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					                              University of Illinois Extension
                                       Clark County
                               15493 N. State Highway One
                                    Marshall, IL 62441
                                     (217) 826-5422
                            http://web.extenson.illinoi.edu/cce/

Dear 4-H Family,

  We’re excited that you have decided to join almost 260 other youth in Clark County who are
learning new life skills, learning more about themselves, and learning more about others through
the 4-H program.

 Enclosed in this booklet is information you will need throughout the 4-H year. A new 4-H
Handbook will only be printed every two years, and since this is the only copy you will receive, be
sure and hold on to it!

 4-H Shows are educational activities for 4-H members to demonstrate their accomplishments to
the community. Your exhibits should be prepared to the best of your abilities.

 We are sure you will find 4-H a very rewarding experience. The important thing to remember is
that you gain out of 4-H what you put into it. We encourage each of you to increase your
knowledge and gain skills as we together follow the 4-H motto, “To Make the Best Better”.

                                    Sincerely,




Stacy Henn                          Cartha Gustafson                   Jessie Crews
County Extension Director           4-H Program Coordinator            Extension Educator
                                    Clark County                       4-H & Youth Development
                     4-H PLEDGE

                             I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking
                             my HEART to greater loyalty,
                             my HANDS to larger service, and
                             my HEALTH to better living for
                             my club, my community, my country
                             and my world.




4-H CLUB MOTTO

To Make The Best Better




4-H MISSION

To help youth learn skills for living




PURPOSES OF 4-H WORK

To help young people….
       …develop skills through project work
       …develop leadership through serving as an officer
              or committee member
       …develop public speaking abilities through talks
              and demonstrations
       …develop the ability to work with others through
              club activities
       …develop community awareness.
AEROSPACE                           40   JOURNALISM & LEADERSHIP   62

BEEF                                25   MODELS                    63

BICYCLING                           41   NATURAL RESOURCES         63

CATS                                41   OUTDOOR ADVENTURES        65

CHILD DEVELOPMENT                   42   PHOTOGRAPHY               65

CITIZENSHIP                         43   PLANTS & SOIL SCIENCE     66

CLOTHING                            44   POLICIES                   2

CLOVER CHALLENGE                    79   POULTRY                   31

COMMUNICATIONS                      45   PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS      67

COMPUTER                            46   RABBITS                   33

CONSUMER EDUCATION                  47   ROBOTICS                  68

CROPS                               48   SCRAPBOOKING              69

DAIRY                               27   SERVICE LEARNING          69

DO YOUR OWN THING                   48   SHEEP                     35

DOGS                                49   SHOOTING SPORTS           70

ELECTRICITY & ELECTRONICS           51   SMALL ENGINES             70

ENTOMOLOGY                          52   SMALL PETS                71

FLORICULTURE                        52   SPORTSFISHING             64

FOODS                               53   STATE FAIR POLICIES       5

FORESTRY                            56   SWINE                     36

GEOLOGY                             57   THEATER ARTS              71

GEOSPATIAL                          57   TRACTOR                   72

GOATS                               28   VETERINARY SCIENCE        73

HEALTH                              58   VIDEO                     74

HORSES                              29   VISUAL ARTS               75

HORTICULTURE                        58   WELDING                   78

INTERCULTURAL & INTERGENERATIONAL   60   WILDLIFE CONSERVATION     65

INTERIOR DESIGN                     61   WOODWORKING               79
CLARK COUNTY 4-H SHOW SCHEDULE

                          2012 4-H Fair – July 21 – 25
                               Martinsville Fairgrounds
                  2013 4-H Fair – July 20 – 24 (tentative)
                                  Marshall Fairgrounds




                              2012 4-H SHOW
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012                         TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
Clothing Judging, Clark County Extension       Swine Show
Office                                         Foods Show
                                               Sheep Show
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012                        Goat Show
General Project Judging                        Dress Revue, Awards Program, Food
Rocket Launch                                        Auction
Dog & Cat Show
Livestock Set-Up                               WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Cloverbud Exhibit                              Poultry Show
                                               Dairy & Beef Show
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012                          State Fair Delegate Meeting
General Project Building open for project      General Projects Released
       viewing                                 Livestock Auction
Livestock Exhibits Check-In
Livestock Ethics Meeting for Livestock         THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
       Exhibitors                              Clean-up

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
Horse Show
Garden Tractor Driving Contests
Rabbit Show
4-H Family Fun Night
                     4-H & YOUTH COMMITTEE

Michael Brandenburg                             Beth Jones

Emily Crews                                     Lila Johnson

Aaron Crome                                     Jerry Parsley

Keith Crouch                                    Jay Wilhoit

Mark Hargis                                     Patrick Wells

Justin Janney                                   Barb Zellers




       UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION STAFF

                       Stacy Henn, County Extension Director

                Cartha Gustafson, Extension 4-H Program Coordinator

          Jessie Crews, Extension Educator, 4-H & Youth Development

          Tiffany Macke, Extension Educator, Community Development

         Mary Liz Wright, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness

     Rusty Nave, Extension Program Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources

                      Jane Williams, Office Support Assistant

                     Summer Barna, Office Support Associate




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PROGRAM YEAR

The 4-H year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31. Enrollment is open to 4-H members
throughout the period.

MEMBERSHIP

1. Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital
   status, familial status, sexual orientation, or disability may participate in 4-H programs.
   Youth who are eight years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or
   before September 1 of the current 4-H year may enroll in a 4-H club.

2. A $20 4-H program fee will be applied to members who participate in the 4-H program.
   Scholarships are provided to first year members, siblings, and any youth who would be unable
   to participate due to financial reasons. No child will be denied the opportunity to participate
   in 4-H due to his/her inability to pay the program fee.

3. Persons considered to be mentally challenged may participate fully in the 4-H program
   regardless of age.

4. A youth may enroll and/or participate in programs in multiple 4-H clubs and groups within a
   county. Youth should be enrolled in 4-H in the county sponsoring the 4-H club/group, even
   though they may live outside the county. It is preferred that youth enroll in 4-H in their
   county of residence but if they join a club in another county, they must have prior approval
   from staff in the county that sponsors the club to join.

5. 4-H membership may not be terminated during the 4-H year without that member’s
   knowledge and due process. A youth must attend at least one meeting, or activity and be
   enrolled in a project to be called a 4-H member.

GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT
Clark County 4-H members are asked to remember that they are representing the youth of
Clark County and their actions will reflect how others feel about our 4-H programs. Members
are expected to comply with the following member code of conduct:
1. Be courteous and respect others.
2. Obey all rules established by the University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development
    program and those of the local club as well as local and state laws.
3. Treat all people fairly and animals humanely.
4. Respect the property of others.
5. Respect the authority of adult or youth volunteers, paid Extension staff, and others in
    leadership roles.
6. Use appropriate language and wear acceptable clothing at 4-H activities and events.
7. Show kindness to others and give assistance when needed.
8. Be honest and honor commitments.
9. Strive for personal best and keep trying to improve.
10. Accept responsibility for personal choices.
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         The following conduct will not be allowed by any youth participating in 4-H activities
         or events and is subject to disciplinary action:

1. possession, use or distribution of alcohol and other controlled substances, including tobacco
   products. Information about prescription drugs should be provided to the club leader or
   coordinator of the 4-H activity
2. theft or destruction of public or private property
3. involvement in sexual misconduct or harassment
4. unauthorized possession or use of weapons or dangerous materials, including fireworks
5. fighting or other acts of violence

         Participants may be removed from 4-H programs or activities for misconduct. The
         following conduct is not allowed while participating in any 4-H activity or event including
         overnight events and is subject to disciplinary action:

1.    Willfully breaking curfew
2.    Unauthorized use of vehicles
3.    Leaving the site of the event without permission
4.    Participating in gambling
5.    Absence from the planned program
6.    Intentionally interfering with or disrupting the event
7.    Use of profane or abusive language
8.    Disregard for public or personal property
9.    Public displays of affection or inappropriate actions
10.   Failure to comply with direction of Extension personnel, including designated adults acting
      within their duties and guidelines.




                           CLARK COUNTY 4-H SHOW POLICIES

1. 4-H members must attend three club meetings, club tours or club activities before July 1 of
   the current year to be eligible to take part in 4-H exhibitions at the Clark County 4-H Fair,
   4-H Auction, receive 4-H premiums, or other 4-H awards or recognitions (College students
   must attend at least one of the above.) However, members are strongly encouraged to
   attend at least 2/3 of the meetings.

2. All projects to be shown at the county fair must be enrolled in by May 1st of the current
   year.

3. All projects exhibited at the 4-H show must be made and shown by the exhibitor within the
   current 4-H year. Any project not made by the exhibitor or not made during the current 4-
   H year will be disqualified.


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4. A 4-H’er who will be unable to show their own project must give written notification to the
   Extension Office one week prior to show date. Excused absences will be given to those
   members who notify the office by the deadline and will be unable to attend the show due to
   illness, death, vacation, or inability of the member to be given time off from their job. Any
   4-H’er not present for judging will be ineligible to be selected as a State Fair delegate
   unless they are attending another 4-H event.

5. If a 4-H member needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the Clark County 4-H
   Fair, they should contact the University of Illinois Extension Office at 826-5422 two weeks
   prior to the fair.

6. Any exhibit leaving the grounds prior to release time on Wednesday will result in loss of the
   premium (unless attending another 4-H event).

7. Entry blanks for the 4-H show will be mailed to 4-H members in late May or early June and
   must be returned to the Extension Office by the June 15 deadline.

8. All projects must be of A rating quality before being eligible for a champion or State Fair
   competition.

9. Clover Challenge exhibit classes are included in many of the General 4-H projects. These
   classes are ONLY for 15 – 18 year olds who are enrolled in Clover Challenge projects in that
   specific exhibit project area. Clover Challenge projects are to be “above and beyond” what
   the 4-H project books cover.

10. Failure to read and comply with the 4-H show rules determined by the 4-H and Youth
    Committee may result in disqualification of the project.

11. The County 4-H and Youth Committee reserves the final and absolute right to interpret all
    4-H show rules and regulations. A 4-H policy committee will be present during the 4-H show
    in the event that any immediate decision is necessary regarding a show rule or policy.

12. Camping at the 4-H show is permitted in designated areas only. All 4-H’ers camping must
    be accompanied by an adult chaperone (including campers in the barn area). Campers
    should be reasonably quiet at all times and all campers should be in their quarters by 12:00
    midnight. A fee will be charged to camp at the show. Any camper (4-H’er or adult) not
    complying with these rules will be asked to leave.

13. The Clark County 4-H and Youth Committee reserves the right to change any premiums
    based on availability of Agriculture Premium Funds.

14. The University of Illinois Extension is not responsible for damage, loss or injury to any
    project during the show or at release time.




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                                STATE FAIR POLICIES

1. All State Fair exhibitors must be 10 years old by September 1 of the current
   4-H year, including livestock exhibitors.

2. A 4-H member may enter one general project exhibit class at the State Fair. General 4-H
   exhibitors also wishing to show in the Jr. Livestock classes should realize that judging
   conflicts may exist and the member will need to make a decision on their priorities. A state
   fair on-line opportunity is also available to all 4-H’ers 10 and older.

3. State Fair Livestock entries can be made by any 4-H’er enrolled in a livestock project. Entry
   forms are due to Springfield by June 10 for horse entries and July 1 for all other livestock
   entries.

4. All 4-H’ers exhibiting livestock at the State Fair are encouraged to complete a one-time
   Quality Assurance and Ethics training offered on the web at
   http://web.extension.illinois.edu/qaec/.



                                      CLUB POLICIES

1. A club will consist of at least 5 members and one adult volunteer leader.

2. Club membership is based on the number of members enrolled as of May 1st. New members
   added after May 1 should be included in the following year enrollment, and they may be
   allowed to participate in all 4-H programs EXCEPT county and state competitive events.

3. The club will hold at least 6 regular meetings, record of which is kept in the Secretary book.

4. Types of 4-H Club Leaders:
   Organizational Leader – guides the overall organization of the club to make certain that
   meetings are scheduled and members are aware of opportunities and requirements.
   Project Leader – works with members in specific projects and teaches the subject matter
   required.
   Junior Leader – is an older 4-H club member who assumes leadership, responsibility,
   generally assisting in one of the areas listed above.




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                                CLOVERBUD CLUB POLICIES
1. Youth ages 5 – 7 (as of September 1 of the program year) are eligible to enroll in the Illinois
   4-H Cloverbud program.

2. A $20 4-H program fee will be applied to members who participate in the 4-H Cloverbud
   program. Scholarships are provided to first year members, siblings, and any youth who would
   be unable to participate due to financial reasons. No child will be denied the opportunity to
   participate in 4-H due to his/her inability to pay the program fee.

3. The 4-H Cloverbud program is activity-based. “Activity-based” means a variety of short
   experiences for youth that create an eclectic, cooperative, and fun approach to learning
   through an immediate, positive feedback response to youth’s involvement in the activity.

4. It is not the intent or the objective of the Illinois 4-H Cloverbud program to duplicate the 8
   – 19 year old Illinois program experience, nor to create a mini-4-H concept. While many
   Cloverbuds will continue to be involved in other 4-H experiences, the Cloverbud program is
   designed with specific educational objectives focused on the ages 5 – 7.

5. Cloverbuds will be encouraged to exhibit one project at the county 4-H fair from a specified
   list of Cloverbud projects. Cloverbud clubs may complete this as a club activity. These
   projects will NOT be judged because 4-H Cloverbuds must be non-competitive exhibits and
   no premium funds will be paid. Livestock exhibits are not permissible.




                                              PARENTS
1. Parents should become familiar with what 4-H has to offer and the responsibilities of its
   members. They should assist their children in selecting projects and provide materials and
   encouragement while the 4-H’er carries out the work. They are responsible for providing
   transportation for their youngster to club meetings and other 4-H events. Car pools and
   sharing of responsibilities are encouraged. Parent’s support to the club by providing
   transportation, refreshments, or hosting a meeting in their home is most important to the
   success of a 4-H club. Parents are welcome at club meetings and other 4-H events.

2. Volunteers are continuously sought for club and county activities and committees. Parents
   may serve in these capacities and are encouraged to volunteer to do so.

3. Call the 4-H leader or the Extension Office when you have questions or suggestions. Your
   support is essential to the success of 4-H in helping young people.




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                      VOLUNTEER BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES

1. Treat others in a courteous, respectful manner demonstrating behaviors appropriate to a
   positive role model for youth.

2. Obey the laws of the locality, state, and nation.

3. Make all reasonable effort to assure that 4-H youth programs are accessible to youth
   without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or disability.

4. Recognize that verbal and/or physical abuse and/or neglect of youth is unacceptable in 4-H
   youth programs and report suspected abuse to the authorities.

5. Do not participate in or condone neglect or abuse which happens outside the program to 4-H
   youth programs and report suspected abuse to the authorities.

6. Treat animals humanely and teach 4-H youth to provide appropriate animal care.

7. Operate motor vehicles (including machines or equipment) in a safe and reliable manner when
   working with 4-H youth, and only with a valid operator’s license and the legally required
   insurance coverage.

8. Do not possess, consume or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances while
   responsible for youth in 4-H activities, nor allow 4-H youth participants under supervision to
   do so. All 4-H activities and events are to be alcohol and drug free.

9. Tobacco use during 4-H sponsored events is discouraged and should only be done in
   designated areas and not in the view of youth participants.

Failure to comply with any of these guidelines may be reason for termination of a volunteer.
Complete volunteer policies are available at the Extension Office.



                             COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS

FEDERATION

Federation meets the fourth Monday of each month and is an organization to provide the older
youth of Clark County with added opportunities to make new friendships, to develop leadership,
to improve citizenship, to increase interest in 4-H, to plan programs to meet their needs and
interest, and to exchange ideas to carry out to the local club program. All 4-H members eighth
grade and older become members of the Federation upon joining a local club.




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LEADERS CLUB

The Leaders Club meets on the third Monday of every other month. All organizational leaders
are encouraged to attend. Leaders assist in planning upcoming events, and organize the annual
4-H BBQ. Training sessions are often held to make their leadership and responsibilities easier
and of a higher quality.

PROJECT COMMITTEES

Project committees consist of adults and youth who have been organized to plan workshops and
clinics and to plan, prepare, and assist at the county 4-H fair. Committees are divided into
Livestock, Horse and General Projects.

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Members of the committee serve a 2-year term and may be reappointed for a second term.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of every other month or when necessary. Committee
members are selected with consideration given to geographic location, different occupations,
training, experience, interest, ages, men and women, and social economic groups.

Duties of the Committee:
       1. To provide an essential communication link between the people in your community and
           the committee.
       2. To set standards and policies for 4-H.
       3. To interpret and enforce county policies.
       4. To establish and assist with programs designed for youth who are not currently
           enrolled in 4-H.
       5. To assist with recruitment of members and leaders.
       6. To select county 4-H award winners and plan recognition.
       7. To be active in publicity and public relations concerning the county youth program.
       8. To evaluate and set goals for the youth program.
       9. To review situations that causes concern.

4-H FOUNDATION

The 4-H Foundation’s sole purpose is to raise funds in support of 4-H programs and activities
and to inform sponsors of the importance and the value to young people of the education and
leadership training they receive in 4-H activities. The Board of Directors is made of nine
adults, representative of the county. Members serve a two year term and may be reappointed
for a second term.




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                                    COUNTY EVENTS

ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT - Annual awards ceremony conducted by the Youth Council and
Federation Officers. 4-H’ers receive recognition for their past 4-H year’s participation.
Standard of Excellence awards, county medals and all special awards are presented. The event
is held at Casey each October or November.

