The North Florida Fair 4-H Day will be Saturday, November 14th, all ACTIVELY ENROLLED 4-H Members receive free entry into the fair prior to 12:00 PM.
For youth wanting to enter items into the fair, an entry form must accompany all entries, if entering the Hay Bale Decorating Contest use this entry form. Use a separate form for each department. Please print or type all information.
All youth entering in the North Florida Fair divisions as 4-H must be enrolled for the current 2015-2016 4-H Year.
4-H Club Department 210
RULES & REGULATIONS:
- This department is open to only bona-fide 4-H members in Florida.
- Each 4-H member will be limited to one (1) registration form of exhibits with no more than six (6) exhibits in one class, except for classes 12 and 15, where members are limited to only one (1) entry and class 11, limited to three (3) entries. NO LIVE ANIMAL EXHIBITS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THIS DEPARTMENT.
- Exhibits should be the expression of what has been learned through a 4-H experience (such as a 4-H Club Meeting, project, or other 4-H event or activity).
- The member entering the exhibit must have completed the exhibit within the past year.
- Counties submitting group or club projects may NOT submit more than twenty-five (25) of the same project. These counties should screen projects and bring only the top twenty-five (25) for exhibition at the North Florida Fair.
- Projects that do not meet Fair specifications will be awarded participation ribbons with no monetary value. A suitable exhibit is clean, neat, in good condition and meets fair and class specifications listed in the rule book.
- Record books and project books by themselves are not considered exhibits. Also, toys, such as model airplanes, are not considered 4-H projects and will not be accepted for exhibition.
- A Junior 4-H member is a 4-Her who reaches his/her 8th birthday by Sept. 1st and has not passed his/her 10th birthday prior to Sept. 1st of the current 4-H year. An Intermediate member is a 4-H’er who reaches his/her 11th birthday by September 1st, but has not passed his/her 13th birthday prior to September 1st of the current 4-H year. A Senior member is a 4-H’er who reaches his/her 14th birthday by Sept. 1st, but has not passed his/her 19th birthday prior to Sept. 1st of the current 4-H year.
- All reasonable care will be taken of exhibits; however, the 4-H Division and North Florida Fair are not liable for damage, breakage, loss, etc.
- All 4-H exhibits must be registered at the County Extension Office by October 1, 2015. No registration will be accepted after that date.
- Place the 4-H club county on the entry form.
- Exhibits should be brought to the 4-H Building at the North Florida Fairgrounds on Monday, November 6, 2015 between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, EST. Be sure that your exhibit is properly checked in and recorded. DO NOT just set it down and leave. TIP: Keep each 4-H’ers exhibits and registration form together.
- Baked Goods check-in will be on Monday, November 2, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, EST. Judging will be the same day.
- All exhibits must remain in place and no exhibits removed from the fairgrounds until Monday, November 16th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, EST. Removal of exhibits before this time will cause forfeiture of premium money.
- Special Merit Award rosettes and premiums will be awarded in Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions to exhibits demonstrating particular outstanding effort and quality in each class. Specific requirements and class limitations are listed below. Be reminded that 4-H members are limited to one (1) registration page of exhibits with no more than six (6) entries in one class (except for classes 12 and 15 where members are limited to one (1) entry and class 11, limited to three (3) entries as indicated below).
- Premium Schedule:
- Award of Merit: $12.00
- Blue Ribbon: $ 4.00
- Red Ribbon: $ 3.00
- White Ribbon $ 2.00
- Participation $ 0.00
- Premiums will be paid as recorded in the official judges’ book, not by the ribbons that may be attached to exhibits.Premiums will be mailed to the 4-H Extension Agent in each county and he/she will forward the premiums to the appropriate 4-H member. It is imperative that you include your club county name on your entry form for this purpose.
- Each child’s exhibits will be turned in individually at the North Florida Fair registration.
4-H FAIR EXHIBITS
DIVISION A – 4-H JUNIOR DIVISION
DIVISION B – 4- H INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
DIVISION C – 4-H SENIOR DIVISION
CLASS 1: Horticulture
- Harvested fruits and vegetables included (nuts WILL NOT be accepted, but can be entered in the home agriculture department under the youth division).
- Small plants should be arranged in an attractive display (i.e., dish garden or container garden). Unusual or large specimens may be entered singly.
- Specimens must be owned by the exhibitor and have been in his/her possession at least six weeks before the Fair starts. Start date for each plant must be on a popsicle stick/label
- Plants and flowers must be labeled with their common names.
