(County Only Project)
Exhibits will be entered into the following classes for judging:
Beginner: grade 3-5; Intermediate: grade 6-8; Advanced: grade 9-12.
All levels are required to show up for community judging and must be able to talk about their project. See exception below.
All levels are required to demonstrate a few clogging steps that they learned throughout the year during community judging. Youth will need to know things that were learned and list accomplishments achieved throughout the year.
If clogger is unable to attend community judging, they must submit a MP4 Video, in form of DVD, thumb drive, or website of themselves performing the steps that they have learned or their routine and explaining the new things they have learned and listing their accomplishments.
- For posters see general exhibit requirements.
- For all choreographed routines, clogger must include a typed version of routine and include drawings on graph paper so other cloggers can learn the routine.
Purdue Extension Dubois County
1482 Executive Blvd
Jasper, In 47546
Choose 1. Exhibit can’t be repeated
- A poster detailing what you learned and include diagrams of a step you learned or a scrapbook of your experiences during the year (include pictures)
- Design a shoe bag (or box) that can be used to carry your shoes to meetings or
Choose 1. Exhibit can’t be repeated
- Design a clogging costume that can be used during a Include a dance top, skirt or dance pants, and hair pieces. May use store bought clothing, but you must use creativity to add to the original piece. Examples may be by adding sequins, fringe, or sewing an actual skirt or sewing material onto an article of clothing.
- Choreograph a solo routine with a minimum of three clogging Present the solo routine during judging. Clogger must provide their music.
- Choreograph a duet routine with a minimum of four clogging Present the duet routine during judging. Clogger must provide their music.
Choose 1. Exhibit can’t be repeated
- Choreograph a small group clogging routine with a minimum of four clogging steps and must be able to work with a minimum of five Clogger must provide their music.
- Choreograph a large group clogging routine with a minimum of six clogging steps and must be able to work with a minimum of eight Cloggers must provide their music.
- Design a coordinating costume for a boy and girl that include dance top, dance skirt, or dance pants, and hair May use store bought clothing, but you must use creativity to add to the original piece. Examples may be by adding sequins, fringe, or sewing an actual skirt or sewing material onto an article of clothing.
- Create an educational poster, notebook or display about a clogging topic of choice that is age/grade appropriate.
All poster exhibits must be 22" x 28", displayed horizontally, and have a stiff backing (corrugated cardboard or foam core board preferred) and be covered with clear cellophane, plastic or in poster bag unless otherwise stated in project requirements. Quiz Boards are not considered posters and do not require a clear covering. Leave space in the lower right hand corner of poster for project label affixed outside of covering. (Poster board, foam core board, and poster bags are available at the Extension Office at cost.)
Leave space on exhibit for label. Label size is 2 7/8” wide x 5 ½” long and will be attached in readily visible position.
References: All posters, notebooks, 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. The judge will not discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
All pictures and wall hangings, etc. should be ready to hang or display. Use strong hangers (not can tabs) attached with nails or screws (not glue or tape) or provide a suitable stand. Label the stand with your name.
Exhibit labels supplied by the office are to be attached securely. There may be specific other instructions for certain projects. See individual project requirements for these instructions. Be sure all exhibit items can be identified with 4-H member name and 4-H club. i.e. notebooks, exhibits with multiple items, etc. Be sure all parts of your exhibit have your name on them.
Secrets of a Successful Poster
A successful poster will:
· Catch the eye of the passerby
· Be simple and clear
· Impress an idea or a fact upon the viewer
· Stimulate the viewer to support your idea, get more information, or take appropriate action.
· Have space left over—Posters that are uncluttered are easier to read.
An effective poster: attracts attention, focuses on a main interest or idea, and motivates you.
Planning A Poster
A poster should have one main idea. Have the reason clearly in mind before you start.
· Consider who your viewer will be
· Decide what you want them to know
· Decide what you want them to do
· Think of a clever theme or slogan
· Limit your effort to one main idea
· Make a small rough sketch
· Visual communication is an aid to what you are trying to teach with your project.
Color combinations affect how easily the message is read and the overall appearance of the poster.
· Consider the Contrast: This means you use dark letters on a light background, and light letters on a dark background.
· Let the most important items be the most important color.
· Colors that are close to the background shade will not show up well and cannot be read at a distance.
· Avoid using too many different colors. Two or three should be sufficient. You don’t want to overwhelm your main point!
· Avoid putting red and green next to each other—this is hard to focus on if a person is colorblind.
· Avoid bright neon colors—they may catch the eye, but they are hard to focus on.
· Lower case letters are easier to read than all CAPITALS. Use capitals only for emphasizing an important phrase or word to give variety.
· Save fancy or script lettering for catching the attention of the viewer.
· When hand lettering, always use guidelines. Using a ruler, lightly pencil in straight lines that can be erased when your poster is complete.
· Letters may be cutout and glued on, or precut letters may be purchased.
· Keep written material to a minimum. Use only headings, captions and signs necessary to tell the story.
Use different size lettering for items of varying importance.
· Allow margins to keep things from running together and looking too cluttered.
· Below is a table of letter sizes and their effectiveness:
*Ask your parents, 4-H Leader, or older 4-H member to look at your poster and tell you what they think.
1. Cut out all your letters, pictures and graphics.
2. Draw guidelines and place or draw in letters.
3. Lay all your pieces of your poster out on the poster board.
4. Ask yourself, “How does it look?”
5. Revise and rearrange as needed. Re-Do anything that should be a different size or color.
6. Move things around until you are happy with the overall effect and message of your poster.
7. Glue everything in place.
9. Remember—NEATNESS COUNTS!