BARBECUE - The Clark County 4-H Barbecue is an annual event held on the first Saturday
after Labor Day in September at Martinsville. Sponsored by the county’s leader organization,
the barbecue is the major fund raising activity of the year for 4-H’ers. This event is a major
undertaking and requires the assistance of each 4-H family.

CARNIVAL - An annual event held in late January or early February, the Carnival provides an
opportunity for clubs to design a booth and raise funds for the county Federation. The event is
held at the Casey Roosevelt Jr High and Community Center.

COUNTY 4-H SHOW - 4-H Shows provide an opportunity for members to have their project
work evaluated and placed on display for public viewing. The Clark County 4-H Fair alternates
between the Marshall and Martinsville Fairgrounds.

DOG OBEDIENCE - A series of ten classes are held to teach basic Dog Obedience skills.
Classes are held weekly in early spring. Classes may not be offered on an annual basis.

HORSE BOWL AND HIPOLOGY CONTEST - A Clark County 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology
team practices throughout the fall and winter to compete in the Regional Horse Bowl and
Hippology Contests. Any 4-H’er is welcome to participate.

JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM - Designed for high school students to give them the direct
experience of observing workers in their daily activities, 4-H’ers are matched with a
professional in their area of interest for one-half day. Job shadowing is held over spring break.

OFFICER TRAINING - Held each November to provide club officers the training necessary to
carry out their duties. Individual training sessions are held for each office.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEMONSTRATIONS - 4-H’ers are required to give a talk or
demonstration at their local clubs. An extra opportunity is to take a public speech (or any
other) and compete in a county contest in April. Several categories are included and are listed
under the Public Presentation project requirements.




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                           REGIONAL & MULTI-COUNTY

4-H MEMORIAL CAMP - 4-H Memorial Camp is held in late June or early July at Allerton Park
in Monticello, IL. Cost of the camp is approximately $160. The five day camping experience is
designed for young people ages 8-15. A variety of outdoor activities are offered.

SPACE CAMP - 4-H’ers travel to Huntsville, Alabama for the 4-H Missions in Space at the U.S.
Space and Rocket Center. Participants experience hands-on training through various astronaut
simulators. The three-day trip is usually held over a long weekend in October. This opportunity
may or may not be offered each year.




                                           STATE

ILLINI SUMMER ACADEMY - Youth 14 by January 1 and older can attend a three-day
conference at the University of Illinois campus in June. Teens from across Illinois gather to
meet new friends, learn life skills, explore college curriculum, recognize outstanding 4-H
members, and have a great time. Specialized “Academies” focus on an intense exploration of a
variety of career areas.

ILLINOIS JUNIOR LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - Seventh and eighth grade 4-H’ers can attend
this two-day conference which provides youth with leadership skills as well as an opportunity to
meet other 4-H’ers from across the state. The event is generally held in March.

LEGISLATIVE CONNECTION - The 4-H Legislative Connection is held each spring at the
State Capitol. 4-H’ers learn about the legislative process and meet with their legislators during
the day. The invitation to participate varies from year to year.

STATE JUDGING CONTEST - Skills in judging are tried at the judging contest held on the U.
of I. Campus. Judging is held in dairy, forestry, horses, horticulture, livestock, meat and
poultry.

STATE FAIR - Members selected as having the top exhibit in their project represent Clark
County at the State Fair. The State Fair begins the second Friday in August. Any 4-H’er ten
and older may also exhibit their livestock projects at the State Fair.

ILLINOIS 4-H YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM – YLT offers an opportunity for teens to plan 4-
H programs and represent Illinois at state and national events. The team is comprised of 15 –
20 young adults, 16 – 21 years old, who are selected by application and interview for a two year
term.




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                                        NATIONAL

CITIZENSHIP-WASHINGTON FOCUS - Youth 15 by May 1 and older can
attend a seven-day conference at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase,
Maryland. Cost is about $1000 and scholarships for approximately one half of
the amount are available to county 4-H’ers. This trip is offered every other
year.
                                    SCHOLARSHIPS

4-H EVENT SCHOLARSHIPS – The Clark County 4-H Leaders Organization provides
scholarships for members who attend regional, state and national events. These events include:
              4-H Memorial Camp                 Illinois Summer Academy
              Jr. Leadership Conference         Citizenship Washington Focus
              Space Camp

4-H FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – The Clark County 4-H Foundation offers four to five
$750 scholarships. To be eligible, members must have participated in 4-H for the past four
years and exhibited at the past 4-H Fair. Selection is made on the basis of 4-H involvement,
citizenship and leadership.

STATE 4-H SCHOLARSHIPS – Scholarships available to college bound 4-H’ers include Illinois
4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholarship, Livestock Scholarship, State Fair Jr. Horse Show
Scholarship, and Superior Young Producers Scholarship Program.


                          HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

RECOGNITION OF PARTICIPATION
     Recognition is given to all members for their participation in the 4-H program.

RECOGNITION OF PROGRESS
     Progress towards goals is an important part of the 4-H program. Informal recognition is
     provided for progress on their goals.

RECOGNITION OF STANDARDS
     4-H members work towards a set of standards established for their age group. Awards
     are presented at Achievement Night to members who achieve the standards for his or
     her age group.

      8-11 years olds:     1. Select project; Decide what he or she will do in project and
                              how to do it; Report to leader what he or she did.
                           2. Attend at least 2/3 of club meetings.
                           3. Share project experiences by giving a talk or demonstration and
                              making an exhibit.




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      12-14 year olds:     Do the three things above and:
                           1. Serve on a local club committee or hold a local club office.
                           2. Take part in a community service activity or in a learning activity
                              in the community related to the member’s project.
                           3. Assist leaders with a special club activity, tour or program.

      15-18 year olds:     Do the six things listed above and:
                           1. Participate in one or more 4-H learning experiences at the
                              county, regional or state level.
                           2. Provide leadership for a project, an activity, or for a 4-H group.
                           3. Assist in conducting programs at the county level or beyond.

RECOGNITION FOR COMPETITION
These awards are given to 4-H members doing outstanding work in a specific project or activity
area. Members must apply for these awards by completing the “Illinois 4-H Award Application”.
Awards in which medals are given include:

             Achievement                               Food Nutrition & Health
             Animal Sciences                           Home & Family
             Community & Global                        Personal Development
             Engineering & Technology                  Plant & Soil Science
             Environmental & Natural Resources



COUNTY PROJECT TROPHIES OR PLAQUES - Trophies or plaques are donated by local
businesses and individuals and the county leader’s organization to be presented to 4-H’ers
showing outstanding project work. In livestock projects these trophies are given to Grand and
Reserve Champions. Plaques are presented to members whose projects are selected as top
exhibit in several general project areas.

“I DARE YOU” AWARD - The “I Dare You” awards are presented to four 4-H’ers each year
based on personal integrity, balanced living and a potential for leadership.

SECRETARY, TREASURER AND SCRAPBOOK AWARD - Clark County sponsors an award for
the Outstanding club Secretary and Treasurer’s books, and scrapbook. Scoring of the book is
based on: completeness, accuracy, and neatness of each section.

BARBEQUE TOP SALES AWARD - The 4-H’er selling the most tickets for the BBQ will be
honored with a prize. Prizes are also given to members selling over 100, 80, 60, 40 and 20
tickets.




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FIRST & SECOND YEAR OUTSTANDING SEAMSTRESS AWARD - One first year and one
second year seamstress are selected to receive a sewing award. Seamstresses in each division
are selected as having the top constructed garments.

OUTSTANDING ELECTRICITY AWARD - The Energy Education Council presents a plaque to
the 4-H’er showing the most work in their electricity project during the current year.

OUTSTANDING PROJECT AWARDS - An award is presented to the 4-H’er with outstanding
records in each of the seven project areas. Reference books are presented as the awards.

OUTSTANDING LIVESTOCK RECORD AWARD - An award is presented each year to the 4-
H’er with the most complete and neat Livestock Record. A certificate is presented to the
winner at Achievement Night.

HERDSMAN’S AWARDS – Superintendents in the area of beef, sheep, swine, rabbits, goats
and poultry will select one 4-H’er as the recipient of the Herdsman Award for their specie. The
award will be based on a Neat Pen and Show Box or supplies, keeping animals presentable, helpful
attitude, and general helpfulness in the barn. The award will be presented at the Awards
Program following the Food Auction on Tuesday evening.

ADULT LEADERS AWARD - The 4-H Award of the Clover is the official recognition pin for
volunteer 4-H adult leaders. The Clover awards are made at five-year intervals with a special
recognition certificate given yearly.

ALUMNI AWARD - Awards are given up to two past 4-H members whose contributions to
society exemplify effective citizenship and leadership, success in their chosen careers, and a
sustaining interest in 4-H and similar worthy community endeavors.

FRIEND OF 4-H AWARD - Awards are presented up to two individuals in the community who
have been strong supporters of the Clark County 4-H program throughout the years.

STATE AWARD OPPORTUNITIES - 4-H’ers 15 – 18 years of age may apply for State Awards.
Candidates must complete the Illinois 4-H Award Application and submit to the county office in
early January. 4-H’ers may be selected to attend National 4-H Congress or National 4-H Dairy
Congress or named as a State 4-H Blue Award winner.




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CLUB AWARDS

Progress Awards are presented each year to clubs who set goals and make progress towards
them. A Standards of Excellence award is presented to clubs who meet 11 out of the 14 club
standards. A Club may choose to compete for state recognition by completing the Illinois 4-H
Club/Group Report in one of nine general areas.

One person from each club, whether a leader or Jr. Leader, should submit a written summary
for club awards each year for the following awards:

             Family Roots & Wings              Health
             Conservation                      Intercultural
             Community Involvement             Safety

Include pictures, news clippings, and other supportive materials with the story. Include the
following in the story:

             1.   Why the club selected the activity?
             2.   What did the members wish to accomplish?
             3.   What did the club do in this activity?
             4.   Who was involved in the activity?
             5.   Who wrote the report?




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                                     For Health Requirement Information:
                                      Illinois Department of Agriculture
                                     Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
                                       State Fairgrounds P.O. Box 19281
                                           Springfield, IL 62794-9281
                                              Phone (217) 782-4944

                        2012 Exhibition Livestock Health Requirements
                                         County Fairs
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Exhibitors are required to familiarize themselves with all rules applicable to their exhibits. All out-of-state
animals shall require an entry permit. Entry permit numbers are available by calling the Illinois Department of
Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 217/782-4944. Permits may also be obtained
online at: http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php
2. All animals, except as noted, shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) which
shows that the animal meets all health requirements for the State of Illinois. CVI’s shall be made available to
Bureau of Animal Health Personnel on request. CVI means a legible record made on an official form from the
state of origin which has been issued, signed and dated by an accredited veterinarian and which shows the name
and address of the animal’s owner or exhibitor and the results of all required tests or vaccinations. A CVI shall
list only one animal identification per line; shall be presented on the form on which it was initially issued; and
shall not be corrected, changed or altered in any manner.
3. All animals shall be officially identified. The animal(s) official identification shall be recorded on the CVI.
4. If animals are from tuberculosis accredited, brucellosis certified, pseudorabies qualified, or brucellosis
validated herds, the identifying herd number(s) along with the date of the last herd test(s) shall appear on the
CVI.
5. CVI for out-of-state livestock shall be void thirty (30) days after issuance.
6. CVI for Illinois-origin livestock shall be void ninety (90) days after issuance.
7. All livestock shall be subject to examination upon entry to any Illinois fair or exhibition. Any animal
showing evidence of infectious, contagious or communicable diseases shall be immediately withdrawn
and held in quarantine at the owner’s risk and expense until properly treated and recovered, or until the
animal is released to return to the owner’s premise. Any livestock infected with scabies, mange, active lesions of
ringworm, soremouth, or multiple warts which are easily visible without close examination shall not be
permitted to exhibit and are subject to quarantine or removal from the fairgrounds. Sheep and goats with caseous
lymphadenitis as evidenced by draining abscesses shall not be exhibited and are subject to immediate quarantine
or removal from the fairgrounds.
8. Illinois Department of Agriculture personnel or designee may collect blood, tissue, milk or urine samples
from any animal being exhibited and/or raced at any Illinois fair to test for the presence of illegal drugs or
banned substances. New examination techniques, such as ultrasound, may also be used at anytime while the
animals are on the grounds of any Illinois fair or exhibit. The Illinois Department of Agriculture or designee
may collect urine, blood, tissue or other test samples from exhibition animals at the time of slaughter.
9. All exhibitors of animals at any Illinois fair or exhibition shall comply with the provisions of the Illinois
Humane Care for Animals Act. If violations are observed, the animals(s) will be excused from exhibition and
ordered removed from the grounds with all awards being forfeited. Any practice or deviation from normal,
accepted care, including physical, medical or mechanical application, shall constitute a violation of show rules
and may result in the animal(s) disqualification and removal from the fairgrounds.
10. Any Illinois cattle, bison, cervidae or goats being exhibited in non-accredited free states must be isolated
from the remainder of the herd/flock upon return to Illinois and retested for tuberculosis 60-120 days post-entry.

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                                                   CATTLE
Identification
Individual identification of each animal shall be either a fully healed and legible tattoo, approved official ear tag,
registration number (can only be used if the tattoo is recorded on the registration certificate or for breeds where
pictures are acceptable), or individual brands, if brand is recorded on the registration certificate.

Illinois Cattle
Brucellosis: Illinois is a Bovine Brucellosis Class-Free State. Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois
cattle.
Tuberculosis: Illinois is an Accredited Tuberculosis- Free State. Tuberculin testing is not required for Illinois
cattle.
Please note: Illinois calves under 6 months of age, and Illinois steers are not required to have a Certificate
of Veterinary Inspection.

Out-of-State-Cattle
All out-of-state cattle are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Entry permit numbers are available by calling
the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 217/782-4944.
Permits may also be obtained online at: http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php

Brucellosis
1. Female cattle six (6) months of age and older and bulls eighteen (18) months of age and older shall be
negative to an official test for brucellosis within thirty (30) days prior to entry, unless exempt by one (1) of the
following:
A. Originate directly from a certified brucellosis-free herd.
B. Official vaccinates of dairy breeds under twenty (20) months of age or official vaccinates of beef breeds
under twenty-four (24) months of age.
C. Animal originated from a “Class Free” state (if entire state is so classified)
D. Steers and spayed heifers are not required to be tested for brucellosis.

2. The negative brucellosis test shall be conducted at a state or federal laboratory within 30 days
prior to exhibition.

Tuberculosis
1. Accredited Tuberculosis Free States
A. No tuberculin test required. All cattle, including steers, originating from an Accredited Tuberculosis Free
State, may enter Illinois for exhibition when accompanied by a CVI issued by an accredited veterinarian within
30 days.

2. Non-Accredited Tuberculosis Free Areas or States (Not TB Free)
A. Cattle must originate from a herd where a complete herd test was conducted within the past year.
B. The individual animals entering Illinois must be negative to an additional tuberculin test conducted within 30
days prior to exhibition.
C. Cattle that enter Illinois for exhibition and remain in Illinois (animal does not return to the state of origin
within 30 days) must be isolated and retested for TB 60-120 days from the last official TB test date.




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                                                    SWINE
Illinois Swine
Identification
1. Swine shall be identified by an official ear tag, tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.
2. Ear notch identification is acceptable for barrows, crossbred gilts and breeding swine. (Note: Ear notch
identification of crossbred swine does not satisfy USDA identification requirements for brucellosis and
pseudorabies testing.)

Brucellosis: Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois swine.

Pseudorabies:
All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies as described below.
1. Swine of all ages shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within 90 days prior to
exhibition; or swine shall originate immediately and directly from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd. (All
swine that are tested must be identified using an official, approved individual animal identifier such as an
official metal or official plastic ear tag. Ear notch identification for testing purposes is only acceptable for
purebred, registered swine.)
2. Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as breeding swine.

Additional Requirements
1. Swine consigned to terminal market classes must meet the same test requirements as exhibition swine if these
classes are held in conjunction with “exhibits not intended for slaughter”.
2. When terminal classes are held on a day when no other livestock are present, these animals are exempt from
all test requirements and do not need a CVI. All swine terminal classes must be identified by a site tattoo prior to
movement to slaughter.
3. Swine from pseudorabies-quarantined herds are not allowed to exhibit regardless of whether or not the show
is terminal or non-terminal.
4. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.

Out-of-State Swine
All out-of-state swine are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Entry permit numbers are available by calling
the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 217/782-4944.
Permits may also be obtained online at: http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php
Identification
1. Individually identified by an official ear tag, tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.
2. Ear notch identification is not acceptable for crossbred animals.

Brucellosis
1. Breeding swine 4 months of age and older shall be negative to an official test for brucellosis within 30 days
prior to exhibition unless exempt by one (1) of the following:
A. Originate immediately and directly from a validated brucellosis-free herd.
B. Originate directly from a validated brucellosis-free state.
2. Swine brucellosis tests for exhibition shall be conducted at a state or federal laboratory.

Pseudorabies:
All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies as described below.
1. Swine shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within the past thirty (30) days prior to
entry or originate immediately and directly from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
2. Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as breeding swine.
3. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.




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                                                    SHEEP
Identification
Individual identification of each animal shall be by an ear tattoo or official metal or plastic tag. A microchip ID
is acceptable if the owner provides the reader. Ear tattoos may be used when a registration certificate, listing the
tattoo number, accompanies the animal. When using ear tags, the tag must indicate the premises ID and state of
origin. The tag number must be assigned by a state or APHIS representative and recorded in the Scrapie Record
Database.

Market Lambs
All wethers must be slick shorn (show ring ready) before weigh-in so that show lamb fungus can be identified.

Illinois Sheep
1. Sheep originating from a flock that has previously been classified as either an infected or source flock can be
exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an approved flock plan.
2. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock of origin, if
different.

