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					Northeast District 4-H
 Contest Handbook




 NORTHEAST DISTRICT 4-H
   CONTEST HANDBOOK
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NORTHEAST DISTRICT 4-H CONTEST

   HOST ROTATION SCHEDULE

 2009    Santa Fe / McKinley (NE/NW Combined)
 2010    Union / Bernalillo (NE/NW Combined)
 2011    Colfax
 2012    Rio Arriba / Los Alamos
 2013    San Miguel / Mora
 2014    Harding / Guadalupe
 2015    Taos


 NORTHEAST DISTRICT 4-H CONTEST

 HORSE SHOW ROTATION SCHEDULE

 2009    Harding
 2010    Los Alamos
 2011    Guadalupe / DeBaca (NE / SE Combined)
 2012    Santa Fe
 2013    Taos
 2014    San Miguel / Mora
 2015    Rio Arriba
 2016    Union
 2017    Colfax




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                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS

General Rules and Information------------------------------------------------------------------4

Host County Responsibilities---------------------------------------------------------------------5

Superintendent Responsibilities----------------------------------------------------------------7

Consumer Decision Making-----------------------------------------------------------------------8

Entomology-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11

Fashion Revue---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------17

Favorite Foods Show-------------------------------------------------------------------------------23

Home Ec Skill-A-Thon-----------------------------------------------------------------------------32

Horse Judging----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------37

Horticulture Identification-----------------------------------------------------------------------38

Livestock Judging-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------41

Livestock Skill-A-Thon----------------------------------------------------------------------------42

Presentations (Agriculture, General, Home Economics)--------------------------------44

Public Speaking--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------49

         Prepared--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------49

         Poetry------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------51

         Impromptu-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------53

Shooting Sports---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------55

         Archery----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------56

         Rifle---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------58

         Shotgun----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------62

Talent………………………………………………………………………………………..66

Wildlife Habitat Evaluation-----------------------------------------------------------------------76




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           NORTHEAST DISTRICT 4-H CONTEST
      GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION
Participation

  Any 4-H member who has passed his or her 9th birthday, but who has not passed his
  or her 14th birthday prior to January 1 of the current 4-H year is eligible to
  participate as a novice or junior member.

  Novice: (Ages 9 -11) 4-H members that are 9 years old or are 8 years old and in
  the third grade, but have not passed their 12th birthday prior to January 1 of the
  current 4-H program year, are considered novice age members.

  Junior: (Ages 12 to 13) A 4-H member must have passed his or her 12th birthday or
  be 11 years old and in the 6th grade, but not have passed his or her 14th birthday
  prior to January 1 of the current 4-H program year.

  Members must be enrolled in the project or activity in the contest program entered,
  unless stated otherwise. Members must have participated in county contests or in
  supervised training to be eligible for Northeast District Contests.

General Eligibility

  Previous District winners are eligible in any contest.

Age Categories
  There are two age categories in all contest areas:
         Novice: Ages 9-11
         Junior: Ages 12-13
  4-H members, selected by the counties, who are currently enrolled in 4-H, and who
  are classified in the novice or junior age category of the current 4-H year, are eligible
  except as noted in specific contest rules.

Dropping Contests

  All contests will be held unless the host county receives little or no entries for a
  particular contest and the NE District 4-H counties are in agreement that the
  contest be dropped for that particular year.

Entering a Contest

  Each 4-H member may enter one contest in the first afternoon’s competition, one
  contest the morning of the second day of competition and one contest the afternoon
  of the second day of competition. Eligible 4-H members may participate in an
  unlimited number of open contests at any time within the scheduled open contest
  hours as long as the open contest does not directly conflict with a regularly
  scheduled contest.



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Host County Responsibilities

        At the fall/winter planning meeting the host county will be responsible for
         taking minutes, putting the minutes in the Northeast District 4-H Contest
         Handbook, and sending a copy of minutes to all counties in the District.

        Provide all counties with information regarding dining, lodging, facilities,
         registration fees, pre-registration forms, entry sheets, entry deadlines,
         program schedule, location map and other necessary information.

        Secure qualified contest judges, as well as needed volunteers for such duties
         as group leaders, timers, livestock and horse handlers, door monitors,
         workshop leaders, and general assistants to contest superintendents. Provide
         contest judges with confirmation letters, score sheets, contest rules and any
         other materials necessary to perform their duties.

        Host counties may choose to acquire appropriate gifts for judges, although
         contest superintendents may wish to handle this responsibility.

        Acquire facilities that will adequately meet the needs of all contest areas,
         general sessions, awards presentations, the fashion revue and workshops. A
         separate room will also be needed for tabulation purposes. Reconfirm the
         facility arrangements well before the contest date, making sure that the
         facility will be clean and ready for contest superintendents to proceed with
         set up as soon as they arrive.

        Conduct a welcome or opening session at the beginning of district contests.
         County members/officers and/or 4-H members on the State 4-H Leadership
         Team may assist in planning and conducting this portion of district contests.

        Provide a stage or staging area for the Fashion Revue and decorate the stage.
         Provide senior 4-H members to be Fashion Revue commentators and possibly
         assist with the awards program.

        Provide an up-to-date list of contest participants, with any additions or
         subtractions from the registration, to all contest superintendents.

        Locate adequate numbers of livestock (cattle, sheep and swine) and horses for
         the appropriate number of judging classes for those contest areas. Make sure
         that arrangements are made to have livestock in place well before the contest
         is to begin so that classes and official placings can be determined in a timely
         manner.

        Before the event dates, the host county will properly insure participants for
         the duration of the event. The minimal fee may be included in the overall
         registration fee.

        May choose to provide an evening meal, entertainment or an activity for the
         participants with costs built into the registration fee.



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Registration Fees
  The host county will determine the registration fee based on anticipated costs.

  Insurance costs may be included in the registration fee.

Additional information for all Judging Contests
  A team consists of three or four members. Team scores will be the sum of the three
  highest placing individuals of the team. A junior team may be mixed ages, novice
  and junior. A novice team must be comprised of novice age members only. Novice
  contestants may enter a junior contest, but a junior may not participate in a novice
  contest as a team member. Mixed age teams compete as juniors.

  If a county does not have a team, they may bring individuals in each category.
  Individuals can compete only for high point individual.

  If there is only one judging team or individual present, the contest may still be held
  for individual competition only, if deemed feasible by the host county.

  No materials may be used in the contest other than pencil and paper.

  In all team events, counties may enter ONE NOVICE team and ONE
  JUNIOR team.

Cheating
  Any individual caught talking to, comparing notes, or exchanging information with
  anyone other than the group leader or contest superintendent will be immediately
  disqualified from the entire contest.

Ties
  Ties will be broken on individual’s total reasons score. If there is still a tie between
  reasons scores, then the winner will be decided by a flip of the coin.

  In case of a tie on all other contests, judges must break the deadlock.

Awards
  The high point team members will each receive medals for their first place efforts,
  while second, third and fourth place team members will be awarded ribbons in each
  novice or junior category contest area. All other contestants will receive
  participation ribbons.

  A special medal will be presented to the high point individual for novice and junior
  categories in each judging contest. Additionally, second, third and fourth high point
  individuals will receive ribbons.

Substitutions
  All substitutes must have participated in the county elimination contest and must
  be listed on the original pre-registration form submitted to the host county.
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SUPERINTENDENTS' GUIDELINES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

   Before the district contest, a contest superintendent should contact the host
    county to discuss their needs regarding judges, tabulators, assistants and
    facility requirements for the contest. The host county will obtain judges,
    tabulators and assistants and will provide these individuals with a
    confirmation letter to include subject matter materials, score sheets /
    scorecards and any other instructions deemed necessary. Judges should be
    aware of the 4-H guidelines and should be knowledgeable of the 4-H subject
    matter areas.

   Time limits and specific regulations are to be followed in all areas and for all
    age groups.

   Provide contest equipment such as easels, timers, score sheets, and pencils,
    as well as contest materials, samples, audio visual aids and other items
    necessary to conduct a quality contest.

   Plan to arrive at the contest site in a timely manner to allow ample time for
    setting up contest materials / equipment and to prepare score sheets for
    judges if necessary.

   Speak with contest judges before the contest begins to assure that they
    understand the contest rules and guidelines.

   Superintendents should introduce each contestant or secure a senior 4-H
    member to make introductions and establish a tie breaking section of the
    score sheet in advance.

   Review and confirm contest results with judges before they depart to assure
    that results are accurate.

   Complete all State 4-H contest result forms in the contest tabulation room
    and prepare ribbons and medals for the awards presentations, if volunteers
    are not available to do so. Counties may choose to ask senior age 4-H
    members to distribute awards however, often times, the contest
    superintendent will handle this responsibility.




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              4-H CONSUMER DECISION MAKING CONTEST
   Purpose:
       To assist 4-H members in learning to make wise consumer decisions,
        considering specific factors.
       To provide the opportunity for 4-H members to advance in the decision
        making process by formulating reasons for their decisions and expressing
        them orally.

   Eligibility:
      The general rules for participation and eligibility apply. Members may be enrolled
      in any 4-H project.

      A total of two (2) teams may be entered from each county. A team is three (3) or
      four (4) members. Teams may be of mixed ages, Novice and Junior, but if
      Juniors are on a team, the team will compete in the Junior age division. If a
      county has one (1) or two (2) additional contestants, they may be entered as
      individuals.

      The following rules and instructions apply to the Northeast 4-H District.
   1. A total of four (4) classes will be judged and selected from the current year
      Consumer Decision Making classes determined by the State 4-H Office. A time
      limit of 8 minutes will be given for each class. After all classes are judged, time
      will be given to contestants to study their reasons. 4-H Placing Card, 200.D-9,
      will be used.
   2. A total of four (4) items will make a class. Members will judge the class based on
      the problem or situation presented with each class.

   3. Reasons: A time limit of two (2) minutes will be allowed for reasons on a class.
      Contestants will not be allowed to look at the class when giving reasons. (See
      the following suggestions for developing a set of reasons).
             Novice: Oral reasons will be given on one (1) class.
             Junior: Oral reasons will be given on two (2) classes.
Awards:
     First through fifth place ribbons will be awarded to the winning teams and
     high point individuals. Medals will be awarded to the first place teams and
     high point individuals.
Score sheets: (Available on 4-H website)
      “4-H Placing Card for Judging Events” (200.D-9)
      “4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest Score Sheet for Oral Reasons”
             (300.D-8)
      “4-H Judging Tabulation Sheet” (200.D-10)




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                          Suggestions for Developing Reasons
Oral Reasons - 50 points possible
In this contest, contestants will be giving reasons for why they think the items should be placed
first, second, third and fourth based on the situation statement and standards. They will have
two minutes to present their reasons to the judge. They may not need the full two minutes.

The key to success in giving reasons is practice. This is the only way to develop a good,
smooth delivery. Do it aloud, with someone listening. Give reasons pleasantly, and make them
easy to understand. The contestant must have a clear mental picture of the entire class and the
differences between the items to tell why they placed them as they did. Remember the decision
is based on both the situation and the standards.

Contestants are allowed to take a note card in with them when they give reasons, but only use it
as a cue card, if necessary. They should not read their notes to the judge.

Good organization makes a set of reasons easy to follow. One way to organize reasons is to
divide the class of four items into three pairs: a top pair, a middle pair, and a bottom pair.

Here is a basic outline for a set of reasons. Suppose you place a class - 3, 1, 4, 2.
   A. First is the introduction. Give your contestant number, the name of the class and how
      you placed the class. For example, "Good afternoon, I am contestant number 7A. I
      placed this class of toys 3, 1, 4, 2." Stand straight and speak directly to the judge.
      Speak so that you can be easily understood.
   B. Next, present your reasons. Tell why one product was placed over another. Present
      reasons using pairs.
       Top Pair
       Tell the most important reasons for placing the top choice first. "I placed number 3, the
       puzzle, first because it is appropriate for an eight year old who has no brothers or
       sisters. These characteristics were mention in the situation statement."
       "Although I placed toy 3 first because the price and educational value were the most
       suitable for the situation, I grant the puzzle has many small pieces that could be easily
       lost."
       Give reasons for placing the first choice over the second choice using comparative
       terms.
       "I place number 3, the puzzle, over number 1, the large push truck, because the boy is
       too old for the push toy and the puzzle would be more challenging." Make your
       comparison as complete as possible.
       If the second choice has any advantages over the first choice, grant them at this time. "I
       realize the push truck could be used repeatedly, however, the puzzle is the best choice
       for this situation."
       Use the same procedure on the middle and bottom pairs as on the top pair. Introduce
       these two pairs by saying, "In the middle pair, I placed number 1 over number 4
       because... and in the bottom pair, I placed 4 over 2 because...."
       Middle Pair
       Give reasons for placing the second choice over the third choice.

       Grant the third choice if it has any advantages over the second.
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       Bottom Pair
       Give reasons for placing the third choice over the last choice.

       Grant the last item if it has any advantages over number three.

       Closing statement
       Repeat the name of the class and order of placing. "These are my reasons for placing
       this class of toys, 3,1,4,2." The official judge may ask questions about the class. Answer
       them with as correctly as possible showing confidence in your placing order.

Terminology
Learn to use the proper terms for comparison when organizing a set of reasons. Avoid such
words as good, nice, and better. They are too general for comparison. Be specific, avoid the
term "I like." Use specific terms that relate to the standards or the situation rather than personal
preferences. Make reasons short and definite.

       Example of a Set of Oral Reasons:
       The following example illustrates an entire set of reasons for a class of lamps.

       "I am contestant number 10B and I placed this class of lamps for studying, 2,4,3,1."
              (Tell the good points of the lamp you placed first.)

       "I placed number 2 first because the design, sturdy construction, and color are suitable
       for the given situation. The shade is shaped to distribute a maximum amount of light for
       the task of studying. The base is solid and flat to prevent tipping, and the 150 watt bulb
       is adequate for the tasks. I consider the construction of this lamp superior to that of the
       other lamps."
               (Next, compare the top pair or the first place lamp with your second place
               lamp.)
       "I placed number 4 over number 3. Number 4 is taller than number 3, which allows it to
       shed light over a large surface. It also has a higher wattage light bulb. I grant that
       number 3 is a more appropriate color for the room."
               (Next, compare the bottom pair, or third and fourth place lamp.)
       "I placed number 3 over number 1 because number 3 had a shade that is open at the
       bottom and ...."
               (Tell why number 1 was placed last.)
       "I placed number 1 last because the high intensity lamp focuses an intense beam of light
       upon a small surface which could cause eyestrain when reading."
               (Let the judge know you are finished.)
       “For these reasons I placed the class of lamps 2,4,3,1."
                                                                                Revised 2012




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                                  ENTOMOLOGY
Purpose:
To provide the opportunity for 4-H members to increase and test their knowledge of
insect identification.

Eligibility:
The general rules for eligibility will apply. Enrollment in the entomology project is not
required.

