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					Piatt County 4-H Fair 2010

                        4-H Livestock Show
             Macon County Fair Grounds, Decatur
               Poultry and Goats: June 9, 2010
               Rabbits and Beef: June 10, 2010
                    Swine: June 10, 2010
       Entry Deadline is April 26th at the Piatt Co. Extension Office


                        4-H Dog Care Show
       Macon County Fair Grounds, Lahner’s Building
                      June 9, 2010
       Entry Deadline is April 20th at the Piatt Co. Extension Office


                  4-H Dog Obedience Show
        Macon County Fairgrounds, Lahner’s Building
                      June 17, 2010
       Entry Deadline is April 20th at the Piatt Co. Extension Office


                  4-H Horse and Pony Show
                Big Creek Riding Center, Decatur
                         June 19, 2010
       Entry Deadline is April 26th at the Piatt Co. Extension Office


         Piatt County 4-H General Exhibit Show
                Forest Preserve Park, Monticello
                          July 9, 2010
      Entry Deadline is May 27th at the Piatt County Extension Office

 State Fair Exhibit Schedule for Piatt County is scheduled for
      Friday, August 13, 2010 at the State Fair Grounds.
                        State/County/Local Groups/United States Department of Agriculture Cooperating
                 University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you
                  need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the office at
                                                            217/762-2191.                                 1
                   Welcome to the Piatt County 4-H Show!
Piatt County 4-H members work hard on their 4-H projects throughout the year and
create unique exhibits for display and judging at the 4-H Show. This experience involves
learning, hard work and the enthusiasm of our youth—the future leaders of our
community.

A big thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers that help make our 4-H Show a
success and create lifelong memories for our 4-H members.

Good Luck with your exhibit!


4-H Policies…………………………………..2              Interior Design…………………………………42
Livestock Rules/Reg……………………......5        Journalism……………………………………..43
Aerospace…………………………………..14                Leadership………………………………….….43
Animal Sciences……………………………15              Natural Resources…………………………….43
Beef……………………………………........15              Performing Arts………………………………..44
Bicycle………………………………….......17             Photography……………………………..…….45
Cats……………………………………........17              Plants & Soils……………………………..…...46
Child Development………………………...17           Poultry……………………………………..…...46
Citizenship………………………………….18               Public Presentations…………………………..49
Clothing……………………………………..19                Rabbits……………………………………….....50
Cloverbud…………………………………..20                Robotics…………………………………………51
Communications……………………….….20              Scrapbooking…………………………………...52
Computer Science………………………...21            Sheep……………………………………….…..52
Consumer Education………………………22             Small Engines………………………………….52
Crops and Soils………………………….…23             Small Pets………………………………………53
Dogs…………………………………..…….23                  Swine……………………………………….…..53
Electricity…………………………………...25             Tractor……………………………………….....54
Entomology……………………….………..26               Veterinary Science…………………………....54
Floriculture……………………………….. 26             Video……………………………………………55
Food and Nutrition…………………….…..26          Visual Arts……………………………………..55
                                          Welding ………………………………………..59
Forestry…………………………………….31                 Woodworking……………………………….....59
Geology……………………………………31
Geospatial…………………………………31
Goats………………………………………32
Health………………………………….......34
Horse & Pony……………………………..34
Horticulture………………………………..38
Intercultural………………………………..41
Intergenerational………………………….41



                    Piatt County 4-H General Policies
1. The 4-H year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31.
2. A $20 4-H Program Fee will be accessed for every Piatt County 4-H member. This
fee must be paid prior to the 4-H Show registration date of May 27.
3. Eligibility: Any youth, regardless of race, creed or color, who are 8 years of age and
have not reached their 19th birthday on or before September 1.


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4. A 4-H member may enroll in 4-H projects at any time during the year; however, in
order to exhibit at the 4-H Show, enrollment in all projects must be made prior to
April 1, 2010.
5. A member may not benefit economically from participating in multiple county
 4 –H shows, 4-H premiums, trophies, etc. These may be received from one
county only.
6. Youth can enroll in a 4 -H project after entering college or after marriage.
7. Junior Leaders should be 12 years old by September 1 and have completed three
years of 4-H.

                       University of Illinois Extension
                       4-H Member Code of Conduct
All participants of the Illinois 4-H Youth Development program, which is the youth
component of programs planned, conducted and supervised by University of Illinois
Extension, are responsible for their conduct to University of Illinois Extension personnel
and/or volunteers of the 4 -H Youth Development program.

4-H members‘ behavior is expected to demonstrate the character traits of
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Specifically, 4-H members are expected to maintain the following standards:
       1. Be courteous and respect others.
       2. Obey all rules set by members of their club/group and those set for 4-H
       activities in which they participate.
       3. Treat all people fairly and animals humanely.
       4. Respect the property of others.
       5. Respect the authority of adult/youth volunteers and others in leadership roles.
       6. Avoid profane and abusive language.
       7. Show kindness to others and give assistance when needed.
       8. Be honest and honor commitments.
       9. Do their best and keep trying to improve.
       10. Accept responsibility for their own choices.

The following conduct will not be allowed while participating in any 4 -H event or activity
and is subject to disciplinary action:

a) Possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and other controlled substances, including
    tobacco products. *
b) Theft or destruction of public or private property.
c) Involvement in sexual misconduct or harassment.
d) Possession or use of weapons or dangerous materials (including fireworks).
e) Fighting or other acts of violence.

* Information about prescription drugs should be provided to club leader or coordinator
of the 4-H activity.


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                                4-H Show Rules
1.    Each exhibitor is permitted to make only one entry in any one class unless
      otherwise stated in the 4-H Show Book. Entries must be received in the Piatt
      County Extension Office by April 26 for Livestock and May 27 for General
      Show.
2.    Judging will be based on the Danish System of Judging. Each class will be rated
      and placed in one of three groups:
              A - Blue Award (meets requirements); B – Red Award (needs some
              improvement); C - White Award (needs much improvement).
3.    All exhibits must have been owned by the exhibitor from the required starting
      date of the project until time of exhibit.
4.    Premiums may be adjusted if a larger or smaller number of exhibitors makes
      such an adjustment necessary or desirable. Premiums are paid according to
      project.
      General Projects: Blue = $5, Red = $4, White = $3.
      Livestock Projects: Beef, Goat, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep: Blue = $10,
       Red = $8, White = $6. (Depending on availability)
5.    All exhibitors are strongly encouraged to be present during judging. If you are
      required to be present, it will be stated in the 4 -H Show Book. If you are unable
      to be present for judging, answer the following questions and include with your
      project:
                     a) How did you get your idea for the project or why did you decide
                     to do this project, or in Visual Arts, is this an original project?
                     b) How did you make the project?
                     c) What did you learn?
                     d) What would you do differently?
6.    All projects must have been completed in this 4-H year, beginning September 1.
      Project made prior to the current year cannot be exhibited in this year‘s 4-H
      Show.
7.    If any questions arise that are not covered by the general rules, the 4-H
      Superintendent of the division in question or Extension staff shall make the
      decision. Parents and leaders may observe but not participate in judging.
      Questions must be voiced to the Superintendent or Extension staff by the 4 -Her.
8.    Piatt County is not responsible for articles at the 4 -H Show. All precautions are
      taken to protect the exhibits. Exhibits must be checked out between designated
      times unless otherwise noted.
9.    Each judging of 4-H projects will take place independently of all previous judging.
      Judges will select the top 4-Her and the alternates and announce the results and
      State Fair Delegates. Members may take only one static exhibit and one action
      oriented exhibit to the State Fair.
10.   Best of Show - Certain classes have been designated with ―Best of Show‖
      awards. Judges will decide on those winners. Best of Show winners may be
      ineligible as State Fair delegates due to the age stipulation. A 4-H member must
      be 10 years of age before September 1 to be eligible as a State Fair delegate.
11.   All classes are State Fair eligible unless otherwise noted.

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12.   State Fair entries must be made through the Extension office. Complete
      information and entry forms are available at your Extension office or on the
      Illinois State Fair website: http://agr.state.il.us/isf/

                   General 4-H Livestock Show Rules
Animal Ethics Requirements
All 4-H members who have not attended a previous training in Quality Assurance &
Ethics to show at the County or State Livestock Shows must complete Quality
Assurance & Ethics Training. This includes all livestock species; Beef, Goat, Horse,
Poultry, Sheep and Swine. A self-training web site has been established that the 4-Her
can utilize to qualify: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/qaec/. If you are not able to
access a computer make arrangements to complete the training at your local
Extension office.

