- State Fair Qualifiers: 2 Needlecrafts, 2 Fine Arts Crafts, 2 Model Making Crafts, 6 Any Other Crafts per county in any division
- All posters, notebooks, and 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. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
- Crafts will be judged by Grades at the County Level; there are no Grade distinctions at the State Level.
- A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from those in each Grade in each craft who have earned an honor ribbon if the judge feels there is an article of enough merit to be deserving.
- State Fair entries will be determined by the judges.
- Members may exhibit in more than one craft project (i.e. 1 exhibit in freelance and 1 exhibit in models).
- All items must be complete and ready for use; if a picture, it must be ready for hanging; canvas art on a wooden frame is considered prepared for hanging provided that frame has a hanger. Needlecraft projects are to be ready for intended use; all other crafts are to be finished as required.
- Each year should be a new learning experience, therefore, more difficult exhibits should be made each year.
- A pair or set is considered one article, i.e. mittens, slippers, salt and pepper shakers, pitcher and bowl, tablecloth and/or napkins, etc.
- All crafts must have a 4-H Craft Information Card attached to the project.
- If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can be properly displayed.
- For safety purposes, any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or a look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.
- Attach a completed 4-H Craft Information Card to your project.
- During their 4-H career, 4-H members will record their 4-H memories, by taking pictures and dating them, making notes of why the pictures were taken and who is in the pictures. The information and pictures should be placed in a three-ring notebook or scrapbook.
Beginner: Grades 3-5
Intermediate: Grades 6-8
Advanced: Grades 9-12
- Each year the 4-H member will add more memories to their notebook or scrapbook. Indicate on your exhibit card which pages in your notebook or scrapbook are current year’s work.
- Exhibit requirements are the same for all grades as follows:
- It is suggest that member exhibit 4-H Memories in a three-ring binder.
- Insert each page in plastic page protectors.
- Complete the questionnaire page included in the 4-H Memories handout to be placed in binder.
- Illustrate 4-H happenings with dated pictures, identify anyone in the picture, or describe the event. Include where and why the picture was taken.