County Project: Collections

Description: Youth will learn how to make a collection and display it.

State Fair Entries: None

Exhibit Guidelines:

  1. The 4-Her may choose any type of article they desire, except alcoholic beverage items, tobacco and tobacco-like products, electronic smoking devices or obscene materials.
  2. Because of space and display restrictions, no living plants or animals may be displayed as a collection.
  3. Your story and record of your collections will be considered and judged as an important part of your Collections exhibit. Show pride in your project – be neat and consistent.
  4. In all divisions, if the collection is too large or valuable to exhibit, a notebook containing photos and descriptions of your collection can be exhibited with, or in place of, your collection. Photo quality will not be judged, but they should be clear, sharp photos. All photos should be neatly arranged, labeled and mounted in a notebook with the completed record sheet.
  5. If you expand upon a collection from a previous year, you must clearly explain what was added. 
  • Beginner (Grades 3-5): Exhibit a portion or example of the collection. Use on attractive display not to exceed 2’ x 3’ x 3’. Completed record sheet must accompany exhibit.
  • Intermediate (Grades 6-8): Exhibit a new collection or a continuation of the beginner division with a completed record sheet. Exhibit may not exceed 2’ x 3’ x 3’.
  • Advanced (Grades 9-12): Exhibit a continuation of previous division or a new collection with a completed record sheet. Exhibit shall not exceed 3’ x 3’ x 4’. Members receiving champion in Advanced can repeat this division, but must exhibit a completely different collection. All others may repeat this division by adding to the previous years’ collection.