Swine exhibitors must complete the Pork Quality Assurance and Ethics (PQA) program
each year before exhibiting at the Illinois State Fair. Contact the Extension office for
more information.

Piatt County 4-H Livestock Exhibit Requirements
1.    All exhibitors must be a member of a 4-H Club in Piatt County. A 4-H member
      must be enrolled in the project in which he/she is showing in by the appropriate
      ownership date OR the general county enrollment date, April 1, whichever is
      earliest. Enrollment deadline for beef exhibitors is February 1 of the current year.
2.    All exhibits must have been owned and personally cared for by the exhibitor from
      the required starting date to the time of the show.
3.    Interpretation and enforcement of rules by the Superintendents, in conjunction
      with Unit Extension/Staff representatives, will be final.
4.    If there are insufficient numbers for individual breed classes, breeds with similar
      characteristics will be combined to form classes.
5.     4-Hers must exhibit their own animals. Permission may be granted to allow
      another 4-H member to show a 4-Hers‘ animal, if permission is requested in
      writing one week prior to the show (e.g. final exam, work, State Horse Show or
      summer school class). If assistance is needed to show, another enrolled 4-Her
      may assist. Because of liability, no youth under the age of 8 or non 4-H members
      will be allowed to assist in the show ring. If assistance is necessary, identify your
      helper prior to the show and review with them showing techniques.
6.    Except for Rabbits, Poultry and Horses, health certificates in accordance with the
      Illinois Exhibition Livestock Health Requirements will be required. These papers
      will be checked and approved preceding the show. 4-H members will be required
      to have the Superintendent check their health papers when they arrive. Horse
      and Pony exhibitors are required to have a current Coggins Test (within one
      year) available for inspection at all times.
7.    All exhibitors showing in purebred classes will need to have their animals
      registered in their own name only. Registration papers must be shown to the
      Superintendent at Check-In. Effective date of ownership must appear on the
      registration papers. Even if the animal does not have registration papers, the
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      ownership dates remain the same. The latest dates required for ownership are
      listed under each species.
8.    Exhibitors must clean stalls and pens to the satisfaction of superintendents
      before leaving the fairgrounds. We are relying on your integrity as a 4-H member
      to leave the exhibit area, pens and stalls in better condition than when you
      arrived.
9.    Exhibits will be judged on the merits of the Danish System of Judging. Exhibits in
      each class will be rated and placed in one of the three groups: A - blue (meets
      requirements); B – red (needs some improvement); C - white (needs much
      improvement).
10.   In Champion and/or Reserve Champion classes, only blue ribbon winners may
      compete, and only Champion and/or Reserve Champion ribbons will be awarded
      for this honor.
11.   A Ring Assistant may be appointed to arrange the animals for easier judging. He
      or she will also help younger members with showing needs. Non-showing youth
      and adults will not be allowed in the ring.
12.   Showmanship classes will be held for beef, goats, sheep, poultry and rabbits.
      Junior classes will be 4-H members age 8 - 13 years by September 1; Senior
      classes will be 4-H members age14 and over by September 1. Showmanship
      will be conducted following the rules of the State Fair Junior Show. Judging will
      be based on presentation and condition of the animal, knowledge of project and
      persona l appearance.
13.   Protests: All protests of eligibility of exhibitors or animals entered in a 4-H
      Livestock Show must be filed in writing at least 15 minutes before the department
      show begins, or within 12 hours after the conclusion of said show. It must be
      signed by three parties and accompanied by a deposit of $50.00 to cover
      necessary expenses of the protest. The $50.00 deposit will be returned if the
      protest is sustained. The Protest Committee shall consist of the Species
      Superintendent(s), and the appropriate Unit Extension staff member. The protest
      committee, at their discretion, may recommend barring an exhibitor from future
      exhibition.

Illinois Exhibition Health Requirements
1.    Exhibitors are required to familiarize themselves with all rules applicable to their
      exhibits.
2.    All out-of-state animals shall require an entry permit. Permits are available 24
      hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.
3.    All animals, except as noted, shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary
      Inspection (CVI) which shows that the animal meets all health requirements for
      the State of Illinois. CVI‘s shall be made available to Bureau of Animal Health
      Personnel on request. CVI means a legible record made on an official form from
      the state of origin which has been issued, signed and dated by an accredited
      veterinarian and which shows the name and address of the animal‘s owner or
      exhibitor and the results of all required tests or vaccinations. A CVI shall list only
      one animal identification per line; shall be presented on the form on which it was
      initially issued; and shall not be corrected, changed or altered in any manner.

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4.     All animals shall be officially identified. The animal(s) official identification shall
       be recorded on the CVI.
5.     If animals are from tuberculosis accredited, brucellosis certified, pseudo-rabies
       qualified, or brucellosis validated herds, the identifying herd number(s) along with
       the date of the last herd test(s) shall appear on the CVI.
6.     CVI for out-of-state livestock shall be void thirty (30) days after issuance.
7.     CVI for Illinois-origin livestock shall be void ninety (90) days after issuance.
8.     All livestock shall be subject to examination upon entry to any Illinois fair or
       exhibition. Any animal showing evidence of infectious, contagious or
       communicable diseases shall be immediately withdrawn and held in quarantine
       at the owner‘s risk and expense until properly treated and recovered, or until the
       animal is released to return to the owner‘s premise. Any livestock infected with
       scabies, mange, active lesions of ringworm, sore mouth, or multiple warts which
       are easily visible without close examination shall not be permitted to exhibit and
       are subject to quarantine or removal from the fairgrounds. Sheep and goats with
       caseous lymphadenitis as evidenced by draining abscesses shall not be
       exhibited and are subject to immediate quarantine or removal from the
       fairgrounds.
9.     Illinois Department of Agriculture personnel or designee may collect blood,
       tissue, milk or urine samples from any animal being exhibited and/or raced at any
       Illinois fair to test for the presence of illegal drugs or banned substances. New
       examination techniques, such as ultrasound, may also be used at anytime while
       the animals are on the grounds of any Illinois fair or exhibit. The Illinois
       Department of Agriculture or designee may collect urine, blood, tissue or other
       test samples from exhibition animals at the time of slaughter.
10.    All exhibitors of animals at any Illinois fair or exhibition shall comply with the
       provisions of the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act. If violations are observed,
       the animals(s) will be excused from exhibition and ordered removed from the
       grounds with all awards being forfeited. Any practice or deviation from normal,
       accepted care, including physical, medical or mechanical application, shall
       constitute a violation of show rules and may result in the animal(s)
       disqualification and removal from the fairgrounds.
11.    Any Illinois cattle, bison, cervidae or goats being exhibited in non-accredited free
       states must be isolated from the remainder of the herd/flock upon return to Illinois
       and retested for tuberculosis 60-120 days post-entry.


                                        CATTLE
Identification - Individual identification of each animal shall be either a fully healed
and legible tattoo, official metal ear tag, registration number (can only be used if the
tattoo is recorded on the registration certificate or for breeds where pictures are
acceptable), or individual brands, if brand is recorded on the registration certificate.
Illinois Cattle
Brucellosis-Illinois is a Bovine Brucellosis Class-Free State. Brucellosis testing is
not required for Illinois cattle.

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

                                 Out-of-State-Cattle
Permit
1.    All out-of-state cattle are to be accompanied by an entry permit.
2.    Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling
      (217) 782-4944.
Brucellosis
1.    Female cattle six (6) months of age and older and bulls eighteen (18) months of
      age and older shall be negative to an official test for brucellosis within thirty (30)
      days prior to entry, unless exempt by one (1) of the following:
             A. Originate directly from a certified brucellosis-free herd.
             B. Official vaccinates of dairy breeds under twenty (20) months of age or
             official vaccinates of beef breeds under twenty-four (24) months of age.
             C. Animal originated from a ―Class Free‖ state (if entire state is so
             classified)
             D. Steers and spayed heifers are not required to be tested for brucellosis.
2.    The negative brucellosis test shall be conducted at a state or federal laboratory
      within 30 days prior to exhibition.
Tuberculosis
1.    Accredited Tuberculosis Free States. No tuberculin test required.
      All cattle, including steers, originating from an Accredited Tuberculosis Free
      State, may enter Illinois for exhibition when accompanied by a CVIissued by an
      accredited veterinarian within 30 days.
2.    Non-Accredited Tuberculosis Free Areas or States (Not TB Free)
              A. Cattle must originate from a herd where a complete herd test was
              conducted within the past year.
              B. The individual animals entering Illinois must be negative to an
              additional tuberculin test conducted within 30 days prior to exhibition.
              C. Cattle that enter Illinois for exhibition and remain in Illinois (animal does
              not return to the state of origin within 30 days) must be isolated and
              retested for TB 60-120 days from the last official TB test date.