- All plants must be in good condition.
- You must provide a saucer or dish for draining.
- Entries will be judged based on general appearance, condition, and quality.
CLASS 2: Clothing Construction
- Garments must be clean, pressed, and presented on hangers.
- Entries will be judged based on construction and pressing techniques, appropriate fabric, and design.
CLASS 3: Sewing
- Examples of sewing exhibits include pillows, tote bags, aprons, duffle bags, sewn accessories, and machine quilting. This category DOES NOT include crochet or knitting (see class 4: Needlework)
- Sewing exhibits will be judged based on appropriate fabric, appropriate sewing techniques, neatness, and creativity.
CLASS 4: Needlework
- Examples of credible needlework exhibits include: crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and hand quilting.
- Needlework exhibits will be judged based
CLASS 5: Baked Goods
- Baked Goods check-in will be on Monday, November 2, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Judging will be the same day
- No items requiring refrigeration will be accepted.
- Recipe must be included.
- Foods will be judged based on appearance, texture, and flavor.
- Exhibits must be entered in a disposable container and covered with clear plastic wrap.
- Entire recipe required for judging (Exceptions: ½ loaf bread, ½ dozen biscuits, ½ dozen muffins, ½ cake, ½ pie, ½ dozen cookies).
- Baked goods of any type may be entered, but highly perishable foods will not be accepted.
- Foods will be categorized into one of the following ten categories: cookies (dropped, rolled or bar;) cakes; (angel food, chiffon or sponge;) candy or no-bake cookies; biscuits or muffins; quick bread; pies; cakes (pound or Bundt; yeast rolls and breads; or decorated cakes or cookies).
- Commercially prepared mixes may NOT be used.
- Foods will be discarded after being judged and a picture will be displayed of baked goods
CLASS 6: Canning
- Only standard canning jars should be used. Jars should be clean, polished, and have new rings.
- Recipe procedures must be included.
- Pickles, preserves, jams, jellies, fruits, vegetables, and meats may be entered.
- Members should follow USDA guidelines for canning. Exhibits that were prepared without following these guidelines will be disqualified. Copies of these guidelines are available from your local county extension office.
CLASS 7: Crafts
- Entries in this class include: macramé, ceramics, pottery, candles, wreaths, picture frames, holiday ornaments, etc.
- Craft Exhibits will be judged based on creativity, technique, and neatness.
CLASS 8: Hobbies and Collections
- Examples of credible hobbies and collections exhibits include: leaf collections, insect collections, stamp collections, etc.
CLASS 9: Architectural Models.
The Architectural Models project is designed to allow members to create 3-dimensional models. These models should be constructed using blocks or similar pieces (i.e. Legos™).
- Projects constructed using blocks or similar pieces (i.e. Legos). Kits may be used for the Junior and Intermediate Levels only. Please read and study the project level requirements below.
- Each year a different and a more advanced architectural model should be chosen to show progress over the year before.
- Members are limited to one (1) exhibit per year. Members will exhibit based on the divisions listed below.
JUNIOR – Ages 8-10
Construct items using up to 1,500 pieced or blocks. Kits are permitted. Motors are not permitted in this level. Item must be displayed on a board of at least ¼” thickness. Board may be finished and a “theme” may be used. The project size must not exceed 24 X 24 X 24 inches. If a cover is used, it must be removable and the overall project size including cover must not exceed the size limitations.
INTERMEDIATE – Ages 11-13
Construct an item or scene using unlimited pieces or blocks. Kits and motors are permitted. Item must be displayed on a board of at least ¼” thickness and a “theme” may be used. The project size must not exceed 30 X 36 X 36 inches. If a cover is used, it must be removable and the overall project size including the cover must not exceed the size limitations.
SENIORS – Ages 14-18
Construct an item or scene using unlimited number of pieces or blocks. Kits are not allowed but motors are permitted. Item must be displayed on a board of at least ¼” thickness and a “theme” may be used. The project size must not exceed 30 X 48 X 48 inches. If a cover is used, it must be removable and the overall project size including the cover must not exceed the size limitations.
CLASS 10: Fine Arts
- Examples of credible fine arts exhibits include: woodworking, hand made jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculpture (wood, metal, clay, etc.), and textile weaving.
- Fine Arts incorporating copyrighted material (such as Mickey Mouse ®, Sponge Bob ®, etc.) will not be accepted.