General Information:
Each county is allowed to bring two novice and two junior teams to the district
contest. A junior team may be mixed ages, novice and junior. A novice team may be
novice age contestants only. The county team score will be the sum of the three highest
scores. If a county does not have a team, they may bring individuals in each category.
Individuals can compete only for high point individual.

A team consists of three or four members. Team scores will be the sum of the three
highest placing individuals of the team.

Novice Contest Guidelines
Novice contestants will identify 25 insects by their common name.
Each correct name is worth 4 points - a total of 100 points possible.
Twenty-five minutes will be allowed for identification.

Junior Contest Guidelines
Junior contestants will identify 25 insects by their common name and give their type of
mouthparts. Each correct name is worth 4 points and each correct mouthpart is worth 2
points - a total of 150 points possible. Twenty-five minutes will be allowed for name
identification and another twenty-five minutes allowed for mouthparts.

Awards:
First through fifth place ribbons will be awarded to the winning team members and high
point individuals. Medals will go to the first place teams and high point individuals.

Tie-Breakers
       1. Most correctly spelled names.
       2. Most correct mouth parts ID.

Reference Materials:

A Field Guide to the Insects of America North of Mexico by D.J. Borror and R.E. White,
1970.Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. (A Peterson Field Guide Series)
100 Common Insects of New Mexico by David Richman, Ph.D. and Carol Sutherland,
Ph.D., 1987
"Making an Insect Collection," videotape #473, by Carol Sutherland, Ph.D., and David
Richman, Ph.D. Produced by New Mexico State University Agricultural Information
Department, 1986.
                                                                         Revised 1995




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                  NOVICE INSECT IDENTIFICATION LIST

COMMON NAME                              42. Suckling louse
1. Ambush bug                            43. Swallowtail
2. American cockroach                    44. Termite
3. Ant                                   45. Treehopper
4. Aphid                                 46. Velvet ant
5. Assassin bug                          47. Vespid wasp
6. Bark beetle                           48. Walking stick
7. Blister beetle                        49. Water boatman
8. Braconid wasp                         50. Waterstrider
9. Camel cricket
10. Centipede                            CLASS
11. Click beetle                         A. Arachnida
12. Darkling beetle                      B. Chilopoda
13. Dermestid beetle                     C. Crustacea
14. Dragonfly                            D. Diplopoda
15. Earwig                               E. Insecta
16. Flea
17. Flesh fly                            ORDER
18. German cockroach                     F. Acarina
19. Gossamer-winger                      G. Araneida
       butterfly                         H. Anoplura
20. Green lacewing                       I. Coleoptera
21. Honey bee                            J. Dermaptera
22. Horse fly                            K. Diptera
23. Jerusalem cricket                    L. Hemiptera
24. Ladybird beetle                      M. Homoptera
25. Leaf-footed plant bug                N. Hymenoptera
26. Leafhopper                           O. Isoptera
27. Long-horned beetle                   P. Lepidoptera
28. Long-horned     grasshopper          Q. Neuroptera
29. Mantid                               R. Odonata
30. Mosquito                             S. Orthoptera
31. Noctuid moth                         T. Scorpionida
32. Oriental cockroach                   U. Siphonaptera
33. Planthopper                          V. Thysanura
34. Robber fly
35. Scarab beetle                        METAMORPHOSIS
36. Short-horned grasshopper             Simple
37. Silverfish                           Complete
38. Sowbug
39. Sphinx mouth                         MOUTHPARTS
40. Spider                               Chewing
41. Stink bug                            Sucking
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                   JUNIOR INSECT IDENTIFICATION LIST COMMON NAME

1. Ambush bug                46. Leafcutting beetle      88. Termite
2. American cockroach        47. Leaf-footed plant bug   89. Tick
3. Ant                       48. Leafhopper              90. Tiger beetle
4. Antlion                   49. Long-horned beetle      91. Tiger moth
5. Aphid                     50. Long-horned             92. Tiphiid wasp
6. Assassin bug                       grasshopper        93. Treehopper
7. Blackswimmer              51. Louse fly               94. Twigborer
8. Bark beetle               52. Mantid                  95. Velvet ant
9. Bee fly                   53. Metallic wood-boring    96. Vespid wasp
10. Black fly                         beetle             97. Walkingstick
11. Blister beetle           54. Millipede               98. Water boatman
12. Blow fly                 55. Mosquito                99. Water scavenger beetle
13. Braconid wasp            56. Muscid fly              100. Waterstrider
14. Brush-footed butterfly   57. Noctuid moth
15. Camel cricket            58. Oriental cockroach      CLASSES
16. Carrion beetle           59. Picture-winged fly      A. Arachnida
17. Centipede                60. Plant or leaf bug       B. Chilopoda
18. Chalcid wasp             61. Planthopper             C. Crustacea
19. Checkered beetle         62. Pyralid moth            D. Diplopoda
20. Cicada                   63. Robber fly              E. Insecta
21. Click beetle             64. Rove beetle
22. Cricket                  65. Sap bettle              ORDERS
23. Damsel bug               66. Scale insect            F. Acarina
24. Damselfly                67. Scarab beetle           G. Araneida
25. Darkling beetle          68. Scoliid wasp            H. Anoplura
26. Dermestid beetle         69. Scorpion                I. Coleoptera
27. Diving beetle            70. Seed bug                J. Dermaptera
28. Dragon fly               71. Short-horned            K. Diptera
29. Earwig                            grasshopper        L. Hemiptera
30. Flea                     72. Silverfish              M. Homoptera
31. Flesh fly                73. Skipper                 N. Hymenoptera
32. Geometer moth            74. Snout beetle            O. Isoptera
33. German cockroach         75. Soft-winged flower      P. Lepidoptera
34. Giant silkworm moth               beetle             Q. Neuroptera
35. Gossamer-winged          76. Soldier beetle          R. Odonata
        butterfly            77. Sowbug                  S. Orthoptera
36. Green lacewing           78. Sphecid wasp            T. Scorpionida
37. Ground beetle            79. Sphinx mouth            U. Siphonaptera
38. Halicid bee              80. Spider                  V. Thysanura
39. Hister beetle            81. Spider wasp
                             82. Stink bug               METAMORPHOSIS
40. Honey bee
                             83. Sucking louse           Simple
41. Horse fly
                             84. Sulfur butterfly        Complete
42. Ichneumon wasp
43. Jerusalem cricket        85. Swallowtail
                             86. Syrphid fly             MOUTHPARTS
44. Ladybird beetle
                             87. Tachinid fly            Chewing
45. Leaf beetle
                                                         Sucking
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                   NOVICE ENTOMOLOGY ANSWER SHEET

Contestant Number ________ County ________________________Score ____________

        Each correct answer is worth 4 points. Twenty-five minutes allowed.

     Common Name

     1.______________________________              13.________________________


     2.______________________________              14.________________________


     3.______________________________              15.________________________


     4.______________________________              16.________________________


     5.______________________________              17.________________________


     6.______________________________              18.________________________


     7.______________________________              19.________________________


     8.______________________________              20.________________________


     9.______________________________              21.________________________


     10._____________________________              22.________________________


     11._____________________________              23.________________________


     12._____________________________              24.________________________


                                                   25.________________________
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                    JUNIOR ENTOMOLOGY ANSWER SHEET

Contestant Number ________ County ________________________Score ____________
                  Each correct name = 4 points, Mouth part = 2 points
                      Twenty-five minutes allowed for each part.

     Common Name                            Mouth Parts

     1.______________________________       1.____________________


     2.______________________________       2.____________________


     3.______________________________       3.____________________


     4.______________________________       4.____________________


     5.______________________________       5.____________________


     6.______________________________       6.____________________


     7.______________________________       7.____________________


     8.______________________________       8.____________________


     9.______________________________       9.____________________


     10._____________________________       10.___________________


     11._____________________________       11.___________________


     12._____________________________       12.___________________


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             JUNIOR ENTOMOLOGY ANSWER SHEET --- CONTINUED

Contestant Number ________ County ________________________Score ____________

     Common Name                            Mouth Parts

     13._____________________________       13.___________________


     14._____________________________       14.___________________


     15._____________________________       15.___________________


     16._____________________________       16.___________________


     17._____________________________       17.___________________


     18._____________________________       18.___________________


     19._____________________________       19.___________________


     20._____________________________       20.___________________


     21._____________________________       21.___________________


     22._____________________________       22.___________________


     23._____________________________       23.___________________


     24._____________________________       24.___________________


     25._____________________________       25.___________________
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                              FASHION REVUE

Purpose:
To provide 4-H members the opportunity to gain additional poise and confidence
in personal presentation of self.
To learn modeling techniques.
To improve sewing skills through the process of judge’s evaluation of sewing
techniques on a garment(s)/project(s) made by the 4-H member.

Eligibility:
The general rules for participation and eligibility apply. Member must be enrolled
in the respective clothing project entered.

Each county may enter any combination of novice and juniors in the following
classes (although they will compete in separate novice and junior categories).

Novice and Junior contestants may enter up to 3 blue ribbon winning entries for
appearance and construction judging, but will have to select their favorite to
model in the fashion show.

APPEARANCE AND CONSTRUCTION JUDGING

Appearance Judging Contestant
  o Must be present for Appearance Judging.
  o Contestants line up in order of projects and classes within projects.
  o Each contestant presents themselves to the judges wearing or carrying
     the entry they made, complete with accessories.
  o When excused by the judge the contestant must bring the garment back
     on a hanger to the rack with a tag with name and county pinned to the
     garment.
  o Contestant must remain after their appearance judging and participate in
     the fashion revue practice session.

Construction Judging Contestant
  o Does not need to be present for Construction Judging.
  o They must check in their garment(s)/project(s) with the superintendent.
  o Garment must be labeled with the following information:
            Name
            Age Category (Novice or Junior)
            County
            Project and Class
  o If a commercial pattern is used in making the entry, it must be attached.
     No penalty imposed if not done, but supplying the pattern is to the
     contestant’s advantage if the judge has a question about the techniques
     used.
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Fashion Revue Commentary must be written (double spaced & typed if
possible) and submitted with the entry the first day of the contest. Contestant is
encouraged to complete the 4-H Clothing Revue Information Sheet/District
Contest form (200.C-5).

Scoring:
The current score sheets used for the state contest will be adapted for use in the
District Contest. (See following score sheets)

Tie Breakers:
1. Construction score.
2. Appearance Judge’s consensus.

Awards:
Appearance and construction scores will be totaled for 1st – 5th place
ribbons in each class. Overall high individual awards will be given to the top
novice and top junior of each class.

PROJECTS AND CLASSES: (Number of entries allowed per county)

The classes in each project are awarded 1st – 5th place ribbons (appearance and
construction scores totaled). Overall high individual awards will be given to the
top novice and top junior of each class.

Each county may enter any combination of novice and juniors in the following
classes (although they will compete in separate novice and junior categories).

Sewing I: “Sew Much Fun” Project
         Simple Gathered Skirt (2 entries)
         Quick and Easy Tote Bag (2 entries)

Sewing II: “Sew Much More Fun” Project
         Handy Dandy Apron (2 entries)
         X-tra Special Shirt (2 entries)
         X-citing Pants (2 entries)
Mix and Match I Project
All Mix and Match I garments must be two-piece outfits and meet the following
requirements: Using woven fabric and pattern of your choice, which includes
3 of the following:
       -Collar without a band
       -Faced neckline
       -Pockets
       -Interfacing in front placket/collar/facing
       -Buttons and Buttonholes
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-Should NOT include a zipper
         Skirt and top (2 entries)
         Vest and skirt/pants (2 entries)
         Top and pants/shorts (2 entries)
         Jumper and top (2 entries)

Mix and Match II Project

All Mix and Match II garments must be two or three-piece outfits and meet the
following requirements: Using woven fabric and pattern of your choice. MUST
include a lapped zipper and two of the following:

-Set-in sleeve
-Attached waistband or seamed waistline
-Darts
-Sleeve bands and continuous placket
-Gathers/pleats

         Top and skirt (2 entries)
         Top and pants/shorts (2 entries)
         Jumper and top (2 entries)
         Outfit with three pieces (2 entries)
         Vest and pants/skirt (2 entries)
Let’s Make a T-Shirt Project
        T-Shirt (2 entries)
Sew & Go
       Quick Sack (2 entries)
       Handy Duffle (2 entries)
       Super Duffle (2 entries)
       Jumbo Garment Bag (2 entries)
Creative Touches
         Embellished Shirt (2 entries)
         Embellished Jacket (2 entries)
         Embellished Vest (2 entries)
         Embellished Pants (2 entries)
Serger Sewing
         Tote Bag (2 entries)
         T-Shirt (2 entries)
         Running Shorts (2 entries)
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     GUIDELINES FOR FASHION REVUE SUPERINTENDENT(S)

Judges:

Secure two judges, one for novice and one for juniors, to judge construction.
Secure two judges, for appearance judging. They will judge both novice and
juniors -or- four judges, two for novice and two for juniors.

Advance Preparations:

Prepare numbers for contestants to pin on garment for appearance judging.

Request:
  o Two dressing rooms (one for girls and one for boys)
  o A rack to hang clothing and extra hangers
  o Three tables for construction judging and tabulations
  o Half a dozen chairs
  o Two volunteer leaders to assist the youth as they prepare for appearance
  o Judging
  o Two to four senior 4-H’ers to read commentaries
  o Stage (decorated)
  o PA system
  o Cassette/CD player

Bring:
    o Music
    o Score sheets
    o Calculators
    o Pencils and pens
    o Straight pins
    o Scissors
    o Scotch tape
    o Stapler and staples


Revised 2012




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           Clothing Construction & Fashion Revue Contest

Name:_______________________________

County:______________________________

Please provide us with a commentary that can be used for the contest. Make
sure you include: your name, county, number of years in 4-H, and clothing
project you are currently enrolled in. Also include a description of the
garment(s) you will be modeling: describe the fabric, color, style,
accessories, etc. You may also want to include a few sentences about your
hobbies and interests.
                                          For example:
Jacki Baca, from Santa Fe County, is 13 and has been in 4-H for five years. This year she is
enrolled in the Sewing II clothing project. Today she is modeling a beautiful Handy Dandy
Apron. Jacki is ready for the grilling season in this brightly colored chile print apron made
from 100% cotton. The front pockets will provide Jacki with plenty of room to store her grill
accessories and the button neck strap make this apron very easy to take on and off. Also note
the matching hair scrunchy to tie her hair back while preparing dinner! When Jacki isn’t
grilling she enjoys reading, riding horses, and spending time with her friends and family.

                       Please neatly write your commentary below:




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Revised 2012
                   Northeast District 4-H Favorite Food Show
Purpose:
      Participants in the Favorite Food show will gain experience in planning, preparing and
       serving a favorite food as part of a meal or snack.
      Participants will gain confidence in themselves as the develop public speaking skills
       when presenting their favorite food and display to the judges.