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

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Brucellosis-Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois swine.

Pseudorabies
All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies as described
below.
1.     Swine of all ages shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted
       within 90 days prior to exhibition; or swine shall originate immediately and directly
       from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
2.      Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as
       breeding swine.
Additional Requirements
1.     Swine consigned to terminal market classes must meet the same test
       requirements as exhibition swine if these classes are held in conjunction with
       ―exhibits not intended for slaughter.‖
2.     When terminal classes are held on a day when no other livestock are present,
       these animals are exempt from all test requirements and do not need a CVI. All
       swine terminal classes must be identified by a site tattoo prior to movement to
       slaughter.
3.     Swine from pseudorabies-quarantined herds are not allowed to exhibit regardless
       of whether or not the show is terminal or non-terminal.
4.     The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.

Out-of-State Swine
Permit
1.     All out-of-state swine are to be accompanied by an entry permit.
2.     Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling
       (217) 782-4944.
Identification
1.     Individually identified by an official ear tag, tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.
2.     Ear notch identification is not acceptable for crossbred animals.
Brucellosis
1.    Breeding swine 4 months of age and older shall be negative to an official test for
      brucellosis within 30 days prior to exhibition unless exempt by one (1) of the
      following:
              A. Originate immediately and directly from a brucellosis-free herd.
              B. Originate directly from a validated brucellosis-free state.
2.    Swine brucellosis tests for exhibition shall be conducted at a state or federal
      laboratory.
Pseudorabies-All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies
as described below.
1.    Swine shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within the
      past thirty (30) days prior to entry or originate immediately and directly from a
      qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
2.    Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as
      breeding swine.
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3.    The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.

                                        SHEEP
Identification
1.    Individual identification of each animal shall be by an ear tattoo or official metal or
      plastic tag. A microchip ID is acceptable if the owner provides the reader.
2.    Ear tattoos may be used when a registration certificate, listing the tattoo number,
      accompanies the animal.
3.    When using ear tags, the tag must indicate the premises ID and state of origin.
      The tag number must be assigned by a state or APHIS representative and
      recorded in the Scrapie Record Database.
Market Lambs
All wethers must be slick shorn (show ring ready) before weigh-in so that show lamb
fungus can be identified.
Illinois Sheep
1.    Sheep originating from a flock that has previously been classified as either an
      infected or source flock can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an
      approved flock plan.
2.    For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and
      the flock of origin, if different.
Out-of-State Sheep
1.    All out-of-state sheep are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Permits are
      available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.
2.    Sheep originating from a flock that has previously been classified as either an
      infected or source flock can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an
      approved flock plan.
3.    For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and
      the flock of origin, if different.

                                        GOATS
Identification
1.    Individual identification of each animal shall be by an ear tattoo or official metal or
      plastic tag. A microchip ID is acceptable if the owner provides the reader.
2.    Tattoos may be used when a registration certificate, listing the tattoo number,
      accompanies the animal.
3.    When using ear tags, the tag must indicate the premises ID and state of origin.
      The tag number must be assigned by a state or APHIS representative and
      recorded in the Scrapie Record Database.
4.    Ears should be used for tattooing when possible. If there is no space in the ear,
      the flank or tail fold maybe used.
Illinois Goats
1.    Goats originating from a herd that has previously been classified as either an
      infected or source herd can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an
      approved herd plan.

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2.   For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and
     the flock of origin, if different.
Out-of-State Goats
1.   All out-of-state goats are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Permits are
     available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.
2.   Goats originating from a herd that has previously been classified as either an
     infected or source herd can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an
     approved herd plan.
3.   Tuberculosis- Goats from areas or states that are not Accredited Bovine
     Tuberculosis Free, must be accompanied by a CVI indicating that the goats
     originated from a herd where a complete negative herd test has been conducted
     within the past twelve (12) months and the individual animals are negative to a
     tuberculin test conducted within thirty (30) days prior to entry. For any animal
     born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock of origin,
     if different.

      HORSES, PONIES, MULES AND OTHER EQUIDAE
Illinois Equine
1.   All horses and other equidae, twelve (12) months of age and older attending an
     advertised equine event, shall be accompanied by a negative test for equine
     infectious anemia (EIA) conducted within the last twelve (12) months. A copy of
     this test shall accompany the animal.
2.   AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are accepted.
3.   An advertised equine event means a show, rodeo, sale, auction, exhibition, trail
     ride, or horse fair that is posted or media promoted.
4.   A CVI is not required for Illinois equine.
Out-of-State Equine
1.    All out-of-state equine are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Permits are
     available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.
2.   All horses and other equidae entering Illinois that are twelve (12) months of age
     or older, shall be accompanied by a negative test for equine infectious anemia
     (EIA) conducted within the last twelve (12) months. A copy of this test shall
     accompany the animal.
3.   AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are accepted.
4.   All horses and other equidae shall be accompanied by a CVI issued within thirty
     (30) days prior to entry.

POULTRY
1.   All entries (except waterfowl, i.e. domesticated fowl that normally swim, such as
     ducks and geese) in a show or exhibition shall have originated from a U.S.
     Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent hatchery or flock OR have a negative
     pullorum-typhoid test within 90 days prior to exhibition. Exhibitor shall show
     proper information as to name and address of owner or exhibitor, name and
     address of the authorized testing agent, date of the testing and the number,
     breed, and species of those tested.

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2.     Prior to being used to transport poultry to a show, all crates, boxes, containers
       and vehicles shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
3.     Any poultry vaccinations must be performed at least 4 weeks prior to delivery to
       the show.
4.     Upon admission to a show, all entries shall be examined by the official county fair
       veterinarian or qualified state personnel who shall also receive and examine all
       certificates necessary for admission of birds to a show. Birds not in show
       condition will be excused from exhibition and removed from the premises. Any
       fowl showing signs of illness during the fair will be removed from the exhibition
       grounds.
5.     All out-of-state turkeys must originate from flocks that are officially classified as
       U.S. Mycoplasma Gallisepticum Clean in accordance with the provisions of the
       National Poultry Improvement Plan or be negative to a test for Mycoplasma
       gallisepticum within 30 days prior to entry.
6.     A permit is also required for out-of-state poultry. A permit may be obtained by
       calling (217) 782-4944.

Please note: These poultry exhibition requirements do not apply to 4-H and FFA
1-day poultry shows where the entries are taken to the show and returned home
the same day. However, a permit is required for out-of-state poultry.

                                      CERVIDAE
     (Deer, Elk, Reindeer, Caribou, Moose, Red Deer and other Related Species)
Identification
       All animals shall be individually identified with an approved tag, microchip or
       tattoo. Elk are required to have two official/approved unique identifiers.
Illinois Cervidae
Chronic Wasting Disease
For cervidae changing ownership or moving within the State, the owner must obtain a
permit issued by the Department prior to movement and the cervid must originate from
a herd that is enrolled in the Certified Monitored Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Program or the Contained Monitored Chronic Wasting Disease Program. The permit
shall be obtained no more than 72 hours in advance of the movement of the cervids by
providing the following information:
       A.      Name and complete mailing address of person exhibiting the cervids;
       B.      Certified Monitored Chronic Wasting Disease or Contained Monitored
               Chronic Wasting Disease Herd number;
       C.      Name and complete mailing address of location where the animals will be
               exhibited;
       D.       Number of animals and unique identification of the animals.
Tuberculosis
Illinois is an Accredited Tuberculosis-Free State. Tuberculin test is not required for
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Out-of-State Cervidae
Chronic Wasting Disease
1.    All cervidae entering Illinois must be in compliance with the Illinois Wildlife Code
      [520 ILCS5]. For more information, contact the Illinois Department of Natural
      Resources at 217/782-6384.
2.    All cervidae entering Illinois must be accompanied by a permit from the
      Department and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that:
      A.      has been issued by an accredited veterinarian of the state of origin or a
              veterinarian in the employ of the United States Department of Agriculture;
      B.      is approved by the Animal Health Official of the state of origin;
      C.      shows that the cervidae are free from visible evidence of any contagious,
              infectious or communicable disease or exposure thereto, do not originate
              from a CWD endemic area (any county and surrounding counties where
              CWD has been diagnosed in the past five years);
      D.      shows that the cervidae are not originating from a herd under quarantine f
              or any contagious, infectious or communicable disease;
      E.       shows that the animals originate from a herd that has been monitored for
              at least 5 years under a state -approved CWD certification program.
3.    A permit number can be obtained by calling (217) 782-4944. Applicant for permit
      shall furnish the following information to the Department:
      A.      Name and post office mailing address of Illinois destination;
      B.      Name and post office mailing address of the consignor and/or source
              herds;
      C.      Name and post office mailing address of the herd veterinarian;
      D.      Number and unique identification of cervidae in shipment.
Brucellosis
Cervidae six (6) months of age and older must have a negative brucellosis card or
PCFIA test within sixty (60) days prior to entry.
Tuberculosis
1.     Accredited Tuberculosis Free States
      All cervidae twelve (12) months of age and over shall be negative to two (2)
      single cervical test for bovine TB no less than ninety (90) days apart with the
      second test conducted within ninety (90) days prior to entry. These animals shall
      be isolated from all other members of the herd during the testing period unless
      they originate from an accredited, qualified or monitored herd.
      A.      Cervidae from an accredited herd may be moved into Illinois without
              further TB testing provided that a certificate stating that such cervids
              originated from an accredited herd accompanies them.
      B.      Cervidae originating from qualified or monitored herds may enter with a
              negative test within ninety (90) days prior to entry and a certificate stating
              that the animals originate from a monitored herd.
2.    Non-Accredited Tuberculosis Free Areas or States (Not TB Free)
      A.      All cervidae shall originate from a herd where a complete herd test was
      conducted within the past year.


