Three 4” x 6” photos mounted on a single horizontal 11” x 14” black (preferred) or white poster or matting board.
Every photo on picture display must be pencil numbered (no. 2 lead pencil) below (for judge’s reference only.) Numbers should be readable but not detract from display.
No titles, captions, or stick-on numbers will be allowed.
Photos must be mounted vertically or horizontally.
Personal data Tags (parts A and B) are required.
Unit I Photo Journal:
Choose project area 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the Level 1 project manual titled “Focus on Photography”.
Complete the pages associated with the project area of your choice (project 1, 2, 3 or 4) or recreate and print the pages (still using actual photos).
Place pages in an 8 1/2” x 1” black or white 3 ring binder.
Personal Data Tags are required. For your journal complete Part A only and include this as a page of your journal.
B180901 Photo Journal An entry will consist of a single completed and bound section of project 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the level 1 project manual titled “Focus on Photography”.
B180902 Picture Story Display Entry will consist of a display of 3 photos that tell the beginning, middle and end of a story.
B180903 Fun With Shadows Display Entry will consist of 3 pictures of 3 different subjectsthat capture the image of the shadow.
B180904 Magic and Tricks Display Entry will consist of a display of 3 pictures of 3 different subjects
that use a “special effect” to create interesting photos.
B180905 My Favorite Other Picture Any other favorite photo. Exhibit may range in size from 3” x 5” to 8” x 10” mounted in appropriate size cut matting (no frames) with a sandwich backing.
Department C: Clothing
County Fair Only Classes C221901: Beginning Embellished Garment.
Create a garment using beginning techniques as defined in the project manual. Designs are the original idea of the 4-Her using the elements and principles of design to make an original statement.
C221902: Beginning Textile Clothing Accessory.
Accessory is constructed and/or decorated using techniques as defined in the project manual. Entry examples include: hats, bags, scarves, gloves, aprons etc.
Unit 1 - Steam Clothing 1
County Fair Only Classes DIVISION 220, STEAM Clothing 1
Exhibits will be simple articles requiring minimal skills. Follow suggested skills in project manual. May exhibit one item per class number. 4-H'ers who have enrolled in or completed STEAM Clothing 2 project are not eligible to exhibit in STEAM Clothing 1.
C220901: Clothing Portfolio – Complete at least three different samples/activities from Chapter 2 OR Chapter 3 of the project manual. The Portfolio should be placed in an 8 1/2 x 11, 3 ring binder. Include an appropriate cover, dividers, and table of contents. (Additional pages can be added each year but should be dated.) See pages 9-10 for portfolio formatting.
C220902: Sewing Kit – Include a list of sewing notions and purpose for each included. (pg. 12-17 in project manual)
C220903: Fabric Textile Scrapbook – Must include at least 5 different textile samples. Use Textile Information Cards template on page 41 in project manual to identify fabric swatches. Completed textile cards should be placed in an 8 1/2 x 11, 3 ring binder. Include an appropriate cover. See project manual for fabric suggestions.
C220904: What’s The Difference – 4-H members enrolled in STEAM Clothing 1 may enter an exhibit (not to exceed 22” x 30’) a notebook, poster, small display sharing a project comparison and price point. See project manual, “What’s the Difference?” page 118-119.Exhibits should include pictures NO actual pillows.
C220905: Clothing Service Project – Can include pillows or pillow cases but are not limited too. Exhibit (not to exceed 22” x 30’) a notebook, poster, small display sharing information you generated in the project activity “Serving A Purpose” page 124 and 125.
Beginning Sewing Exhibits: Exhibits must be made from medium weight woven fabrics that will sew and press smoothly, flannel/ fleece is acceptable. Solid color fabrics or those having an overall print are acceptable. NO PLAIDS, STRIPES, NAPPED or JERSEY KNIT. Patterns should be simple without darts, set-in sleeves, and collars. Raglan and kimono sleeves are acceptable
C220908: Simple Pillow – No larger than 18” x 18”.
C220909: Bag/Purse – No zippers or button holes.
C220910: Simple Top
C220911: Simple Bottom – pants, shorts, or skirt
C220912: Simple Dress
C220913: Other – Using skills learned in project manual. (apron, vest, etc.)
C220914: Upcycled Simple Garment – The original used item must be redesigned (not just decorated) in some way to create a new wearable piece of clothing. A “before” picture and a description of the redesign process must accompany the entry or it will be disqualified.
C220915: Upcycled Accessory – A wearable accessory made from a used item. The item used must be changed in some way in the “redesign” process. A “before” picture and a description of the redesign process must accompany the entry or it will be disqualified.