Eligibility:

           A. Any 4-H member meeting the general eligibility rules. There is no requirement to
              be enrolled in a 4-H foods project in order to participate.

           B. Age Divisions:
                     1. Novice: Ages 9 – 11
                     2. Junior: Ages 12 – 13

           C. Participants Per County:
                     1. Novice: 4 participants
                     2. Junior: 4 participants

CONTEST GUIDELINES:
           A. Select a tested recipe from a reliable cookbook, 4-H foods project book,
              Extension publication or other dependable source. Choose a recipe that has
              nutritional value, shows originality and creativity, is appropriate for your chosen
              theme, and fits in one of the six categories below.

           B. Each contestant must select a Favorite Food that fits in one of the categories
              below, however all categories will be judged against one another. Desserts and
              recipes containing alcohol will not be eligible for entry.

                      1. Nutritious Snack or Beverage               4. Main Dish
                      2. Bread                                      5. Salad
                      3. Sandwich                                   6. Fruit or Vegetable

           C. Choose a recipe that can be made in less than one (1) hour, including
              preparation and cooking time. Remember that the number of cooktops and
              ovens may be limited at the contest site. Consider using hot plates or electric
              skillets for hot dishes or choose a food that does not require cooking.

           D. Contestants are encouraged to prepare as much of their Favorite Food dish as
              possible on site, however ingredients may be pre-measured, cooked or chopped
              to save time. Food safety should always be kept in mind when transporting,
              preparing, storing and serving foods. Keep hot foods hot and cold food
              cold. A refrigerator, freezer, microwave, stoves and ovens should be made
              available by the host county for contestant use.
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E. Practice preparing your Favorite Food recipe on your own until it can be prepared
   with ease and a good product is achieved with consistency. Be prepared to tell
   judges how the food was prepared.

F. Plan a menu, which will include your Favorite Food. The menu will be for
   breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner, depending on the Favorite Food chosen. Be
   sure to include foods that provide a variety of color, texture, and shape. The
   USDA MyPlate guide should be used to ensure that the basic food groups are
   represented in your menu selections.

G. The only food you will need to prepare for the contest will be your Favorite Food
   along with any necessary garnishes or condiments. Do not prepare any of the
   other foods or beverages listed in your menu.

H. Prepare two separate 8 ½” x 11” freestanding posters as follows:

            1. Favorite Food Recipe, including ingredients, amounts, directions for
               preparation, and number of servings. Junior contestants should
               also include the cost per serving.
            2. Favorite Food Menu for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner. Do not
               include the entire day’s menu)

     Simple decorations may be used on the posters to promote your chosen
     theme. Posters may be placed in picture frames, acrylic stands or in other
     creative means as long as they are freestanding. Posters should be placed on
     the table top, not taped to the side of the table.

     Be sure posters are neat and that all words are spelled correctly.

I.   Plan a place setting for one person with appropriate table covering, dishes,
     glassware, flatware, napkin, and centerpiece to compliment your Favorite Food
     and chosen theme. Please do not bring fragile china, expensive items or family
     heirlooms that could be damaged or lost. Paper plates, cups and utensils will be
     provided by the contest superintendent for the judges to use when sampling your
     Favorite Food, however contestants may bring their own items for serving the
     judges. Contestants may choose to bring a card table to the contest for setting
     up the Favorite Food display, if desired.

J. Bring all ingredients, utensils, cookware, small appliances, serving spoons and
   dishes, as well as table covering, dishes, flatware, napkin, recipe and menu
   posters, centerpiece, towels, dishcloths, dish soap for clean-up and any other
   necessary items for your Favorite Food and accompanying display. Do not
   assume forgotten items will be available at the contest site or from other
   contestants.
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     K. Contestants must wait to set up their Favorite Food display and to prepare their
        Favorite Food recipe until directed to do so by the contest superintendent.
        Contestants will have approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour to prepare before the
        judging begins. Contestants with foods that require less preparation and cooking
        time will go before the judges first. Parents, leaders, and Extension Agents
        are not allowed to assist the contestants in setting up displays or preparing
        the Favorite Food. The contest superintendent and designated volunteers will
        be available during the contest should contestants have questions or needs.

     L. Contestants will be responsible for cleaning their preparation area, display table,
        and surrounding area after the contest. Please double check that no personal
        items are left at the contest site.

I. SAMPLE QUESTIONS
     Judges will ask each individual contestant questions based on the Favorite Food
     Show score sheet. Practice giving answers to the following sample questions and
     review the contest score sheet in order to gain confidence and poise before the
     contest.

     1.  How did you prepare your Favorite Food?
     2.  How many times have you prepared your Favorite Food?
     3.  Why did you choose this recipe for the contest?
     4.  Which food groups are included in your Favorite Food?
     5.  Do you know the amount and number of suggested servings per day for these
         food groups?
     6. What are the main nutrients in your Favorite Food and what are their functions?
     7. What is the cost per serving for your Favorite Food? (Jr. Contestants)
     8. What food safety rules did you practice as you transported, prepared, and served
         your Favorite Food?
     9. Why did you choose the other foods listed in your menu?
     10. Tell me about your centerpiece, dishes and other items chosen for your display.
     11. Why is this table setting appropriate for your Favorite food and your menu?

II. RESOURCES
     Northeast District 4-H Favorite Food Show Score Sheet
     Northeast District 4-H Favorite Food Show Hints & Tips

III. AWARDS
     Medals and ribbons will be awarded to first place contestants in each age division.
     Contestants placing second through fifth in each division will receive ribbons.




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                                                                                               Revised 2012

                          NE DISTRICT 4-H CONTESTS
                            FAVORITE FOOD SHOW
                                      Contestant Entry Form

     Name _________________________________ Year____________

     County ________________ Age Division: ___ Novice ___ Junior

                                       Recipe Information
     Name of Recipe___________________________________________________

     Entry Category (Check one only):                ___ Nutritious Snack or Beverage

     ___ Bread ___ Sandwich ___ Main Dish ___ Salad ___ Fruit or Vegetable
     All favorite food entries will be judged against one another
     Dessert recipes and recipes including alcohol are not eligible for the contest

      Include a typed copy of your Favorite Food recipe with this entry. This will be
       included in a recipe booklet that will be given to each contestant.


      How much total time will you need to prepare your dish from start to finish at
       the contest site?
     ______________________________________________________________________


      What appliances will you need to use at the contest site to prepare your recipe?

      ______________________________________________________________________

      What ingredients can you prepare beforehand to save time? (ie. Chop
       vegetables or pre-cook ingredients) -- Remember to always keep food safety in
       mind when transporting and preparing recipe ingredients.

        ____________________________________________________________________

        ____________________________________________________________________

      BEFORE LEAVING HOME, remember to double check ingredients, utensils,
       dishes, table covering, centerpiece, recipe, menu and other items you will need
       for the contest.

Do not assume utensils, small appliances, ingredients and other forgotten items will be available at
the contest site. This is your responsibility as a contestant to bring all necessary items; to know how
to prepare your dish; and how to set up your table entirely on your own.
                            COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
                                    NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
                COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES




                                  NE DISTRICT 4-H
             FAVORITE FOOD SHOW SCORE CARD


Name _______________________________________________

Club / County ________________________________________

Favorite Food ________________________________________

4-H Age Division:                       Novice _____                 Junior _____

Average Score _______________                             Placing _______________




 New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU
                        and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.
                                                                                     Revised (2/12)
                                              NE DISTRICT 4-H
                                   FAVORITE FOOD SHOW SCORE CARD (R-2012)
        Exhibitor # _____          Age: ___ Novice ___ Jr. Total Score ______ Placing _____

        Name of Favorite Food _________________________________________________________

 JUDGING CRITERIA                       8 – 10 Pts   6 – 7 Pts   3 – 5 Pts   1 – 2 Pts   Judge’s
                                        Excellent     Good         Fair        Poor      Comments
I. THE EXHIBITOR
  Understands the USDA
  MyPlate
  Knows number of servings for
  each food group
  Knows favorite food nutrients
  and their functions
  Explains favorite food preparation
  effectively
  Personal appearance: neat,
  well groomed
  Communication skills

II. THE FAVORITE FOOD
  Level of skill in preparation

  Attractively displayed

  Variety of flavors, texture, color,
  temperature and shape
  Overall quality of food

  Food safety practiced

III. THE MENU
  Suitable for favorite food and
  occasion
  Variety of nutrients / foods

  Variety of flavors, texture, color
  temperature and shape
IV. Table Setting and Display
  Appropriate for foods served

  Correct placement of table setting
  items
  Posters: correct size, attractive,
  neat, with required information
  Appropriate centerpiece

  Overall attractiveness

  Display area neat and clean
                       Favorite Food Show Tips & Hints

   Keep an eye out for dishes, centerpiece and placemats, etc throughout the year. Try
    to catch them on sale.

   Use a tablecloth for a more attractive setting. You never know what the condition or
    size of the table will be at the contest. It is okay to use a placemat over the top of
    the tablecloth. Make sure your tablecloth is neatly pressed, too.

   Think “eye appeal” and attractiveness when choosing a food and table decorations/setting.
    Garnishes can be added to your Favorite Food to make it more attractive.

   Set up your display at home to try different table coverings, centerpieces, etc. until you
    like the look of the total display. Try it out! Don’t wait until the last minute.

   Practice, Practice, Practice making your Favorite Food until you are comfortable making it on
    your own. Make sure you use the dishes you will be using at the contest to prepare it in.
    Know what it looks like at all stages of the preparation process so you don’t have any
    surprises.

   Have all the correct dishes, glasses and flatware for the foods to be served in the Favorite
    Food menu. Also think about a serving dish that will match your place setting. Don’t forget
    to include nice serving utensils, pot holders, and hot pads or trivets (if you have a hot dish).

   Practice setting up your card table, place setting, posters and centerpieces by yourself so
    you know exactly where to place each item. Contestants may choose to bring their own
    card table or use the tables available at the contest site.

                             Selecting a Favorite Food recipe that already has the nutrients
                             listed is always helpful.

                            Try to choose a Favorite Food that has a degree of difficulty that
                             is age appropriate.

                             Be aware of the kitchen and facility to be used at the contest site
                              before choosing your Favorite Food recipe. It may make a
    difference as to whether you choose a food to be baked in the oven, prepared on a hot
    plate, or a food that will be served cold.

   Choosing a food that is unique or different, as opposed to something very ordinary, shows
    creativity and scores points with the judges. It’s also important to choose a dish that will
    hold well and has eye appeal.
   Limit the time to make your Favorite Food to no more than an hour. Twenty to forty
    minutes, including prep time and cooking time is great.

   Get creative with the names of the foods to be served in your menus. Instead of mashed
    potatoes, try “Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes”. The foods chosen should complement one
    another and should go along with your chosen theme.

   Know the nutrients in your Favorite Food and the function of those nutrients. You will also
    need to know the Food Groups represented in your Favorite Food and in the menu, as well as
    the number of servings needed in each food group for your age!!!

                       Know what food safety practices you followed when transporting, preparing,
                        cooking and storing your ingredients. It’s not a bad idea to wait and
                         purchase perishable items the morning of the contest, but if it is a special
                         or hard to find ingredient don’t wait!

                               Be able to tell the judges how you made your Favorite Food without having
                                to look at the menu poster.

                                Speak clearly and with confidence. Also speak up so that the judges can
                                 hear your answers. Tell them what you know even if they don’t ask.

                          You may want to place a small portion of your Favorite Food on
                            
                          individual plates for the judges before you go into the judging room. If
    so, use small plates that match your place settings and perhaps a garnish, if needed.
    Remember that the judges will be sampling many dishes throughout the contest, so a large
    portion will not be necessary.

   Remember to bring items needed for clean-up, such as dish soap, towels, dish cloths, and
    paper towels.

   Make a list and check it twice so you take everything you need to the contest!




                                                                                  (Revised 2012)
                             Home Economics Skill-A-Thon
Purpose:
    To educate 4-H members to identify items used in foods, cooking, sewing,
     clothing, interior design and housing projects.
    To develop decision making skills around food and menu selection.
    To give 4-H members the opportunity to learn how to become good consumers
     for themselves and their families.

Eligibility:
       The general rules for participation and eligibility apply.    Contestants may be
       enrolled in any 4-H project.

General Information:
1.      Each county is allowed to bring two teams to the district contest. Novice
        teams may be novice age contestants only. Junior teams may be mixed ages,
        novice and junior age contestants. Junior contestants may not participate as a
        member of a novice team.

       A team consists of three or four members. The team score will be the total of the
       three highest placing individual scores of the team. If a county does not have at
       least three members to make a team, they may bring individuals to compete for
       high point individual awards only. A maximum of eight participants per
       county may participate.

2.      Novices and Juniors will complete:

        a. Foods and Cooking Identification: (50 possible points) Youth will identify
           25 items from a provided list of appliances; cookware; dish and tableware;
           herbs and spices; and utensils. Contestants will have 20 minutes to identify
           25 items. Each correct response is worth 2 points.

        b. Sewing and Clothing Identification: (50 possible points) Youth will
           identify 25 items from a provided list of fabrics; sewing techniques; trims and
           fasteners; and tool. Contestants will have 20 minutes to identify 25 items.
           Each correct response is worth 2 points.

        c. Interior Design and Housing Identification: (50 possible points) Youth
           will identify 25 items from a list of carpet; curtain and window treatments;
           decorative woods; fabrics; faux finishes and techniques; painting; tools, and
           windows. Contestants will have 20 minutes to identify 25 items. Each
           correct response is worth 2 points.


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3.       In addition Juniors will complete:

         a. Food and Nutrition Judging: (50 possible points) Youth will rank a class of
            snacks or menus based on a scenario. Criteria from the Consumer Decision
            Making Contest Snack Class and Menu Class will be used as resources.

Awards:

        First through fourth place ribbons will be awarded to the top four novice and
        junior individuals and teams. Medals will be awarded to the top novice and junior
        individuals and/or team members.

Tie Breakers:

        Ties will be broken on individual total Foods and Cooking Identification score.
        Second tie breaker will be on individual total Sewing and Clothing Identification
        score. Third tie breaker will be on individual total Interior Design and Housing
        Identification score. Fourth tie breaker will be on the individual total score for
        Food and Nutrition judging. If there is still a tie the winner will be decided by a
        flip of the coin.

Reference Materials:

    New Mexico 4-H Senior Home Economics Skill-a-thon Study Guide. Available
     through State 4-H Office, New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, Box 30003;
     MSC 3AE, Las Cruces, NM 88003

    NE District 4-H Home Economics Skill-A-Thon Identification Sheets for Foods and
     Cooking, Sewing and Clothing and Design and Housing

    Baking I & II Projects

    Clothing I & II Projects

    Consumer Snack Class and Menu Snack Class criteria from the Senior Consumer
     Decision Making Contest Guide

    2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA MyPlate
Name__________________________________ County____________________________ Contestant Number _______

                                4-H Home Economics Skill-A-Thon
                 Foods & Cooking Identification Sheet – Northeast District (New 1-3-11)
You will be provided with 25 items from the list below. Write the number on the item in the blank for what
that item represents. Correct answers are worth 2 points each. This is to be completed as an individual.

