2 side-by-side pages
  • Journaling is required on each page, including both pages of a two-page spread. Tell the story of each photo on each page including the “who, what, where, when.” You may use journal boxes or lined scrapbook paper
  • At least one piece of memorabilia