Department C: ConsumerManagement County Fair Only Classes Division 245 Making Cents of It C245901 Nebraska State Quarter Color the picture of our state quarter (found at www.4h.unl.edu/makingcentsofit under the tab for lesson 1 or request a copy from your Extension Office). On a separate sheet of paper—explain in a short essay (at least 2 paragraphs) why you think Nebraska chose Chimney Rock and a covered wagon to represent our state on a coin. (Display your picture and essay in a clear report cover—please include your name, age, grade and county).
C245902 Currency History Poster Refer to page 8 in the Making Cents of It Manual. Include at least 5 objects (pictures or drawings) that were used as money before coins and paper currency were made. Label the objects and include the name of the country where this type of currency was used. Poster size should be 14” x 22”.
C245903 Wants/Needs Poster Using the information on page 16 of the Making Cents of It manual (poster size 14” x 22”).
C245904 Decorated Bank Make your own coin bank (see page 28 of the Making Cents of It manual).
Department C Home Environment County Fair Only Classes
Division 269 – Design My Place C269901 Needlework Item (made with yarn or floss).
Requirements: All rope must be mounted on 1/4” thick 24” x 32” wide plywood or equivalent board. Either manila or synthetic rope may be used.
When Halters are Exhibited, The Rope, Plus a Required Second Piece of Rope Must Show Any Three of the Following Items:
Matthew Walker Knot
Exhibits for one entry shall be placed together for forming a display.
C271901 Single Loop or Double Loop Halter for Sheep and Goats Use 3/8” rope. See above requirements for halter exhibits.
C271902 Single Loop or Double Loop Halter for Cattle and Horses Use 5/8” rope. See above requirements for halter exhibits.
C271903 Rope Display Exhibit at least ten (10) and not more than twelve (12) knots, hitches, splices (include two splices) made of 3/8” rope. Label and mount on plywood board (see above requirements). The end of all ropes must be shipped.
C271904 Hand Tooled Article
C271905 Hand Stamped Article
C271906 Non-Tooled Leather Article
C271907 Tooled and Stamped Leather Article
C271908 Other Leather Article Department
Conservation & Wildlife
State Fair Superintendent-Tammy Stuhr, Central City
County Fair Only Classes D347900 Shooting Sports Educational Poster or Display – Posters must be 14”X22” and must be on poster board. They may be arranged either horizontally or vertically. Displays may be three-dimensional, not to exceed 24” X 24”.
Department E: Safety
State Fair Superintendent – Saundra Frerichs, Lincoln
County Fair Only Classes Division 451 ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle)
Online Resources: 4-H ATV Safety
E451901 Demonstration Display Show some part or system of an ATV, worn or broken part, step-by-step repair procedure, etc. include a brief description. Display on a board 24” high x 32” wide and 1/4” thick.
E451902 You Be the Teacher Educational notebook, display, collection of materials that relate to project. Include 8 1/2” x 11” page describing exhibit and summary of learning.
Division 453 Cycling
Printed Youth Material: NATL4H08334 Bicycle Adventures: Bicycling for Fun, NATL4H08335 Bicycle Adventures: Wheels in Motion, NATL4H 08399 Don’t Get Stuck! Fix It Video
E453901 Bicycle Demonstration Display Show 1) Some part or system of a bicycle, 2) Worn or broken parts or 3) A step-by-step procedure of how some repair or service job is performed. Include a brief description. Display on a board 24” high x 32” wide and 1/4” thick.
E453902 Documented Bike Riding Trip Include a written report using a notebook or scrapbook showing a bike ride or trip you have made using your bike.
E453903 You Be the Teacher Educational notebook, display, collection of materials that relate to project. Include 8 1/2” x 11” page describing exhibit and summary of learning.
Division 457 Tractor Safety
Supplemental Resource: 4H210 Tractor Operation and Safety Manual
E457901 Individual Tractor Service Record As described in Unit 3 of the tractor project manual. 4-H’ers will need to design own service record form or adapt the service record shown in Unit 4 of tractor project.
E457902 Tractor Demonstration Display To be exhibited by an individual only. Exhibit should show some part of system of tractor. A brief description of how the part of system functions must be attached. Prepare the display on a 24” high x 32” wide board not to exceed 1/4” in thickness.
E457903 Tractor Safety Poster This must be constructed on poster board at least 11” x 14”. Any media can be used. Posters should be appropriate to display to promote tractor safety. Originality, clarity and artistic impression will all be judged.
E457904 Tractor Safety Display Board This is a display board depicting an actual farm. Display must show safety hazards or safety practices. An information sheet pointing out the safety hazards or safety practices must be attached. Display board must be at least 24” x 24”.