Out-of-State Sheep
All out-of-state sheep are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Entry permit numbers are available by
calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at
217/782-4944. Permits may also be obtained online at:
http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php
1. Sheep originating from a flock that has previously been classified as either an infected or source flock can be
exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an approved flock plan.
2. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock of origin, if
different.


                                                   GOATS
Identification
Individual identification of each animal shall be by an ear tattoo or official metal or plastic tag. A microchip ID
is acceptable if the owner provides the reader. Tattoos may be used when a registration certificate, listing the
tattoo number, accompanies the animal. When using ear tags, the tag must indicate the premises ID and state of
origin. The tag number must be assigned by a state or APHIS representative and recorded in the Scrapie Record
Database. Ears should be used for tattooing when possible. If there is no space in the ear, the flank or tail fold
may be used.

Illinois Goats
1. Goats originating from a herd that has previously been classified as either an infected or source herd can be
exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an approved herd plan.
2. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock of origin, if
different.

Out-of-State Goats
All out-of-state goats are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Entry permit numbers are available by calling
the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 217/782-4944.
Permits may also be obtained online at: http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php
1. Goats originating from a herd that has previously been classified as either an infected or source herd
can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an approved herd plan.
2. Tuberculosis- Goats from areas or states that are not Accredited Bovine Tuberculosis Free, must be
accompanied by a CVI indicating that the goats originated from a herd where a complete negative herd test has
been conducted within the past twelve (12) months and the individual animals are negative to a tuberculin test
conducted within thirty (30) days prior to entry. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the
flock of birth and the flock of origin, if different.


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             HORSES, PONIES, MULES AND OTHER EQUIDAE
Illinois Equine
1. All horses and other equidae, twelve (12) months of age and older attending an advertised equine event, shall
be accompanied by a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) conducted within the last twelve (12)
months. A copy of this test shall accompany the animal.
2. AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are accepted.
3. An advertised equine event means a show, rodeo, sale, auction, exhibition, trail ride, or horse fair that is
posted or media promoted.
4. A CVI is not required for Illinois equine.
Out-of-State Equine
All out-of-state equine are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Entry permit numbers are available by calling
the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 217/782-4944.
Permits may also be obtained online at: http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php
1. All horses and other equidae entering Illinois that are twelve (12) months of age or older, shall be
accompanied by a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) conducted within the last twelve (12)
months. A copy of this test shall accompany the animal.
2. AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are accepted.
3. All horses and other equidae shall be accompanied by a CVI issued within thirty (30) days prior to entry.

                                               POULTRY
1. All entries (except waterfowl, i.e. domesticated fowl that normally swim, such as ducks and geese) in a show
or exhibition shall have originated from a U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent hatchery or flock OR
have a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 90 days prior to exhibition. Exhibitor shall show proper
information as to name and address of owner or exhibitor, name and address of the authorized testing agent, date
of the testing and the number, breed, and species of those tested.
2. Prior to being used to transport poultry to a show, all crates, boxes, containers and vehicles shall be
thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
3. Any poultry vaccinations must be performed at least 4 weeks prior to delivery to the show.

4. Upon admission to a show, all entries shall be examined by the official county fair veterinarian or qualified
state personnel who shall also receive and examine all certificates necessary for admission of birds to a show.
Birds not in show condition will be excused from exhibition and removed from the premises. Any fowl showing
signs of illness during the fair will be removed from the exhibition grounds.
5. All out-of-state turkeys must originate from flocks that are officially classified as U.S. Mycoplasma
Gallisepticum Clean in accordance with the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan or be negative
to a test for Mycoplasma gallisepticum within 30 days prior to entry.
6. A permit is also required for out-of-state poultry. A permit may be obtained by calling (217) 782-4944.
Please note: These poultry exhibition requirements do not apply to 4-H and FFA 1-day poultry shows
where the entries are taken to the show and returned home the same day. However, a permit is required
for out-of-state poultry.

                                                PIGEONS
There are no requirements governing the movements of pigeons within or into Illinois.

                                                RABBITS
There are no requirements governing the movements of rabbits within or into Illinois.

                                                LLAMAS
There are no requirements governing the movement of llamas within Illinois. A permit and health certificate is
required for out-of-state llamas. Entry permit numbers are available by calling the Illinois Department of
Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at (217) 782-4944. Permits may also be
obtained online at: http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php
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These requirements are in addition to the Illinois Department of Agriculture Livestock
Exhibition State Fair Health Requirements and are for the purposes of the Clark County 4-H
Fair.


GENERAL REQUIREMENT FOR ALL SPECIES

All exhibitors must remove from the premises any livestock or poultry that exhibit symptoms of
disease that may be infectious or contagious when requested by the 4-H Fair Veterinarian.
Failure to meet all health requirements will result in the removal of animals presented by an
exhibitor.


SHEEP AND GOAT REQUIREMENT

Sheep and goats must have a “Certificate of Veterinary Inspection” (CVI) issued within 30 days
of the Clark County 4-H Fair. NO sheep or goat shall be exhibited from a flock infected with
foot rot, sore mouth, or caseous lymphadenitis. The owner must state on a Clark County Sheep
and Goat Owner’s Statement (will be provided to exhibitors) that the animals are not positive,
suspect, or exposed or are not from an infected source flock within the past 3 months for
caseous lymphadenitis or past 1 month for sore mouth or foot rot.




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1. All livestock must be exhibited in the 4-H Show by a Clark County 4-H’er who is enrolled in a
   4-H club, is presently enrolled in that project area, and has personally cared for the animal
   during the feeding period or required tenure of ownership.

2. 4-H’ers enrollment must be received in the Extension Office on or before the latest starting
   date (LSD) of a project to be enrolled in and eligible to show that project.

3. All livestock must meet current livestock exhibition health requirements.

4. Each 4-H’er may have a maximum of two entries per class. However, the 4-H’er will receive
   only one premium in any one class or age category. No premiums will be given in Showmanship
   classes or Rate of Gain classes.

5. Exhibitors of beef, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, dairy, rabbits and poultry must
   attend the Quality Assurance and Ethics training prior to exhibiting at the county 4-H show.
   This training may be offered on an every other year basis. (Some first year exhibitors may
   not receive the training until their second year depending on what year the class is offered.)

6. All 4-H’ers exhibiting livestock (beef, sheep, swine, goats, dairy, rabbits and poultry) will be
   required to attend a Livestock Exhibitors meeting on Sunday evening of the 4-H Fair at 9:00
   pm. 4-H’ers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 4-H’ers who do not attend this
   required meeting will not be allowed to participate in the 4-H Livestock Shows.

7. 4-H’ers exhibiting breeding stock may make two entries per age division.

8. An animal shown in a breeding class may not be shown in a market class.

9. An animal must be exhibited in the market class to be shown in the market pen or pair class.
   Both animals must be owned by the same 4-H’er.

10. Members having two exhibits per class may have another Clark County 4-H’er exhibit one of
    the animals.

11. Livestock shown in the registered breed classes must be registered in the 4-H member’s
    name and registration papers must be shown to the area superintendents as evidence of this
    fact. Livestock not accompanied by these papers will exhibit in the grade/non-registered
    class.

12. All market animals will be weighed prior to showing and placed in a respective weight class
    for the show. Weigh-in time will be printed in a 4-H newsletter.




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13. Dying or artificially changing the color of an animal is prohibited. Coloring agents may be
    used ONLY UP TO THE HOCK. Superintendents reserve the right to perform the “white
    towel” test. If animal fails test, it will be placed at the bottom of class.

14. 4-H’ers will be allowed to receive livestock grooming help from an immediate family member
    or another Clark County 4-H’er only. No professional grooming help will be allowed.
    (Individuals are family members first). 4-H’er must be present when receiving help from a
    family member.

15. Breeding stock will show prior to market animals in each species and follow the order of the
    showbook.

16. Exhibitors must notify superintendents prior to administering any medication, internally or
    externally including prescription and non-prescription to animals and present a letter of
    reasoning. Animals which have been given medication will not be allowed to sell in the
    livestock auction without veterinary approval.

17. The Illinois Humane Care of Animals Act prohibits physical mistreatment of animals. The
    use of electrical shock or manual striking of animals or withholding of feed and water are
    considered direct violation of this Act. The presence of any type of equipment to induce
    electrical shock in the exhibition area will be considered as intent to inflict electrical shock
    on animals under care of the person with the equipment. Persons found mistreating animals
    shall be prohibited from exhibiting.

18. Animals must be groomed in barn or area designated by superintendent.

19. No bicycles or dogs will be allowed in the livestock barns.

20. No coaching of exhibitors will be allowed from the sidelines as 4-H’ers are exhibiting their
    animals.


                                          AUCTION

1. 4-H’ers exhibiting a market lamb, hog, steer, rabbit, goat, or poultry are eligible to
   participate in the auction.

2. Animals must be shown in the 4-H show to be sold at the auction.

3. The buyer has the FIRST right to keep the animal if he/she so desires unless the exhibitor
   has reserved the right to show the animal at the Illinois State Fair and entries have
   previously been made. Exhibitors must give up the animal if it is sold at the auction. If the
   exhibitor wants to keep the animal, then it would be best not to sell at the auction.

4. A 4-H member may only sell one animal regardless of the species. 4-H’ers may choose to
   participate in the livestock auction or the food auction, but not both.

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5. Any 4-H’er selling stock at the auction must be present at the auction (unless attending
   another 4-H event or absent due to military service) and to load out animals following the
   auction. No animals may leave the auction except State Fair animals unless checked out with
   permission of superintendent or sale committee.

6. Each 4-H’er selling in the auction may be requested to pay a minimal fee to cover the cost of
   a picture for the buyer. If required, the fee must be paid during weigh-in or animal check-
   in.

7. All species going to the State Fair must be made known on the Auction Bill.

8. A percentage of the profits above and beyond market price can be retained from each seller
   to go to the Clark County 4-H Foundation.



                                  SHOWMANSHIP

1. At the conclusion of the sheep, swine, beef, dairy, goat, and horse shows
   (rabbit and poultry will be held if time allows), a showmanship contest will be
   held. 4-H’ers must currently be enrolled in a project area to participate in a
   specie showmanship class with the exception of the open showmanship class.

2. Showmanship classes are: (Exhibitors age as of Sept. 1 of the current 4-H year)
      Class 1 Junior Showmanship – Age 8 – 10
      Class 2 Intermediate Showmanship – Age 11 - 13
      Class 3 Senior Showmanship – Age 14 and over
      Class 4 Open Showmanship – open to any 4-H’er not currently enrolled in the
             project. A minimum of three participants is needed to offer the class. A ribbon
             will be awarded to the Grand and Reserve Champion.
   Superintendents have the right to combine showmanship classes due to low participation.

3. Regardless of age, showmanship winners in Class 1 and 2 will move up to the next class
   the following year. A 4-H’er may win Class 3 an unlimited number of times.

4. No premiums will be paid for showmanship.        Entries on the 4-H Fair Entry Form are
   requested but not required.




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                                         PREMIUMS
                   The following premiums will be paid on Livestock projects:

                                   Beef, Dairy, Horse & Pony,
                                 A - $8.00, B - $6.50, C - $5.00

                              Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine
                                 A - $5.00, B - $4.00, C - $3.00




SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. All animals must be broke to lead. The superintendents reserve the right to dismiss any
   animal disrupting the class from the show.

2. All steers must be dehorned. Any steer deemed hazardous will not be allowed to show.

3. Registration papers must be present and in 4-H’ers name for purebred animals (with the
   exception of those breed associations who will not issue registration certificates until
   performance data is collected.) If there are more than four entries in a breed, a new class
   will be formed.

4. All breeds of grade and non-registered beef breeding animals will show together.

5. Any bull calf must be born between January 1 and May 1 of the current year. These animals
   will not be eligible to show for championship.

6. All market beef animals must be tattooed for identification purposes and weighed in early
   February to be eligible to show. Steers must have on a halter at weigh-in. Only a total of
   two steers may be exhibited at the 4-H Show including the beef and dairy classes.

7. Steers will be weighed prior to show and divided into weight groups. The Champion and
   Reserve Champion of each weight class will show for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand
   Champion Market Beef Overall.

8. Dying or artificially changing the color of an animal is prohibited. Coloring agents may be
   used ONLY UP TO THE HOCK. Powders are not allowed on any part of the animal.
   Superintendents or Youth Committee member reserve the right to perform the “white
   towel” test. If animal fails test, it will be placed at the bottom of class. Beef animals are to
   be shown in their natural conformation. The use of false tail heads is prohibited. The
   addition of hair, hemp, or any similar substance to any part of an animal is prohibited. No
   tail ties will be allowed for breeding stock or steers. Excess adhesive on the legs should not
   be used.

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                                 BEEF BREEDING CLASSES

Latest Starting            Beef Cow – January 1                Beef Calf – May 1
Dates:                     Jr. & Sr. Yearling Heifer – March 1



CLASS NO:
                                       PUREBRED BEEF

01 Beef Calf, calved after September 1, the previous year, and before May 1,
   current year
02 Summer Yearling Heifer, calved between May 1, and August 31, the previous year
03 Jr. Yearling Heifer, calved between January 1, and April 30, the previous year
04 Sr. Yearling Heifer, calved after September 1, two years prior to show and before
   December 31, two years prior to show
05 Beef Cow, calved before August 31, two years prior to show




                                      GRADES & CROSSBRED

06 Beef Calf – calved after September 1, the previous year, and before May 1,
   current year
07 Summer Yearling Heifer, calved between May 1, and August 31, the previous year
08 Jr. Yearling Heifer, calved between March 1, and August 31, the previous year
09 Sr. Yearling Heifer, calved after September 1, two years prior to show and before
    February 28, one year prior to show
10 Beef Cow, calved before August 31, two years prior to show



                                        MARKET BEEF

11 Market Beef, steer or heifer dropped after January 1 of the previous year.
   LSD – February 1 –(EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL IN LIVESTOCK AUCTION)
12 Pair of market animals, owned by one owner. (Consisting of either or both sexes).
   LSD – February 1

                                  SHOWMANSHIP

13. Jr. Showmanship (8 – 10 years old)
14. Intermediate Showmanship (11 – 13 years old)
15. Sr. Showmanship (14 years & over) Members may be asked to
       groom animals in ring.
1. Open Showmanship Class – 4-H’ers not enrolled in beef




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                                        BEEF RATE OF GAIN

          REQUIREMENTS:

1.        Entry – Each exhibitor will be allowed to enter a market animal in this class at the 4-H
          Show. A market animal entered in this class must be the entry for the regular market
          beef show.

2.        Weighing – All market animals will be weighed on the same date in February. Extension
          staff and/or Livestock committee members will do the weighing. Final weigh-in will be
          made at the 4-H show.

3.        Identification – All market animals in this program will be tattooed at the first weighing.

4.        Certification – A maximum of 5 market animals may be nominated in this program. Each
          animal will be recorded on a certification form (in duplicate). The exhibitor is to retain
          one copy and one copy will be kept at the County Extension Office.

5.        Final Judging – The class will be based on the average daily gain.

6.        Awards – Awards will be given. However, this is not a premiere class, so no premium will
          be paid.




SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS.

1. Read general livestock and beef rules and health regulations thoroughly. (LSD - Latest
   Starting Date).

2. An animal that is crossbred beef and dairy will be shown in the beef division. Dairy steers
   must have predominant dairy breed color markings and characteristics to show in the dairy
   steer class.

     01    Heifer Calf, calved after June 30, the previous year (LSD – May 1)
     02    Heifer, calved after June 30, two years prior to show (LSD – January 1)
     03    Cow, calved before July 1, two years prior to show (LSD – January 1)
     04    Dairy Steer (LSD – February 1) – (EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL IN LIVESTOCK
          AUCTION)




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SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Read general rules and health regulations thoroughly.

2. 4-H’ers must comply with the Clark County 4-H Sheep and Goat Health Regulations including
   having a Certified Veterinary Inspection issued within 30 days of the Clark County 4-H Fair
   and completing the Clark County 4-H Goat Owner’s Statement.

3.   All market goats must be born after January 1 of the current year. The animals will be
     weighed at check-in on Sunday evening of the fair and will show accordingly.

4. A goat that is a crossbred (example a dairy/boer cross) will be shown in the class of its
   predominant breed characteristics.

5. 4-H’ers will receive only one premium if showing in both classes 16 and 17.

6. Each 4-H’er will be allowed to make two entries per age division (i.e., doe kid, under 5 months
   – one dairy and one meat; two dairy goats; etc.). A total of two market animals can be
   exhibited.

7. 4-H’ers exhibiting goats will be required to pay a $10 fee at the time of weigh-in at the 4-H
   Fair for each pen used to house their goats. The pen fee will be returned to the 4-H’er at
   the conclusion of the fair if the goat superintendents determine that the pen has been
   cleaned appropriately.

8. Only market goats one year of age or under will be eligible to be sold in the Clark County 4-H
   Livestock Auction. 4-H’ers participating in the Livestock Auction should not take home their
   goat following the auction unless the animal has been donated back to the 4-H’er by the
   buyer.

