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2020 Virtual Premium Auction
9:00am on Thursday, July 23rd through 9:00pm on Wednesday, July 29th
This year's auction will look and feel different but we are so excited to give members the opportunity to connect with supports in the community. The 4-H Board of Directors and Livestock Sale Committee are hosting a virtual premium auction for our 4-H members this year. We hope that you would consider supporting our 4-H members in this way.
A premium auction is different from our traditional auction. This year members will not be selling their animal, however buyers are able to support members by bidding on a premium price which is ultimately a donation to the 4-H member. Bidding will happen in an online format much like it would in person where the first bid will be made and each bid after that will increase the premium price. The winning bid at the end of the auction will be the premium amount paid to the 4-H member. 4-H members can use this money to support their 4-H projects next year, support their education and other future endeavors.
The virtual auction will be hosted by United Country Real Estate, Coffey Realty and Auction and Peoples State Bank will handle all auction payments.
You can find the Monroe County 4-H Premium Auction listed here: https://unitedcountrycoffey.hibid.com/
Animal Entry and Exhibition
Each animal project has a unique set of exhibit options that are available virtually this year. Open the 4-H Animal Exhibit Options to see all of the options for each species this year. Mini 4-H options are included in the document. Please pay special attention to the entry dates for each animal exhibit as they vary slightly to accommodate the needs for each species and each type of exhibit.
4-H Animal Exhibit Options Document
Please contact your club leader with any questions you have about how to prepare your videos or photos for entry. Don't be afraid to try taking your video or photos multiple times or even over a few different days. This is a great way to practice getting the best out of your animal. If you are not able or don't want to submit your animal to be judged, each species has at least one other exhibit option. Remember that we strive to Learn by Doing in 4-H which often means embracing a new way of doing something. This year, we get to embrace a new way to show off our animals.
Link to Live Shows: https://www.waltonwebcasting.com/event/2020-monroe-county-4h-fair-cyber-show-8-am-est/
All beef, sheep, goat, or swine members that plan to enter videos through Walton Webcasting are now able to do so. Visit https://www.waltonwebcasting.com/product/monroe-county-4-h-cyber-stock-show/ to start your entry. The first screen you have to complete is a payment screen. This is used to prevent a flood of entries that shouldn't be sent for our show. However this is a just a verification step, you will not be charged for your entries in our 4-H Shows.
Here are some helpful links for each species:
Entries at due by 6pm on 7/21/2020. There will be no exceptions made for late entries. Please submit your video early so Walton can review the quality and contact you if there are any problems. If you need help submitting your video through Walton's service please contact them at email@example.com, 765-717-9924 (Lynsee), or 765-431-0665 (Suzanne).
Best of luck to all of our exhibitors!
Building Project Entry and Exhibition
All 4-H Building Projects will follow the guidelines in the Project Requirements Book. Check this out first to see what each project's exhibit entails. For both options below, the exhibit will follow these guidelines.
4-H Building Projects (perishable and non-perishable) will be judged at a time separate from their entry date. This is called closed judging. All projects can be turned in either in-person or virtually. Read the information carefully so you can follow each step to submit your exhibit correctly!
Submitting a project in-person (July 9 - July 11)
Step 1 - Log in to FairEntry.com using your 4HOnline username and password. FairEntry is open June 15 - July 11. Please enter at least one day before you turn in your project in-person.
Step 2 - Enter all of the project information in FairEntry to tell us what you are planning to exhibit to be judged this year. You do not need to submit a photo of your project if you are planning to submit the project in-person.
Step 3 - Bring your project to the 4-H Building on the Monroe County Fairgrounds during one of the drop off times listed here. Drop-off times are open to all projects (non-perishable, perishable and Mini 4-H).
- Thursday, July 9th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- Friday, July 10th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Saturday, July 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm (perishable projects are recommended to be turned in on Saturday)
Step 4 - Projects will be judged on July 11th (perishable projects like foods, flowers, etc.) and on July 18th (non-perishable projects like posters, crafts, etc.). 4-H members will not be present at judging this year, but judges will be asked to fill out comment cards so you know what you did well and where you can improve.
Step 5 - Check out our Facebook page and Website (https://extension.purdue.edu/Monroe) for results and pictures. We expect to begin sharing results on July 18th, but not all results will be released at once.
Step 6 - Pick up your projects during one of the pick up times below.
- Friday, July 24th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
- Saturday, July 25th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Submitting a project virtually (June 15 - July 11)
Step 1 - Check out the 4-H Virtual Exhibition Tips document to see what photos, documents or videos you will need of each project that you plan to turn in.
Step 2 - Take the appropriate photos or videos and find any needed documents. Save the photos, videos, and/or documents to your device so they are easy for you to find.
Step 3 - Log in to FairEntry.com using your 4HOnline username and password.
Step 4 - Enter all of the project information including your photos, videos and/or documents in FairEntry.
Step 5 - Projects will be judged on July 11th (perishable projects like foods, flowers, etc.) and on July 18th (non-perishable projects like posters, crafts, etc.). 4-H members will not be present at judging this year, but judges will be asked to fill out comment cards so you know what you did well and where you can improve. Comment cards will be sent to members that turned in virtual projects after the results for that project have been publicized.
Step 6 - Check out our Facebook page and Website (https://extension.purdue.edu/Monroe) for results and pictures. We expect to begin sharing results on July 18th, but not all results will be released at once.
Step 7 - Someone from the Extension Office will contact you to arrange pick-up for any awards you receive.
Fashion Revue and Consumer Clothing
An in-person judging event will be held on Friday, July 17th in the late afternoon/early evening. Members who wish to participate in person should complete their FairEntry information for this contest. Members who wish to participate virtually should submit their photos/video in FairEntry. More details are coming soon.
More details are coming soon.
Our virtual exhibition includes you! Check out the Animal Exhibit Options for Mini 4-H Animal Exhibits. Mini 4-H Building Projects can be turned in at the same time as all the building projects for traditional 4-H members or virtually through FairEntry as well.
Completion and Exhibition
Fair Exhibition is optional. 4-H members are not required to submit an exhibit to the fair to gain their overall 4-H completion for that year. This is true for any year in 4-H, not just specifically for 2020. 4-H members are encouraged to participate in 4-H in any way that helps them develop their passion and learning something new while enjoying the experience. This can mean that a 4-H member's experience is based around club participation, 4-H workshop and trips, after school SPARK clubs, 4-H camp, or participating in exhibition options like the fair. 4-H Clubs may give awards based on more defined completion rules such as exhibiting at the fair. Fair exhibition is part of a rich 4-H tradition and 4-H members are encouraged to participate even when it will look very different from what they expected.
**Thank you to the Monroe County 4-H Board of Directors and Monroe County 4-H Volunteers for taking the initiative to make these opportunities possible. Our summer looks very different this year, but we are incredibly lucky to be so well supported in our 4-H community. We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone in-person at the 2021 Monroe County Fair.
**Thank you to the Monroe County Fair Association for their continued support for our judges and Senior Scholarship.
**No premiums will be provided for 2020 exhibition