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      B.      The individual animals entering Illinois must be negative to two (2)
      additional tuberculin tests conducted within 180 and 30 days prior to entry or
      exhibition.
                                      RATITES
                 (Ostriches, Emus, Rheas, Cassowaries and Kiwis)
Illinois Ratites
There are no requirements governing the movement of ratites within Illinois.
Out-of-State Ratites
1.      Must be accompanied by a CVI and permit number.
2.      Individually identified by leg band or microchip.
3.      Negative test for Avian Influenza within 10 days prior to entry.
PIGEONS
There are no requirements governing the movements of pigeons within or into Illinois.
RABBITS
There are no requirements governing the movements of rabbits within or into Illinois.
LLAMAS
There are no requirements governing the movement of llamas within Illinois. A permit
and health certificate is required for out-of-state llamas. A permit may be obtained by
calling (217) 782-4944.

For additional Health Requirement Information:
Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health
Phone (217) 782-4944
State Fair website: http://agr.state.il.us/isf/


                                     Aerospace
Displays no larger than 2’ X 15”. Posters no larger than 22” X 30”. Rockets or
model aircraft can take no more than 3’ x 3’ table space. Exhibits over 4’ tall may
be placed on the floor.

Rocketry—Exhibit one model rocket assembled by the member. Rockets will be judged
on originality, creativity, and workmanship. Knowledge of rocketry principles, including
safety and flight characteristics.

Kites—Exhibit one hand-made kite. The exhibit will be a static display. The kite should
be good flying condition. Member should bring a list of materials and directions used in
constructing the kite. Not eligible for State Fair.
Model Aircraft— Exhibit one model aircraft. The exhibit will be a static display. The
model aircraft should be in good flying condition. The aircraft will not be launched.
Member should bring the printed directions for construction of the aircraft.

Aerospace Display—Any exhibit related to aerospace that does not fit into the other
Aerospace classes. This may be an experimental or educational poster or display.


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Include an explanation of the display for public understanding. Rockets or model aircraft
larger than 3‘ X 3‘ will not be eligible for State Fair selection.

                                Animal Sciences
Animal Sciences—Prepare a display no larger than 12‖ X 24‖ related to any activity
completed in the project. Be prepared to discuss the activity and any results. Exhibits
may include activities from Veterinary Science projects OR from any other Animal
Science project area, including studies of animal physiology and/or animal behavior.
Live animals are not permitted as exhibits in this area. For safety reasons, exhibits
should not include syringes with needles. Members enrolled in any livestock project,
who do not own an animal to exhibit, may enter a display in this area.

                                         Beef
1.     Please read the general 4 -H Livestock Rules for details not included in this
       section.
2.     A 4-Her may enter 2 (tow) animals per class with a maximum of 6 (six) total.
       Animals shown by an exhibitor can be of more than one breed. If assistance is
       needed with second animal ask another 4-H member to help you. See General
       Livestock Rule #5.
3.     Classes will be determined after registrations are completed. At least 3 (three)
       animals are recommended per class. If there are not sufficient numbers for
       individual breed classes, breeds with similar characteristics will be combined to
       form classes.
4.     The Performance Cow Class will be open to any age with calf at side. The first
       place performance cow will not be allowed to show for Champion Heifer.
5.     Beef purebred heifers and heifer calves must have been owned since April 26, of
       the current year. Beef females in Performance Cow Class must have been
       owned since January 1 of current year.
6.     Steers and heifers not satisfactorily leading at halter may be prevented from
       entering the show ring at the 4-H Show by the Superintendents if, in their
       judgment, the animal would endanger show participation and/or spectators. If a
       parent needs to take over, this rule will be enforced. Such animals will be given a
       grade by the show judge while tied to the stall. They will not be eligible for
       Championship Competition.
7.     All steers will be re-weighed Thursday morning prior to the beef show. This
       weight will be used for the Rate of Gain.
8.     All age groups, except performance cow, will show for Champion and Reserve
       Champion for each breed of heifers if numbers warrant. A Grand Champion
       Heifer and Reserve Champion Heifer of all breeds will be selected. Class Breeds:
       Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental and AOB.
Class Descriptions                         Birthdate-2010              Birthdate-2011
Bull Calved                                9/1/09 or after             9/1/10 or after
Junior Heifers Calved                      1/1/09 or after             1/1/10 or after
Early Senior Heifers Calved                9/1/09 to 12/31/09          9/1/10 to 12/31/10
Late Summer Yearling Heifers Calved 7/1/09 to 8/31/09                  7/1/10 to 8/31/10
Early Summer Yearling Heifers Calved 5/1/09 to 6/30/09                 5/1/10 to 6/30/09
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Late Junior Yearling Heifers Calved      3/1/09 to 4/30/09           3/1/10 to 4/30/10
Early Junior Yearling Heifers Calved     1/1/09 to 2/28/09           1/1/09 to 2/28/10
Senior Yearling Heifers Calved           9/1/08 to 12/31/08          9/1/09 to 12/31/09
Performance Cow                          See #4 above                See #4 above

                                    Market Beef Division
1.    Class Breeds: Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental and AOB. A minimum of
      three head must be present to have an individual breed show. Breeds with less
      than three head present will be combined with the AOB class.
2.    The 4-H Superintendent will classify steers into weight groups following weigh-in
      on show day (Note: steers will be divided into light, medium and heavy classes if
      numbers permit).
3.    Class breaks will be determined on the day of the show.
4.    A 4-Her may enter three Market Steers. Animals do not have to be the same
      breed.
5.    Beef Rate of Gain Steers must be owned since February 1 of the current year.
      Each animal entered must have been born after January 1 of the previous year.
      Steers must be tattooed by a representative of University of Illinois Extension to
      show in the Rate of Gain class.
6.    All 4-Hers must exhibit their own animals, as indicated on the nomination form,
      unless special arrangements are made prior to the 4-H Show with the Beef
      Superintendents.
7.    No market animal may be shown—regardless of birth date—which does not have
      all of its milk teeth in place and no permanent teeth showing or evidence thereof.
8.    Steers may be groomed and fitted in accordance with State Fair rules. No false
      tail heads or artificial color will be allowed. The 4-H Beef Superintendents reserve
      the right to white towel steers to check artificial coloring and artificial filling.
9.    All Rate of Gain steers must be TAME, HALTER BROKEN, CLEAN and shown in
      a regular steer class.
10.   A Champion steer and Reserve Champion steer will be selected for each breed if
      numbers warrant. A Grand Champion steer and Reserve Grand Champion steer
      of all breeds (top two from each breed return to show in this class).
11.   Classes will be determined after registrations are completed. At least three
      animals are recommended per class. If there are not sufficient numbers for
      individual breed classes, breeds with similar characteristics will be combined to
      form classes.

Class Descriptions                       Birth Date-2010             Birth Date-2011
Market Steer                             1/1/09 or after             1/1/10 or after
Rate of Gain—All Breeds Class
                                  Beef Showmanship
1.    Beef Showmanship will be held at the conclusion of show. See General Livestock
      Rules for more information.
2.    A 4-Her must exhibit his or her own project in the showmanship competition.
      4-Hers that wish to participate must notify the superintendent of participation.
3.    Junior Showmanship includes youth ages 8-13 by September 1 of the current

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       4-H year.
4.     Senior Showmanship includes youth ages 14 years and over by September 1 of
       the current year.