9. Freshened doe – has had a kid and is in milk.
   Unfreshened doe – has not had a kid.

                            DAIRY GOATS

(LSD – Latest Starting Date)
     01 Buck Kid, under 5 months. LSD – May 1
     02 Doe Kid, under 5 months. LSD – May 1
     03 Doe Kid, over 5 months (doe only). LSD – February 1
     04 Yearling, unfreshened. LSD – January 1
     05 Milking Yearling, (doe, one to two years). LSD –    January 1
     06 2 year old and older milking doe (over 2 years). LSD – January 1
     07 Mother/Kid, (kid under 5 months), LSD – January 1
     08 Market Animal, LSD – June 1 – (EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL IN LIVESTOCK
        AUCTION) (Must be born after January 1, current year)




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                                           PYGMY GOATS

     09 Buck Kid, under 5 months. LSD – May 1
     10 Doe Kid, under 5 months. LSD – May 1
     11 Doe Kid, over 5 months (doe only). LSD – February 1
     12 Unfreshened Doe. LSD – January 1
     13 Freshened doe, LSD – January 1
     14 Mother/Kid, (kid under 5 months), LSD – January 1
     15 Market Animal, (under 12 months), LSD – June 1 - EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL
        IN LIVESTOCK AUCTION (Must be born after January 1, current year)
     16 Market Animal, (over 12 months), LSD – May 1

                                            MEAT GOATS

     17   Buck Kid, under 5 months. LSD – May 1
     18   Doe Kid, under 5 months. LSD – May 1
     19   Doe Kid, over 5 months (doe only). LSD – February 1
     20   Yearling, unfreshened. LSD – January 1
     21   Freshened doe, LSD – January 1
     22   Mother/Kid, (kid under 5 months), LSD – January 1
     23   Market Animal, LSD – June 1 - EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL IN LIVESTOCK
          AUCTION (Must be born after January 1, current year)

                                              SHOWMANSHIP

     24   Jr. Goat Showmanship (8 - 10 years old)
     25   Intermediate Goat Showmanship (11 - 13 years old)
     26   Sr. Goat Showmanship (14 – 18 years old)
     27   Open Showmanship Class – 4-H’ers not enrolled in goats




                           SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.        January 1 will be considered the birth date for the age of the equine being
          exhibited.

2.        A current Ownership and/or Lease Paper must be on file at the Extension Office by May
          1 for each equine to be exhibited at the 4-H Fair and IL Jr. Horse Show. In addition,
          two current photos (one of each side) of the animal must be submitted.

3.        A Negative Coggins test must be shown to the Superintendent, or other specified
          person, prior to unloading at the show.

4.        All participants must turn in a signed “Risk Release Form” before showing.
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5.    Each animal may be measured prior to start of the show by one of the superintendents.
      Measurement will be from the top of the withers to the ground. One half inch shall be
      allowed for shoes. (All animals entered in Class #02 will be measured).

6.    Animals need not be registered and no stallions are permitted to show.

7.    If six or more equine are entered of a specific breed, a separate class will be formed at
      Halter ONLY. Any size (over & under 56”) will show together.

8.    The same animal may not be entered in more than one halter class. Classes #01-05.

9.    Helmets are required for ALL riding classes. These helmets must be S.E.I. Certified. All
      4-H exhibitors will be required to wear helmets at any time they are mounted on their
      horses on the Fairgrounds or at the location of a 4-H Horse event or workshop.

10.   Exhibitors may show the same horse or pony in both Western and
      English.

11.   Premiums will not be paid in any Showmanship or Horsemanship
      classes.

12.   Exhibitors may show in more than one pleasure class #09, 10, 11, and 13.        Only one
      premium will be paid.

13.   Exhibitors showing in class #12 may not show in any other pleasure class.

14.   Exhibitor may show in more than one gaming class #17 - 19. Only one premium will be
      paid. A minimum of six entries must be made to hold the Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, and
      Trail Classes.

15.   Showmanship classes – The exhibitor is judged on ability to show their animal to its best
      advantage. Proper showmanship and grooming, both of the exhibitor and animal, are
      points to be judged heavily. Each exhibitor shall have complete control of his or her
      animal during the classes or they may be asked to remove the animal from the arena or
      grounds. Showmanship classes will be shown by age groups.

16.   Horsemanship and Equitation classes are judged on the rider’s ability to exhibit their
      animal to its best advantage. Specific Western or English tack and attire are required.

17.   All horses will be dismissed following the show. Horses will not be allowed to stay on the
      grounds during the fair.

18.   Parents, coaches or trainers are not allowed in the arena for warm up or exercise
      purposes. Coaching from the rail will not be allowed.




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HALTER DIVISION – Latest Starting Date – May 1

     01    Two Year olds & under – (Nursing Foal, Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds)
     02    Three year olds & older – Fillies & Geldings 56” and under
     03    Three year olds & older – Fillies & Geldings over 56”
     04    English Model Class (Example – Arabian, Saddlebred, Tennessee Walker, etc.)
     05    Mule & Donkey Class

SHOWMANSHIP AT HALTER – Any age horse or pony. Latest Starting Date – May 1

     06 Senior showmanship (14 – 18 years old)
     07 Intermediate showmanship (11 – 13 years old)
     08 Junior showmanship (8 – 10 years old)

UNDER SADDLE – Latest Starting Date – May 1

     09    English Pleasure (any age)
     10    Pleasure, 56” and under
     11    Pleasure, over 56”
     12    Training Class (Horse 2 – 5 years of age, Walk & Trot Only)
     13    Walk-Trot Pleasure

HORSEMANSHIP UNDER SADDLE – Any age horse or pony. Latest Starting Date – May 1

     14 Senior Horsemanship (14 – 18 years old)
     15 Intermediate Horsemanship (11 – 13 years old)
     16 Junior Horsemanship (8 – 10 years old)

GAME DIVISION
     17 Pole Bending          Trail Classes - Will be held during the pleasure classes. When a
     18 Barrel Racing         class is being held that you are not participating in, please take that
     19 Trail Class           time to do the trail class.




SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.        Latest Starting Date – June 1.

2.        A poultry pen will consist of one male and one female, or two females hatched during the
          current year.

3.        All “A “ pens will compete for champion pen.

4.        Exhibitors must be present to display exhibit for judge.
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5.     A cockerel is a male bird hatched during the current year.

6.     A pullet is a female bird hatched during the current year.

7.     Each 4-H’er may show a maximum of 12 fowl (classes 1 through 24). However, 4-H’ers
       may exhibit no more than two entries per class. Premiums will be paid for only one entry
       each of a cockerel, pullet, breeder pair, or pen in classes 1 – 16; and one female, male,
       breeder pair, or pen in classes 17 – 24.

8.     An exhibitor may sell any fowl hatched on or after January 1 of the current year.

9.     Exhibitors are asked to provide cages for large fowl if possible.

AMERICAN & ENGLISH – Common breeds may include - Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, New
Hampshire Reds, Chanteclers, Dominiques, Delawares, Jersey Giants, Wyandottes, Sussex, Orpingtons,
Australorps, Dorkings, Red Caps, Cornish (NOT Cornish Hybrids), etc.

       01      Cockerel
       02      Pullet
       03      Breeder Pair (1 year of age or older)
       04      Pen

CONTINENTAL & MEDITERRANEAN - Common breeds may include - Polish,
Houdans, Crevecours, Barnevelders, Welsummers, Marans, Favorelles, Hamburgs, Campines,
Buttercups, Leghorns, Minorcas, Anconas, Andalusians, Spanish, Lakenvelders, Vorwerks, etc.
       05      Cockerel
       06      Pullet
       07      Breeder Pair (1 year of age or older)
       08      Pen

ASIATIC & ALL OTHER CLASSES – Common breeds may include - Cochins, Brahmas, Longshans,
Sultans, Sumatras, Cubalayas, Americaunas, Aracaunas, Pheonix, Yokohamas, Malays, Asils, Shamos, large
fowl Old English Game, large fowl Modern Game, Hybrids, or Crossbreds.
       09      Cockerel
       10      Pullet
       11      Breeder Pair (1 year of age or older)
       12      Pen

BANTAM CLASSES - Any bantam breed with any body type or comb type, clean legged or feather
legged, purebred or crossbred.

       13     Bantams - Cockerel - Clean Leg
       14     Bantams – Cockerel – Feather Leg
       15     Bantams – Pullets – Clean Leg
       16     Bantams – Pullets – Feather Leg
       17     Bantams – Breeder Pair (1 year of age or older)
       18     Bantams – Pen

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WATER FOWL CLASSES –

       17      Female
       18      Male
       19      Breeder Pair (1 year of age or older)
       20      Pen

GAME BIRD CLASSES – Common birds - Pheasants, quail, chukars, partridges, turkeys, guineas, etc.
       21     Female
       22     Male
       23     Breeder Pair (1 year of age or older)
       24     Pen
Showmanship classes will be held if time permits.




SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.     Latest Starting Date – June 1, except single fryer – June 10.

2.     Each 4-H’er may exhibit up to two breeds of rabbits in each age division (only one
       premium will be paid).

3.     Any rabbit not exhibiting predominant breed markings and characteristics will show in
       the crossbred class.

4.     A single fryer may be a buck or a doe not over 10 weeks of age and a weight limit of 3 – 5
       pounds. All single fryers will show in the single fryer class.

5.     Only rabbits exhibited in the single fryer class are eligible to sell in the livestock
       auction.

6.     A Rabbit Ownership form will be due with the 4-H Fair entry form on June 15. The form
       will be sent to rabbit exhibitors.

7.     Trophies will be presented to the Best Fancy Breed, Best Commercial Breed, Best of
       Show, Reserve Best of Show, and Grand & Reserve Grand fryer rabbits.

8.     A Rabbit Showmanship Class will be held, time permitting at the show.




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FANCY BREEDS
Senior – 6 months of age and over
Junior – under 6 months of age

FLORIDA WHITE
01   Sr. Buck                        03   Jr. Buck
02   Sr. Doe                         04   Jr. Doe

DUTCH
05   Sr. Buck                        07   Jr. Buck
06   Sr. Doe                         08   Jr. Doe

MINI-REX
09   Sr. Buck                        11   Jr. Buck
10   Sr. Doe                         12   Jr. Doe

MINI LOPS
13   Sr. Buck                        15   Jr. Buck
14   Sr. Doe                         16   Jr. Doe

NETHERLAND DWARF
17   Sr. Buck                        19   Jr. Buck
18   Sr. Doe                         20   Jr. Doe

OTHER FANCY BREEDS (PUREBREDS)
21   Sr. Buck                        23   Jr. Buck
22   Sr. Doe                         24   Jr. Doe

COMMERCIAL BREEDS
Senior – 8 months of age and over
6 to 8 months of age
Juniors – Under 6 months of age

NEW   ZEALAND
25     Sr. Buck                      28   6 – 8 Doe
26     Sr. Doe                       29   Jr. Buck
27     6 – 8 Buck                    30   Jr. Doe

CALIFORNIAN
31   Sr. Buck                        34   6 – 8 Doe
32   Sr. Doe                         35   Jr. Buck
33   6 – 8 Buck                      36   Jr. Doe




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SATINS
37   Sr. Buck                                  40     6 – 8 Doe
38   Sr. Doe                                   41     Jr. Buck
39   6 – 8 Buck                                42     Jr. Doe

CROSSBREDS AND OTHER COMMERCIAL BREEDS
43   Sr. Buck                      46                 6 – 8 Doe
44   Sr. Doe                       47                 Jr. Buck
45   6 – 8 Buck                    48                 Jr. Doe

FRYER CLASS
49   Single Fryer – (EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL IN LIVESTOCK AUCTION)

Showmanship classes will be held if time permits.




SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS
1.    4-H’ers must comply with the Clark County 4-H Sheep Health Regulations including having
      a Certified Veterinary Inspection issued within 30 days of the Clark County 4-H Fair and
      completing the Clark County 4-H Sheep Owner’s Statement.

2.    Animals must be in the 4-H’ers possession and an enrollment form in the office on or
      before the latest starting date in order to exhibit. Latest Starting Date – May 15 or
      date of sheep weigh-in.

3.    All market lambs must be identified and weighed in on the scheduled Saturday in April to
      be eligible to show.

4.    Each 4-H’er in the breeding stock classes will be allowed to make two entries per age
      division.

5.    Registration papers must be in 4-H’ers name and available for superintendents to check.

6.    A pen of 2 lambs consists of 2 ewe lambs, 2 ram lambs, or a ewe lamb and a ram lamb.

7.    All breeds of grade or non-registered sheep will show together.

8.    A market lamb may be a ewe or a wether and cannot show in the breeding class.

9.    All market lambs must be slick shorn within 5 days of the 4-H show.

10.   No icing of sheep will be allowed.



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BREEDING CLASSES (ALL BREEDS)

01   Yearling Ewe, born after September 1, two years prior to show and before
        September 1, one year prior to show
02   Senior Ewe Lamb, born after September 1 and before December 31, previous year.
03   Junior Ewe Lamb, born after January 1, current year.
04   Ram Lamb
05   Pen of Two Lambs

MARKET LAMBS

06   Single Market Lamb, must be born on or after January 1 of the current year –
     EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL IN LIVESTOCK AUCTION
07   Pen of Two Market Lambs

SHOWMANSHIP

08   Jr. Showmanship (8 – 10 years old)
09   Intermediate Showmanship (11 – 13 years old)
10   Sr. Showmanship (14 years & over)
11   Open Showmanship Class – 4-H’ers not enrolled in sheep




SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.   Animals must be in the 4-H’ers possession and an enrollment form in the office on or
     before the latest starting date in order to exhibit.

2.   The same animal showing in a breeding class may not be shown in a market class.

3.   The Breeding Swine class will be divided into a Purebred Gilt and Crossbred Gilt class.
     Swine entered into the Purebred class must have ownership papers in the 4-H’ers name.
     There will be one class of each unless the number of entries is great enough to break into
     a junior and senior class. A total of two breeding gilts may be exhibited.

4.   All market animals must be present for identification purposes on the scheduled
     Saturday in April to be eligible to show unless prior arrangements have been made for
     SPF herds. Premiere pigs have the option of being reweighed.

5.   All market hogs must be farrowed after January 15. (State Fair Premiere pigs after
     February 10).



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6.         A pen will consist of two gilts or two barrows or one of each.        A Grand & Reserve
           Champion Pen will be selected.

7.         All market swine (single or part of a pen) shall have a 200 pound minimum to be eligible
           for Grand Champion market hog or pen.

8.         All market swine will be weighed and divided into weight groups and shown accordingly.
           Barrows and gilts will show in separate classes. A Grand and Reserve Champion Gilt and
           Barrow will be selected.

9.         All swine will go through the wash rack immediately prior to the show and auction. No oils
           or powder will be allowed (includes show enhancing sprays containing oil.)

10.        4-H’ers exhibiting swine will be required to pay a $10 fee at the time of weigh-in at the
           4-H Fair for each pen used to house their swine. The pen fee will be returned to the 4-
           H’er at the conclusion of the fair if the swine superintendents determine that the pen
           has been appropriately cleaned by the end of clean-up on Thursday morning.

                                          BREEDING SWINE

Latest starting date – June 1

BREEDING SWINE
      01      Purebred Gilt
      02      Crossbred Gilt
      (If class size is great enough to break into age divisions, the following dates will be used: Sr.
      Gilt, farrowed after January 1 & before March 1 of the current year; and Jr. Gilt, farrowed
      March 1 or after, current year)




MARKET SWINE
      03    Single Market Hog –(EXHIBIT ELIGIBLE TO SELL IN LIVESTOCK AUCTION)
      04     Pen of two Market Hogs
      05     Carcass Barrow Show (See following guidelines)

SHOWMANSHIP
      06      Jr. Showmanship (8 – 10 years of age)
      07      Intermediate Showmanship (11 – 13 years of age)
      08      Sr. Showmanship (14 years of age & over)
      09      Open Showmanship Class – 4-H’ers not enrolled in swine




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                                     SWINE RATE OF GAIN

REQUIREMENTS:
Entry – All market animals weighed in at the Identification Day in April will be automatically
entered in the Rate of Gain contest.

Identification – All market animals in this program will be tagged or identified at the first
weighing.

Final Judging – The class will be based on the average daily gain.

Awards – will be given. However, no premiums will be paid.

                       CLARK COUNTY 4-H CARCASS BARROW SHOW

1.      A Clark County 4-H Carcass Barrow Class will be offered in the market barrow division of
        the Clark County 4-H Show.

2.      Four or more entries will be required to offer the Pork Carcass Contest.

3.      Pigs must be farrowed on or after January 15. Both purebred and crossbred pigs are
        eligible. 4-H’ers may use one of the two barrows shown in the market barrow class.
4.      To be eligible for awards, carcasses must meet the following minimum standards:

           A. Hot carcass weight of at least 170 pounds and maximum hot carcass weight of 225
               pounds
           B. Minimum 10th rib fat thickness of 0.50 in.
           C. Minimum carcass length of 30.5 in.
     Tenth rib fat depth, length and loin eye area standards based on carcass weight as follows:

                                    HOT CARCASS WEIGHT

                      170-179              180-189               190-199       200 & OVER
Tenth rib fat           .95                1.05                  1.15                1.25
 depth, max.
Loin eye area,
   min.               5.25                 5.50                   5.75                 6.00

        B. The loin muscle is evaluated for color, marbling and firmness using a scoring system of
           1-6. Loin muscle with scores of 1 or lower (pale) or 6 (dark) are disqualified; loin
           muscle marbling standards range from 1.0 to 10.0% (intramuscular fat). Loin muscle
           marbling scores of greater than 6.0 are disqualified. A three point scale of assessing
           wetness and firmness of loin muscle will be utilized.    (1 – soft, 2 – moist and firm, 3
           – dry and very firm. Loin muscle with a score of 1 (very soft and very watery) will be
           disqualified.

5.      Premiums will be determined at a later date.


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                   The following premiums will be paid on all General Projects:

                                 A - $5.00, B - $4.00, C - $3.00

Completed project forms should be brought with all General Projects exhibited on Saturday
morning of the 4-H Fair. Completed project books are not required unless otherwise noted.
You may find the following web site helpful while working on projects for the fair -
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state4h/projects/.

Projects considered for State Fair should take note of space limitations. Table displays are
limited to approximately 2’ wide x 15” deep unless otherwise stated (standard science boards fit
into this size limitation). This pertains to exhibits to be placed on a table only. Floor exhibits
are not limited unless indicated in a specific project section (i.e. Woodworking, Interior Design,
and Visual Arts.) The maximum poster size is 22” x 30” unless specifically stated. It is
strongly recommended that foam board be used for all posters and the use of page protectors
is recommended for binder exhibits.