Utensils
        Apple corer                          Kitchen Timer                        Pie/Cake Server
________Can Opener, Hand             ________Liquid Measuring Cup                 Pizza Cutter
        Chef’s Knife                         Scraper                              Potato Masher
        Chopper                              Dry Measuring Cups                   Rolling Pin
        Chopsticks                           Measuring Spoons                     Rubber Spatula
        Cookie Cutter                        Meat Tenderizer                      Serving Fork
        Egg Separator                        Melon Baller                         Serving Spoon
        Egg Slicer                           Mixing Bowl                          Soup Spoon
________Flour Sifter                         Nut Chopper                          Spatula
        Garlic Press                 ________Paring Knife                         Strainers
        Grater                               Pasta Measurer                       Turner
        Gripper                              Pasta Server                         Utility Knife
        Ice Cream Scoop                      Pastry Blender                       Vegetable Peeler
        Kitchen Fork                         Pastry Brush                         Wire Wisk
Herbs and Spices
________Allspice                             Cinnamon                     ________Oregano
        Basil                        ________Cloves                       ________Parsley
________Bay Leaves                   ________Dill                         ________Pepper, Black
________Celery Seeds                 ________Ginger                               Rosemary
        Chili Powder                 ________Mustard                      ________Sage
        Chives                               Nutmeg                       ________Sesame Seed
Appliances
      Blender                               Mixer, Hand                   ________Turkey Fryer
      Can Opener, Electric                  Mixer, Countertop                     Waffle Iron
      Crock-pot                             Rice Cooker
      Food Processor                        Toaster
      Ice Cream Maker                       Toaster Oven
Cookware
     Baking Sheet                            Frying Pan                            Sauce Pan
     Broiler Pan                             Pot Holder                            Steamer Basket
     Colander                                Muffin Tin                            Stockpot
     Double Boiler                           Pie Plate                             Trivet
     Dutch Oven                              Roaster Pan                           Wire Cooling Rack
Dish and Tableware
        Bread Plate                          Juice Glass                           Pepper Mill
        Carafe                               Meat Platter                          Punch Bowl
________Creamer & Sugar Set                  Napkin Ring                           Saucer
        Gravy Boat                           Parfait Cup                           Tea Pot
Name________________________________ County___________________________ Contestant Number __________

                                   4-H Home Economics Skill-A-Thon
                 Sewing and Clothing Identification Sheet – Northeast District (New 1-3-11)

You will be provided with 25 items from the list below. Write the number on the item in the blank
for what that item represents. Correct answers are worth 2 points each. This is to be completed as
an individual.


Fabrics
        Aida Cloth                         Fleece                            Spandex
________Cotton Blend                       Muslin, unbleached                Wool
        Felt                               Silk


Trims and Fasteners
        Batting                            Elastic                    ________Rick Rack
________Bias Tape                          Hook and eyes                      Sew on Snaps
        Decorative Trim                    Ribbed elastic


Techniques
        Dart                               Hem
________Gather                             Pleat


Tools
________Acrylic Ruler                ________Needle Threader          ________Sewing gauge
________Bobbin                       ________Pattern                  ________Sharps
________Bobbin Case                  ________Pin cushion              ________Shears
________Crewels                      ________Pinking Shears           ________Tailors chalk
________Cutting Mat                  ________Pins                     ________Thimble
________Dress Form                   ________Press Cloth              ________Thread
________Dressmaker’s Ham             ________Presser Foot             ________Thread Rack
________Emery Bag                    ________Pressing Machine         ________Throat Plate
________Iron                         ________Rotary Cutter            ________Tracing Paper
________Ironing Board                ________Safety Pins              ________Tracing Wheel
________Loop Turner                  ________Scissors
________Measuring Tape               ________Seam ripper
Name________________________________ County___________________________ Contestant Number __________

                                 4-H Home Economics Skill-a-thon
           Interior Design and Housing Identification Sheet – Northeast District (New 1-3-11)

You will be provided with 25 items from the list below. Write the number on the item in the blank
for what that item represents. Correct answers are worth 2 points each. This is to be completed as
an individual.
Curtain and Window Treatment
      Cafe Curtains                  Goblet Pleats                           Roman Shade
      Casing                         Leading Edge                            Sconce
      Cornice                        Pinch Pleats                            Spring Tension Rod
      Curtin Drop            ________Piping                                  Valance

Windows
________Bay window                ________Double hung window                 Recess window
        Bow window                        Palladian window
________Casement window                   Picture window

Carpet
      Berber                              Loop pile                          Sisal
      Cut pile                            Shag                               Textured

Flooring
      Ceramic Tile                        Linoleum                           Wood Flooring

Fabric
         Brocade                          Damask                             Silk
         Bump                             Gingham                            Tapestry
         Chenille                         Interlining                        Velvet
         Chintz                           Lining

Decorative Woods
      Base board                   ________Fascia                            Molding
      Chair rail                           Jamb

Tools
         Hammer                           Pliers
         Level                            Screwdriver

Painting
      Paint brush                         Roller                             Pad Applicator

Accessories
________Candle Sticks                      Poster                     ________Wall Mirror
        Clock                              Throw Pillow
        Lamp                       ________Throw
________Painting                   ________Vase
                                 HORSE JUDGING CONTEST


I.     ELIGIBILITY

       A. Any 4-H’er meeting general eligibility rules.

       B. Any 4-H member currently enrolled in any phase of 4-H project work may participate.

       C. Each county may enter two teams. In the case of mixed ages, the team will be
          judged as juniors.

II.    INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

       A. The contest will consist of two to four Halter Classes. Each class will consist of four
          horses. Breeds will be at the discretion of the host county.

       B. Contestants will be allowed fifteen (15) minutes per class for judging.

       C. One (1) set of oral reasons for novice and for junior will be given on classes
          designated at the start of the contest by the superintendent.

       D. Contestants will not be allowed to talk to anyone except group leader or
          superintendent.

       E. Official judges will be the responsibility of the Host County.

III.   REFERENCES

       Placing Card for 4-H Judging Events (200 D-9)

       Horse Judging Manual (200 R-48)




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                                    HORTICULTURE
Each county may enter two teams. In the case of mixed ages, the team will be judged as a
junior team.
The objective of the 4-H Horticulture Contest is to educate 4-H members, by identification,
to recognize fruits, nuts, berries, vegetables, flowers and indoor plants found in most
grocery stores, florists, mail order garden catalogues and nurseries. Also, included in this
contest will be a section on judging fruits and vegetables for juniors. This will give 4-H
members a chance to learn how to pick out the best fruits and vegetables for themselves.
NOVICE
A. Fruits, Nuts, Berries and Vegetables Identification (175 points)
       There will be 40 fresh specimens chosen from a list of 148 fruits, nuts, berries and
       vegetables. Each incorrectly identified item will be minus five points.
B. Flowers and Indoor Plant Identification (50 points)
       There will be five fresh cut flower specimens and ten live foliage plant (houseplants)
       specimens to identify. These will be chosen from a list of 45 flowers and indoor
       plants. The contestant will match the correct name of each specimen. Each
       incorrectly matched foliage plant will be minus five points.
JUNIOR

A. Fruit, Nut, Berries and Vegetable Identification (175 points)
       Same as novice section.
B. Flowers and Indoor Plant Identification (50 points)
      Same as novice section.
C. Fruit and Vegetable judging (100 points)
Two classes, one fruit and one vegetable, will be placed using the standard Hormel Placing
Card. Classes will be made up of fresh specimens. No oral reasons will be required.

REFERENCES FOR CONTEST
A. National Junior Horticulture Association Study Materials –
http://njha.org/projects_hortid.html *2012 Chapters: cover Garden Flowers and
Green House Structures

B. National Junior Horticulture Association Judging Horticulture Products
http://www.njha.org/projects_hortid_judging.html

C. Horticulture Scantron

D. NM 4-H Horticulture ID Sheet (Flowers & Indoor Plants, Fruits, Nuts & Berries,
and Vegetable) Revised March 2012.
                                                                            Revised March 2012

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                                 NM 4-H Horticulture ID Sheet           Revised March 2012



Bubble in the number corresponding to the correct item on your scantron. Remember all
numbers must be 3 digits! For example #1 is bubbled in as 001 on your scantron, #10 is bubbled
in as 010.

      Flowers & Indoor Plant
      001 African Violet              016 Dahlia                      031 Nasturtium
      002 Ageratum                    017 Daylily                     032 Pansy
      003 Amaryllis                   018 Dianthus                    033 Peony
      004 Bachelor Button             019 Dracaena                    034 Peperomia
      005 Begonia                     020 Dumbcane/Dieffenbachia      035 Petunia
      006 Boston Fern                 021 Ficus sp                    036 Philodendron
      007 Canna                       022 Geranium                    037 Purple Coneflower
      008 Celosia                     023 Gladiolus                   038 Rose
      009 Christmas Cactus            024 Hollyhock                   039 Salvia
      010 Chrysanthemum               025 Hosta                       040 Schefflera
      011 Coleus                      026 Impatiens spp               041 Sedum
      012 Columbine                   027 Iris                        042 Snakeplant/Sansevieria
      013 Coralbell                   028 Jade Plant                  043 Snapdragon
      014 Cosmos                      029 Lily                        044 Swedish Ivy
      015 Cranesbill                  030 Marigold                    045 Zinnia

      Fruits, Nuts & Berries          117 Coconut                     136 Peanut
      100 Almond                                                      137 Pear
      101 Apple (Gala)                118 Cranberry                   138 Pear (Asian)
      102 Apple (Granny Smith)        119 Date                        139 Pecan
      103 Apple (Golden               120 Fig                         140 Pineapple
           Delicious)                 121 Filbert                     141 Pinon Nut
      104 Apple Red Delicious)        122 Grape                       142 Pistachio
      105 Apple (Rome)                123 Grapefruit                  143 Plum (Red)
      106 Apple (Fuji)                124 Kiwi                        144 Plum (Black)
      107 Apricot                     125 Kumquat                     145 Pomegranate
      108 Avocado                     126 Lemon                       146 Prune
      109 Banana                      127 Lime                        147 Raisin
      110 Plantain                    128 Macadamia Nut               148 Raspberry
      111 Blackberry                  129 Mango                       149 Sunflower Seed
      112 Blueberry                   130 Nectarine                   150 Star Fruit
      113 Brazil Nut                  131 Olive                       151 Strawberry
      114 Cashew                      132 Orange (Naval)              152 Tangerine
      115 Cherry                      133 Orange (Valencia)           153 Walnut
      116 Chestnut                    134 Papaya
                                      135 Peach
Vegetables
154 Alfalfa Sprouts             206 Okra
155 Anise                       207 Onion
156 Artichoke (Globe)           208 Oregano
157 Asparagus                   209 Parsley
158 Basil                       210 Parsnip
159 Bay Leaf                    211 Peas (Chick)
160 Bean (Black)                212 Peas (Green)
161 Bean (Kidney)               213 Pepper (Long Green
162 Bean (Lima)                 Chile)
163 Bean (Pinto)                214 Pepper (Floral Gem)
164 Bean (Red)                  215 Pepper (Habenero)
165 Bean (Snap)                 216 Pepper (Jalepeno)
166 Bean Sprouts                217 Pepper (Pimento)
167 Beet                        218 Pepper (Serrano)
168 Bell Pepper                 219 Pepper (Poblano)
169 Black-eye pea               220 Popcorn
170 Bok Choy                    221 Potato
171 Broccoli                    222 Potato (Russet)
172 Broccoli Flower             223 Pumpkin
173 Brussels Sprouts            224 Radish
174 Cabbage                     225 Rhubarb
175 Carrot                      226 Rosemary
176 Cauliflower                 227 Rutabaga
177 Celery                      228 Sage
178 Celeriac                    229 Savory
179 Chayote                     230 Scallions
180 Chinese Cabbage             231 Spinach
181 Chives                      232 Squash (Scallop)
182 Cilantro                    233 Squash (Zucchini)
183 Collards                    234 Squash (Yellow Crook-
184 Cucumber                    neck)
185 Dill                        235 Squash (Acorn)
186 Eggplant                    236 Squash (Butternut)
187 Endive (Regular or          237 Squash (Spaghetti)
French)                         238 Sugar Cane
188 Garlic                      239 Sweet Corn
189 Ginger Root                 240 Sweet Potato
190 Ground Cherry (Tomatillo)   241 Swiss Chard
191 Honeydew Melon              242 Tarragon
192 Horseradish                 243 Thyme
193 Jicama                      244 Tomato (Cherry)
194 Kale                        245 Tomato (Italian-Roma)
195 Kohlrabi                    246 Tomato (Salad)
196 Leek                        247 Turnip
197 Lettuce (Bibb)              248 Watermelon
198 Lettuce (Head)
199 Lettuce (Leaf)
200 Lettuce (Romaine)
201 Mint
202 Mushroom
203 Mushroom (Enkoi)
204 Mushroom (Portabella)
205 Muskmelon (Cantaloupe)
                         LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST

I.       ELIGIBILITY

         Any 4-Her meeting general eligibility rules and currently enrolled in any
         phase of 4-H work is eligible to compete.

         Each county may enter a maximum of two teams. The team is made up of
         four members but only the top 3 scores from each team will contribute to the
         final score. Contestants in counties that do not have enough members to
         make a team will judge individually.

IV.      INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

         The judging contest will consist of classes of cattle, sheep, and swine.

         Classes will be selected from the following:

            Cattle                      Sheep                        Swine
            Market Steers               Market Lambs                 Market Barrows
            Breeding Heifers            Breeding Ewes                Breeding Gilts
            Breeding Cows               Rams                         Breeding Sows
            Bulls

         Classes selected will depend on the availability of livestock in the host
         county, provided all competing counties are given adequate notice of the
         classes.

         Contestants will be allowed fifteen (15) minutes to place each class. A two (2)
         minute time limit will be allowed for reciting oral reasons.

         One set of oral reasons for novice members, and two sets for junior members
         will be given on classes designated by the superintendent at the beginning of
         the contest.

         Contestants will not be allowed to talk to anyone except the group leader or
         superintendent.

         The superintendents will select officials.

V.    REFERENCES
        Placing Card for 4-H Judging Events (200 D-9)

         Guide for Teaching Livestock Judging (200 R-1)




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                  LIVESTOCK SKILLATHON CONTEST
Purpose
       To assist 4-H members in developing their livestock production skills in a friendly,
       but competitive setting by demonstrating the breath of their knowledge and
       understanding of animal science and livestock management.
Eligibility

       General guidelines apply. Do not need to be enrolled in any specific project to
       compete.
General Information

   A. Livestock breed identification: (50 points) identify from photographs a
      specified number of livestock (beef, swine, and sheep) breeds. A list of breeds
      will be provided.

