Scrapbook- County only
This is a project that teaches you how to preserve memories. To learn proper scrapbooking skills and techniques and to understand project requirements. Refer to the Scrapbook Resource Book for additional guidance.
Basic Requirements for all Divisions
- There are 3 levels: Beginner Grades 3-5, Intermediate Grades 6-8, and Advanced Grades 9-12.
- A 4-H member may compete in both the Traditional and Digital categories.
- A cover sheet must be submitted with each scrapbook. This cover sheet must indicate which pages are to be judged.
- Scrapbook page numbers may be marked with removable stickers or sticky tabs. New pages must be tagged/flagged to be judged. Scrapbooks without cover page or pages indicated before judging will have the first 5 pages judged.
- Exhibit five (5) new pages each year to be added to your scrapbook exhibited in previous years. If you start a new traditional scrapbook or exhibited a digital scrapbook previously, bring the previous scrapbook to show the judge. You may create more than 5 pages per year; however, only the 5 indicated pages will be judged.
- A page is considered one side of each page.
- Page sleeves are recommended for traditional scrapbooks but not required.
- The scrapbook project is the art of preserving memories. Photos and memorabilia must be included each year in the scrapbook, but do not need to be on each page. Remember to include a variety of photos, storytelling (journaling), and memorabilia.
- Use a variety of cropping techniques and page layouts. This will add interest and creativity to your album.
- List dates, people, and places.
- Having a logical order to your scrapbook is important. For example, you may construct your scrapbook by theme or in chronological order.
- At the judge’s discretion, one county champion and one county reserve champion may be chosen in each level of both Traditional and Digital Scrapbook
Requirements for each division
Traditional Scrapbook: May be in a scrapbook or 3-ring binder of any size
Grades 3-5: Complete 5 new pages. Label photos with names of people, dates, and places. Include at least 1 piece of memorabilia.
Grades 6-8: Complete 5 new pages. Complete all beginner requirements. Include extended captions to record the events in the photos.
Grades 9-12: Complete 5 new pages. Complete all beginner and intermediate requirements. Include storytelling. Storytelling completes the story of a photo with your thoughts and feelings. Storytelling is not required for every photo, so choose ones deserving of this.
Digital Scrapbook: Must be at least 8” x 8” in a book-bound finish with a front and back cover with the album pages firmly attached. Digitally-designed scrapbooks may be constructed from a purchased computer software program or through an online software service. Whether purchased or accessed online, the software must allow for sufficient space for storytelling requirements. Shutterfly and Snapfish are examples of online services, but you are not limited to these programs. Digital scrapbooks must include photos, templates, decorations, and documentation in addition to requirements for each level below.
Grades 3-5: Complete five (5) new pages for each year in the project. Label photos with names of people, dates, and places
Grades 6-8: Complete five (5) new pages for each year in the project. Complete ALL beginner requirements. Include extended captions to record the events in the photos.
Grades 9-12: Complete five (5) new pages for each year in the project. All pages must be completely designed by the exhibitor in a “create-your-own” manner, rather than using a template included in the software or provided by the online service. Complete All beginner and intermediate requirements. Include storytelling. Storytelling completes the story of a photo with your thoughts and feelings. Story telling is not required for every photo, so choose ones deserving of this.