Division 475 Health
Printed Materials: NATL4H08380 Health Rocks! Level 1, NATL4H08381 Health Rocks! Level 2
E475901 Doing What Counts (Level 1) Poster, notebook or scrapbook. Using any means, include information about an of these topics: affects of drug use on behavior and health, consequences of drug use, stress, how to resist risky behaviors or how family, peers, media and technology influence choices.
E475902 Doing What Counts for Teens (Level 2) Poster, notebook or scrapbook. Using any means, include information about any of these topics: life skills for healthy living choices, understanding the health consequences of tobacco, alcohol and drug use or strategies to promote healthy choices.
Department H – Entomology
State Fair Superintendent-Jim Kalisch, Lincoln
State Fair Assistant Superintendent-Fred Baxendale, Lincoln
County Fair Only Classes H800901 Beginner Entomology – Insect collection of 15 or more different kinds of insects representing at least 4 orders. Can be displayed on foam board not in a box no bigger than 12” X 18”.
State Fair Co Superintendents- Lee Sherry, Madison, and Amy Timmerman, Holt
County Fair Only Classes
Pre-Flight Unit 1 H850901 Space Buggy Design and make a spacecraft from household items or items that could be reused instead of being thrown away. Materials list: scissors, glue, assorted clean household materials such as paper towel tubes, tissue boxes, plastic bottles, etc. Draw a picture design of your buggy on a sheet of paper. On another separate sheet of paper briefly explain the job/jobs your space buggy can do.
H850902 Space Station Draw a design of what you think an International Space Station of the future might look like. Using household items build a model of that station. On a sheet of paper briefly describe how scientist would use your space station.
H850903 Rocket Any skill level rocket with plastic fins.
H850904 Rocket Any skill level 1 rocket with wooden fins.
H850905 Display Display exemplifying one of the principles learned in the Pre-Flight project. Display can be any size up to 28” x 22”.
Department A – Leadership Leadership Division 130
County Fair Only Classes A130901 Junior Leader Record Book To be a Junior Leader, you should be at least 12 years old by January 1 of current year, completed at least 2 years as a member and enroll in at least one other project.
1. Select leadership jobs to do based on needs of the club.
2. Complete the selected leadership jobs following the procedure planned with the leader. Using the Junior Leader Record Form, list the leadership tasks and the work planned at the beginning of the project year. Record accomplishments as you complete the various leadership tasks. Plan one of your junior leader jobs in detail. This job must be one in which you will take the major responsibility, although there may be others helping you. You would be in charge of planning, making arrangements, and conducting the program.
A130902 My Leadership Workbook (for Grades 3-5) Turn in completed NATL4H07905 My Leadership Workbook and any other supporting materials to the extension office after each leadership year is completed. Subsequent project years (up to 3 total) will be compiled in the same workbook and turned in after each additional leadership year is completed.
A130903 My Leadership Journal (for Grades 6-8) Turn in completed NATL4H 07906 My Leadership Journal and any other supporting materials to the extension office after each leadership year is completed. Subsequent project years (up to 3 total) will be compiled in the same workbook and turned in after each additional leadership year is completed.
A130904 My Leadership Portfolio (for Grades 9-12) Turn in completed NATL4H 07907 My Leadership Portfolio and any other supporting materials to the extension office after each leadership year is completed. Subsequent project years (up to 3 total) will be compiled in the same workbook and turned in after each additional leadership year is completed.
2016 County & State Fair Book Department B: Communications & Expressive Arts Banner/Booth/Club Exhibit Division 150
County Fair Only Classes
B150901 Banner Each banner should illustrate a phase of 4-H work or promote 4-H generally. Copyrighted materials cannot be used.
When using the official 4-H Emblem (clover with the H’s on each leaf), it must follow approved guidelines, which can be viewed at: http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/emblem/4h_name.htm.
Banners are a two dimensional display depicting one idea. Dimensions are to be 3’ x 6’. The banners can be arranged horizontally or vertically but will be displayed with the 3’ side on the top. The exhibit will not be penalized for being arranged horizontally.
Banners must be hung on at least a 1/2” dowel or a rod strong enough to support the banner. The dowel should be at least 2 inches longer than the banner. The dowel should be on the 3 foot side so banner will hang 3 feet across and 6 feet long. Banners mounted any other way risk not being displayed due to technical problems.
Banners should be made of materials that permit the banner to be folded or rolled without damaging the display. Three dimensional objects should not be attached to the front of the banner.
Attach a label and an entry tag to the front, lower left-hand (as you face it) corner of the banner. The label should include the name of the club and county. Letters on this label should be 2” in height.