   B. Livestock equipment identification: (50 points) identify the proper name for a
      specified number of pieces of equipment used in livestock production. A list of
      equipment will be provided.

   C. Livestock feed identification: (50 points Novice & 100 points Juniors) Identify
      the proper name for the livestock feeds. A list will be provided.

   D. Meat Judging class: (50 points) rank a class of four similar retail cuts of beef,
      pork or lamb.

   E. Meat Identification: (100 points Juniors only) Identify 10 retail cuts of beef, pork
      or lamb. Must identify the species, primal, retail name, type of cut and cookery. A
      list will be provided.

General Rules:

       This contest will be held in an open format so participants can participate at their
       convenience, but the contest will be scored for awards. It is recommended that
       teams go through the contest together, however it is not required.

       Each county is allowed to bring two novice and two junior teams to district
       contest. A junior team may be mixed ages, novice and junior. A novice team
       may be novice age contestants only. The county team score will be the sum of
       the three highest scores. If a county does not have a team, they may bring
       individuals in each category. Individuals can compete only for high point
       individual. A team must consist of three or four members.


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Tie Breakers:

        Ties will be broken by breed ID, livestock equipment, feed ID, meat judging class
        & meat ID (Juniors) in this order.

Awards:

        Ribbons and medals will be awarded to first through fifth teams and individuals.

References:

   A.   NM 4-H Beef Project Material
   B.   NM 4-H Market Lamb Project Material
   C.   NM 4-H Swine Project Material
   D.   Nasco Agriculture Sciences Catalog
   E.   Meat judging manual published by the National Livestock and Meat Board
   F.   Breeds of Livestock – Oklahoma State University. Go to Google and type in
        Breeds of Livestock.


                                                                     Revised 2011




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                                      PRESENTATIONS
    Purpose
   To give 4-H youth the opportunity to learn public speaking, teaching and expressing
    skills.
   To foster development of poise and self-confidence when speaking before a group.
   To teach the ability to organize thoughts to present information in a logical manner which
    the general public can recognize and appreciate.

    Eligibility
    General guidelines will apply, but to give a project presentation 4-H member must be
    enrolled in a related project. Enrollment in public speaking is not required.

    A county may enter up to four novice individuals or teams and four junior
    individuals or teams in any of the following three areas. A team is made up of two
    4-H members and is considered as one entry. Team and individual presentations will be
    judged on the same criteria and will be competing against one another (there are not
    separate team and individual categories).

    Presentations conducted in the Presentation Contest are directly related to skills and
    knowledge learned in a project. The three project presentation areas are:

           Agriculture Presentation Contest
           Members should be currently enrolled in Animal Science, Horticulture and
           Agronomy, or Natural Science projects. Refer to the State 4-H Projects
           and Literature Materials Handbook (200 B-3) for a list of specific projects.
           Home Economics Presentation Contest
           Members should be currently be enrolled in Home Economics (clothing,
           foods, food preservation, and housing), Consumer Education, Food and
           Nutrition or Family Life projects. Refer to the State 4-H Projects and
           Literature Materials Handbook (200 B-3) for a list of specific projects.
           General Presentations Contest
           Members should be currently enrolled in Engineering, Personal Growth
           and Development, Creative Arts or Arts and Crafts projects. Refer to the
           State 4-H Projects and Literature Materials Handbook (200 B-3) for a list
           of specific projects.

    General Information:
    A presentation is composed of one or two persons giving a demonstration or illustrated
    talk.

    A demonstration is a hands on presentation in which a skill is actually shown with an
    explanation given as to why each step is important. A demonstration is making or doing
    something.

    An illustrated talk is an oral presentation utilizing the aid of a flannel graph, posters,
    charts, flashcards, PowerPoint slides, models, photographs, chalkboard, overhead
    projector, or actual objects.
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Additional comments regarding presentations:
        Live animals may be used; contestant must bear expense.
        Contestant is not required to use a recipe from their foods/baking project book.
         The idea is to use the principles/skills learned.
        Only judges may ask questions of contestants during the contest.
        Each contestant is expected to bring their own supplies and equipment and
         should not expect to borrow items from the contest facility or from contest
         superintendents or participants.

Presentation Guidelines
1. Length: Length will be considered in the score. Time for answering
questions is not counted in the presentation length. One point will be deducted
for each minute or fraction of a minute over or under the time limit.
        Novice - Each presentation is limited to 3 to 5 minutes in length. Time for
         answering questions is not counted in the presentation length. One point
         will be deducted for each minute or fraction of a minute under 3 minutes or
         over 5 minutes.
        Junior - Each presentation is limited to 5 to 10 minutes in length. Time for
         answering questions is not counted in the presentation length. One point
         will be deducted for each minute or fraction of a minute under 5 minutes or
         over 10 minutes.
2.       Participants should dress appropriately for the type of presentation.
3.       Excessive use of notes will result in a three-point penalty.
4.       Each participant is responsible for bringing any necessary visuals,
         supplies, equipment, easels, etc. Special arrangements must be made at
         the time entries are submitted.
5.       Following each presentation, judges will be allowed to ask participants one
         to two questions directly related to the area of the presentation, their
         public speaking experience or their overall 4-H participation.
6.       The 4-H Presentation Score Sheets, 200.D-5 / R-2003 (Novice) and
         200.D-5 / R-2003 (Junior) will be used for evaluating and judging the
         presentations.
Tie Breaker
      1. Body of presentation score
      2. Summary of presentation score.
      3. Introduction of presentation score.
      4. Appearance score.
Awards
All presentations will be judged as one group. First through fifth place ribbons
will be awarded to the novice and junior participants. Medals will be awarded to
the high point individual/team in the novice and in the junior age group.
References:
      Northeast District Presentation Contest Judging Standards
      Let's Demonstrate the 4-H Way (100 D-2)
      Giving an Illustrated Talk (200 D-1)                 Revised 2012
New Mexico State University          COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE                            U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
                                                                                              200.D-5 / R-2003 (Novice)
                         4-H Novice Presentation Score Sheet
      Project Area:____Agriculture____General____Home Economics
Contestant                                                                     County
Title
Please circle a score for each area
           Category                     Excel         Good          Fair            Needs                 Comments
                                                                                   Improve-   (additional comments may be made on
                                                                                     ment              the back of this sheet)
 Appearance
 (10 points possible)
 Suitably dressed                      5          4     3       2              1
 Poise & Posture                       5          4     3       2              1
 Introduction
 (15 points possible)
 Appropriateness of topic              5          4     3       2              1
 Attention of audience gained          5          4     3       2              1
 Purpose clearly stated                5          4     3       2              1
 Body
 (50 points possible)
 Accurate and complete                 10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Correct Method (illustrated           10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
  or demonstrated)
 Logical steps presented               10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Skilled use of visual/other aids      10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Overall effective presentation        10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Summary
 (15 points possible)
 Purpose Achieved                      5          4     3       2              1
 Main points summarized                5          4     3       2              1
 Quality of References                 5          4     3       2              1
 Questions
 (10 points possible)
 Clear and concise response            5          4     3       2              1
 Keeps composure                       5          4     3       2              1
 Column Total


     Presentation Time                                Total Points (100 possible)                          _____________
 Start Time: ___________                              Less Penalty                                         _____________
 End Time: ___________                                                Excessive Use of Notes (minus 3 points)
                                                                      Time (minus 1 point for each minute or fraction of a
                                                                      minute under 3 minutes or over 5 minutes.)

 Total: ________________                              Total Score
                                                                                                           ____________
          NMSU Cooperative Extension Service is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.
                 New Mexico State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.
   New Mexico State University         COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE                          U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
                                                                                              200.D-5 / R-2003 (Junior)
                          4-H Junior Presentation Score Sheet
      Project Area:____Agriculture____General____Home Economics
Contestant                                                                     County
Title
Please circle a score for each area
           Category                     Excel         Good          Fair            Needs               Comments
                                                                                   Improve-   (additional comments may be made
                                                                                     ment          on the back of this sheet)
 Appearance
 (10 points possible)
 Suitably dressed                      5          4     3       2              1
 Poise & Posture                       5          4     3       2              1
 Introduction
 (15 points possible)
 Appropriateness of topic              5          4     3       2              1
 Attention of audience gained          5          4     3       2              1
 Purpose clearly stated                5          4     3       2              1
 Body
 (50 points possible)
 Accurate and complete                 10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Correct Method (illustrated           10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
  or demonstrated)
 Logical steps presented               10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Skilled use of visual/other aids      10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Overall effective presentation        10    9    8 7       6   5 4        3   2     1
 Summary
 (15 points possible)
 Purpose Achieved                      5          4     3       2              1
 Main points summarized                5          4     3       2              1
 Quality of References                 5          4     3       2              1
 Questions
 (10 points possible)
 Clear and concise response            5          4     3       2              1
 Keeps composure                       5          4     3       2              1
 Column Total

     Presentation Time                                Total Points (100 possible)                         _____________
 Start Time: ___________                              Less Penalty                                        _____________
 End Time: ____________                                               Excessive Use of Notes (minus 3 points)
                                                                      Time (minus 1 point for each minute or fraction of a
                                                                      minute under 5 minutes or over 10 minutes.)

 Total: ________________                              Total Score
                                                                                                          ____________
          NMSU Cooperative Extension Service is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.
                 New Mexico State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.
        NE DISTRICT 4-H PRESENTATION CONTEST
                 JUDGING STANDARDS

Speech and Grammar
Correct word usage and grammar. Can the presenter be heard by everyone
in the room?

Confidence and Poise
Sincerity about presentation, self-assurance, knowledge of the subject area,
and composure shows that practice has been done.

Grooming and Posture
Presenter is clean and neat. Posture is natural and straight. Hands used to
show or illustrate a point while holding them naturally. Presenter should not
lean on the table, stand on one foot, rock back and forth, chew gum, or engage
in other distracting mannerisms and habits.

Introduction
Does the introduction make a good impression and get the attention of the
audience? Enthusiasm is apparent if the presenter likes his/her subject and
is confident about the presentation.

Accurate and Timely Information
Is the topic up-to-date and accurate with the latest information available to
presenter?

Charts and Equipment
Charts should attract attention, fit into the presentation, easily read, and
simple to use. Equipment should be organized so that it does not distract
from the presentation.

Presentation Technique
Presenter should get the topic idea and subject matter across in an
interesting manner. Does the presenter have an organized step-by-step
follow through for each idea of the topic?

Conclusion
The conclusion wraps up the topic, mentioning again what was covered in the
presentation. The conclusion should leave the audience wanting to know
more about the subject.




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                             PREPARED SPEECH
Purpose:
    To give 4-H youth the opportunity to learn public speaking, teaching and
     expression skills.
    To foster development of poise and self-confidence when speaking before
     a group, be it prepared or impromptu.
    To teach the ability to organized thoughts to present information in a
     logical manner which the general public can recognize and appreciate.
Eligibility:
General guidelines will apply. 4-H member may be enrolled in any project.
Enrollment in public speaking is not required. Each county may enter four
novice members and four junior members in the Prepared Speech Contest.
General Information:
1. Topics are the option of the participant.
2. Notes may be used but should be limited. No visual aids or props are allowed.
3. Speakers draw a number to determine the order of speaking.
4. Contestants will be judged on methods and technique of presentation, not on
   statements of opinion.
5. Examples of prepared speech are:
       Informational - helps listener know or understand more about a topic.
       Persuasion - encourages listener to accept a challenge, change an
       attitude, or take action as a result of the speech.
       Inspirations - has emotional impact on the listener.
       Entertaining – speech is designed to fit a special occasion and to
       entertain the audience.
6. Time Limits:
      Novice - 2-4 minutes         Junior - 4-6 minutes
7. Participants Per County:
     Novice: 2
     Junior: 2
8. Scorecard (300.F-7)
Tie Breaker
Ties will be broken by consensus of the judges. If judges cannot come to a
consensus, the tie will be broken based on length of presentation. The
contestant closest to the maximum time without going over will be the winner of
the tie. The decision of the judges will be final.
Awards:
First through fifth place ribbons will be awarded to the novice and junior
participants. Medals will be awarded to the high point individual in the novice
and junior age group.
Reference Material: Simply Speaking (05301) - 100.F-4

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                 NE DISTRICT 4-H NOVICE AND JUNIOR                                                    300.F-7
                                                                                                      (R-2012)
                   PUBLIC SPEAKING SCORE CARD
                    New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service
 Name of Contestant                                                             County

 Title of Speech
 Age (check one)     ____ Novice ____ Junior

 Starting                                Ending                                Total Time
 Time                                    Time



 Speech Items                            Excellent         Very Good             Good               Fair               Poor

 Point Value                                 20                 16                 12                 8                  4

 Content
 Accurate information, topic of
 interest to audience, speech of
 sufficient length to explore
 topic
 Organization
 Interesting attention-getting
 introduction, body has factual
 content, effective summary
 Presentation
 Enthusiastic, maintains eye
 contact, voice pleasant with
 clear enunciation, natural
 gestures
 Poise
 Friendly, natural delivery, at
 ease with audience, neatly
 dressed with good posture
 Effectiveness
 Was the speech effective –
 Did it persuade or inform the
 audience?

 COLUMN TOTAL

                                                  Total Points (100 possible)
                                                  Less Penalty
                                                 Excessive use of notes (minus 3 points)
                                                 Time (minus 1 point for each minute or
                                                  fraction of a minute under or over allotted
                                                  time – Novice 2-4 minutes/Jr. 4-6 minutes)
                                                  Total Score
New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department
                                                of Agriculture cooperating.
                                POETRY
Purpose:
    To give 4-H youth the opportunity to learn public speaking and expression
     skills.
    To foster development of poise and self-confidence when speaking before
     a group.

Eligibility:
General guidelines will apply. 4-H member may be enrolled in any project.
Enrollment in public speaking is not required.

Participants Per County: Each county may enter
       1. Four novice members
       2. Four junior members

General Information:
1. Topics are the option of the participant.
2. The selection should be a single poem as opposed to a series of two to three
   poems. The presentation may be an original poem or one obtained from a
   book.
3. No visual aids or props are allowed.
4. Participants are not allowed to use notes and should strive to memorize their
   poem.
5. Speakers draw a number to determine the order of speaking.

6. Time Limits:
     Novice: 2 - 3 minutes
     Junior: 3 - 4 minutes

7. Scorecard (300.F-9)

Tie Breakers

      1. Knowledge score
      2. Interpretation score
      3. Presentation score

Awards:

First through fifth place ribbons will be awarded to the novice and junior
participants. Medals will be awarded to the high point individual in the novice
and junior age group.