CLASS 11: Photography
- Only prints may be submitted for the exhibition.
- Photo entries may be in color or black and white.
- Photos should depict activities typical of those in which 4-H members and their friends would likely participate.
- 4-H members may submit photo entries as either:
- A series of photos – a picture sequence that show a logical progression of images to tell a story, or
- A single photo.
- Size of Photo: Photos submitted must be 8″ x 10″ and mounted on an 8” x 10” piece of mounting material (i.e. mounting material will be the same size as the photo).
- Mounting of Photographs: All prints must be securely and permanently mounted on a non-frame board that may be of 5mm foam board or mat board no larger than 8” x 10”. Masonite, photo folders, corrugated cardboard or thin poster board is not acceptable. Double faced tape; glue or rubber cement is not allowed for mounting purposes. An adhesive spray or special adhesive board is best. Mat Framing (of any kind) is not allowed and will result in disqualification. Do not bring photos in a glass frame
- Photo Story Class Submissions: A minimum of 3 photos to a maximum of 5 photos can be submitted individually in this class. Each photo should be sized 8” x 10” and individually mounted properly. On the back of the photo please outline the sequence of the photos and provide an explanation about your “Photo Story”
- Members are limited to three (3) entries in this class.
CLASS 12: Posters
- Credible poster exhibits include 4-H Promotion Posters, Dairy Days Posters, and 4-H Project Posters.
- Posters MUST include a 4-H Clover and/or the words “4-H”.
- Posters must be 14″x 22″. (½ sheet poster board) all others will be disqualified.
- Posters may be horizontal or vertical.
- Poster may be produced using any medium (watercolor, ink, crayon, collage, etc.) provided they are not three-dimensional.
- Posters incorporating copyrighted material (such as Mickey Mouse®, Sponge Bob ®, etc.) will not be accepted.
- Posters using computer assistance to create components of the poster or the poster itself should affix a statement that explains how the computer assistance affected the poster’s composition and visual presentation.
- Members are limited to one (1) entry in this class.
- Posters will be judged based on creativity, composition, ability to convey an educational message, and ability to attract attention.
CLASS 13: Tabletop Exhibits
- Tabletop exhibits may be developed from any of the 4-H demonstration categories listed in theFlorida 4-H Events and Activities Handbook. Copies of this book are available from your club leader or local county extension office.
- Tabletop exhibits must be free standing, able to withstand the elements, and should measure aMAXIMUM of 36″ wide x 36″ high.
- Members are not required to purchase a commercial tri-fold backboard (available from office or school supply stores) for their tabletop exhibit. Members may make their own backboard out of a large cardboard box as long as it is consistent with the measurements given in line B, above. However, foam core board or corrugated plastic is recommended to maintain the integrity of your exhibit during the Fair.
- Tabletop exhibits will be judged based on effectiveness of message, quality of construction and general appearance, accuracy and appeal of information presented, and creativity.
- Diorama is an example of a tabletop exhibit.
CLASS 14: Scrapbooking
- An entry is one (1) scrapbook page measuring a MINIMUM of 8″ x 10″ and a MAXIMUM of 12″ wide x 12″ high.
- The scrapbook page theme should be related to a 4-H project or activity depicting activities in which 4-Hers might have participated.
- Photos should have captions.
- The page should have appropriate journaling describing the photos (the relationship between the people in the photos – journaling tells the “story behind the photos”).
- The page should also have a focal point. The focal point can be a photo, memorabilia, or embellishment (such as an illustration, design, sticker, die cut, etc.)
- The page will be judged based on overall craftsmanship (neatness, matting techniques, spacing, colors), creativity (composition, appropriate embellishments, dimension, and texture), journaling (meaningful, tells the story behind the photos, and explains the relationship between the people in the photos), and originality.
CLASS 15: Poetry
- Poems can be typed on one side of the paper. Only one poem per page is acceptable. Choose a font size that is easy to read such as Times New Roman, Courier. Font size should be at least 12 point.
- Must be original work of 4-H’er submitting poem for display and judging.
- Work must be dated.
- Poetry must be 8” X 11” and submitted in a plastic sleeve.
- Poetry will be judged based on the following criteria: Effective use of language; Mood Intensity; Originality in approach and theme/creativity; Meaningful content.
- Members are limited to one (1) entry in this class.