Model Rocketry – Exhibit one model rocket assembled by the member. Member
    should bring the printed directions for the construction of the
    rocket. The rocket should be appropriate for the age and
    experience of the 4-H’er and a new skill should be learned each year.

Aerospace Display – Any exhibit related to aerospace that does not fit into
    the above class. This may be an experimental or educational poster or
    display. Include an explanation of the display for public understanding.



In addition to the project judging, 4-H’ers will participate in a rocket launch at the 4-H
Fair held on Saturday, immediately following the second general project judging session.
(4-H’ers selected for State Fair will have the option of launching their rocket.) 4-H’ers may
provide their own launch pad, however, a launch pad will be provided at the
4-H Fair for anyone who does not have one.

   Top exhibitor will be selected for State Fair. Rockets are not launched at the State Fair.
                      Rockets cannot exceed more than 3’ x 3’ table space.




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Bicycle I (Bicycling for Fun) – Any exhibit relating to one of the following topics: selecting
        bicycle safety equipment; properly fitting a helmet; identifying bike parts and their
        function; selecting the right size bicycle; checking bicycle tires, brakes and chains;
        recognizing traffic signs and their meaning; bicycle hazards; items to
        consider when planning a bike trip.

Bicycle II (Wheels in Motion) – Any exhibit relating to the following topics:
        topics to consider when choosing a bike; comparing tire pressure, valve
        type and tread; steps in fixing a flat tire; steps to follow when
        cleaning, lubricating and replacing a bike chain; evaluating the braking
        system on a bicycle; factors to consider when mapping out a bike
        route; rules for smart bike riding and planning a menu for an all day bike ride.


Top two exhibitors will be selected for State Fair. The above display is not taken to the State
          Fair, but the exhibitor should be prepared to talk about the above topics.




Cat Care - All cats will participate in the cat show. A Best of Show and a Reserve Best of Show
      will be selected. No State Fair class exists for this project.

                            GUIDELINES FOR THE CAT SHOW

          1.   Cats must be restricted or caged.
          2.   Veterinarian health check and papers must accompany cat.

                               GUIDELINES FOR JUDGING

          The cat will be judged using the following criteria: General Appearance of Cat, Grooming,
          and Physical Condition (Condition of eyes, ears, body, teeth, etc.).




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Child Development I – Exhibit one of the following made by the member
       from the Level 1 project book:
         1. My Learning Box filled with things that help you learn and have fun. On a note
             card or paper, explain how you have used the box.
         2. Prepare a choke-tube tester display labeled with toys that are “safe” and “not
             safe.” On a note card or paper, explain why the toys are safe or not safe for
             young children and how others can test toys for safety.

                 No State Fair class exists for this project class.

Child Development II – Exhibit ONE of the following options developed by the member from
       the project book, Growing with Others.

1. Include the following three items that would be appropriate for a child of a specific age
                 selected by the 4-H'er:
                     1. A toy made by the 4-H'er
                     2. A song or game
                         3. A story or story book that would be appropriate for a child of      a
                        specific age. On a note card or page of paper, indicate the age of the
      child and how the items fit into the interests, abilities and safety considerations of that
      age child.

2.   Prepare a display of 6 toys and/or activities (at least one being made by the
      4-H'er). Include two items for each of the following three age
        groups:
        1. Infant/Toddler
        2. Pre-School
        3. School Age

        On a note card or page of paper, for each toy and activity indicate the age of the child
        and how that item fits into their interests, abilities and safety considerations. The 4-
        H'er should be prepared to discuss this information at the time of conference judging.

Child Development III – Exhibit one or more of the following items developed by the member
       from the Level 3 project book, Growing in Communities: a child care career game; a
       display representing a community service activity; a teaching plan for use in a child care
       setting (2-4 hour time span); OR a plan for neighborhood olympics activity.


                 The top two Child Care exhibits will be eligible for State Fair.


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Citizenship I – Exhibit a display illustrating one of the following options:
    1. personal information about yourself – who you are, things you like to do,
        things you are good at, your favorites;
    2. your feelings and how you handle these feelings;
    3. your family, their responsibilities, how you work together; OR
    4. the Family Pedigree that may include family group pages.

Citizenship II – Exhibit a display illustrating one of the following options:
    1. your neighborhood;
    2. how you and others are good neighbors – what you do as good neighbors, what rights and
             responsibilities you have as good neighbors, how being a good neighbor makes you
             feel;
    3. a community service activity – one that you participated in or organized;
    4. what your school does to help the neighborhood, why it is important for the school to be
             involved in good citizenship, and how the school can help the community;
     5. organizations, activities and events that your ancestors participated in, the impact they
             had on the community and their family.

Citizenship III – Exhibit a display illustrating one of the activities that you completed
         within your project as it relates to one of the following categories in the manual:
     1) Government;
     2) Business and Industry;
     3) Transportation, Communication & Utilities;
     4) Culture & Heritage;
     5) Natural Resources & Environment;
     6) Education;
     7) Organizations within your community;
     8) Tourism; OR
     9) Support Systems within your community.



  The top two exhibits for Citizenship will be eligible for State Fair. No State Fair category
               exists for Service Learning. Table space of 2’ wide x 15” deep allowed.




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Exhibitor should appropriately finish seams on their garment. Construction and appearance
will both be considered in the judging.


PURCHASED GARMENT NOTE: 4-H’ers ages 8 – 9 who wish to take a purchased garment,
should enroll in Sewing & Textiles I, option C. Older 4-H’ers taking a purchased garment, should
enroll in Clothing Decisions I or II.


Sewing & Textiles I – Exhibit any of the following:

      A. Non-clothing, constructed article (sew and/or serge) – Make a
         9-patch pillow or square pillow OR a tote bag or shopping bag

      B. Constructed garment – A simple article of clothing

      C. Purchased garment – Exhibit a garment OR one complete outfit and accessories
         purchased by the 4-H member. ($50 limit in year one, $100 limit in following years.
         All garments should be able to be worn at the same time.) Receipts or garment tags
         should be exhibited. This project option is not eligible for State Fair selection.

Sewing & Textiles II – Exhibit any of the following:

      A. Non-Clothing, constructed article – Exhibit any non-wearable item made by member.
      B. Constructed Garment – Any garment or combination of garments constructed by the
         4-H’er. The garment should include facings or curves.

Sewing & Textiles III – Exhibit any of the following:

      A. - Construction – Garment constructed by the member which is appropriate for age and
      experience of member. (Possible examples are: wool garment, polar fleece garment,
      dress or jacket with set in sleeves and zipper or buttons and button holes, suits, evening
      wear or sport outfit.)

      B - Recycled Garment – A modified/redesigned/recycled garment you purchased in the
      past and “salvaged” by significantly altering the original design. A 3” x 5” minimum size
      photo of the original garment (before recycling) should be included.

Clothing Decisions I – Exhibit a display of one completed activity from the project book.
       Inclusion of an actual purchased garment is optional. If purchased garment/item is
       exhibited, it will need to be worn for the judge. ($50 limit in year one, $100 limit in
       following years on garment and items that are purchased to accessorize the garment.
       Limit of one complete outfit to be exhibited - all garments should be able to be worn at
       the same time.) Receipts or garment tags should be exhibited.
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Clothing Decisions II - Exhibit a display of one completed activity from the project book.
     Inclusion of an actual purchased item is optional. If purchased garment/item is exhibited,
     it will need to be worn for the judge. ($50 limit in year one, $100 limit in following years on
     garment and items that are purchased to accessorize the garment. Limit of one complete
     outfit to be exhibited – all garments should be able to be worn at the same time.)
     Receipts or garment tags should be exhibited.

Knitting - All knitted items should be exhibited in the Visual Arts category (Fiber if original,
       Heritage Arts if made from a pattern). Quilts should be enrolled in either Interior
       Design or Visual Arts (Fiber if original, Heritage Arts if made from a pattern.)

Top three exhibits from the Clothing & Textiles area will be eligible for State Fair with a
maximum of two exhibits in Sewing & Textiles. Three entries will be selected for Fashion
Revue. Clothing Decisions exhibits are only eligible for Fashion Revue State Fair selection.




Communications I – Use of page protectors is recommended. For 1st year enrolled in
     project – Exhibit a binder portfolio showcasing at least three activities from the
     project manual. Show basic activities and anything that extended lessons. For 2ndand 3rd
     years in project: Include everything from earlier year’s work and add section showcasing
     at least four additional activities per year.

Communications II – Use of page protectors is recommended. For 1st year enrolled in
    project – Exhibit a binder portfolio showcasing at least three activities from the
    project manual. Show basic activities and anything that extended lessons. For 2nd and 3rd
    years in project: Include everything from earlier years’ work and add section showcasing
    at least four additional activities per year.

Communications III – Use of page protectors is recommended. For 1st year enrolled in project –
    Exhibit a binder portfolio showcasing at least three activities from the project manual.
    Show basic activities and anything that extended lessons. For 2nd and 3rd years in project:
    Include everything from earlier years’ work and add section showcasing at least four
    additional Activities per year.


                            No State Fair class is offered for this project




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             Exhibitors may bring computer equipment for demonstration purposes. Computers
             will not be furnished unless requested prior to the fair. Internet connections are
             not available for use by exhibitors.

Intro to Computer - Newbie Know-How – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have
       learned about computer basics or using the Internet to gather information; OR exhibit a
       printed or electronic copy of product(s) using office software applications. Bring a
       science board display or a laptop computer to share your work.

Computer 1 - Inside the Box – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned
      about computer operating systems, troubleshooting, tuning-up a computer, or other
      topics listed in your manual. Bring a science board display or a laptop computer to share
      your work. Exhibits that pertain to programming efforts should be placed in Beginning
      Programming or Advanced Projects.

Computer 2 - Peer to Peer – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned about
      creating and using computer networks or using networks for online collaborations. Bring a
      science board display or a laptop computer to share your work. Exhibits that pertain to
      programming efforts should be placed in Beginning Programming or Advanced Projects.

Computer 3 - Teens Teaching Tech – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have
      learned about teaching others how to use computers, technology needs or resources in
      your community, activities to create access to technology, or other topics listed in your
      manual. Bring a science board display or a laptop computer to share your work.

Beginning Programming – Exhibit a flowchart or alternative visual representation of a program
       that exhibitor has written, not copied from another source. (NOTE: Neither computers
       nor Internet connections are provided for displays at the Illinois State Fair.) Choice
       of programming language is optional. Programs exhibited in this class require the use of
       one or more of each of the following kinds of commands:
       (1) Comments to the reader of the program (e.g., "Now subtract Taxes from Gross Pay
       to get Net Pay").
       (2) Instructions to the user of the program (e.g., "Press Q at any time to quit this
       program").
       (3) Assignment of data into variables (e.g., "Net Pay = Gross Pay - Taxes;").
       (4) Choosing between alternatives based on the current value of a variable (e.g., "IF Net
              Pay >= 100000 THEN PRINT ‘THANK YOU, BOSS!’ELSE GOTO 999”)
       (5) Looping, that is, repeating a group of instructions more than once, using a looping
              structure (“FOR”, “DO”, etc.). The ending of the loop must be controlled, not just
              left to loop forever (e.g., "10 GOTO 10"). Controlling the end of the looping may
              be done using an "IF" statement from item 4.
       (6) Input from, and output to a user.

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Advanced Projects – These projects should demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skill and
      experience, and involve either programming beyond the scope and sophistication of the
      beginning programming class, OR an integrated project or product which does not readily
      fit into any of the other class descriptions (e.g., designing animation programs; describing
      a computer-based business which the member operates).

Top two exhibits will be eligible for State Fair. Any member found to be using computer
software in a manner that infringes on copyright laws will be disqualified.




Displays could include a poster, binder/folder, or display board.

Financial Champions I & II – Exhibit any product or display made to
illustrate a completed activity from the project book. The activity should
relate to the member’s age and experience. Photocopies of the completed
activities from the book should be included in the display.

Consumer Savvy I – The Consumer in Me – Exhibit a poster or display
based on a purchase made this year. Incorporate at least two activities from
the project manual that illustrated that your purchase was well planned and
researched.

Consumer Savvy II – Consumer Wise – Exhibit a poster or display illustrating use of the
      six-step decision-making process in making a wise purchase. Incorporate at least two
      other learning activities from the project manual used to help you make a wise
      decision.

Consumer Savvy III – Consumer Roadmap – Exhibit a poster or display based on what you
      learned from at least one activity from the project manual.

Entrepreneurship - Be the E! – Exhibit a binder portfolio that includes the results of at
      least two completed activities from each year exhibitor has been enrolled in the
      project. Completed activities from previous years should be included. Use of page
      protectors is recommended.

               No State Fair classes exist for the Consumer Education projects.




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  All crops exhibited must have been grown and cared for by the exhibitor as a part of their
current 4-H Crops Project. All crops projects should be exhibited with a Crops Record. Record
              forms are available at the Extension Office or on the 4-H website.

Soybeans - Exhibit five fresh plants, representative of project field (include root system that
       is washed) OR exhibit an experimental or educational project related to one experience
       from your project.

Corn - Exhibit two fresh plants, representative of project field (include root system that is
        washed) OR exhibit an experimental or educational project related to one experience
        from your project. Popcorn and sweet corn should be exhibited in the Horticulture
        class.

Small Grains - Exhibit one gallon of the current year's crop of oats, wheat, rye, or barley OR
       exhibit an experimental or educational project related to one experience from your
       project.

Hay – Exhibit one flake of hay (current year) approximately 2½ pounds, bagged or boxed or
       sample of haylage, approximately 5 pounds in closed container. No State Fair class
       exists for this project.

The top two Crops exhibits will be eligible for the State Fair selection. Table space of 2’ wide x
                    15” deep for display or 22” x 30” for a poster allowed.




Do Your Own Thing – Exhibit one item made by the exhibitor or a collection that
       does not fit into any other exhibit class.

                         No State Fair category exists for this project.




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DOG SHOW RULES
  1. All dogs will be shown on leash. No prong or electronic collars will be allowed for the show.

   2. Veterinarian health check and papers must accompany dog.

   3. Exhibitors are limited to one entry in each class.

   4. Dogs do not have to be AKC registered to show.

   5. A dog cannot be shown in an obedience class more than one year (excludes Dog Care class).

   6. Dogs must be under exhibitor's supervision at all times.

   7. A dog being shown in an obedience class must be trained by and belong to the exhibitor or
      to a member of his family for the length of the project.

   8. Care and condition of the dog (cleanliness, general health, and grooming) will also be
      considered in judging.

   9. The top dog in Beginner I, II and Graduate Beginner classes will be eligible for the State
      Fair if:
          a. The dog has a qualifying score of 170/200 points.
          b. The score sheet signed by the judge of the county dog show must accompany the
               dog at State Fair.

DOG CARE CLASS - Dogs will participate in the dog show. They will be checked for
     grooming, dog obedience, general health, cleanliness, training and knowledge.


DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES:
                                                                   BEGINNER I
            (For inexperienced handlers and inexperienced dogs)
       1.   Heel on leash and figure 8 (forward, halt, right turn, left turn, slow, normal and fast).
             The last order signifies that the handler and dog must break pace. These orders may be
             given in any sequence and may be repeated if necessary. In executing the about turn,
             the handler will do a right turn in all cases…………………….
             ………………………….…………Maximum Points 45 – Heel on Leash; 25 - Figure 8 on Leash
       2.   Stand for examination...................................................................................Maximum Points 30
       3.   Recall (handler backs up 2 or 3 steps. .....................................................Maximum Points 40
       4.   Long sit - 1 minute ...........................................................................................Maximum Points 30
       5.   Long down - 3 minutes ...................................................................................Maximum Points 30
            (Exercises 4 and 5 will be judged as a group).



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                                                               BEGINNER II
          (For experienced handlers and inexperienced dogs).
          Requirements are the same as beginner class.

                                                       GRADUATE BEGINNER
         (For experienced handlers and experienced dogs).
          1. Heel on leash and figure 8 (same as Beginners Class)
              ……………………….…………Maximum Points 45 – Heel on Leash; 25 - Figure 8 on Leash
         2. Stand for examination off leash .........................................................Maximum Points 30
         3. Recall off leash ..........................................................................................Maximum Points 40
         4. Long sit - l minute with leash off dog ................................................Maximum Points 30
         5. Long down - 3 minutes with leash off ................................................Maximum Points 30
             (Exercises 4 and 5 will be judged as a group).

                                                              NOVICE CLASS
         1.    Heel on leash and figure 8 ...................................................................Maximum Points 40
         2.    Stand for examination ..........................................................................Maximum Points 30
         3.    Heel Off Leash........................................................................................Maximum Points 40
         4.    Recall (Off Leash) ..................................................................................Maximum Points 30
         5.    Long sit -1 minute with leash off dog ..............................................Maximum Points 30
         6.    Long down - 3 minutes with leash off..............................................Maximum Points 30
               (Exercises 5 and 6 will be judged as a group).

                                                   ADVANCED NOVICE CLASS
         1.    Heel on leash ….. ......................................................................................Maximum Points 30
         2.    Stand for examination off leash .......................................................Maximum Points 30
         3.    Heel free and figure 8 ..........................................................................Maximum Points 40
         4.    Drop on recall ...........................................................................................Maximum Points 40
         5.    Long sit -3 minutes (Handler out of sight) ....................................Maximum Points 30
         6.    Long down - 5 minutes (Handler out of sight) ..............................Maximum Points 30
               (Exercises 5 and 6 will be judged as a group).

Pre-Open, Open, Pre-Utility and Utility Classes are available for advanced exhibitors.                                                   Score
sheets for these classes are available through the Extension Office.