                                        Bicycle
Bicycling for Fun - Exhibitors will draw three situations from a bag that relate to
activities from Level 1 and discuss/explain all three with the judge. Situations may
include: selecting bicycle safety equipment; demonstrate how to fit a helmet; identify
bike parts and their function; selecting the right size bike; how to check bicycle tires,
brakes and chains; recognizing traffic signs and their meaning; general discussion of
bicycling hazards; and , items to consider when planning a bike trip. Exhibitors
do not bring their bicycle.

Wheels in Motion - Exhibitors will draw three situations from a bag that relate to
activities from Level 2 and discuss/explain all three with the judge. Situations may
include: factors to consider when choosing a bike; comparing tire pressure, valve type
and tread; steps in fixing a flat tire; steps to follow when cleaning, lubricating and
replacing a bike chain; evaluating the braking system on a bicycle; factors to consider
when mapping out a bike route; rules for smart bike riding; and, planning a menu for an
all day bike ride. Exhibitors do not bring their bicycle.

                                           Cats
Cat Care Exhibit—Prepare a display or poster no larger than 11‖ X 14‖, using an
activity from any level of a Cat 4-H project manual.

                                Child Development
All Child Development exhibits are limited to a 2" wide X 15" deep space.
Standard display boards fit into this size limitation.

Exhibit one of the following three options from the Growing with Others project book:

Child Development I—Exhibit one or the following options made by the member from
the Level 1 project book, Growing on My Own. 1) My Learning Box filled with things that
help you learn and have fun. On a note card or paper, explain how you have used the
box. OR, 2) prepare a choke-tube tester display labeled with toys that are ―safe‖ and
―not safe.‖ On a note card or paper, explain why the toys are safe or not safe for young
children and how others can test toys for safety.

Child Development II A—Include the following three items that would be appropriate
for a child of a specific age selected by the 4-Her: A) A toy made by the 4-Her; B) A
song or game; C) A story or story book appropriate for a child of a specific age. On a
note card or page of paper, indicate the age of the child and how the items fit into the
interests, abilities and safety considerations of that child. The 4-Her should be prepared
to discuss this at the time of conference judging.

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Child Development II B—Toys and Activities
Prepare a display of six toys and/or activities (at least one made by the 4 -Her). Include
two items for each of the following three age groups: A) Infant/Toddler; B) Pre-school;
C) School Age. On a note card or page of paper, for each toy and activity, indicate the
age of the child and how that item fits their interests, abilities, and safety considerations.
The 4 -Her should be able to discuss this information at the time of conference judging.

Child Development II C – Safety Practices
Prepare a poster or display to illustrate o ne of the following safety practices you would
follow as a sitter:
       Toy Safety           Fire Safety             Food Safety         Basic First Aid
       Kitchen Safety       Outdoor Safety         Poison Prevention
       Not eligible for State Fair.

Child Development III – Advanced Exhibit one or more of the following items from the
Growing in Communities project book and provide a thorough explanation of the exhibit:
A) a child care career game; B) a display representing a community service activity; C)
a teaching plan for use in a child care setting (2-4 hour time span); D) a plan for a
neighborhood Olympics activity.

                                      Citizenship
Exhibits no larger than 2’ W X 15" D. Posters no larger than 22" X 30".

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

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

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


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Public Adventures, Club – Exhibit a display illustrating the steps that the club has
completed on the project selected for the year. Include a written outline or report of
accomplishments and future goals. The display must be manned by three or more club
exhibitors at the time of the judge‘s critique. Club members should make a 5-10 minute
presentation to the judge. The same presentation must be presented if selected for
State Fair. All the club members present for the judge‘s critique should be able to
discuss the project and answer questions. These members must not be exhibiting in
another project area as an individual. Only club members present for judging (and
meet the age requirement) who participate in the actual critique and presentation
are eligible for ribbons and premium.

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

Service Learning II, Individual – Exhibit a binder portfolio to reflect what you
accomplished in the four steps of service learning. If you were enrolled in this project for
multiple years (including Service Learning I), the binder portfolio should include previous
years‘ work. Use of page protectors is recommended.

                              Clothing and Textiles
Clothing Policies:
1.     Any questions pertaining to clothing judging should be brought to the attention of
      the clothing superintendent or Extension Staff. Questions are to be asked by
      the 4-Her involved.
2.    If a 4-Her is unable to be present, the garment should be judged for fit
      beforehand by the leader (fair, good, excellent) and taken to judging with a
      picture of the 4-Her wearing the garment. If the garment were constructed to fit
      another individual, that individual must be present to wear the garment for the
      judge.
3.    4-H member must be present at judging to be considered for State Fair.
4.    If a commercial pattern has been used, you must bring it and the instruction
      sheet for reference.
5.    4-Her will receive a premium for no more than two entries per class.
6.    Garment/items will not be placed on display unless covered in a clear plastic bag
      (no garment bags). Exhibit tags should be attached to the GARMENT, not to the
      hangar.

                                       Fashion Revue
1.     Anyone enrolled in Sewing and Textiles I, II and III, Clothing Decisions I and II as
       well as Visual Arts – Knitting (if a garment) is strongly encouraged to participate
       in Fashion Revue. Fashion Revue is required for State Fair Fashion Revue
       eligibility. Winners will be announced following the 4 -H Fashion Revue.
2.     All 4-Hers modeling should bring the completed modeling card with information
       for the emcee to use for the 4-H Fashion Revue. Include name, age, years in the

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      clothing project, description of purchased or sewn garment (found on back of
      pattern). Pillows and non-garment items are not appropriate for Fashion Revue.
Clothing Classes:
Sewing and Textiles I – Exhibit any one or combination of the following:
      Non-clothing, constructed article (sew and/or serge) - One of the following
      items made by the member: 9-patch pillow or square pillow or a tote bag or
      shopping bag or any other non-wearable item OR
      Constructed garment – A simple article of clothing.

Sewing and Textiles II – Exhibit any of the following:
     Non-clothing – Any non-wearable item made by member AND/OR
     Constructed garment – Any garment with facings or curves.

Sewing and Textiles III – Exhibit any of the following:
      Construction – Garment constructed by the member which is appropriate for
      age and experience of member. (Possible examples are: wool garment, polar
      fleece garment, dress or jacket with set in sleeves and zipper or buttons and
      button holes, suit, evening wear or sport outfit) AND/OR
Recycled Garment – A modified/redesigned/recycled garment you purchased in the
past and ―salvaged‖ by significantly altering the original design. A 3" X 5" minimum size
photo of the original garment (before recycling) should be included.

Clothing Decisions I, Discovering Choices – Exhibit a display of one completed activity
from the project book. Inclusion of an actual purchased item is optional. If purchased
garment/item is exhibited, it will need to be worn for the judge. (Judging score will not be
affected if item/garment is not brought for exhibit.)

Clothing Decisions II, Managing Choices – Exhibit a display of one completed activity
from the project book. Inclusion of an actual purchased item is optional. If purchased
garment/item is exhibited, it will need to be worn for the judge. (Judging score will not be
affected if item/garment is not brought for exhibit.)

                                     Cloverbuds
**Participation Ribbons will be awarded for all 4-H Cloverbud exhibits.**
4-H Cloverbuds can make an individual or group display for the 4-H General Projects
Show. They will be able to visit with 4-H volunteers about their exhibit at the designated
judging time. To participate, bring a project to Project Check-In.

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


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

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

                               Computer Science
Computer posters and printed material need to check in on the day of judging.
Exhibits can be no larger than 2‘ W X 15‖ D. Posters no larger than 22" X 30".
Exhibitors may bring computer equipment for demonstration purposes.
Computers will not be furnished. Internet connections are not available for use by
exhibitors. Extension staff are not responsible for the safety/security of any computer
equipment. Equipment should not be brought until time of judging and taken home after
judging.

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

Inside the Box – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned about
creating and using computer operating systems, troubleshooting, tuning-up a computer
or other topics listed in your manual. Bring a science board display or laptop computer
to share your work.

Peer to Peer – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned about
creating and using computer networks or using networks for online collaborations. Bring
a science board display or laptop computer to share your work.