CLASS 16: Cloverbuds
- This is open only to 4-H youth between the ages of 5 and 7 as of September 1, 2015.
- Entries in this class are for exhibition only. They will not be judged, but every entry will receive a participation ribbon.
- No premiums will be awarded to entries in this class.
- Members are limited to three (3) entries in this class.
CLASS 17: Recycled/Repurposed Clothing
- Member designs and sews a wearable garment from previously used materials. The completed garment is different from its original use.
- Items will be judged on creativity as well as sewing skills.
- The original garment is not yardage like a bedspread or sheet, but an actual garment. It might even be two or more original garments. Additional fabric and trim may be added to complete the new garment.
- The new garment must show at least 50% change in construction. This means it can’t just be a t-shirt dress cut in half to construct a tank top and elastic-waist skirt. It could be a pair of jeans made into a skirt and apron with calico fabric and trim added. It could be a large dress made into a skirt to fit a smaller person with the dress collar cut down to fit onto a new blouse. It could be 2 old shirts re-made into shorts and a light jacket with trim from a man’s tie.
CLASS 18: Recycled Arts
- Entries in this class must be made with at least one (1) recycled object (i.e. an item that is being used differently than its original purpose). Recycled art can take many forms: 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, fashion design and accessories, weaving, interactive, mechanical, electronic, kinetic and multimedia works.
- Over 50 percent of the final work of art must be from recycled or natural environmental materials, such as pine cones, sticks, plastics, aluminum cans newspapers, cardboard, etc.
- All materials used must be clean, sanitary and safe. (i.e. items that previously contained food must be washed, remove excess dirt from natural materials, etc. and sharp edges should be removed).
- Artwork must be original.
Getting 4-H Exhibits Ready for the Fair
- Exhibits can be actual items (pillow, garment, plant, photo, poster, etc.) or can be a freestanding tabletop exhibit.
- Actual items should be clean and neat. Clothes should be clean, well pressed, and in good shape. Clothes that have been well worn would not be a good choice for a display.
- Food should be entered on a disposable container and some thought given to how it will appear to the public. Aluminum foil, gift-wrap, or a doily may add to the attractiveness of the exhibit. Food is to be covered with plastic wrap and the recipe attached to the bottom of the container before wrapping. No names should appear on recipe. Foods are “from scratch,” not a box, and no items needing refrigeration will be accepted.
- Plants should be well groomed for the show. Plants are to be labeled with common name. To get plants ready for show, do the following:
- Wipe off all dirt and mildew on outside of pot.
- Remove dead or diseased blooms, stems and branches.
- Clean plant’s leaves.
- Photos must be mounted on a mat, foam core, construction paper or poster board. No other mounting material (glass, wood, plastic, or metal) will be considered. DO NOT BRING PHOTOS IN A GLASS FRAME.
- When judging photos, judges consider (among other things):
- Main subject well positioned and sharply focused.
- Creativity in selecting subject.
- Message conveyed.
- Overall photo well balanced.
- Single posters (14″ X 22″ only 1/2 sheet of standard poster board) can be exhibited related to any project area and will probably be displayed on a flat, free-standing panel using 4 map tacks. Names should not be visible on the front or if names are on front they should be covered. If you are doing a 4-H Promotion Poster, you must follow the theme “FACES OF FLORIDA 4-H”. Posters should not be 3-dimensional and cannot use copyrighted characters (such as Spiderman, Snoopy, Garfield, etc.)
- When making posters:
- Have a message
- Have enough space
- Consider color
- Use variety of techniques (pictures, textures)
- Consider lettering
- Posters using computer assistance to create components of the poster or the poster itself should affix a statement of one paragraph explaining how the computer assistance affected the poster’s composition and visual presentation.
- When judging posters, judges consider:
- Does it attract and hold attention?
- Does it convey a message clearly?
- Accurate information.
- Is it will-planned, neat, and easily read?
- The freestanding table top exhibit should measure a MINIMUM of 28″ wide X 22″ high and a MAXIMUM of 36″ wide X 36″ high. The posters should be sturdy and (hopefully) withstand some of the humidity. Mat board is a good choice as well as peg-board and heavy duty cardboard (perhaps from an appliance box). You could also purchase a tri-fold backboard but that is not required. Use your creativity. Poster board is basically too flimsy to stand up over 10 days time. Strapping tape can hold the pieces of board together better than masking tape. If you think the board is too flimsy and may curl, paint stirring sticks could possibly be taped to the back for support. A pleasing tabletop exhibit could also include items placed in front of the poster(s) to convey the message more clearly. Items placed flat on the table may not be seen by the public as security chains prevent persons from getting too close; therefore, make plans for any flat items to be raised at an angle by using some sort of brace (book, brick, easel, etc.). Lettering should be large enough for someone standing several feet away to read.