B150902 Booth Each 4-H Club or individual may exhibit one booth. One central theme should be followed for each booth. Booth space is in the 4-H Exhibit Hall and booths are approximately 6’ x 6’. Booth space is granted on a first come–first serve basis with preference given to 4-H clubs. Reserve booth space by calling the County Extension Office.
B150903 Club Exhibit This is an exhibit that will be displayed outside on the fairgrounds and not in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Examples of this are decorated hay bales, decorated and planted flower barrels, decorated trash barrels, etc. Make sure these exhibits are weatherproof. They also need a weather proof sign on the display indicating the club name. The club is responsible for bringing the exhibit to the fairgrounds, setting it up and taking it down.
Club Officer Projects Division 150
B150904 Secretary Book Book must be complete to date and contain a clear report of all activities for the year. Book must be entered by club secretary.
B150905 News Reporter Poster Entered by club news reporter. Should include four (4) news articles from the current year’s club activities. Articles should be placed of an 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper or on a 14” x 22” poster. News articles should include date they appeared in newspaper.
B150906 4-H Club Scrapbook
General Instructions: Express Yourself For each class, create an educational exhibit (a poster (14” x 22”), an essay (3-5 pages), a video (1-3 minutes), or small display of educational nature) that displays the information requested.
County Fair Only Classes —Level 1: Picking Up the Pieces— B153901 Now Hear This Digitally record (using audio and/or video) yourself reading a children’s book. Give the digital recording to a younger person in your community and watch them listen/view the recording of the book. Create an exhibit that displays the digital recording, a summary of what you learned by watching the child listen/view your recording, and other ways you can use communication skills to help young children.
B153902 Follow My Lead Make a set of directions to a place in your community (school, church, meeting place, etc.). Work with community leaders or other officials to share these directions with those who they would help. Create an exhibit that displays the directions, where the directions are being shared, and how the directions benefit your community.
B153903 Simple Symbols Design a new symbol or logo that would communicate a specific message to others in your 4-H clubs, school, or community. Propose the use of this symbol to the leaders of the group. Create an exhibit that highlights the new symbol, explains the symbol’s meaning, and shares how the symbol will be used.
Posters General Instructions: Posters Purpose: The purpose of a poster is to call attention to a subject. Every poster must be crafted to catch the viewer’s attention quickly. Each must present only one specific message clearly. The poster should clearly feature some aspect of 4-H.
Posters Will be Judged on the Following Criteria:
Idea: Simple, clear message, appropriate for a poster.
Lettering: Readable from a distance, appropriate size in proportion to art.
Art: One dominant, eye-catching element, relates to written message.
Arrangement: Makes good use of entire poster space without being too crowded: art and lettering are well balanced.
Quality of Construction: Neatness, appropriateness of materials used.
Effectiveness: Works well as a poster.
Size: Entries which do not conform to size, content or material guidelines will be lowered one ribbon placing. Posters must be 14” x 22” and must be of a material that can be pinned to a display board. They may be arranged either horizontally or vertically. Those generated by computer must also meet this standard. Computer art generated on an 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper and mounted on poster board will be disqualified.
Posters May Be in Any Medium: Watercolor, ink, crayon, markers or computer graphics etc. They may not be three-dimensional. Entries with components thicker than paper (such as milk cartons, pencils, pop cans) will be disqualified.
Posters May Not Use Copyrighted Materials: Materials such as cartoon characters or commercial product names, logos or slogans. Avoid using clichés or over-used phrases that do not command the viewer’s attention.
4-H Emblem: When using the official 4-H Emblem (clover with the H’s on each leaf), it must follow approved guidelines, which can be viewed at: http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/emblem/4h_name.htm.
Original Design: Computer “clip art” will not be scored as positively as original computer art designs.
Label: The 4-H member’s name, address, age, full address and county must be listed on the back of the poster.
Poster Covering: Posters may be laminated to protect them. Loose plastic coverings used to protect the exhibit while being transported will be removed by the superintendent for evaluation and display.
County Fair Only Classes B154901 Exploring Careers with 4-H The poster should illustrate how 4-H’ers can explore career opportunities through 4-H projects.
B154902 Photo Poster The poster should focus on a 4-H theme of your choice, using one large, eye-catching photo.
B154903 Keeping it Green...Keeping it Healthy The poster should illustrate how 4-H encourages healthy lifestyles for youth and their families.
B153904 Open Theme This class allows 4-H members to create a poster and a theme to go with it. Class may be used for any 4-H project without a specific poster class.