DOG AGILITY CLASS - 4-H’ers will be required to complete dog agility challenges (a
     minimum of 5 challenges at the choice of the Dog Judge). Participants must have
     participated in a Dog Obedience class to be eligible for Dog Agility. More information
     can be obtained from the Extension Office prior to the fair.




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It is suggested that members use recommended construction details including
proper color coding provided by the Energy Education Council (EEC) that have been
provided on the EEC 4-H website; http://www.energyedcouncil.org/4-H.html.

Electricity I (Magic of Electricity): (May only be a battery-powered project using battery
       components and wiring). Exhibit a momentary switch, simple switch, or basic circuit OR
       an Electromagnet OR a Galvanometer OR an Electric motor.

Electricity II (Investigating Electricity): (May only be a battery-powered project using
       battery components and wiring). Exhibit a circuit board demonstrating parallel and
       series switches, including a circuit diagram OR 3-way or 4-way switch circuit using
       DC/battery OR basic electrical devise (examples: rocket launcher, burglar alarm, etc).

Electricity III (Wired for Power): Exhibit a 120V lighting fixture or other appliance which
       uses a switch; OR two electrical household circuits using 120V materials to comply with
       National Electrical Code, one with a simple on/off switch to control bulb, and one using 3-
       way switches to control light from two locations; OR other project which demonstrates
       principles in Wired for Power project manual.



     Top three entries will be eligible for State Fair. Projects using paper clips, cardboard,
    thumbtacks and brads are not eligible for State Fair exhibits. All State Fair electricity
projects must include a report explaining how the project was constructed and principles for its
                                             operation.




Entering Electronics: Exhibit any electronic or solid state appliance. When project is being
constructed, general safety and workmanship should be considered.



                       The top exhibit will be eligible for State Fair.




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Rules for pinning and labeling insects are available from the Extension office or on the Internet
at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state4h/projects/resources.cfm?CategoryID=1341. The
size of the exhibit should relate appropriately to the number of insects being displayed for a
specific class, with cases no deeper than 4”. Exhibits may be placed upright for display.

Entomology I - Exhibit 15 or more species representing four or more orders. Collection must be
       accurately labeled. Exhibitors must also include the Entomology I project manual,
       Creepy Crawlies with at least one completed activity for each year enrolled.

            Entomology II - Exhibit 30 or more species representing eight or more orders.
            Collection must be accurately labeled. Exhibitors must also include the Entomology
            II project manual, What’s Bugging You, with at least one completed activity for each
            year enrolled.

           Entomology III - Exhibit 60 or more species representing twelve or more orders.
           Collection must be accurately labeled. Exhibitors must also include the Entomology
III project manual, Dragons, Houses and Other Flies, with at least one completed activity for
each year enrolled.

Entomology Display, Other – Exhibit any activity or display from the Entomology project books
       that does not fit into Entomology I, II or III.

                      Top Entomology exhibit will be eligible for State Fair




FLORICULTURE LEVEL A – Exhibit one of the following:
   1. Create a flower arrangement, either a round arrangement or a bud vase. All arrangements
       should fit into a space no larger than 2’ x 2’. No silk flowers are permitted.
   2. Create a photo collage or a collection of pictures of flowers that you have raised. Label
       your flowers by name and tell if you started with a seed, cutting or transplants. Mount
       pictures on a poster board no larger than 22” x 30”.
   3. Exhibit in one container, 3 stems of blooms - each with attached foliage. Foliage that
       would go inside the container may be removed. All three blooms or stems to be the same
       variety, color, shape and size. Must have been grown from seed, young seedling plants,
       bulbs or rhizomes by exhibitor. Exhibitors choosing lilies should include no more than
       2/3 of foliage for their exhibit.




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FLORICULTURE LEVEL B - Exhibit one of the following:
   1. Create an artistic display of dried flowers explaining how each was dried.
   2. Create a photo collage or collection of pictures of plants from your theme garden. Label
       your plants by name and explain how the plants were chosen to fit the theme .

FLORICULTURE LEVEL C – Exhibit one of the following:
   1. Create a terrarium. At least 2 of the plants should have been propagated by the exhibitor
       (seeds, cutting, etc.)
   2. Exhibit a plant that you propagated from cuttings. Create a photo board no larger than 11”
       x 14” showing the progression of growth.

FLORICULTURE LEVEL D – Exhibit one of the following:
   1. Create a centerpiece around a theme such as a wedding, holiday, birthday, etc. no larger
       than 2’ x 2’. No silk flowers are permitted.
   2. Create an exhibit of forced bulbs in a pot no larger than 12” x 12”.

                        Top three exhibits will be eligible for State Fair.




FOOD EXHIBIT AND AUCTION GUIDELINES

   1. The Clark County 4-H Foods Show will be held on Tuesday
      afternoon of the Clark County 4-H Fair and the 4-H Foods
      Auction will be held on Tuesday evening of the 4-H Fair. All
      food products will be sold at the Foods Auction. Proceeds from
      the auction go to Clark County 4-H’ers and the Clark County 4-H
      Leader’s Organization.

   2. 4-H’ers may choose to sell one food and nutrition project to receive 50% of the selling
       price. The Clark County 4-H Leader’s Organization will receive the remainder of the
       auction proceeds. 4-H’ers may choose to participate in the Foods Auction or the
       Livestock Auction, but not both events.

   3. 4-H’ers must present their item at the auction in order to receive payment. If a member
      fails to present the item or if the 4-H’er exhibits more than one project, the Clark
      County 4-H Leader’s Organization receives 100% of the proceeds.

   4. Auction sale numbers will be randomly assigned prior to the auction.

   5. Perishable items as stated in the fair requirements will not be auctioned.

   6. 4-H’ers are welcome to make their item attractive. All food should be exhibited on a
      disposable container, paper plate, or covered cardboard (exception – food preservation).
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   7. All exhibits should be covered with a clear, plastic wrap unless otherwise specified.
      Decorated cakes must be covered, preferable in a cardboard cake box.

   8. All projects have the option to make a Nutrition Education Display in place of the food
      exhibit listed below. The display will be eligible for State Fair selection.

   9. All foods will be inspected before the auction.

   10. All projects must use recipes from the project manual unless otherwise
       noted.

                 Five entries will be selected for State Fair.

4-H Cooking 101 – Exhibit one of the following:
       1. Cereal Marshmallow Bars,( p. 34), plate of 13, 2” x 2” bars.
       2. 8” square or round coffeecake, (p. 59)
       3. Any cookie from the project manual, plate of 13. Include a copy of the recipe.

         Include a written menu for a meal which includes your exhibit.

4-H Cooking 201 – Exhibit one of the following:
      1. Cheese muffins, (p. 49), plate of 13 muffins
      2. Scones, (p. 52), plate of 13 scones
      3. Basic nut bread, (p. 48), no variations, one loaf of bread

       Include a written menu for a meal which includes your exhibit.

4-H Cooking 301 – Exhibit one of the following:
       1. Dinner rolls, (p. 40), plate of 13
       2. Tea ring, (p. 45)
       3. Sweet rolls, (p. 43), plate of 12
       4. One layer cake without frosting.

The yeast bread or roll dough may be prepared in a bread making machine, however prepared
mixes are not permitted. Include a written menu for a meal which includes your exhibit.

4-H Cooking 401 – Exhibit one of the following:
     1. One 15” x 10” loaf of focaccia bread (p. 22)
     2. Two crusted fruit pie in a disposable pie tin. Crust can be the traditional, oil, or whole
         wheat recipe (no graham cracker.) (Traditional pie crust may need more water than listed in
          recipe.)
       3. Golden Sponge Cake, top side up without frosting (p. 117)
       4. One loaf German Rye Bread (p. 23)

          Include a menu for a special occasion meal that included the food item exhibit.
          (Exhibits selected with a pie for the State Fair will exhibit a single pie crust rather
          than a two crusted fruit pie.)


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Microwave Magic A, Bag of Tricks – Exhibit chocolate (p. 28) or
       peanut butter fudge (p. 29), plate of 13. Include a menu
       for a healthy lunch including the fudge.

Microwave Magic B, Bag of Tricks – Exhibit Apple Brownies, ( p. 31), plate of 13.
       Include a menu for one meal using the food item.

Microwave Magic C, Amazing Rays – Exhibit one coffee cake, p. 24. Include a
       menu for one meal using the food item.

Microwave Magic D, Presto Meals – Exhibit one unfrosted carrot cake, p. 18.
       Include a menu for one meal using the food item.

Meat And Other Protein Sources – Exhibit a Nutrition Education Display
  related to one of four topics from the project manual – nutritional
  value, food safety, food preparation, or food buying of meat and other
  protein sources. There is no food exhibit and the project will not be
  eligible for the Foods Auction.


S’MORES AND MORE: 4-H Outdoor Cooking – Exhibit one of the following:
   1. Breakfast Cookies, ( p.32), plate of 13 cookies. Include the menu for one meal
      including the food item.
   2.  Buddy Burner, Tin Can Stove, and the Gingerbread for buddies (p. 34 – 36).
   3. Foldable Cooking Solar Panel and a Favorite Buddy Dessert (p. 63 – 65.)

   Top breakfast cookie exhibit will be eligible to be selected for State Fair.



FOOD PRESERVATION – Contact the office for the latest Food Preservation resource manual
      or go to the website – www.homefoodpreservation.com. Exhibit one of the following
      food preservation methods: canning; freezing; drying; pickles/relishes; jams, jellies, and
      preserves OR a combination of these, excluding freezing. No freezer jam exhibits will
      be allowed for Freezing; Jams, Jellies, and Preserves; or the Preservation Combination
      options. All products should be labeled with the date, contents, and preservation
      method. The entry should also be accompanied by the recipe(s), with the
      source of the recipe(s) listed. All canned products must be canned
      in clear, standard jars in good condition using a new two-piece flat
      lid and band canning lids.

        1. Canning – The exhibit should include pint jars of two
           different canned foods in appropriate jars for the
           products. Foods may be fruit, vegetable, tomato product
           (salsa).
        2. Freezing – Prepare a nutrition display that illustrates a freezing principle.



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        3. Drying – Prepare an exhibit of two different dried foods packed in plastic food
           storage bags and a brief written description of the drying procedures used. Choose
           from fruit, vegetable, fruit leather, or meat jerky.
        4. Pickles and Relishes – Prepare an exhibit of two pint jars of pickles or relishes.
        5. Jams, Jellies, and Preserves – Prepare an exhibit of half-pint jars of two different
           jams, jellies, or preserves.
        6. Preservation Combination – Exhibit two different preserved food products, excluding
           freezing, in appropriate jars/packaging. For example, exhibit 1 jar of tomatoes
           (canning), and 1 half-pint of jelly (jams, jellies, and preserves.)

    Jellies and jams will be the only items from the Food Preservation project eligible to be
                                   auctioned at Foods Auction.


CAKE DECORATING – UNIT I - Exhibit one decorated cake using borders and other simple
      techniques. The project should display two new techniques each year. Members
      enrolled in cake decorating three or more years should exhibit in Unit II.

CAKE DECORATING – UNIT II – Exhibit one cake (layered, tiered, or sculptured) showing
      techniques in borders, flowers, leaves, etc. The project should display two new
      techniques each year.)

   Examples of techniques may include borders, printing, flowers, leaves, scroll, side
       decorations, lattice work, fondant icing, etc. Contact the office for additional
       reference materials (this is a county project, so no 4-H manual is provided.)

                      No State Fair category exists for Cake Decorating.




Follow the Path, Level 1 - Exhibit any product or display illustrating an
        activity from the book.

Reach for the Canopy, Level 2 – Exhibit any product or display illustrating an activity
       from the book.

Explore the Deep Woods, Level 3 - Exhibit any product or display illustrating an activity from
       the book.

        Top Forestry exhibit will be eligible for State Fair. Table top exhibits should fit into
        area no larger than 2’ wide x 15” deep. Hanging posters should be no larger than 22” x
        30”.




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The size of the exhibit should relate appropriately to the number of specimen being
displayed for a specific class. Specimens are not limited to Illinois locations. Rocks
should be secured to board.

Pebble Pups I - Display eight to 19 rocks or mineral specimens with three
        minerals in the collections. Collection may include duplications that show
        variations. Label collection and note where found.

Pebble Pups II - Display at least twenty, but no more than 29, rocks or mineral specimens with
       seven minerals in the collections. Collection may include duplications that show
       variations. Label collection and note where found.

Rock Hounds I- Display at least thirty, but no more than 40, rocks or mineral specimens with
       ten minerals in the collection. Rocks should include at least three igneous, two
       metamorphic, and three sedimentary groups. Label collection and note where found.

Rock Hounds II – This level is for those who have successfully completed Rock Hounds I.
      Display no more than 50 specimens that have been selected to illustrate a specific
      theme of the exhibitor’s choosing. Be creative. Sample categories could include (but are
      not limited to): industrial minerals and their uses; a specific rock group and the variety
      that occurs in that group, including some minerals that occur in that environment; select
      fossils traced through the geologic ages; minerals and their crystal habits; rocks and
      minerals used in the lapidary arts.

                     Top two Geology exhibits will be eligible for State Fair.




Exploring Spaces, Going Places – Level I – Exhibit one of the following:
        1. Using the “Take Me on a Tour” activity, create a display and map showing four to six
           tour sites, geo-tools used to create the map, positional date for the sites, and
           information about the selected sites.
        2. Using information from the “What Are Geographical Tools?” activity, prepare an
           exhibit showing and describing ten mapping tools. Explain how the mapping tools are
           used and why maps are important.

Exploring Spaces, Going Places – Level II – Using the table from the “Take Me on a Tour”
        activity, create a map showing recreational, historical or public service sites in your
        community. Determine if there is a need for additional community resources. Make
        written suggestions for what resources should be added and where they should be
        located on your map.




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Exploring Spaces, Going Places – Level III – Create a computer-generated map with layered
        data that provides information on a community need. Explain how the need was
        identified; how you gathered information; and your recommendations on how to solve
        the need. Use the template from “Take Me on a Tour” activity to
        gather data for the map.

  No State Fair selections will be made. All participants are encouraged to participate in the
                         State Fair ‘My 4-H Project Map” opportunity.




First Aid in Action – Exhibit a family First Aid Kit and cards prepared by the
        Exhibitor (See page 28 of project manual).

Staying Healthy – Exhibit a “smarts” project as explained in the project
       manual. Project should be designed and prepared by exhibitor.

Keeping Fit – Exhibit a Fitness File OR make a display on credible information about
        supplements and performance enhancers.

                  Top two exhibits will be eligible for State Fair




Members enrolled in Vegetable Gardening A - D may exhibit in any of the following projects.
Table-top displays should be limited to 2’ wide x 15” deep and poster size of 22” x 30”.

Vegetable Classes - All vegetables, fruits and nuts exhibited must have been grown by the
exhibitor as part of their current 4-H project. Exhibitors should be knowledgeable about
various aspects of the vegetables, including but not limited to different varieties, soil testing,
fertilizers used, etc. Vegetable exhibits should be prepared according to the Illinois Vegetable
Garden Guide website: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/vegguide/. Waxes and oils may not be
used on vegetables. Any plant infested with insects will be removed from the exhibit area.

Vegetable Market Basket -
       1. Basket must include 6 and not more than 12 different vegetables. There may not be
          more than 2 different varieties of any vegetable. For example, red and white
          potatoes would be classified as two different varieties. Acorn squash and zucchini
          would be classified as two different vegetables.
       2. The number and type of vegetables used must conform to the Vegetable
          Plate/Basket List.
       3. Basket must be labeled with the name and variety of all vegetables used.
       4. The size of the display must not exceed a 2-1/2’ wide by 2-1/2' deep display area.


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Vegetable Plate -
       1. Exhibit must include 2 single vegetable plates. (Exhibitor will furnish the paper
          plates.)
       2. Number of vegetables on plates must conform to plate list
          below.
       3. Only one variety on each plate.
       4. An exhibitor cannot show two plates of the same type but
          different varieties (i.e.: cannot exhibit red and white
          potatoes or zucchini and straight neck squash.)


                            VEGETABLE PLATE/BASKET LIST

Asparagus (5 spears)                                    Parsnips (5)
Beans, Lima (12 pods)                                   Peas, (12 pods)
Beets (5)                                               Peppers, large fruited (bell/banana) (5)
Broccoli (1 head)                                       Peppers, small fruited (chili/cherry) (12)
Brussel Sprouts (12 sprouts)                            Popcorn (5)
Cabbage (1 head)                                        Potatoes (any variety) (5)
Cauliflower (1 head)                                    Pumpkin (1)
Carrots (5)                                             Rhubarb, trimmed stalks (3)
Cucumber, pickling or slicing (5)                       Rutabaga (5)
Eggplant (1)                                            Salsify (5)
Garlic (5)                                              Squash, summer (any variety) (5)
Kohlrabi (5)                                            Sweet Corn, in husks (5)
Lettuce (1 head or plant)                               Tomatoes, slicing (5)
Muskmelon including cantaloupe (1)                      Tomatoes, small fruited (12)
Okra (12)                                               Turnip (5)
Onions, large, dry (5)                                  Watermelon (1)
Onions, green or set (12)
Squash, winter (Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Hubbard, Turks’s Turban) (1)
Beans, Snap, Green Pod or Golden Wax (12 pods)
Greens (collard, endive, escarole, kale, mustard, spinach, Swiss chard) (1 plant)
Horseradish Root (1 marketable root specimen harvested this year)


Floriculture/Horticulture Display - Any experimental or educational poster or display
         related to floriculture or horticulture that does not fall into any other
         Horticulture or Floriculture class. This could include herb displays as well as
         classes on vegetables, fruits, flower gardening, houseplants.       Include an
         explanation of the display for public understanding.

                         Top three Horticulture projects will be eligible for the State Fair.