Reference Material

Simply Speaking (05301) - 100.F-4

                                    51                         Revised 2012
                    NE DISTRICT 4-H NOVICE AND JUNIOR                                                       300.F-9
                           POETRY SCORE CARD                                                                (R-2012)
                       New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service



 Name of Contestant          _________________________________                  County      ________________________


 Title of Poem
 or Reading:        __________________________________________________________________________

 Age (check one)    ____ Novice ____ Junior


 Starting Time                           Ending Time                           Total Time


 Knowledge of Poem or Reading (20 points possible)

         Speaker is familiar with the poem or reading
         Evidence of memorization
                                                                                                 Score________

 Interpretation (40 points possible)

         Performed according to own artistic understanding
         Mood or tone is expressed
         Rhythm and pace enhance interpretation
                                                                                                 Score________

 Presentation (40 points possible)

         Shows enthusiasm / motivates interest
         Maintains eye contact with audience
         Voice is pleasant with clear enunciation of words and varies in tempo and volume
         Friendly, natural delivery, at ease with audience
                                                                                   Score_________


                                                                 TOTAL SCORE__________________
                                                                 (100 possible points)

 Judge’s Comments:




New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department
                                                of Agriculture cooperating.
                       IMPROMPTU SPEAKING

Purpose:
    To give 4-H youth the opportunity to learn public speaking, teaching and
     expression skills.
    To foster development of poise and self-confidence when speaking before
     a group, be it prepared or impromptu.
    To teach the ability to organized thoughts to present information in a
     logical manner which the general public can recognize and appreciate.

Eligibility:
General guidelines will apply. 4-H member may be enrolled in any project.
Enrollment in public speaking is not required. Each county may enter four
novice members and four junior members in the Prepared Speech Contest.

General Information:
1. An impromptu speech is a speech given without any previous preparation
except the three minutes before speaking.

2. Youth draw numbers to determine order of speaking. Talking during contest
preparation disqualifies the participant.

3. Three minutes before the speech is to be delivered, the speaker will choose
two slips of paper which will include topic words, phrases or news headlines.
The speaker chooses one of the two topics and returns the other slip of paper to
the contest superintendent. The speaker will have three minutes to formulate
their speech.

4. Speech should have an introduction, body and summary.

5. Length of Speech:       Novice - 1 minute minimum
                           Junior - 2 minutes minimum

6. Scorecard - (300.F-8)

Tie Breaker
      1. Presentation score.
      2. Organization score.

Awards:
First through fifth place ribbons will be awarded to the novice and junior
participants. Medals will be awarded to the high point individual in the novice
and junior age group.

Reference Material
Simply Speaking (05301) - 100.F-4

                                     53                           Revised 2012
                  NE DISTRICT 4-H NOVICE AND JUNIOR                                                        300.F-8
                   IMPROMPTU SPEAKING SCORE CARD                                                           (R-2012)
                     New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service




Name of Contestant          _________________________________                 County      ________________________


Title or Topic
of Speech:         __________________________________________________________________________

Age (check one)    ____ Novice ____ Junior


Starting Time                          Ending Time                            Total Time


Organization (50 points possible)

        Introduction is attention getting
        Body of speech is well organized, gives interesting facts
         and examples
        Summarizes speech effectively
                                                                                               Score________

Presentation (40 points possible)

        Shows enthusiasm / motivates interest
        Maintains eye contact with audience
        Voice is pleasant with clear enunciation of words and
         varies in tempo and volume
        Gestures are natural and used to illustrate points of emphasis
        Poised without nervous gestures such as pacing or hands in pockets
        Confidence is exhibited while speaking on topic, even if speaker
         was not knowledgeable on topic
                                                                                               Score_________


                                                                TOTAL SCORE__________________
                                                                (100 possible points)

Judge’s Comments:




  New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of
                                                      Agriculture cooperating.

        Revised June 2002
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   Northeast District 4-H Shooting Sports Contest
In the Northeast 4-H District, eligible novice and junior 4-H members, in good standing,
may compete in the following areas:

Archery:       Compound Bow
                     OR
               Traditional (Recurve) Bow

Shotgun:       Trap AND Skeet

.22 Rifle:     Light Rifle AND Target Rifle

      All participants will also be required to complete a 25 question written exam for
       each shooting sports area in which they are competing. The exams will be based
       on the 4-H Archery, Shotgun, and/or Rifle Project materials, which include a
       National Rifle Association (NRA) project book complete with sample study
       questions.

      The NE 4-H District Shooting Sports Contests are held each year at the NRA
       Whittington Center near Raton and are coordinated by the Colfax County
       Cooperative Extension Service agents. Colfax County Extension will also handle
       all district shooting sports registration, tabulation, and awards recognition for the
       contests.

      Official paper targets, sporting clays, range officers, range facilities and
       equipment, and ribbons and medals will be provided and/or arranged by the
       Colfax County Cooperative Extension Service agents. All ammunition, bows,
       shotguns, rifles and other equipment are the responsibility of the 4-H member.

      Detailed contest rules and guidelines can be found on the following pages.




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          Northeast District 4-H Archery Contest

I. 4-H ARCHERY CONTEST OBJECTIVES
To assist 4-H members to learn and practice the rules of archery in a safe, sportsmanlike manner
in order to achieve an advanced degree of proficiency. The contest will consist of 170 points
total. Fifty points will be based on a written exam while the remaining 120 points will be based
on actual shooting.

II. ELIGIBILITY
One team per class (in each age group) consisting of 3 to 4 members may be entered from each
county. If not enough members are entered for a team, the county participants will be entered as
individuals.
Contestants must be enrolled in the 4-H Archery project.
Each contestant will be charged a fee for the use of the range. Cost can vary by year, so consult
with your county agent each year.

III. AGE CATEGORIES
Based on the age of the 4-H member as of January 1st of the current 4-H year.
       1. Novice - 4-H members 9 to 11 years old
       2. Junior – 4-H members 12 to 13 years old

IV. ARCHERY CLASSES
     1. Compound Bow (all sights and/or release types accepted)
     2. Traditional Bow (all sights and/or release types accepted)

V. INSTRUCTIONS - EVENTS AND PROCEDURES
Written Exam
A written exam consisting of questions derived from the 4-H Archery project book will be given.
No other sources will be used to compile the questions. The exam will be 25 questions; all
questions will be matching, true and false, or multiple choice. The total number of correct
answers will be added to the shooting score to compile a total score per individual. The exam
will include questions on parts identification, safety, and general archery shooting. IN THE
EVENT OF A TIE DURING SHOOTING, THE WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE USED TO
BREAK A TIE AND IF NEEDED, DETERMINE PLACINGS.

Marksmanship
The shooting match will be conducted using the following guidelines;
NOVICE – A total of 24 arrows will be shot at two distances (10 yards and 15 yards)
      10 yards – Two ends of six arrows each (12 shots) at five minutes per end.
      15 yards – Two ends of six arrows each (12 shots) at five minutes per end.
JUNIOR – A total of 24 arrows will be shot at two distances (15 yards and 20 yards)
      15 yards – Two ends of six arrows each (12 shots) at five minutes per end.
      20 yards – Two ends of six arrows each (12 shots) at five minutes per end.
PASS-THROUGHS that cannot be scored may be re-shot.
WARM-UP – one end of six arrows will be allowed for warm-up (five minutes maximum).

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VI. SCORING

Standard targets (200.F – 38D) will be used for each distance and age category. The maximum
number of points will be 120 for a total of 24 arrows. The marksmanship score will be added to
the written exam score for a total of 170 points.

VII. EQUIPMENT

Any style or weight of bow may be used. NO crossbows or magnifying sights will be allowed.
Contestants must bring their own bow and arrows as EQUIPMENT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
It is recommended that each participant bring a minimum of nine (9) arrows each for competition.
Bows and arrows are to be used and handled only on the target range. Armguards, tabs and
gloves are allowed.

VIII. RANGE CONTROL

A Range Master (RM) will be responsible for conducting the contest, setting up the range,
scoring targets, monitoring safety and assisting shooters if necessary.
Decisions of the Range Master are final.

IX. CONDUCT

Shooters are expected to follow ALL safety and range rules. Failure to follow safety rules and
behave in a safe, sportsmanlike manner will result in immediate disqualification from the contest
and the participant will be asked to leave the range. NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEE WILL BE
MADE.

X. PROTESTS
Protests or concerns of any nature should be immediately made to the contest superintendent.
Written exams and actual targets are NOT returned to competitors.
XI. AWARDS
Ribbons will be awarded to:
      Teams – 1st through 5th (A team is a squad of three to four members).
      Individuals – 1st through 5th
XII. REFERENCES
The 4-H Archery Project Materials
The National Rifle Association’s “The Hunter’s Guide” (ISBN: 0-935998-69-1)
The National Archery Association webpage: www.usarchery.org
The National Field Archery Association webpage: www.nfaa-archery.org

XIII. CONTACT INFORMATION

Sean Moore, Colfax County Extension 4-H Agent, NE District 4-H Shooting Sports Contest
Coordinator, 575-445-8071 or semoore@nmsu.edu.

Feel free to contact your local county agent for more information.



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              Northeast District 4-H .22 Rifle Contest

I. 4-H RIFLE CONTEST OBJECTIVES

To assist 4-H members to learn and practice the rules of rifle safety, sportsmanship and
accuracy with firearms. The contest will consist of 350 points total. Fifty points will be
based on a written exam while the remaining 300 points will be based on actual shooting –
100 points per position.

II. ELIGIBILITY

One team per class (in each age group) consisting of 3 to 4 members may be entered from
each county. If not enough members are entered for a team, the county participants will be
entered as individuals.

Contestants must be enrolled in the 4-H Rifle project.

Each contestant will be charged a fee for the use of the range. Cost can vary by year, so
consult with your county agent each year.

III. AGE CATEGORIES

Based on the age of the 4-H member as of January 1st of the current 4-H year.
       1. Novice - 4-H members 9 to 11 years old
       2. Junior – 4-H members 12 to 13 years old

IV. RIFLE CLASSES

     1. Target Rifle
     2. Light Rifle

V. INSTRUCTIONS - EVENTS AND PROCEDURES

Written Exam
A written exam consisting of questions derived from the 4-H Rifle project book will be
given. No other sources will be used to compile the questions. The exam will be 25
questions, with matching, true and false, and multiple choice questions. The total number of
correct answers will be added to the shooting score to compile a total score per individual.
The exam will include questions on parts identification, safety, and general rifle shooting. IN
THE EVENT OF A TIE DURING SHOOTING, THE WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE USED
TO BREAK A TIE AND IF NEEDED, DETERMINE PLACINGS.

Marksmanship
The shooting match will be conducted using NRA rules. Novice 4-H members are 9 to 11
years old and Junior 4-H members are 12 to 13 years old as of January 1st of the current 4-H
year.


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NOVICE – A total of 30 shots will be taken in three positions – 10 per position
            Positions: 1) Prone 2) Sitting and 3) Kneeling

JUNIOR – A total of 30 shots will be taken in three positions – 10 per position
            Positions: 1) Prone 2) Standing and 3) Kneeling

Each member will fire all positions in succession. Positions governed by the NRA Rules.
(NRA Rules 5.6 to 5.12 defines these positions.)

VI. SHOOTING TIME

TOTAL FIRING TIME: 45 minutes – 15 minutes per position

Sighting-In Shots
Contestants may fire FIVE (5) sight-in shots at the sighting-in bull per position. Range
Officials ONLY will mark flyers. Shooters and parents will have TWO (2) minutes to look
at sight-in shots and will then be asked to return to the firing line.

Record Shots
Contestants will have FIFTEEN (15) minutes per position to shoot for record. Shooters and
parents may inspect targets as designated by the Range Master, but may not touch or pull the
target. Range Master and designated volunteers will remove targets for scoring. Flyers shot
during competition should be pointed out to the Range Master. Only shots initialed by the
Range Master will be considered flyers when scoring targets.

This process will be repeated for each position.

VII. TARGETS AND SCORING

Standard targets will be used for each position and age category. Targets will be used at a
50-foot range. A separate target will be provided for each of the three positions.

       Light Rifle: 4-H 200 F – 38 – c (NRA: A-32)
       Target Rifle: 4-H 200 F – 38 a (NRA: A-17)

The maximum number of points per target in each discipline (light and/or target) will be 100
for a total of 300 per discipline. The marksmanship score will be added to the written exam
score for a total of 350 points. Team scores will consist of the three highest composite scores
for the three positions plus the written exam score.

Scoring will be performed by selected individuals following NRA Rules 14 and 15. Decision
of the judges is final.

VIII. EQUIPMENT

Contestants must bring their own rifles and ammunition as EQUIPMENT WILL NOT BE
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       Target Rifles

       Rifle: any .22 caliber rimfire cataloged as “.22 short”, “.22 long”, or “.22 long rifle”
       which loads ONE ROUND AT A TIME. SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES CANNOT
       BE USED! There is no weight limit for the rifle and/or accessories. Butt plates
               and hooks are legal if they do not extend more than 6 inches beyond the butt
       plate (NRA Rules 3.2 and 3.15)

       Trigger: must not pull less than 3 pounds (NRA Rule 3.1)

       Sights: Metallic sights only (NRA Rule 3.7a)

       Light Rifles

       Rifle: any .22 caliber rimfire cataloged as “.22 short”, “.22 long”, or “.22 long rifle”
       which loads ONE ROUND AT A TIME. SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES CANNOT
       BE USED! Rifles plus equipment is not to exceed 8.5 pounds. (NRA Rule 3.3)

       Trigger: must not pull less than 2 pounds (NRA Rule 3.3)

       Sights: Metallic sights only (NRA Rule 3.7a)

       Ammunition
       Rimfire cartridge commercially cataloged as the “.22 short”, “.22 long”, or “.22 long
       rifle” which have an overall length not more than 1.1 inches and loaded with lead or
       alloy bullet of not larger than .23 inch diameter which weighs not more than 40
       grains. Hollow point, tracer, incendiary, or explosive bullets are specifically
       excluded from ammunition authorized for match use. NO MAGNUMS will be
       allowed in the competition. Ammunition is NOT provided. Shooters are expected to
       bring their own ammunition to the contest. Ammunition may be checked to ensure it
       meets these requirements. (NRA Rule 3.17)

       Ground Cloth, Eye/Ear Protection, and Optional Items
       Ground cloth may be used provided it is not constructed or used in a manner to
       provide artificial rest or support. (NRA Rule 3.10)

       Eye and ear protection will be required for all 4-H competitors to protect the eyes and
       hearing. (NRA Rules 3.19 and 3.20)

       Spotting scopes, shooting kits, gloves, rifle slings and kneeling roll (kneeling
               position only) used in accordance with NRA regulations are authorized. The
       sling cannot be used in the standing position (NRA Rule 5.12). In Target Rifle
       classes, a palm rest may be used in the standing position (NRA Rule 3.14).
       USE OF OTHER DEVICES OR EQUIPMENT IS PROHIBITED.




