4-H Creative Writing Project

No State Fair Exhibit

Level 1 - Grades 3-5
Level 2 - Grades 6-8
Level 3 - Grades 9-12

This project is designed to give participants an opportunity to explore or refine their writing skills. Creative Writing projects will be judged prior to the LaGrange County 4-H Fair on a date to be announced. This project is judged by grade level.

Only one entry or exhibit is required to complete the Creative Writing project. However, 4-H members may enter twice in their grade division by choosing to write one piece for each category, Poetry or Prose. These projects MUST be entered separately as specified below.

Creative Writing Categories

♣  Prose
    Exhibit a story (fiction or nonfiction), autobiography, biography, essay, journal
    or any other prose piece and a record sheet.  Typed Prose entries should be

♣  Poetry 
    Exhibit a poem of any length or style and a record sheet.  All entries are to be
    handwritten neatly in ink or typed.  Typed Poetry may be single-spaced.

Poetry and Prose entries may be illustrated. Illustrations are permitted to enhance your exhibit, but are not required.

All entries must have been written during the current 4-H program year. Work that has been judged in any other writing contest is ineligible for 4-H competition.

All entries must be the exclusive work of the 4-H member.  NO group projects or collaborations should be submitted for judging.

EACH entry must have a title page with the following: Title, Author, Date, Project Category, Grade in school, and Club.