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

Beginning Programming – Exhibit a flowchart or alternative visual representation of a
program that the exhibitor has written, not copied from another source. Exhibitor also
may choose to demonstrate the actual program. Choice of programming language is
optional. Programs exhibited in this class require the use of one or more of the following
commands:


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       1. Comments to the reader of the program (―Now subtract Taxes from Gross-Pay
       to get Net-Pay‖).
       2. Instructions for the user of the program (―Press Q at any time to quit‖).
       3. Assignment of data into variables (―Net-Pay = Gross-Pay – Taxes‖).
       4. Choosing between alternatives based on the current value of a variable (―IF
       Net-Pay >= 1000
       THEN PRINT ‗THANK YOU!‘ ELSE GOTO 999‖).
       5. Looping, that is, repeating a group of instructions more than once, using a
       looping structure (―FOR‖, ―DO,‖ etc.). The ending of the loop must be controlled,
       not just left to loop forever (―10 GOTO 10‖). Controlling the end of the looping
       may be done using an ―IF‖ statement from item 4.
       6. Input from, and output to a user.

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

                              Consumer Education
Exhibitors are limited to 2’ W X 15” deep, and poster size limited to 22” X 30”. All
items on displays, including poster board, must be attached to the display.

Be the E! – Exhibit a binder portfolio or display that includes the results of at least two
completed activities from each year you are enrolled in this project. Completed activities
from previous years should be included. Use of page protectors is recommended.

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

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

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

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




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                                 Crops and Soils
Corn – Exhibit two fresh corn plants of field corn (include root system that is washed),
that is representative of the 4 -H member‘s project field OR exhibit an experimental or
educational project related to one experience from your project. Include explanation of
the project in a report for public understanding. (Popcorn and sweet corn should be
exhibited in the Vegetable Plate or Market Basket under Horticulture.)

Small Grains – Exhibit one gallon of the current year‘s crop of oats, wheat, rye, or
barley that is representative of the 4 -H member‘s project field OR exhibit an
experimental or educational project related to one experience from your project. Include
explanation of the project in a report for public understanding.

Soybeans – Exhibit five fresh soybean plants (include root system that is washed) that
is representative of the 4-H member‘s project field OR exhibit an experimental or
educational project related to one experience from your project. Include explanation of
the project in a report for public understanding.

                                         Dogs
1.     Each exhibitor may enter poster exhibit, Dog Care and/or Obedience Class.
2.    To show in Obedience, the dog must have had some obedience training.
3.     All dogs must be on a six foot leather or canvas leash.
4.    Exhibitors shall be limited to one dog/entry in each obedience class. The same
      dog cannot be entered in two different obedience classes, but the same dog can
      qualify for a Showmanship class.
5.    A dog cannot be shown in a class more than one year except in advanced
      novice, open, and utility. Exhibitors may show for two years in advanced novice
      providing the dog does not have a CDX or qualified for a leg on a CDX. Open
      and utility exhibitors can show for three years in these classes.
6.    Beginner Class I is for new handlers and inexperienced dogs only.
7.    Beginner Class II is for experienced handlers with an inexperienced dog or for
      experienced dogs with inexperienced handlers.
8.    Graduate Beginner dog must have completed Beginner I and/or Graduate
      Beginner in no more than two years and must have received a qualifying score.
9.    Novice – dog must have completed any beginner class, or equivalent. May show
      in Novice class until qualifying score is achieved.
10.   Graduate Novice – dog must have received a qualifying score in Novice class.
11.   If a dog has three qualifying scores for a degree prior to six months of the 4-H
      Show it must be shown in the next highest class.
12.    A dog being shown in the dog obedience project must be trained by and belong
      to the exhibitor or to a member of his immediate family or leased for the length of
      the project with a signed agreement on file with the Extension Office.
13.   Dogs do not have to be AKC registered to show in the Obedience show. AKC
      rules will be used for judging.
14.   NO PRONG OR ELECTRONIC COLLARS WILL BE ALLOWED. Collars with
      identification tags are not show collars and should not be used in the show rings.

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15.     A run-off will be held in case of a tie for total score. For Beginners and Graduate
        Beginners, heeling on lead exercises will be used. For all other classes, novice
        off lead exercises will be used.
16.     Dogs must be under the exhibitor‘s supervision at all times.
17.     Dogs more than six months of age must be accompanied with a current official
        rabies vaccination certificate.
18.     Female dogs in season cannot participate.
19.     Special problems not covered by these rules will be decided by the
        Superintendent.

      Dog Care Show – Check-in Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. in the Lahner’s Building.

Dog Care Exhibit – Exhibit a display or poster no larger than 11‖ X 14‖, using one
activity from your project manual.
Dog Care – Exhibit dog on a leash – to be checked by a Groomer

Dog Obedience Classes:
Beginner I             Dogs trained after September 1
                       Heel on leash and figure 8 (forward, halt, right turn, left turn,
                       slow, normal, and fast). Last order signifies that handler and
                       dog must break pace. Given in sequence and may be
                       repeated if necessary. Handler will do a right turn in all
                       cases; stand for exam, sit one minute, down three minutes.
                       Need to know recall.

Graduate Beginner            Dogs trained prior to September 1
                             Heel on leash and figure 8; off leash, stand for exam, recall,
                             sit one minute, down three minutes.

Novice                       Trained prior to September 1
                             Heel on leash and figure 8; off leash, stand for exam, recall,
                             heel free. Long sit one minute, long down three minutes.

Graduate Novice I            Trained prior to September 1
                             Heel on leash: heel free and figure 8. Drop on recall: long sit
                             three minutes (handler out of sight); long down five minutes
                             (handler out of sight); stand for exam.

Graduate                     Trained prior to September 1

Novice II                    Must have completed Graduate Novice I
                             Exercises are same as Graduate Novice I.

Open Class                   Trained prior to September 1
                             Heel free and figure 8. Drop on recall; retrieve on flat;
                             retrieve over high jump; broad jump; long sit three minutes

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                              (handler out of sight); long down five minutes (handler out of
                              sight).

Utility                       Trained prior to September 1
                              Scent discrimination on articles 1 and 2. Directed retrieve;
                              signal exercise; directed jump. Individual exam.

Beginner II                   Dogs trained after September 1

Awards:         High Point Dog (Traveling Trophy)                Champion Dog
                Reserve Champion Dog                             Best Dog Care Exhibit
                High Scoring Dog, each class

                                        Electricity
1.        It is strongly suggested that 4 -H members use recommended construction
          details, including proper color coding, provided by the Energy Education Council
          (EEC) online at http://www.energyedcouncil.org/4-H.html
2.        Displays no larger than 2‘ X 2 ½‘
3.        The exhibitor should be prepared to discuss how the exhibited item is to be used,
          the way it was assembled, and disassemble a part(s) to see how the exhibited
          item works. All electricity projects must include a report, explaining the
          principles demonstrated.

Electricity 1, Magic of Electricity – (May only be battery-powered projects using
battery components and wiring.) Projects using paper clips, cardboard, thumbtacks, and
brads are not eligible for state fair exhibits. Exhibit a momentary switch, simple switch,
or basic circuit OR an Electromagnet OR a Galvanometer OR an Electric Motor. All
projects must include a report explaining how the project was constructed and the
principles demonstrated. Recommendations can be found on the website.

Electricity II, Investigating Electricity – (May only be battery-powered projects using
battery components and wiring.) Projects using paper clips, cardboard, thumbtacks, and
brads are not eligible for state fair exhibits. Exhibit a Circuit board demonstrating parallel
and series switches, including a circuit diagram OR 3-way or 4-way switch, circuit using
DC/battery OR Basic electrical device (examples: Rocket launcher, burglar alarm, etc.)
All projects must include a report explaining how the project was constructed and the
principles demonstrated. Recommendations can be found on the website.

Electricity III, Wired for Power – Exhibit a 120V lighting fixture or the appliance which
uses a switch; OR two electrical household circuits using 120V materials to comply with
National Electrical Code, one with a simple on/off switch to control bulb, and one using
3-way switches to control light from two locations; OR other project which demonstrates
principles in Unit III book. All projects must include a second report, explaining how the
project was constructed and principles demonstrated. Recommendations can be found
on the website.


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Electricity IV, Entering Electronics – Exhibit any electronic or solid state appliance.
Exhibitor must be able to explain how the project was constructed, how it is to be used,
and how it works. When project is being constructed, general safety and workmanship
should be considered.

                                    Entomology
Rules for pinning and labeling insects are available from your local Extension office.
Entomology I – Limited to exhibitors enrolled in the Entomology I project. Exhibit fifteen
or more species representing four or more orders. Collection must be accurately
labeled. Exhibitors must also include the Entomology I project manual, Creepy Crawlies,
with at least one completed activity for each year enrolled. The project manual must be
attached to one of the exhibitor‘s cases.

