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4-H Creative and Expressive Arts: Scrapbooking Project

October 23, 2019
Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is  a great way to memorialize important events in your life. Youth will learn to neatly, safely and permanently organize their memories with this fun and meaningful project. So start saving your memories and join the scrapbooking project.

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

 Level C (grades 7-9)

 Level D (grades 10-12)

 

 

Resources

No manual; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)

**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**

General Exhibit Requirements

Arts & Crafts Record Sheet Required (No Manual)

  1. Each scrapbook album will have a front and back cover. Albums must be a minimum of 5x5” and maximum of 12x12” in size and may be of any scrapbook type or 3-ring binder.
  2. Completed pages may contain photos, memorabilia, documentation, decorations, etc. Do not necessarily do all of the above on each page, i.e. some pages may only contain photos with journaling, while others may only contain memorabilia. Members should be sure to include a variety in the pages to be judged.

Neatness is very important. Exhibit clean pages with clear handwriting. Your handwriting is part of your heritage. Please use it often!

  1. Computer journaling may be used but keep it to a minimum.
  2. Using a variety of cropping techniques and page layouts will add interest and creativity to your album. Not everything has to be cropped or “artsy”; use a nice balance, keeping in mind that the main focus is preservation and not how many stickers or fancy papers you can use on a page. Let your pictures and memorabilia be the main focus.
  3. Journaling (labels, captions, stories, thoughts, ideas, etc.) is to be used along with your photos and memorabilia — without journaling you have pages of photographs and memorabilia, not a book of memories. Carefully proofread your spelling!
  4. Keep in mind your scrapbook is telling a story. Use chronological order to organize your scrapbook.
  5. Pages tagged for judging may or may not be of a single event or theme (i.e. Level 1 could exhibit — two pages of birthday, two pages of Christmas, one page of dog show, one page of dance recital)
  6. A current Lake County 4-H exhibit label must be attached securely to front cover. If you would like the scrapbook to be displayed open, please include an additional exhibit label and indicate which pages you would like to be visible.

Level Requirements

Level A (grades 3-4): Clearly tag six pages to be used for judging — the first six tagged pages will be judged. For example, these six pages can be either six single pages, three two-page layouts, or a combination of layouts totaling six completed pages. If pages are not tagged clearly, the first six pages in album will be used for judging.

Level B (grades 5-6): Clearly tag eight pages to be used for judging — the first eight tagged pages will be judged. For example, these eight pages can be either eight single pages, four two-page layouts, or a combination of layouts totaling eight completed pages. If pages are not tagged clearly, the first eight pages in album will be used for judging.

Level C (grades 7-9): Clearly tag ten pages to be used for judging — the first ten tagged pages will be judged. For example, these ten pages can be either ten single pages, five two-page layouts, or combination of layouts totaling ten completed pages. If pages are not tagged clearly, the first ten pages in album will be used for judging.

Level D (10-12): Clearly tag twelve pages to be used for judging — the first twelve tagged pages will be judged. For example, these twelve pages can be either twelve single pages, six two-page layouts, or a combination of layouts totaling twelve completed pages. If pages are not tagged clearly, the first twelve pages in album will be used for judging.

 

Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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