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IX. RANGE CONTROL
A Range Master (RM) will be responsible for conducting the contest, setting up the range,
monitoring safety and assisting shooters if necessary. Decisions of the Range Master are
final.
X. SAFETY AND CONDUCT
4-H members and adults are expected to conduct themselves in a safe manner at all times. All
firearms, whether being carried, at rest in vehicles, or at rest on the firing line will be unloaded and
will have bolts open except when on the firing line competing. All 4-H members must wear
protective gear such as hearing protection and eye protection at all times when on the firing line.
Failure to comply with safety rules and not acting in a responsible and safe manner will result in
immediate disqualification and the 4-H member will be asked to leave the range.
Shooters are expected to follow ALL safety and range rules. Failure to follow safety rules and
behave in a safe, sportsmanlike manner will result in immediate disqualification from the contest and
the participant will be asked to leave the range. NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEE WILL BE
MADE.
XI. COACHING
Adult and youth coaching is permitted in all 4-H matches. Each county is encouraged to have an
adult coach present. The coach may assist team members by calling the shots, checking time,
checking scoring, ordering sight changes, etc., but he or she must control their voice and actions as
not to disturb other competitors. The coach will not physically assist in loading but may help in
making sight corrections. Contestants should learn to make their own sight corrections. Coaches
will be allowed on the firing line, between and slightly to the rear of the shooters, as long as they do
not interfere with another shooter.

XII. PROTESTS
Protests or concerns of any nature should be immediately made to the contest superintendent.
Written exams and actual targets are NOT returned to competitors.
XIII. AWARDS
Ribbons / medals will be awarded to:
      Teams – 1st through 5th place (A team is a squad of three to four members).
      Individuals – 1st through 5th place
XIV. REFERENCES
The 4-H Rifle Project Materials
The National Rifle Association’s “The Hunter’s Guide” (ISBN: 0-935998-69-1)
The National Rifle Association’s “Smallbore Rifle Rules”
The National Rifle Association’s “Junior Rifle Handbook”
The National Rifle Association’s webpage: www.nra.org

XV. CONTACT INFORMATION

Sean Moore, Colfax County Extension 4-H Agent, NE District 4-H Shooting Sports Contest Coordinator,
575-445-8071 or semoore@nmsu.edu.

Feel free to contact your local county agent for more information.
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              Northeast District 4-H Shotgun Contest

I. 4-H SHOTGUN CONTEST OBJECTIVES

The contest will consist of 100 points. Fifty points will be based on a written exam while the
remaining 50 points will be based on actual shooting. Participants will compete using
conventional skeet and trap courses. The contest will consist of 50 clay birds, 25 each at the
skeet and trap courses.

II. ELIGIBILITY

One team per class (in each age group) consisting of 3 or 4 members may be entered from
each county. If not enough members are entered for a team, the county participants will be
entered as individuals.
Contestants must be enrolled in the 4-H Shotgun project.
Each contestant will be charged a fee for the use of the range. Cost can vary by year, so
consult with your county agent each year.

III. AGE CATEGORIES
Based on the age of the 4-H member as of January 1st of the current 4-H year.
       1. Novice - 4-H members 9 to 11 years old
       2. Junior – 4-H members 12 to 13 years old

IV. SHOTGUN CLASSES
    1. Shotgun – all 4-H competitors will compete in both trap and skeet.

V. EVENT INSTRUCTIONS

Written Exam
The shotgun exam material will be taken from the 4-H Shotgun project literature ONLY. No
other sources will be used to compile the questions. The exam will be 25 questions, with
matching, true and false, and multiple choice questions. The total number of correct answers
will be added to the shooting score to compile a total score per individual. The exam will
include questions on parts identification, safety, and general shotgun shooting. IN THE
EVENT OF A TIE DURING SHOOTING, THE WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE USED TO
BREAK A TIE AND IF NEEDED, DETERMINE PLACINGS.

Marksmanship

The shooting match will be conducted using the following guidelines:

All Novice and Junior age 4-H members will shoot the same 50 clay targets – 25 trap and 25
skeet.

Novice 4-H members are 9 to 11 years old and Junior 4-H members are 12 to 13 years old as
of September 1st of the current 4-H year.
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VI. SHOTGUN SHOOTING PROCEDURES

        Ready Position
        The ready position for calling the target will be either on or off the shoulder,
        whichever way the shooter is more comfortable shooting.
        A legal target is a whole clay bird that is thrown from the trap in a prescribed light
        pattern within the five-second time limit after the participant calls for the target.
        Targets broken by the trap or another obstruction will not be scored. These are illegal
        targets and will be re-thrown for the participant, regardless of whether or not the
        participant fires at the target.
        Skeet
        Each team or squad of individuals with their instructor will be allowed (as a group) to
        see one legal target from each trap prior to shooting the contest at the station. The
        competitor shoots his/her quota of targets, then the next participant steps forward and
        repeats the sequence until all individuals and team members have had their turn at the
        station. All team members shoot all targets, then rotate stations as a team.
        Each shooter will shoot 25 targets. The first time the shooter misses a target, the
        “option” shot must be taken regardless of the station. If the shooter shoots all eight
        stations without missing a target, the “option” shot will be taken at the last station.
        Trap
        Each team or squad of individuals with their instructor will be allowed (as a group) to
        see one legal target from the trap prior to shooting the contest. The competitor will
        begin at one station (assigned by the range officer), will shoot five (5) targets at that
        station then rotate clockwise through the event until all positions have been shot by
        each competitor.
        Each shooter will shoot 25 targets. The first shooter will shoot his/her first target, the
        second shooter will shoot his/her first target and so forth until the last shooter has
        shot his/her first target. The first shooter will shoot his/her second target at the first
        station and so forth until the last shooter has shot his/her fifth target at the first
        station. The team members will then rotate clockwise to the next station and repeat
        the sequence.
VII. SCORING
Scoring will be done by selected officials. Only legal targets will be scored and the scorer
will be sole judge of whether or not a target is broken. Officials may ask for assistance from
the trap puller or the range official if they feel their assistance is required.
Scorers will call “dead” for any target successfully hit (or bird “shot dead”); scorers will call
“lost” for any target missed (or bird that “gets away”). Any challenge to the call must be
made immediately by the participant. The final decision will then be made by the scorer with
assistance from the trap operator and/or the range official. The decision of the official is
FINAL.

Rule violations and procedure violations can be referred to the 4-H staff and officials for
settlement, but legality of targets and whether or not the target is broken is the responsibility of
the scorer. Only targets with a visual piece broken off will be scored dead. Duster and even birds
deflected in flight (but with no visible breakage) will be scored lost.
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Based on the scorer’s judgment, if a target hits an obstruction such as a tree or limb of a tree
before the participant has had ample time to fire at the bird, a new target will be thrown.
However, if the participant had had ample time to fire in the scorer’s judgment, and failed to do
so before the target hits an object near the end of its flight and breaks, the target will be scored
lost.

VIII. EQUIPMENT
Contestants must bring their own shotguns and ammunition as EQUIPMENT WILL NOT BE
PROVIDED. Any gun in good, safe working condition will be allowed. Lenses, optics,
illuminated-type sighting fixtures or release triggers are NOT allowed.
Double targets will be thrown in some instances; therefore, the shotgun should be capable of
holding two shells. Contestants should arrive prepared to shoot 50 clay targets - at least 50 shells
(plus extras for damaged clay birds). There are no specific ammunition requirements; a lighter
load such as “target load” is recommended.

IX. MALFUNCTIONS
Only the following malfunctions will be allowed and a new target(s) thrown:
        a) ammunition
        b) trap failure or failure of trap operator
The following malfunctions will not be allowed and targets will be scored lost:
        a) participants error
        b) failure to load gun
        c) failure of gun to fire (other than defective ammunition)
        d) failure of gun to reload
If a gun breaks through no fault of the participant, another gun may be borrowed or used and the
contest continued. However, if breakage occurs during the firing at a target and the target is
missed, it will be scored as lost.

X. RANGE CONTROL
A Range Master (RM) will be responsible for conducting the contest, setting up the range,
monitoring safety and assisting shooters if necessary. Decisions of the Range Master are
final.
XI. SAFETY AND CONDUCT

4-H members and adults are expected to conduct themselves in a safe manner at all times.
All firearms, whether being carried, at rest in vehicles, or at rest on the firing line will be
unloaded and will have actions open except when on the firing line competing. All 4-H
members must wear protective gear such as hearing protection and eye protection at all times
when on the firing line. Failure to comply with safety rules and not acting in a responsible
and safe manner will result in immediate disqualification and the 4-H member will be asked
to leave the range.
Shooters are expected to follow ALL safety and range rules. Failure to follow safety rules
and behave in a safe, sportsmanlike manner will result in immediate disqualification from the
contest and the participant will be asked to leave the range. NO REFUND OF ENTRY
FEE WILL BE MADE.


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XII. COACHING
Adult and youth coaching is permitted in all 4-H matches. Each county is encouraged to
have an adult coach present. The coach may assist team members by calling the shots,
checking time, checking scoring, ordering sight changes, etc., but he or she must control their
voice and actions as not to disturb other competitors. The coach will not physically assist in
loading but may help in making sight corrections. Contestants should learn to make their
own sight corrections. Coaches will be allowed on the firing line, between and slightly to the
rear of the shooters, as long as they do not interfere with another shooter.
XIII. PROTESTS
Protests or concerns of any nature should be immediately made to the contest superintendent.
Written exams and actual targets are NOT returned to competitors.
XIV. AWARDS
Ribbons / medals will be awarded to:
       Teams – 1st through 5th place (A team is a squad of three to four members).
       Individuals – 1st through 5th place

XV. REFERENCES
4-H Shotgun project literature
NRA Shotgun Handbook
ATA Rules, By Laws, Policies and Other Shooting Information

XVI. CONTACT INFORMATION

Sean Moore, Colfax County Extension 4-H Agent, NE District 4-H Shooting Sports Contest
Coordinator, 575-445-8071 or semoore@nmsu.edu.

Feel free to contact your local county agent for more information.




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                           Northeast District 4-H Talent Contest
                               General Rules & Information

I.    Objectives
A. To provide an opportunity for 4-H youth to develop a spirit of cooperation through
   working together to develop self-confidence through public appearance.
B. To stimulate interest and encourage a broad-based recreation program in NM
   4-H at the club, county and District levels.
C. To encourage 4-H members to discover and develop their talents.
D. To provide for social, cultural and leadership development of 4-H youth.

II.       Entry

A. The Talent Contest will allow two (2) novice and two (2) junior entries per county
   to participate.
             Entry                  Number of                 Category
                                    Participants
             Individual             Maximum                   Comedian, Poet
             or Group               of five
             Individual             Maximum                   Vocal, Musical,
             or Group               of nine                   Choreographed
                                                              Routine, Drama,
                                                              Celebrate 4-H

III.      Eligibility

A. Any 4-H member meeting general eligibility rules. 4-H’er may be enrolled in any
   project.
B. Each county may send one or two entries in each category per age group.
C. There are seven categories, each with a separate description and scorecard.
   Category descriptions are listed in the attached Contest Category Descriptions.
   The categories include:
   1. Comedian (individual or group up to five).
   2. Poet (individual or group up to five).
   3. Vocal (individual or group up to five).
   4. Musical (individual or group up to nine).
   5. Choreographed Routines (individual or group up to nine).
   6. Drama (individual or group up to nine).
   7. Celebrate 4-H (individual or group up to nine).
D. To determine category entry, refer to the attached descriptions. County
   Extension Agents are strongly encouraged to review entries for proper category
   and appropriateness of material, and ensure that all other rules and regulations
   are followed.
E. Acts should target youth ages 9-13. Entries deemed inappropriate by the contest
   superintendent or judges will not be considered for awards, and may be
   interrupted and/or cancelled during the contest.

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IV.      Instructions

A. All participants must be pre-registered and are to report to the assigned contest
   location at the time stated in the schedule.
B. Judges will determine if an entry is in the correct category; determine the order of
   performance. Judges decisions are final.
C. If possible, a sound system will be provided including microphone and CD/tape
   players. Some categories may be required to perform without a microphone.
D. Regulations for props must be followed. Props must be able to go through doors
   that are 6 ft. wide x 7 ft. tall. The following materials may not be used: talcum
   powder, flour, pies, water, oil, feathers or other substances which are hard to
   clean up, may cause damage, or be dangerous to participants. No roller skates
   or shoes with spikes, cleats, wheels. No motorized vehicles, live animals or real
   fire arms will be allowed.
E. Time limits for all categories will be strictly enforced. All categories have a
   maximum time of six minutes for performance, four minutes for set-up and break
   down. A penalty of five points per minute or part of a minute over the time limit
   allowed will be deducted from the total score.
F. Only adult coaches will be allowed on stage, in the vicinity of the prop storage
   area, and to assist with set-up and break down of props and equipment. 4-H
   members and other youth who are not part of the performance will not be allowed
   to assist in set-up or break down.
G. During a performance adult coaches may give cues for music back stage or help
   with costume/prop changes back stage. They are not allowed to participate in
   any other form back stage during the performance. Any voices heard during the
   performance from back stage must be either a participant or taped voice.

V.       Reference Materials
          NE District 4-H Talent Contest Category Descriptions
          NM 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet – Celebrate 4-H
          NM 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet – Comedy
          NM 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet – Poetry
          NM 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet – Drama
          NM 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet – Choreographed Routine
          NM 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet – Musical
          NM 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet – Vocal

VI.      Awards
         A. First through fifth place ribbons will be awarded. Medals will be awarded to
            the 1st place individual or team in each category per age group.




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              NE District 4-H Talent Contest Category Descriptions

Category Descriptions

COMEDIAN – Acts which showcase comedy are required. The act may
incorporate vocal, musical, and/or dance but these aspects cannot be more than
half of the performance time. These performances cannot include 4-H related
material, otherwise it should be categorized as “Celebrate 4-H”. Examples of
comedy entries might include “Who’s On First?”, “The Three Stooges” or an
original act. Stand-Up Comedy is acceptable as long as the material is
appropriate for a youth audience ages 9-13. Judged on material chosen,
message, talent, presentation, style, props/costuming. Four (4) minutes total for
set-up and break down; maximum of six (6) minutes for presentation for a total of
ten (10) minutes per performance.
POET – Acts which showcase poetry are required. The act may incorporate
vocal, musical, and/or dance but these aspects cannot be more than half of the
performance time. This category does not require 4-H material, however, if an
original poem showcasing 4-H is written, it would be acceptable. Judged on
material chosen, message, talent, presentation, style, props/costuming. . Four (4)
minutes total for set-up and break down; maximum of six (6) minutes for
presentation for a total of ten (10) minutes per performance.
VOCAL – Vocal performances may be done a cappella, with an accompaniment
tape or musical instruments. No lip since is allowed. No skit or story line will be
permitted. Sign language may be added to enhance the performance, but entries
that strictly showcase sign language without vocal presentation are not permitted
in this category. Those must be entered in the Choreographed Routine category.
Judged on talent, showmanship, vocal presentation, and material chosen. Four
(4) minutes total for set-up and break down; maximum of six (6) minutes for
presentation for a total of ten (10) minutes per performance.
MUSICAL – Musical performances may be musical instruments accompanied by
background tape, a band, piano solo, etc. No vocal presentation or lip since is
permitted. No skit or story line will be permitted. Judged on talent, showmanship,
musical presentation, and material chosen. Four (4) minutes total for set-up and
break down; maximum of six (6) minutes for presentation for a total of ten (10)
minutes per performance.
CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINES – No speaking to form a skit or story line. The
act requires choreography and can be demonstrated through twirling, pom pom
squad routines, jump rope teams, basketball dribbling exhibitions, or dance
(Jazz, tap, country and western, ballroom, etc.). Sign language presentations are
allowed, however, if a participant is singing and signing this entry must be
entered in the Vocal Category. Judged on material chosen, talent, uniformity,
creativity, showmanship, costuming and material chosen. Four (4) minutes total
for set-up and break down; maximum of six (6) minutes for presentation for a
total of ten (10) minutes per performance.