Entomology II – Limited to exhibitors enrolled in the Entomology II project. Exhibit thirty
or more species representing eight or more orders. Collection must be accurately
labeled. Exhibitors must also include the Entomology II project manual, What‘s Bugging
You, with at least one completed activity for each year enrolled. The project manual
must be attached to one of the exhibitor‘s cases.

Entomology III – Limited to exhibitors enrolled in the Entomology III project. Exhibit
sixty or more species representing twelve or more orders. Collection must be accurately
labeled. Exhibitors must also include the Entomology III project manual, Dragons,
Houses and other Flies, with at least one completed activity for each year enrolled. The
project manual must be attached to one of the exhibitor‘s cases.

Entomology Display, Other – Exhibit any activity or display from the Entomology
project books that does not fit into the preceding three Entomology classes.

                                     Floriculture
                        Please refer to section under Horticulture

                               Food and Nutrition
                Please read the requirements for your food project.
                Points will be deducted for not following directions.

General Rules
     1.     Exhibits can be no larger than 24" X 15".
     2.     Foods projects will be checked in and judged according to the schedule.
            Members will check in fifteen minutes before the time of judging.
     3.     Some project areas require menu cards. Menu cards and recipes must be
            handwritten, typed or computer generated. No photocopies. Menus can be
            written or typed on index cards or paper and must represent a balanced
            diet following MyPyramid.



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      4.     Food should be exhibited on a small white disposable plate placed in a
             self-sealing plastic bag. Pastries and creative baking should be in
             appropriate containers.
      5.     4-Hers should be with their food project or display while they are being
             judged.
      6.     Questions concerning policies should be brought to the attention of the
             Foods Committee.
               Questions are to be asked by the 4 -Hers themselves.

Nutrition Education Displays
All nutrition Education Displays must relate to the projects area in which the member is
enrolled. Displays are limited in size to 24" X 15". Perishable foods may not be included
in the display. 4-Hers may use food models (commercially purchased or made by the
individual), pictures from magazines, etc. Non-perishable items, such as sealed or
canned projects, may be used. All items must be labeled for the display and an
inventory included with the project. For Education Displays and Demonstrations, no
commercial names should be visible on products used.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
4-H Cooking 101 – You may exhibit an item in one or more of the following categories.
Include the recipe and a menu for one meal including the food item. The recipe and
menu may be written or typed on a note card or on a piece of paper. Bars, coffeecake
or cookies should be displayed on a disposable plate placed in a self-sealing plastic
bag.
       Cooking - Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) cereal marshmallow bars using the
       recipe included in the project manual.

      Baking – Prepare an exhibit of ¼ of 8" square or round coffeecake using the
      recipe included in the project manual.

      Cookies – Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) cookies using the recipe included in
      the project manual.

      Cookie Jar – Theme: Celebrate 4-H!! Exhibit at least four different kinds of
      cookies made from different kinds of batters and dough (rolled, cut, pressed,
      sliced, drop, etc.). More than one of each kind may be used to fill the jar properly.
      There should be a variety of color. Jar must be a wide open-mouthed quart glass
      fruit jar and should be decorated as attractively as possible. Jar must be filled
      and cookies visible. Exhibit will be judged 60% on the cookies and 40% on the
      decorations. Does NOT require menu card. Not eligible for State Fair.

4-H Cooking 201 - You may exhibit an item in one or more of the following categories.
Include the recipe and a menu for one meal including the food item. The recipe and
menu may be written or typed on a note card or on a piece of paper. Bread, muffins or
scones should be displayed on a disposable plate placed in a self-sealing plastic bag.


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      Muffins - Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) cheese muffins using the recipe
      included in the project manual.

      Scones – Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) scones using the recipe included in the
      project manual.

      Bread – Prepare an exhibit of 1 (one) loaf (9" x 5") of basic nut bread (NO
      variations) using the recipes included in the project manual.

      Candy Making – Exhibit 6 (six) pieces of candy on a plain white disposable
      plate. Candy pieces should be like-sized portions. Candy may be individually
      wrapped in clear wrapping. Include recipe used. Does NOT require menu card.
      Not eligible for State Fair.

4-H Cooking 301 – You may exhibit an item in one or more of the following categories.
The yeast bread/roll dough may be prepared in a bread making machine; however
prepared mixes are not permitted. Include the recipe and a menu for a special
occasion meal that includes the food item exhibited. The recipe and menu may be
written or typed on a note card or piece of paper. Display all exhibits except Creative
Baking on a disposable plate or pie tin and place in a self-sealing plastic bag.

      Rolls - Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) dinner rolls.

      Bread – Prepare an exhibit of 1 (one) loaf of yeast bread.

      Tea Ring – Prepare an exhibit of 1 (one) tea ring.

      Sweet Rolls – Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) sweet rolls.

      Cake – Prepare an exhibit of 1 (one) layer of a cake without frosting.

      Pastries, Beginner – Prepare an exhibit of 1 (one) pastry pie shell (empty)
      displayed on a disposable plate or pie tin and placed in a self-sealing bag. Not
      eligible for State Fair.

      Pastries, Advanced – 9‖ self constructed lattice topped fruit pie. Include copy of
      recipe used and menus for one day including the exhibited food. Not eligible for
      State Fair.

      Creative Baking – Prepare any cookie, pastry or bread (including but not limited
      to; a tea ring, cinnamon rolls, tarts, gingerbread house, sausage bread, etc.)
      Exhibit will be judged on taste, appearance and creativity. Include recipe used.
      Does NOT require menu card. Not eligible for State Fair.

Exploring Our Food Heritage – Prepare and exhibit 3 (three) cookies from some
ethnic recipe, including a copy of the recipe used. The specific ethnic group or culture

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should be identified with the recipe. The exhibit should also include the menu for one
meal including the food item. Cookies should be displayed on a disposable plate placed
in a self-sealing plastic bag.

Food Decorating – Food decorating class is open to any 4-H member enrolled in a
food project. Not eligible for State Fair.

Food Decorating, Beginner – Exhibit 3 (three) decorated cookies. Not eligible for
State Fair.

Food Decorating, Intermediate – Exhibit a molded or shaped cake decorated b y
using the star tip. Both cake and decorations must be edible. Not eligible for State
Fair.

Food Decorating, Advanced – Exhibit a small two-tiered cake. Both cake and
decorations must be edible. Member may use plastic columns to separate the layers.
Cake decorating icing must be used. The recipe is available at the Piatt County
Extension office. Not eligible for State Fair.

Foods with an International Flavor – Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) cookies or a loaf
of bread typical of another country, including a copy of the recipe used, country of origin
and menus for one day. The menu should include the cookies or bread.

Meat and other Protein Sources – You may prepare one food item and one nutrition
display. Display is eligible for State Fair. Food item is NOT eligible for State Fair.

       Display – Prepare a nutrition education display related to one of four topics from
       this project manual: nutritional value, food safety, food preparation or food buying
       of meat and other protein sources.

       Food Item – Exhibit 2 (two) 1" slices of meat loaf on a paper plate, using recipe
       on page 55 of the project manual. Meat loaf should be refrigerated and brought
       cold. Not eligible for State Fair.

Microwave Magic – You may exhibit 1 (one) item.

       Microwave A, Bag of Tricks – Prepare an exhibit of 4 (four) pieces of fudge or
       peanut butter fudge using the recipes in the project manual. Include the menu for
       a healthy lunch using the food item. Fudge should be displayed on a disposable
       plate placed in a self-sealing plastic bag.

       Microwave B, Micro Magicians – Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) apple brownies
       using the recipe in the project manual. Include a menu for one meal using the
       food item. Apple brownies should be displayed on a disposable plate placed in a
       self-sealing plastic bag.


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       Microwave C, Amazing Rays – Prepare an exhibit of ¼ of the coffee cake,
       including the outer edge, using the recipe from the project manual. Include a
       menu for one meal using the food item. Coffee cake should be displayed on a
       disposable plate placed in a self-sealing plastic bag.

       Microwave D, Presto Meals – Prepare an exhibit of ¼ of the carrot cake,
       including the outer edge and without frosting, from the recipe in the project
       manual. Include the recipe and a menu for one meal using the food item. Carrot
       cake should be displayed on a disposable plate placed in a self-sealing plastic
       bag.

Outdoor Meals (S’mores and More) – Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) breakfast
cookies from the project manual. Include the recipe and a menu for one meal using the
food item. Cookies should be displayed on a disposable plate placed in a self-sealing
plastic bag.