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Passport to the World – Prepare an exhibit relating to one of the following categories:
(Include completed project manual with the display. Exhibit should be educational in
nature and should not promote one’s beliefs over another person’s beliefs.) All items in
the display (including project book) must be attached to the display board with no
additional items for State Fair exhibit. Additional items may be exhibited at the county
exhibit.

    1. Geography - Prepare a display of the country or a region of the United
                 States which includes something on the geography, economy, and/or
                 agriculture of the country/region.
    2. People - Prepare a display on the people of the country or region of the
                 United States. Show something learned about the racial-ethnic
                 groupings, the population, languages, religions, and/or housing.
     3. Culture - Prepare a display on the culture of the country or region of the
                 United States. This might include music, crafts, clothing, housing, holiday
                 celebrations, etc.



                        Top exhibit will be eligible for State Fair




Walk in My Shoes – Exhibit one of the following:

1. Member should interview one older friend or family member (60 or older) and write a
   summary of your interview. Suggested questions are listed in the member manual.

2. Present a display relating to another activity completed in the project. Display should
   be no larger than 2’ x 15” deep and posters should be no larger than 22” x 30”.



                        Top exhibit will be eligible for State Fair.
Design Decisions, Beginning – (Recommended for members with 1-3 years in
project.) Exhibit one of the following:

        1. Wall Treatment – Poster showing the application of a decorative
            treatment for a wall (stenciling, rag rolling, etc.) used by exhibitor. Treatment
            should cover approximately ½ of the board. Remaining area of the board should
            include before/after photos, a picture story of the application, cost comparison,
            etc.
        2. Three-dimensional surface accessory that will set on a table, dresser, or floor. Item
            must be made by the exhibitor. Include photo of the item as used in the room.
        3. An item that has been recycled (significantly altered) by the member. Include photo
            of the item as used in the room.
        4. Wall hanging (2 or 3-dimensional), made by exhibitor. Include photo of the item as
            used in the room.

Design Decisions, Intermediate - (Recommended for members with 3-5 years in project.)
Exhibit one of the following:

        1. Comparison shopping study of at least two items showing wants and
            needs, costs, use in overall design plan, quality comparison, etc. and
            final selection made. May be displayed via poster or notebook.
        2. Bedcover – May include a quilt, comforter, bedspread, dust ruffle, pillow
            sham, canopy, etc. made by exhibitor. Include photo of the item as used
            in the room.
        3. Window Treatment – May include curtains, draperies, shades, shutters, etc. made by
            exhibitor. Include photo of the item as used in the room.

Design Decision, Advanced - (Recommended for members with over 5 years in project.)
Exhibit one of the following:

        1. Select one problem such as storage, unusual or odd-sized window, need for
           better lighting, privacy, or an invention or idea that solves an energy or water
           problem. Show the steps used to solve the problem and the final product. Use
           pictures, samples, drawings, etc. to tell the story. Display in a notebook or on
           poster board. If an item was made by the exhibitor to solve the problem, include
           that item in the display. Include before and after photos in display. Displays
           illustrating a general “redecorating” of a room are NOT appropriate for this
           exhibit.

        2. Exhibit one item of refinished furniture. Include before and after photos of the
           item. Photo should be mounted. Include a description of the steps taken to
           refinish the item.
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Journalism - Exhibit a portfolio showing the results of the appropriate year’s
activities noted below:

      Year 1: Accomplishments of a minimum of 5 2-star activities from
      Part 1, answering all of the questions in the activities.
      Year 2: Results of doing a minimum of 5 2–star activities in Part 2, answering all the
      questions in the activities.
      Year 3: Results of doing a minimum of 5 3-star activities from Parts 1 and 2. One of
      the activities must include writing an advance story, a follow-up story, or a feature
      story.
      Year 4: Results of doing at least two 2-star activities and three 3-star activities from
      Part 3. If the activities include making an audio or videotape, contact the office so we
      can provide a way for the judge to view or listen to it.

                         No State Fair class exists for this project.




Leadership Skills You Never Outgrow I – Create a binder portfolio with a minimum of four (4)
      completed activities each year, from the areas noted below. Build upon your previous
      year’s work. Photocopies or original pages of the completed activities from the book
      should be included in the portfolio. Use of page protectors is recommended.
      First Year – One activity from each of the following: Understanding Self;
      Communication; and Getting Along with Others, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.
      Second Year – One activity from each of the following: Getting Along with Others;
      Learning to Learn; and Making Decisions, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.
      Third Year – One activity from each of the following: making Decisions; Managing; and
      Working with Groups, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.

Leadership Skills You Never Outgrow II – Building upon your previous work, continue adding
      to your binder portfolio with a minimum of four (4) completed activities each year, from
      the areas noted below. Photocopies or original pages of the completed activities from
      the book should be included in the portfolio. Use of page protectors is recommended.
      First Year – One activity from each of the following: Understanding Self;
      Communication; and Getting Along with Others, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.
      Second Year – One activity from each of the following: Getting Along with Others;
      Learning to Learn; and Making Decisions, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.
      Third Year – One activity from each of the following: making Decisions; Managing; and
      Working with Groups, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.




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Leadership Skills You Never Outgrow III - Building upon your previous work, continue adding
      to your binder portfolio with a minimum of four (4) completed activities each year, from
      the areas noted below. Photocopies or original pages of the completed activities from
      the book should be included in the portfolio. Use of page protectors is recommended.
      First Year – One activity from each of the following: Understanding Self;
      Communication; and Getting Along with Others, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.
      Second Year – One activity from each of the following: Getting Along with Others;
      Learning to Learn; and Making Decisions, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.
      Third Year – One activity from each of the following: making Decisions; Managing; and
      Working with Groups, plus one of exhibitor’s choice.

                        Top two exhibits will be eligible for State Fair.




Models – Exhibit one model which you have assembled. The model should be appropriate for
      the age and experience of exhibitor.

                          No State Fair class exists for this project.




Exploring Your Environment 1 (Ecosystem Services) – Prepare a display or poster that
       illustrates an activity from the project manual. The display should demonstrate an
       understanding of natural and/or manmade environments, how humans affect the
       environment, or how the environment affects our lives. Include your project manual that
       documents activity recordkeeping, your answers to activity questions, and details the
       exhibitor’s thoughts and ideas.

Exploring Your Environment 2 (Earth’s Capacity) – Prepare a display or poster that
       illustrates an activity from the project manual. The display should demonstrate an
       understanding of one of the following: stewardship of natural resources, investigating
       greenhouse effects on living organisms, methods of reducing or managing waste in your
       home or community, or calculating your ecological footprint. Include your project manual
       that documents activity recordkeeping, your answers to activity questions, and details
       the exhibitor’s thoughts and ideas.




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Natural Resources I – Exhibit any item developed from your project
       manual, Step Into Nature.

Natural Resources II – Exhibit any item developed from your project manual,
      Exploring the Natural World.

Natural Resources III – Exhibit any item developed from the project manual,
        Blaze theTrail.

Up to four exhibits from the Natural Resources project area (Natural Resources, Outdoor
                 Adventures, Sportsfishing, and Wildlife) will be selected for State Fair.
                 Table top displays should be limited to approximately 2’ wide x 15” wide and
                 maximum poster size is 22” x 30” unless specifically noted in the project
                 area. No live animals or reptiles are permitted.




                               SPORTSFISHING
For safety reasons, all lures must be placed in a plastic case.
Sportsfishing I – Exhibit a product or display made to complete an
   activity in the Take the Bait project manual. This could include, but is
   not limited to, displays on: different types of fishing tackle,
   different baits and their uses (no actual bait, please) or identifying the
   anatomy of a fish.

Sportsfishing II – Exhibit a product or display made to complete an activity in the
   Reel in the Fun project manual. This could include, but is not limited to, displays on:
   different types of knots or rigs and their use; a collection of fishing lures, labeled with
   their use; or information on preparing and cooking fish (not recipes).

Sportsfishing III – Exhibit a project or display made to complete an activity in the
   Cast into the Future project manual. This could include, but is not limited to, displays on:
   making artificial flies and lures; researching effects of water temperature; sportsfishing
   careers or identifying insects that fish eat.

Up to four exhibits from the Natural Resources project area (Natural Resources, Earth Trek,
      Outdoor Adventures, Sportsfishing, and Wildlife) will be selected for State Fair.




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                                      WILDLIFE
Wildlife I – Exhibit any activity developed from the project manual.

Wildlife II – Exhibit any activity developed from the project manual. (Example – Create a
        display of the life history of an animal.) Within the exhibit and/or the report,
        explain the importance of and concept behind the exhibit.

Only Wildlife II projects are eligible for State Fair selection. Up to four
exhibits from the Natural Resources project area (Natural Resources,
Outdoor Adventures, Sportsfishing, and Wildlife) will be selected for
State Fair.



              OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
4-H Outdoor Adventures I – III – Exhibit a display illustrating an activity completed from
      the project manual.

  Up to four exhibits from the Natural Resources project area (Natural Resources, Outdoor
          Adventures, Sportsfishing, and Wildlife) will be selected for State Fair.




            Photographs should be displayed in a pleasing manner based on the below
            requirements. However, exhibits will be judged based on the photographic skills
            and knowledge of the 4-H’er. 4-H’ers should be knowledgeable about the camera
            used to prepare exhibit. All photos in exhibits must have been taken by the
            exhibitor. Digital photos may be used for Levels I – III, but cropping and red
            eye removal is the ONLY acceptable alternations.

Focus on Photography – Level I – Exhibit one of the following:
       1. Exhibit five to seven photos that tell a story. The story must have a beginning, middle,
           and end. Captions are optional. Exhibit will be judged on how well the pictures tell a
           story and the use of composition techniques. Photos must be mounted on poster board,
           no larger than 15” x 22”.
       2. Exhibit two photos: One photo with an unclear focus point and second photo
           highlighting an area of the first photo in which you have eliminated clutter and framed
           a photo with a clear focal point (p. 42-43 in project book). Photos must be mounted on
           poster or mount board no larger than 11” x 14”.




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Controlling the image, Level II – Exhibit one of the following:
        1. Exhibit photos of action scenes (p. 54-55 & 58-59 in project book). Exhibit one 8”
            x 10” photo. Photos must be mounted on one mount or poster or framed in one
            frame no larger than 11” x 14” frame (inside frame measurement. Hinged frames
            are not acceptable.
        2. Create a collection of 5 – 7 candid photos taken at one event. Photos must be
            mounted on poster board, no larger than 15” x 22”.

Mastering Photography, Level III – Exhibit one of the following:
       1. Exhibit photos with reflections as subjects (see page 30 of manual), using one 8” x
           10” photo. Photos must be mounted on one mount board or poster or framed in one
           frame. Poster board, mount board or frame must be no larger than 11” x 14” (inside
           frame measurement).
       2. Exhibit a still-life photo that demonstrates good composition, including color, form,
           texture, lighting and depth or field. Photo must be mounted on one mount board or
           poster or framed in one frame. Poster mount board or frame must be no larger
           than 11” x 14” (inside frame measurement).

Photo Editing – Exhibit one 8” x 10” photo that has been altered using digital photo-editing
       techniques (beyond cropping and red-eye reduction). Include a print of the original
       photo(s), taped to the back of the photo frame or placed in the clear plastic sleeve
       with the exhibit report. Photos must be mounted on one mount board or one poster
       board or framed in one frame (hinged frames are not acceptable.) Exhibit or frame
       must be no larger than 11” x 14” (inside frame measurement).

                 Top three Photography exhibits eligible for State Fair.




It’s More Than Just Dirt, Book I – Prepare a display or poster that illustrates an
       activity from the project manual. The display should demonstrate an understanding of
       environmental and internal factors that affect plant growth. Include your project
       journal that documents activity recordkeeping requirements, answers activity
       questions, and details personal thoughts and ideas.

Stems and Stamens, Book II – Prepare a display or poster that illustrates an activity
      from the project manual. The display should demonstrate an understanding of the
      composition of plants, the functions of individual plant parts, plant life cycles, and the
      many ways plants reproduce. Include your project journal that documents activity
      recordkeeping, answers activity questions, and details personal thoughts and ideas.




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Sprouting Out and Growing Up, Book III – Prepare a display or poster that illustrates an
      activity from the project manual. The display should demonstrate an understanding of
      environmental and internal factors that affect plant growth. Include your project
      journal that documents activity recordkeeping requirements, answers activity
      questions, and details personal thoughts and ideas.

                         No State Fair category exists for this project.




A Public Presentation Contest is held each April. 4-H’ers may enter the following categories:

FORMAL SPEECH – Formal Speeches (without props or aids) must be between 4 – 6 minutes in
     length and done by an individual member. Formal speeches provide information to the
     audience. Note cards are not considered a prop or visual aid and are allowed in this
     class.

DEMONSTRATION – Demonstrations may pertain to any topic (Foods should enter the Food
     Demonstration Contest.) Demonstrations may be given by an individual or a team of
     two members. Demonstrations must be 8 – 10 minutes in length.

FOOD DEMONSTRATION – Food Demonstrations should be 8 – 10 minutes in length. May be
      done by an individual or two members. The food demonstration must relate to the
      state-offered project area in which the member is enrolled to be eligible for State
      Fair.

ILLUSTRATED SPEECH – Illustrated Speeches (with visual aids) must be between 4 – 6
      minutes in length and done by an individual member.

ORIGINAL WORKS – Member may present any type of original works (i.e. comedy,
      storytelling, original poetry, radio segment, etc.) May be done by an individual or a
      team of no more than three members. Works must have been written by one of the
      team members. Segment must be between 4 – 6 minutes in length. Original works
      presentations are designed to entertain an audience.

ORAL INTERPRETATION – May be humorous or dramatic interpretation, oratorical
      declamation, prose reading or verse reading. Material may be read or memorized. May
      be done by an individual or a team of no more than three members. Interpretation
      must be between 4- 6 minutes in length.

Up to six entries with no more than one per division will be eligible for State Fair
        (there is not a state fair class for general demonstrations). Two
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Robotics Platforms: Exhibitors should bring a robot designed with a commercial robotics kit. 4-H does
not promote any platform over another, but some of the more common robotics kits available to the
general public include: LEGO® MINDSTORMS, TETRIX® and VEX. Exhibitors are also required to bring
a Robotics Notebook in which they have recorded their engineering design experience. Note: This
curriculum is designed for small group use but can be adapted for individual use.

Robotics Platform I (Modules 1-5) – Exhibitors will build and program a robot for basic movement that
       includes a simple arm capable of picking up an item. They will bring their robot and Robotics
       Notebook to share what they learned about the engineering design process.

Robotics Platform II (Modules 6-10) – Exhibitors will design, build and program a robot that uses
       sensors and programming to complete a task. They will bring their robot and Robotics Notebook
       to share what they learned about the engineering design process and programming with sensors.

Robotics Platform III (Module 11) – Exhibitors will design, build and program a robot that uses sensors
       and programming to complete one of the provided challenges. They will bring their robot and
       Robotics Notebook to share changes they made to the robot and/or program along the way, and
       to describe their experience with completing the challenge.

Junkdrawer Robotics: All exhibits should be original designs made with everyday objects and materials.
Exhibits with purchased kits will not be accepted.

Junkdrawer Robotics I (Give Robots a Hand) – Exhibit a balance beam design you have created; OR
       Exhibit a created design for a robot arm that has at least two of the three axes of movement;
       OR Exhibit a created design for a gripper for your robot arm.

Junkdrawer Robotics II ( Robots on the Move) – Exhibit a built can-can robot that will make drawings
       on paper; OR Exhibit a built a rover (Es-Car-Go) with a gear train that is able to climb a ramp;
       OR Exhibit a design for an underwater ROV that can be powered to go up and down in a tank of
       water.

Junkdrawer Robotics III (Mechatronics) – Exhibit a designed and built or modified machine that will
       travel forward and backward using electrical power; OR Exhibit a designed mechanism that will
       sense a barrier (both front and back) and change motor or wheel direction; OR Build and
       compare at least two types of circuits; OR Design an original robot that can perform a specific
       task.

Virtual Robotics: Activities are conducted in an online environment. Every module has Virtual
Robotics Notebook pages with prompts and questions to guide youth. Pages should be printed and
kept in a binder. Additional blank or lined paper may also be used to record thoughts and sketches
of design ideas. Exhibitors will be judged on the detail and content of explanations in their
Robotics Notebook. No computers or other equipment are required.

Level 1 – Exhibit your robotics notebook to demonstrate what you learned about the engineering design
       process by completing at least one of the design challenges in Modules 1-4. Explain how you
       redesigned your robot to better complete the challenge and what you learned from that process.
       Include answers to the question prompts from at least one module.




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Level 2 - Bring a robotics notebook to demonstrate what you learned about robotics design and
       programming by completing at least one of the challenges in Modules 5-8. Provide details on the
       pseudo-code or program you wrote and explain changes you made to help your robot complete the
       challenge. Include answers to the question prompts from at least one module.

Level 3 - Bring a robotics notebook to demonstrate what you learned about either robotics
       communication (Modules 9-10) or the engineering design process and programming (Modules 11-
       12). Explain your experience with trying to complete the assigned challenge and include answers
       to the question prompts from at least one module.

                Top two exhibits will be considered for State Fair.




Traditional Scrapbooking - Exhibit one scrapbook with a minimum of 10 pages
        (counting the front and back of pages). Completed pages should contain photos,
        memorabilia, journaling, or other decoration. Projects will be judged on the layout of
        materials, cropping of photos, and journaling (not necessary on every page).

Digital Scrapbooking - Exhibit one scrapbook designed on the computer. Scrapbook should be
        designed by the 4-H’er, but they may use a website with templates and printed by the
        website. Scrapbook should have a minimum of 10 pages (counting the front and back of
        pages). Projects will be judged on the layout of materials, cropping of photos, and
        journaling (not necessary on every page).