Theatre Arts Division 161
County Fair Only Classes B161901 Costume Made or decorated by 4-H’er for use in a theater arts production. Costume could be for self or others.
B161902 Portfolio A collection of photographs, sketches or other samples illustrating the theatre arts learning such as costume design, stage make-up, written scripts, set design or other related learning.
B161903 Puppet Made by the 4-H’er for use in a theatre arts production.
B161904 Script Written by the 4-H’er for a play, musical, skit, puppet show or other type of theatre arts production.
B161905 You Be the Teacher Share with others what you learned in this project. Exhibit may be a poster, notebook, display, audiotape or videotape.
Keith & Arthur
2016 County & State Fair Book Department C 4-H Fashion Show Division 410
Showcasing Constructed and Purchased Garments
Co-Superintendent – Sarah Purcell, Syracuse
Co-Superintendent – Andrea Nisley, Lexington
County Fair Only Classes Modeled Constructed Steam Clothing 1 – Fundamentals
C410901 Needlebook & Pincushion
C410903 Simple Pillow
C410905 Simple Top
C410906 Simple Bottom
C410907 Simple Dress
C410908 Just for Fun-Garment
Keith & Arthur
2016 County & State Fair Book Department
Foods, Nutrition & Food Preservation
State Fair Superintendents – Amy Peterson, Osceola, Cami Wells, Grand Island
State Fair Assistant Superintendents – Kathy Burr, Curtis,
Jessye Goertz, Broken Bow, Kayla Hinrichs, Ord
County Fair Only Classes Division 400 Making Foods for Me
Cloverkid Project – Printed Materials: 4H1650 Making Foods For Me
E400901 Making Food for Me Placemat Colored and decorated. Lamination or protection with clear contact paper advised. (Center page in Save a Place For Me project book)
E400902 Food Cards Neatly cut and colored Food Cards, in self-sealing plastic bat or other secure container. (Pages 67-69 Leaders Guide)
E400903 Grain Collage Neatly cut and pasted pictures of grains, cut out and displayed on collage. (Page 40 Leaders Guide)
E400904 Dairy Tasting Party Completed Dairy Tasting Party form from Project Book (Page 17). May be copied or cut from manual.
E400905 Protein Collage Neatly cut and pasted pictures of protein sources and foods displayed on collage. (Page 53 of Leaders Guide)
E400906 Healthy Snack Four cookies, bars, muffins, etc., on a paper plate, or at least 1 cup of mix. (Examples might include: Snack mix made from a cereal base, no-bake or simple cookie or granola bar). Follow the General Instructions for Food and Nutrition.
E400907 Other Item Using skills learned in project. Follow the General Instructions for Food and Nutrition.
Division 401 Six Easy Bites
Printed Materials: NATL4H07144 Six Easy Bites
E401901 Cookies (any recipe) Four on a paper plate.
E401902 Muffins (any recipe) Four on a paper plate.
E401903 Brownies (any recipe) Four on a paper plate.
County Fair Only Classes Division 420 Cake Decorating E420901 One Layer Decorated Cake Cake to be decorated using two (2) decorating tips.
E420902 Novelty Cake #1 Using a character or shaped pan, one star tip and one writing tip may be used to decorate.
E420903 Two Layer Decorated Cake Cake to be decorated using an unlimited number of decorator tips.
E420904 Novelty Cake #2 Using a character or shaped pan, four (4) decorator tips may be used to decorate.
E420905 A Two or Three Tiered or Stacked Cake Each tier or stack must be two (2) layers. Plastic separators may be used.
E420906 Novelty Cake #3 Using a character or shaped pan, six (6) decorator tips may be used to decorate.
E420907 A Combination Tiered and/or Stacked Cake Plastic Separators may be used.
E420908 Novelty Cake #4 No commercially shaped pans may be used. An unlimited number of decorator tips may be used to decorate
E420909 Decorated Cupcakes 4 decorated cupcakes with edible decorations. All 4 cupcakes must be decorated the same.
Division 421 Decorated Cookie Jar
Cookie Jar Decorating is open to any 4-h Member enrolled and exhibiting a Foods Project.
Jar may be either glass or plastic and may be decorated as desired by the contestant. Greenware and ceramics are NOT allowed. Judging will include appearance and creativity. Jars county 75%, Cookies 25%.
Clearly label jars to show the types of cookies.
Cookie Jars will be sold
Class 901 Junior Decorated Cookie Jar – 8 -11 years old. One half gallon or gallon jar with at least 2 kinds of homemade cookies in the jar.
Class 902 Senior Decorated Cookie Jar – 12 years of age and older. One gallon jar with at least two kinds of homemade cookies in the jar.