- For specific requirements of each “class,” please refer to the “4-H Club Department” section of the current North Florida Fair premium book.
Think about how other people will view your exhibit. If you were walking through the 4-H Building looking at the exhibits, how would people see your exhibits? Be creative; put some effort into making a pleasing display–whether it’s just making sure your clothing garment is clean and pressed, or that you’ve made a poster backdrop for the rocket you’ve made. Give some attention and thought to how your exhibit will look to the general public.
Department 230 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics Contest
Department 240 4-H Club Day
|CHAIRPERSON: Yolanda Y. Goode, Gadsden County Extension 4-H Agent
CO-CHAIRPERSON: Abbey Tharpe, Taylor County Extension 4-H Agent
ENTRY DEADLINE: PREREGISTRATION POSTMARKED by October 1st
REGISTRATION: Saturday, November 14, 2015, Time 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
JUDGING CONTESTS: Saturday, November 14, 2015, Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
ROBOTICS CONTEST: Saturday, November 14, 2015 Time: 10:30 – 1
AWARDS PROGRAM: Saturday, November 14, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CONSUMER CHOICES CHAIRPERSONS: Judy Corbus, Holmes/Washington County FCS Agent and Elizabeth Gorimani, Gadsden County FCS Agent
AGRICULTURAL CHAIRPERSONS: Henry Grant, Gadsden County Extension Director; Roy Carter, Gulf County Extension Director
HORTICULTURAL CHAIRPERSON: Taylor Vandiver, Leon County Horticulture Agent
JUNK DRAWER ROBOTICS: Heather Kent, NW District Regional Specialized Agent
AWARDS CEREMONY CHAIRPERSON: Abbey Tharpe, Taylor County Extension 4-H Agent
RULES & REGULATIONS
|DIVISION A – 4-H JUNIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H’er who reaches his/her 8th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 10th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.
|DIVISION B – 4-H INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
Any 4-H’er who reaches his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.DIVISION C – 4-H SENIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H’er who reaches his/her 14th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 19th birthday prior to September 1st of the current 4-H year.
CLASS 1: CONSUMER CHOICES – TEAM
Topics will include:
Please contact your county 4-H Agent for Consumer Choices topics and study guides after June 1st.
CLASS 3: AGRICULTURAL JUDGING – TEAM
Topics will be selected from the following:
CLASS 5: HORTICULTURAL JUDGING – TEAM
(Each member of the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place teams will receive a strip ribbon.)1st Place Team – $40.00 & Trophy
2nd Place Team – $32.00 & Rosette
3rd Place Team – $24.00 & Rosette
4th thru 13th Place Team – $16.00 per team
14th thru 23rd Place Team – $8.00 per team
1st High Score Individual – $20.00 & Trophy
2nd High Score Individual – $15.00 & Rosette
3rd High Score Individual – $10.00 & Rosette
CLASS 7: ROBOTICS CONTEST- TEAM
- Engineering Award
- Clover Award
- Mechanical Ingenuity Award
- Golden Clover Volunteer Award
Premium Schedule (Each member of the winning teams will receive a strip ribbon.)
Engineering Award – $40.00 & Trophy
Clover Award – $20.00, Trophy
Mechanical Ingenuity Award – $20.00, Trophy
Golden Clover Volunteer Award – Plaque (Only One overall award given)
Department 260 4-H & FFA Hay Bale Decorating Contest
|CHAIRPERSON: Angie Nation, Gadsden County 4-H Leader
CO-CHAIRPERSON: Wendy Bruner
ENTRY DEADLINE: PREREGISTRATION POSTMARKED by October 1st
SET-UP/DECORATE: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, November 1, 2015 2:00 – 4:00
JUDGING: Wednesday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 AM
|Entry is open to North East & North West District FFA Chapter or 4-H Club.Use your imagination! Be Creative! RULES & REGULATIONS
|CLASS 1: ContestPremium Schedule1st Place Team – $40.00& Rosette
2nd Place Team – $32.00 & Rosette
3rd Place Team – $24.00 & Rosette