                          No State Fair category exists for this project.




Service Learning I – Exhibit a binder portfolio to reflect what you have accomplished in the
        four steps of service learning. If you have been enrolled in the project for multiple
        years, the binder portfolio should include previous years’ work. Use of page
        protectors is recommended.

Service Learning II - Exhibit a binder portfolio to reflect what the exhibitor accomplished
        in the four steps of service learning. If exhibitor has been enrolled in project for
        multiple years (including Service Learning I), the binder portfolio should include
        previous years’ work. Use of page protectors is recommended.

                       No State Fair category exists for Service Learning.




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4-H members enrolled in 4-H Shooting Sports may choose to exhibit a display in addition to or
instead of participating in the Shooting Sports Event.

Shooting Sports - Exhibit a poster depicting safe firearm/archery handling, range safety, the
      parts of the (bow, rifle and/or shotgun), tracking the target, target sighting, or
      another topic you have learned through the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
       Rules and Regulations for poster exhibit: No live ammunition, actual firearms or parts
       of a firearm that could be reassembled should be included. Any manufactured part of a
       sporting arm may not be displayed.
          1. Human silhouette targets will not be displayed.
          2. All exhibits should be posters for display to the general public.
          3. Exhibits deemed to be inappropriate will not be displayed.
                        No State Fair category exists for this project.




All small engines should involve engines smaller than 20 horsepower and must be no larger than
         4’ x 4’. No complete engines, lawn tractors, tillers, chainsaws, etc. are eligible for
         State Fair selection.

Small Engines – Unit I – Choose one of the following:
                 1. A display identifying different engine or lawn and garden equipment parts
                    or a display showing the function of the various engine or lawn and garden
                    equipment parts.
                 2. A display identifying and explaining the function(s) of different specialty
                    tools needed for small engine work.
                 3. A display illustrating and providing the results of any one of the
                    experiments that are included in the project books.



Small Engines - Unit II and III (Maintenance)
  Demonstrate one of the following on an engine (no more than 20 HP):
  1. Perform routine maintenance.
  2. Diagnose and troubleshoot specific problems with an engine, short of a complete
      overhaul.

Top Small Engine exhibit will be eligible for State Fair. Exhibitors should contact the State
4-H Office if the exhibit will take more than 3’ x 3’ of floor space.

A Garden Tractor contest will be held for members 10 and over. Further information is listed
       in the tractor section.



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             Pet Pals (Small Pets I)
             Scurrying Ahead (Small Pets II)
             Scaling the Heights (Small Pets III)

          Illustrate one activity from your project manual or an activity of your own exhibited
                                       on a poster or in a notebook.

                        No State Fair category exists for this project.




   Multiple items included in an exhibit must all be labeled with the member’s name and
                                          county.

Theater Arts I, Play the Role – Exhibit one of the following items: Portfolio of acting
      activities completed during the current year OR Display illustrating a
      drawing/photograph of a clown character created by the exhibitor OR Display
      illustrating a picture story developed by the exhibitor.

               Theater Arts II, Become a Puppeteer – Exhibit one of the following items:
               Portfolio of activities with puppets completed during the current year OR
              Display on the history of puppets or puppetry in different cultures OR Display a
               puppet created by the exhibitor OR Display a story wheel and play adapted or
                 written for puppets.

             Theater Arts III, Set the Stage – Exhibit one of the following items: Portfolio
of activities for set design; make-up; or sound, props, or costuming completed during the
current year OR Display that includes sound, props and costume charts appropriate for a
selected scene from a story or play (limited to no more than 8 items) OR Display a scenic
design model to depict a scene from a script OR Display illustrating a character with make-up
drawn or colored in. Include a photograph of a person wearing the make-up and information on
the character’s personality or part in the play.



                 Top two Theater Arts exhibits will be eligible for State Fair.




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All items should be affixed to the display board. No additional items should be included.

Getting Acquainted with Your Tractor, Level A - Exhibit a display or poster that
       illustrates one of the following topics: tractor safety; care and maintenance; the
       tractor as a valuable farm machine; or an activity listed in the 4-H project manual.

Gearing Up for Safety, Level B - Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the
      following topics: cause and prevention of rollovers, diagram how an air cleaner
      works, diagram and identify an engine cooling system, regulations for battery and oil
      disposal, or another activity listed in the 4-H project manual.

Moving Out – Learning More About Your Tractor and Farm Machinery, Level C –
      Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the following topics: wagon and bin
      hazards, diagram and identify open and closed hydraulic systems, mower types and
      safety features, conveyor types and safety features, or another activity listed in the
      4-H project manual.

Moving Out – Learning More About Agricultural Tractors and Equipment, Level D –
      Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the following topics: method of
      winterizing a tractor, chemical uses and required safety equipment, parts and
      process of internal combustion engine, procedure for cleaning and flushing tractor
      radiator, or another activity.

                      Top Tractor exhibit will be eligible for State Fair.

Garden Tractor Contest – Members 10 and over are encouraged to participate in the Garden
        Tractor Contest. The contest will consist of driving the garden tractor through a skill
        course. Further information will be sent to those registered for the contest prior to
        the fair and the contest may include a written test.


                         No State Fair category exists for this project.




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ANIMAL SCIENCE

                           Beef Science                 Horse Science
                           Dairy Science                Poultry Science
                           Dog Science                  Sheep Science
                           Goat Science                 Swine Science

          Exhibit one poster or display relating to your project. It may include activities from
your project area including studies of animal physiology and/or animal behavior. All items in the
display should be affixed to the display board. NO additional items should be included. (Display
should be no larger than 2’ wide x 15” deep.)


VETERINARY SCIENCE

          Live animals are not permitted as exhibits and for safety reasons, exhibits should not
include syringes with needles, glass or any other sharp objects. All items in the display should be
affixed to the display board. NO additional items should be included. Display should be no larger
than 2’ deep x 15” wide.


Veterinary Science I –              Exhibit one poster or display related to an activity
Veterinary Science II –             completed in the project. Exhibit can be related to any
Veterinary Science III -            topic from project book including studies of animal
                                    Physiology and/or animal behavior.


           Top Animal or Veterinary Science exhibit will be eligible for State Fair.




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Requirements that apply to ALL video classes:
1. All videos should be no longer than five (5) minutes in length (unless
   noted differently in class description.)
2. Videos are to be original and a result of the member’s current year’s work. Criteria for
   judging shall include: (1) Evidence of story line; (2) Use of camera angles; (3) Use of
   zooming techniques; and (4) Smoothness of scene changes. Image and sound quality will be
   considered in relations to equipment available to and used by exhibitor.
3. Videos should comply with copyright regulations and display an image that is appropriate
   for 4-H audiences.
4. No time or date should be imprinted on the video footage. All videos should include an
   opening title screen, as well as closing credits which include date of production, name of
   video exhibitor and research sources if appropriate.

Public Service Announcement – Prepare a short video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length)
       that communicates an educational message. The video should demonstrate skills in
       making and editing video.

Promotional Video – Prepare a short video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length) that
      promotes an event or advertises a specific project/product. The video should
      demonstrate skills in making and editing video.

Animated Film – Video in this class should represent creative animation of original
      artwork ceated by the exhibitor. Media might include images created with graphics
      software or hand-drawn images.

Stop Motion Video – Video in this class should use animation to make a physically manipulated
      object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between
      individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of
      frames is played as a continuous sequence with editing software. Clay figures are most
      often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning (also called claymation), but
      any object may be used as the subject for this class.

Documentary - Video in this class should represent a research-based investigation into a topic
     of choice. Video credits should list research sources and may include paper or
     electronically published materials, and/or interviews with experts or constituents
     related to the topic of investigation.

Two entries may be selected for State Fair; however no more than one entry per class.
State Fair exhibits will be submitted for on-line judging on the State Fair On-line website:
http:/web.extension.illinois.edu/4hstatefaironline/. However, 4-H’ers will have the opportunity
to meet with the judges for in-person feedback and recognition on their State Fair county
judging day.



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SPECIAL STATE FAIR VIDEO OPPORTUNITY:
My 4-H Project Video is open to any 4-H member meeting State Fair age requirements;
enrollment in the Filmmaking/Video project is not required. Video should teach or
demonstrate something learned in a state 4-H project in which the member is enrolled.
(Project must be listed in the 2011-2012 Illinois 4-H Clover.) Video should follow same
requirements as posted for other video classes (e.g. copyright, title page, etc.). Criteria for
judging in this class will focus on demonstrated knowledge of the selected 4-H project area,
but will also consider demonstrated skill of filmmaking basics. No county selection process is
required for this class. In-person attendance at the fairgrounds is not required, but
exhibitors are invited to participate in public recognition of winners on Saturday, August
11 at the 4-H Family Event on the Department of Agriculture Director’s Lawn. Prizes will
be presented to overall winner(s). This class is not eligible for State Fair Premiums




1. 4-H’ers enrolled in the Visual Arts project may exhibit no more than
   two projects from each of the media listed below, with no more than one
   entry per technique. (Only one premium will be paid per class.) A maximum of
   six entries may be made from the Visual Arts classes listed below.

2. Articles exhibited are to be made by the exhibitor who is a participant in the Visual Art
   Project. Articles must have been made during the current 4-H year. If artwork that is
   meant to be displayed on the floor or ground will take more than 3’ of floor space and
   is selected for state fair, contact the office; Artwork meant to be hung or placed on
   a shelf is limited to a size of 30” high x 30” wide x 12” deep.

3. Articles exhibited should be from an original design created by the exhibitor. Copyrighted
   or trademarked designs are not acceptable. Kits and preformed molds are not considered
   original and not acceptable in any class unless otherwise noted. Team or school logos are not
   original. Combining parts of different patterns (pictures, photographs, images from the
   internet or magazine) with the member’s own ideas can result in an original design, but
   simply changing the color, pattern and/or size of a pattern does NOT make the design
   original. (Exception – Heritage Arts items may follow a pattern). If a photo, sketch or
   other idea source was used, submit it with your entry, attached to your exhibit. Photos
   used as a source should be taken by the artist. A special class for all kits, patterns, or
   molds (regardless of media) is the Non-Original class. No State Fair selections will be
   made from this class.




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4. All items must be properly prepared for exhibit. Items which are intended to be hung must
   be prepared for hanging. The hanging device must be sturdy enough to support the weight
   of the object.
   Drawings and paintings should be matted and framed, preferably under glass. (Oil and
   acrylic paintings do not require glass and are not required to be matted. Water color, chalk,
   pen & ink, etc. do require glass, acrylic, or some protective covering.) There is no specific
   requirement for type of mat.

5. Up to 6 exhibits will be selected for the State Fair with a maximum of two entries per
   class. Stepping stones, painted rocks, duct tape items and scrapbooks are not acceptable
   as State Fair entries.

6. Exhibits will be critiqued using the following criteria:
    Originality (most important)
    Design – color, line, shape, texture, space, and value
    Appropriate use of medium
    Condition of materials
    Finishing techniques
    Care and durability

Paper - Any original item made of paper. Examples could include origami, greeting cards, paper-
        cut designs, paper mache’, hand-made paper, paper collage, paper models of
        architecture, quilling, etc. Paper twist articles, made from directions in craft books
        and stores ARE NOT original and should be exhibited in the Non-Original class.
        Scrapbooks should be exhibited in the Scrapbook class and are not eligible for State
        Fair.

Fiber - Any original item made of fiber. Examples are quilts, fabric collage, soft sculpture,
        stitchery, weaving, embroidery, cross-stitch, wearable art. All baskets and decorated
        textiles (such as painted shirts or stenciled clothing) should be entered in Heritage
        Arts. ORIGINAL cross stitched, knitted or crocheted items belong in this class. Non-
        original cross stitch, knitting and crocheting belong in Heritage Arts. Machine knitted
        items are not appropriate for this class. Duct tape items are not eligible for State
        Fair.

Clay -   Any original item made of clay -- may be fired or unfired, hand formed or thrown on a
         wheel. Self-hardening clays are fine. Fire/oven-cured and corn starch clay could be
         accepted. Items can include, but are not limited to, clay statues, bowls, jewelry, etc.
         Pre-formed ceramics are not eligible for State Fair exhibit.




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Wood - Any original item made of wood (wood carving, sculpture, collage, wood burning, etc.).
       Utilitarian wood items made from patterns or kits (e.g. outdoor or indoor furniture,
       shelves) should not be entered in visual arts. (Popsicle stick crafts are not acceptable
       for State Fair entry.) Wood items that have been partially or totally created through
       the use of laser cutting programs/devices should be entered in Computer-
       Generated Art.

Chalk/Carbon/Pigment - Any original art work done with pencils, chalk, pens, ink,
       paint, charcoal, dyes, etc. This would include all painting, sketching,
       drawing, cartooning, printing, etc. Note: Please enter painting on wood,
       metal, textiles, stones in Heritage Arts. Painted and/or glazed pre-formed
       ceramics and painted porcelain dolls are not eligible for State Fair
       exhibit.

Glass/Plastic - Any original item made of glass or plastic. Possible items to exhibit include
        stained glass, etched glass (original design), mosaics made of glass, glass beading,
        plastic jewelry (friendly plastic). Interlocking building block creations and stepping
        stones or wall hangings that include cement decorated with glass or plastic items
        are not suitable for State Fair entry.

Metal - Any original item made of metal such as sculpture, tin punch,
       engraved metal, and jewelry. Items intended for industrial use (as
       tools and/or shop items made from patterns) are not considered
       part of this Visual Arts project. Metal items that have been
       partially or totally created through the use of laser cutting
       programs/devices should be entered in Computer-Generated Art.



Nature - Any original item made of natural material such as wreaths, corn husk dolls, etc.
       Items should be made of natural materials (which may be purchased) but securing
       elements such as glue and wire may be used in the inner construction as long as they do
       not detract from the overall "natural" appearance. Articles such as dried pressed
       flowers may be displayed under glass since it is necessary for protection/preservation
       of the natural materials. Candles and baskets should be entered in the Heritage Arts
       class.

Three Dimensional Design/Mixed Media – Art pieces in this class must be comprised of at
       least three different media. No one medium can make up more than 40% of a piece.
       The piece should be free-standing (not meant to be hung) that is observable on at
       least three different sides. Originality and design are important concepts. Craft and
       pre-formed or assembled projects are not acceptable.




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Heritage Arts – Exhibit a traditional art learned from another person or from a pattern (no
       kits). Cross-stitched, crocheting and knitted items by pattern must be entered in this
       class (machine knitted items are not acceptable). Other possibilities include:
       needlepoint, counted cross stitch, crewel, embroidery, cut work, hardanger, macramé,
       baskets, candles, pysanki (decorated eggs), leather, quilts from a traditional pattern,
       traditional handmade dolls with handmade costumes, decorative painting on wood,
       metal, fiber, or candles. All baskets should be entered in Heritage Arts.

Computer-Generated Art – Any original art created in any software package. Exhibit may
       not include scanned work, clip art, downloaded images from the internet, any imported
       image, or photographs. All pixels must be original. Photo mosaics are not eligible for
       State Fair. Color or black & white exhibits are acceptable. Wood and metal exhibits
       created through the use of laser cutting programs/devices should be entered in this
       class.

Non-Original – Exhibit one item from the above media that has been made from a kit or is
             considered non-original. No state fair selection will be made.




Welding – Exhibit one weldment/item from the suggested Weldment List found on page 43 of
the Arcs and Sparks Welding project manual. This class is for industrial welding only. Members
that wish to use welding to create objects with an artistic appeal should consider enrolling in the
Visual Arts – Metal class.

          Top two exhibits will be eligible for State Fair. Members must be 7th grade and older
                    to be selected for the State Fair welding class.




     Wildlife Projects are a part of the Natural Resources project. Refer to the Natural
                         Resources section for exhibit requirements.




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Woodworking projects should be appropriate for the age and the experience
of the 4-H’er. A new skill should be added to the project level each year.

Beginning Woodworking – (For members enrolled in Woodworking I or II). Exhibit any item
        made of wood constructed by the member in the project. Exhibit could demonstrate
        ability to cut wood with a saw, assemble an article made of wood, finish a wood article.
        Additional skills to add to the project might include learning to read and use a drawing,
        and using common hand and power tools.

Advanced Woodworking – (For members enrolled in Woodworking III or IV.) Exhibit any item
       made of wood. Projects might include such skills as using wood chisels, screwdrivers,
       planes, rasps, and files, making wood joints, scaling plans, making dovetail joints, or
       using wood adhesions.

Refinished Woodworking – (For members enrolled in Woodworking II - IV).               Exhibit any
        project refinished by the member.

 Top two exhibits will be eligible for State Fair. Exhibits selected for the State Fair must be
portable and fit through the doors of the Jr. Home Economics Building (6’). Exhibits cannot be
exhibited outdoors or on a trailer. Exhibitors should contact the office if the exhibit will take
                                 more than 3’ x 3’ of floor space.




The Clover Challenge is offered to 15 – 18 year olds in a variety of project areas. The display
varies with the project and exact requirements can be obtained from the Extension Office but
could include anything NOT covered in the project books, including but not limited to career
exploration and specific information on the topic. The completed Illinois 4-H Clover Challenge
Agreement must be presented with the exhibit. The projects are eligible for State Fair
selection in their project area. 4-H’ers may enroll in the Clover Challenge in the following
project areas:

       Aerospace                      Food and Nutrition              Photography
       Animal Science                 Forestry                        Robotics
       Child Development              Geology                         Small Engines
       Clothing and Textiles          Health                          Theater Arts
       Computers                      Passport to the World           Visual Arts
       Crops                          Intergenerational               Woodworking
       Electricity                    Interior Design                 Welding
       Entomology                     Leadership
       Floriculture/Horticulture




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