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DRAMA - Has a story line or theme that relates to a youth issue, current event,
or world affair. The drama skit may be simply increasing awareness of the issue
and/or recommended solution to the issue being addressed. It is not a
requirement to include 4-H in the skit. May incorporate music, vocal, and/or
dance but these aspects cannot be more than half of the performance. Judged
on creativity, material chosen, showmanship, costume, talent, props, message,
addressing of current issues. Four (4) minutes for set-up and break down;
maximum of six (6) minutes for presentation for a total of ten (10) minutes per
act.

CELEBRATE 4-H – Must be 4-H based story line, promoting 4-H, community
service, a project or activity. May incorporate music, vocal selections, and /or
dance but those aspects cannot be more than half of the performance. Skits can
be humorous, creative and make fun of but not degrade Extension employees or
the 4-H program. Judged on creativity, material chosen, showmanship, costume,
talent, props, message, addressing of current issues. Four (4) minutes for set-up
and break down; maximum of six (6) minutes for presentation for a total of ten
(10) minutes per act.




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                                 New Mexico 4-H Talent Contest Score Sheet
                                          Category: Comedian
                                       (Individual or Group Entry)

County:                              District:                       Order of Participation:

Name of Act:
                                                                                      Possible       Actual
Judging Criteria                      Judge’s Comments
                                                                                      Score          Score
Material Chosen—
appropriate for youth                                                                          30
audience
Message—communication of
                                                                                               20
a theme or idea


Talent—skills and ability to
                                                                                               20
perform the presentation well

Presentation Style—method
of acting, distinctive or
characteristic manner;
                                                                                               20
overall excellence; skill or
grace in performance and/or
appearance
Props/Costuming—
appropriate and supportive                                                                     10
of the act

Sub-Total Score                                                                               100



Penalty-Time Limit *



Total Score                                                                                   100
Additional Comments:




*Note: Six (6) minutes will be allowed for presentation with four (4) minutes for set-up and break down of props
and equipment for a total of ten (10) minutes per presentation. A penalty of five (5) points per minute or part of a
minute over the time limit of six (6) minutes allowed for the presentation and four (4) minutes for set-up and break
down of props will be imposed.



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                               New Mexico Talent Contest Score Sheet
                                          Category: Vocal
                                     (Individual or Group Entry)
County:                              District:                       Order of Participation:

Name of Act:
                                                                                      Possible       Actual
Judging Criteria                     Judge’s Comments
                                                                                      Score          Score
Vocal Presentation—
exercising the power of
producing voice, speech or
                                                                                               25
sound; expressing one’s
self as to relate to character
or message being portrayed

Talent—ability to do what
                                                                                               25
the activity or skill requires

Showmanship—stage
personality; poise,
confidence, expression,                                                                        40
projection of voice,
gestures, stage presence
Material Chosen—
appropriate material for                                                                       10
voice range

Sub-Total Score                                                                               100



Penalty-Time Limit *



Total Score                                                                                   100

Additional Comments:



*Note:Six (6) minutes will be allowed for presentation with four (4) minutes for set-up and break down of props
and equipment for a total of ten (10) minutes per presentation. A penalty of five (5) points per minute or part of a
minute over the time limit of six (6) minutes allowed for the presentation and four (4) minutes for set-up and break
down of props will be imposed.




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                                  New Mexico Talent Contest Score Sheet
                                           Category: Musical
                                       (Individual or Group Entry)
County:                              District:                       Order of Participation:

Name of Act:
                                                                                      Possible       Actual
Judging Criteria                     Judge’s Comments
                                                                                      Score          Score
Musical Presentation—
selection is appropriate to
skill level; instruments are                                                                   25
tuned properly; sound level
is appropriate

Talent—ability to do what
                                                                                               25
the activity or skill requires

Showmanship—stage
personality; poise,
confidence, expression,                                                                        40
musical projection,
gestures, stage presence
Material Chosen—
appropriate and appealing to                                                                   10
youth audiences

Sub-Total Score                                                                               100



Penalty-Time Limit *



Total Score                                                                                   100

Additional Comments:



*Note: Six (6) minutes will be allowed for presentation with four (4) minutes for set-up and break down of props
and equipment for a total of ten (10) minutes per presentation. A penalty of five (5) points per minute or part of a
minute over the time limit of six (6) minutes allowed for the presentation and four (4) minutes for set-up and break
down of props will be imposed.




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                                 New Mexico Talent Contest Score Sheet
                                   Category: Choreographed Routines
                                       (Individual or Group Entry)
County:                              District:                       Order of Participation:

Name of Act:
                                                                                      Possible       Actual
Judging Criteria                       Judge’s Comments
                                                                                      Score          Score
Talent—ability to do the
activity or skills required;
rhythm, appropriate gestures,                                                                  20
memorization and artistic
delivery
Uniformity—synchronized
movement; consistency in                                                                       20
formation
Creativity—ability to produce
something new, unique,                                                                         20
original
Showmanship—stage
personality; poise,
                                                                                               15
confidence, expression,
gestures, stage presence
Costuming—appropriate for
youth audience; fits well and                                                                  15
is flattering

Material Chosen—appropriate
for youth audience and the                                                                     10
ability of performer

Sub-Total Score                                                                               100



Penalty-Time Limit *



Total Score                                                                                   100
Additional Comments:


*Note:Six (6) minutes will be allowed for presentation with four (4) minutes for set-up and break down of props
and equipment for a total of ten (10) minutes per presentation. A penalty of five (5) points per minute or part of a
minute over the time limit of six (6) minutes allowed for the presentation and four (4) minutes for set-up and break
down of props will be imposed.

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                                  New Mexico Talent Contest Score Sheet
                                            Category: Drama
                                       (Individual or Group Entry)
County:                              District:                       Order of Participation:

Name of Act:
                                                                                      Possible       Actual
        Judging Criteria                      Judge’s Comments
                                                                                      Score          Score
Material Chosen—
appropriate for youth
audience; addresses youth
                                                                                               30
issue, current event or world
affair; offers awareness
and/or solution to issue
Creativity—ability to produce
something new, unique,                                                                         20
original

Talent—ability to do what the
activity or skill requires;                                                                    20
memorization

Showmanship—stage
personality; poise,
                                                                                               20
confidence, expression,
gestures, stage presence
Props/Costuming—
appropriate and supportive                                                                     10
of the act

Sub-Total Score                                                                               100



Penalty-Time Limit *



Total Score                                                                                   100
Additional Comments:


*Note: Six (6) minutes will be allowed for presentation with four (4) minutes for set-up and break down of props
and equipment for a total of ten (10) minutes per presentation. A penalty of five (5) points per minute or part of a
minute over the time limit of six (6) minutes allowed for the presentation and four (4) minutes for set-up and break
down of props will be imposed.

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                                  New Mexico Talent Contest Score Sheet
                                       Category: Celebrating 4-H
                                       (Individual or Group Entry)
County:                              District:                       Order of Participation:

Name of Act:
                                                                                      Possible       Actual
        Judging Criteria                      Judge’s Comments
                                                                                      Score          Score
Material Chosen—
appropriate for youth                                                                          30
audience; features 4-H

Talent—ability to do what the
activity or skill requires;                                                                    20
memorization

Creativity—produce
something new, unique,
                                                                                               20
original; creativity in delivery
of act
Showmanship—stage
personality; poise,
confidence, expression,                                                                        20
voice projection, gestures,
stage presence
Props/Costuming—
appropriate and supportive                                                                     10
of the act

Sub-Total Score                                                                               100



Penalty-Time Limit *



Total Score                                                                                   100

Additional Comments:


*Note: Six (6) minutes will be allowed for presentation with four (4) minutes for set-up and break down of props
and equipment for a total of ten (10) minutes per presentation. A penalty of five (5) points per minute or part of a
minute over the time limit of six (6) minutes allowed for the presentation and four (4) minutes for set-up and break
down of props will be imposed.



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                                  New Mexico Talent Contest Score Sheet
                                            Category: Poetry
                                       (Individual or Group Entry)
County:                              District:                       Order of Participation:

Name of Act:
                                                                                      Possible       Actual
        Judging Criteria                      Judge’s Comments
                                                                                      Score          Score
Material Chosen—
appropriate for youth                                                                          30
audience

Message—communication of
                                                                                               20
a theme or idea

Talent—skills and ability to
                                                                                               20
perform the presentation well

Presentation Style—method
of acting; distractive or
characteristic manner;
                                                                                               20
overall excellence; skill or
grace in performance and/or
appearance
Props/Costuming—
appropriate and supportive                                                                     10
of the act

Sub-Total Score                                                                               100



Penalty-Time Limit *



Total Score                                                                                   100

Additional Comments:


*Note: Six (6) minutes will be allowed for presentation with four (4) minutes for set-up and break down of props
and equipment for a total of ten (10) minutes per presentation. A penalty of five (5) points per minute or part of a
minute over the time limit of six (6) minutes allowed for the presentation and four (4) minutes for set-up and break
down of props will be imposed.




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              Northeast District ---Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Contest
Eligibility
    A. Read general rules
    B. Members may be enrolled in any 4-H project
    C. Two, four (4) member teams made of Novice and Two, four member team of juniors
        members per county. Novices may be moved up to a junior team.


Resource: Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Manual http://www.whep.org/

                                     Wildlife Identification
Wildlife ID: 25 slides 2 points per Power Point Slide. Total of 50 points
Objective: To be able to identify wildlife species listed in the WHEP manual.

Wildlife managers must be able to identify the species for which they are managing. Photos of
the species used in WHEP are readily available from a number of sources, including many field
guides and websites. In this portion of the judging event contestants will be asked to identify
wildlife species that are listed in the WHEP manual. A complete list is found in the manual on
page C2. There will be twenty five species represented by a clear photograph of either the male
or female in either the juvenile or adult stage. The format of this portion of the test is to write the
number of the slide in the appropriate-blank. If the judges cannot read the intent of the
contestant, the answer will be considered incorrect.. Contestants are not allowed to have any
electronic devices including cell phones, palm pilots, blackberries, mp3players, etc. with them.
Each correct answer is worth two points.

                                         General Knowledge

General Wildlife Knowledge: 25 questions 2 points each. Total of 50 points
Objective: To demonstrate knowledge of the wildlife species in the Hot Desert, Urban and
Wetlands regions to be judged. Understand the biology and behaviors of the wildlife
species found within the regions, and the use of aerial photos in wildlife management.

Questions can include information for any of the following in the WHEP manual:

   •   Wildlife species identification
   •   Wildlife foods
   •   Aerial photos
   •   Wildlife habitat requirements for a species
   •   Region specific questions (Hot desert or Urban)
   •   Wildlife management concepts and terms
   •   Wildlife management practices (WMP’s)
   •   Glossary

The general knowledge portion tests the ability of participants to demonstrate their knowledge in
these areas. The format will be set up as a practicum, with 25 stations worth 2 points apiece.
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   Wildlife Foods definitions are provided in appendix A of this manual. For the purpose of WHEP,
   foods have been placed in groups. Participants should be prepared to indicate which foods are
   eaten by specific wildlife species, and be familiar with the food group definitions. Foods charts
   are contained in the Eco-Regions portion of the text, and further information on foods can be
   found in the Species section under the individual wildlife species. Learning to interpret aerial
   photos allows participants to view areas of the country where they may not have a chance to visit
   personally. From the photos they can see the topography, get an idea of the amounts and kinds of
   cover available, and see the availability of water. Looking closer at the photos can show the
   amount and type of edge available, any barriers to migration that might exist, agricultural fields,
   grassland and forest lands. Programs like Google Earth, TerraServer and Google Maps can be
   helpful in understanding photos as a useful tool. In the “Species” section of the manual, each
   species has information on habitat requirements, management practices, habitat preferences and
   some incidental facts listed.

                                          Scoring the Contest

                                          Wildlife Identification

   Total of 50 points --- 2 points per Power Point Slide. Incorrect answers or illegible answers will
   be marked wrong.

                                           General Knowledge

   The practicum general knowledge activity is worth a total of 50 points with each station worth 2
   points each.

   The wildlife contest is worth a total of 100 points.

                                              Tie Breakers
1. Individual
        Wildlife Identification
        General Knowledge




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       Birds
American kestrel
American robin
black-capped chickadee
black-throated sparrow
blue-winged teal
Brewer’s sparrow
broad-winged hawk
brown thrasher
California quail
California thrasher
Canada goose
common nighthawk
crissal thrasher
dickcissel
dusky grouse
Eastern bluebird
European starling
Gambel’s quail
grasshopper sparrow
great horned owl
greater prairie-chicken
greater sage-grouse
hairy woodpecker
house finch
house sparrow
house wren
hummingbird
ladder-backed woodpecker
lark bunting
mallard
mourning dove
Northern bobwhite
Northern flicker
Northern goshawk
Northern harrier
       Nuttall’s woodpecker
       ovenbird
       prothonotary warbler
       red-eyed vireo
       redhead
       red-tailed hawk
       red-winged blackbird
       ring-necked pheasant
       rock dove
       ruffed grouse
       sage thrasher
       scaled quail
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sharp-tailed grouse
song sparrow
spotted towhee
Western bluebird
Western kingbird
white-winged dove
wild turkey
wood duck
yellow-rumped warbler

       Mammals

American beaver
American marten
big brown bat
black bear
black-tailed prairie dog
bobcat
common muskrat
coyote
desert cottontail
Eastern cottontail
Eastern fox squirrel
Eastern gray squirrel
elk
mink
mountain cottontail
mule deer
Northern raccoon
pronghorn
red squirrel
snowshoe hare
white-tailed deer

       Other Species

bluegill
box turtle
bullfrog
butterfly
cutthroat trout
largemouth bass
Pacific salmon
rainbow trout
rough-skinned newt
Western hognose snake

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