Food Preservation – Prepare an exhibit of ANY of the following food preservation
methods: canning, freezing, drying, pickles/relishes; jams, jellies and preserves OR a
combination of these (see Preservation Combination option below). All food products
should be labeled with the name of this food, the date preserved and the method
of food preservation. The entry should also be accompanied by the recipe(s), with
the source of the recipe listed.
      Example: Peaches, boiling water canner. July 13, 2009

All preserved products should be prepared and processed according to the current
USDA/Extension information. USDA information on preserving food, including recipes,
can be found at www.homefoodpreservation.com. All canned products must be canned
in clear, standard jars in good condition using two-piece canning lids (flat lid and band).
Must use a new, unused flat lid.

       Canning – The exhibit should include 2 (two) different canned foods in
       appropriate jars for the products. Food may be fruit, vegetable or tomato product
       (i.e. salsa, juice, etc.).

       Freezing – Prepare a nutrition display that illustrates a freezing principle. There
       is NOT a food exhibit option for this preservation method.

       Drying – Exhibit 2 (two) different dried foods packed in plastic food storage bags,
       include a brief written description of the drying procedures used. Choose from
       fruit, vegetable, fruit leather or meat jerky.

       Pickles and Relishes – Exhibit 2 (two) pint jars of different recipes of pickles
       and/or relishes. Jars should be appropriate for the product.

       Jams, Jellies, and Preserves – Prepare half-pint jars of 2 (two) different jams,
       jellies and/or preserves.

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       Preservation Combination – Exhibit 2 (two) different preserved food products,
       excluding Freezing, in appropriate jar/packaging (Drying). For example, exhibit
       one jar of tomatoes (Canning) and one half-pint of jelly (jams, jellies and
       preserves).

Sports Nutrition – Prepare an exhibit of 3 (three) no-bake cookies using the recipe
included in the project manual and a menu for one meal including the food item.
Cookies should be displayed on a disposable plate placed in a self-sealing plastic bag.

                                       Forestry
                      Please see section under Natural Resources

                                       Geology
All levels use the same manual, What on Earth – Geology Study Guide.
Pebble Pups I – Display 8 (eight) to 19 (nineteen) rocks and mineral specimens with
three minerals in the collections. Collection may include duplications that show
variations. Label collection and note where found.

Pebble Pups II – Display at least 20 (twenty), but no more than 29 (twenty-nine), rocks
and mineral specimens with 7 (seven) minerals in the collections. Collection may
include duplications that show variations. Label collection and note where found.

Rock Hounds I – Display at least 30 (thirty), but no more than 40 (forty), rocks and
mineral specimens with ten minerals in the collection. Rocks should include at least 3
(three) igneous, 2 (two) metamorphic and 3 (three) sedimentary groups. Label collection
and note where found.

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

                                      Geospatial
Exhibitors may bring their own laptops for demonstration purposes. (NOTE: Neither
computers nor internet connections are provided for displays.)

Exploring Spaces, Going Places, Level 1 – Exhibit one of two options listed below:
      1) Using the ―Take Me on a Tour‖ activity, create a display and map showing 4
      (four) to 6 (six) tour sites, geo-tools used to create the map, positional data for
      the sites and information about the selected sites. OR


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      2) Using information from the ―What Are Geographical Tools?‖ activity, prepare
      an exhibit showing and describing 10 (ten) mapping tools. Explain how the
      mapping tools are used and why maps are important.

Exploring Spaces, Going Places, Level 2 – Using the table from the ―Take Me on a
Tour‖ activity, create a map showing recreational, historical or public service sites in
your community. Determine if there is a need for additional community. Determine if
there is a need for additional community resources. Make written suggestions for what
resources should be added and where they should be located on your map.

Exploring Spaces, Going Places, Level 3 – Create a computer-generated map with
layered data that provides information on a community need. Explain how the need was
identified; how you gathered information; and your recommendations on how to solve
the need. Use the template from ―Take Me on a Tour‖ activity to gather data for the
map.

                                        Goats
   1. PLEASE READ THE GENERAL 4-H LIVESTOCK RULES FOR MORE DETAILS
      NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION.
   2. See insert for show and check-in dates and time.
   3. Except for showmanship classes, kids and wethers must have been owned by
      the      exhibitor since April 1 of the current year. Milking does must have been
      owned since January 1 of the current year. Pygmy Goat entries must be out of
      stock owned by the exhibitor prior to June 1 of the year exhibiting.
   4. Dairy goats are shown with a nylon or chain collar. Pygmy goats are shown with
      a collar and lead. Meat goats are shown with a nylon, leather or chain collar with
      or without a lead.
   5. Exhibitors may show more than one breed of goat.
   6. Goats do not have to be registered to be shown. Registered goats must be
      tattooed to match registration papers.
   7. Exhibitors are limited to two animals per class. Only another 4-H member may
      show the second animal. If assistance is needed with second animal, ask
      another 4-H member to help you.
   8. Large classes may be divided at the discretion of superintendents.
   9. Individual goats may be entered in on division only.

                                 Pygmy Goat Division
Classes will be determined after registrations are completed. At least three animals are
recommended per class. A Champion and Reserve Champion Pygmy Goat will be
selected.
       Class Descriptions
      Wether, under 1 year               Wether, over 1 year
      Doe kid, under 5 months            Doe kid, over 5 months and under 1 year
      Yearling doe, never freshened      Yearling doe, freshened and under 2 years
      Doe, 2 years and under 4 years     Doe, 4 years and over
      Dam and Daughter

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                                   Dairy Goat Division
1. Classes will be determined after registrations are completed. At least 3 (three)
animals are recommended per class. If there are not sufficient numbers for individual
classes, breeds with similar characteristics will be combined to form classes.
2. As much as possible, classes will be divided into the following breeds: Toggenburg,
Nubian, Saanen, LaMancha, Alpine and AOB (All other breeds)
3. Dairy goats of any breed other than the five primary breeds listed above will be
shown in AOB classes. Cross-bred graded goats will also be in the AOB classes.
4. With regard to breed placement, the decision of the Superintendent will stand.
5. All dairy goats must be polled or de-horned.
6. A Champion and Reserve will be selected for each breed, if numbers warrant.
        Class Descriptions                Age on Show Day
        Junior Doe Kid                    Under 5 months
        Senior Doe Kid                     5-11 months
        Dry Yearling                      12-23 months
        Milking Yearling                  12-23 months
        Milking Doe                       2-4 years
        Milking Doe                       4 years and over
        Dam and Daughter

                                   Meat Goat Division
1)    Classes will be determined after registrations are completed. At least 3 (three)
      animals are recommended per class. If there are not sufficient numbers for
      individual classes, breeds with similar characteristics will be combined to form
      classes.
2)    Division will be divided into Breeding Classes and Wether Classes.
3)    As much as possible, classes will be divided into the following breeds: Boer,
      Spanish, Kiko, and Percentage (including AOB). Breeds will be combined at the
      discretion of the superintendents in the Market Wether Classes.
4)    Exhibitors may show female or neutered male goats of any breed. Any reference
      using the term ―wether‖ shall refer to any and all goats entered in this show
      regardless of sex. Goats entered in this show must show no evidence of
      testicular tissue.
5)    Market wethers may have lost one or both of their milk teeth, but there may be no
      evidence of breaking of skin or eruption of the two permanent front teeth.
6)    Market wethers may be horned or polled.
7)    The animals shall be slick shorn with 3/8 inch of their hair or less at the time of
      arrival. No painting, powdering, or artificial coloring is allowed.
8)    All wethers must be owned and personally cared for by the exhibitor no later than
      April 1 of current year.
9)    A Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Wether will be selected.

Class Description Age on Show Day
Wether                       Under 1 year (class may be divided by age or weight
                             at the discretion of the superintendent)


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Breeding Classes
Doe, 0-3 months                   Doe, 3 months and under 6 months
Doe, 6 mo. and under 9 mo.        Doe, 9 months and under 12 months
Doe, 12-23 months, wet            Doe, 2 years – under 3 years
Doe, 3 years and older

Goat Showmanship
      1)  All 4-Hers who are not registered in showmanship classes are wish to
          participate must tell the superintendent after showing the species. See
          General Livestock Rules for more information.
      2)  A 4-Her must exhibit his or her own project in the showmanship
          competition unless otherwise indicated by the judge.
      3)  Junior Showmanship includes youth ages 8-13 years by September 1 of
          the current year.
      4)  Senior Showmanship includes youth ages 14 years and over by
          September 1 of the current year.

                                        Health
          Displays no larger than 2' X 15". Posters no larger than 22" X 30".
Keeping Fit and Healthy I, First Aid in Action – Exhibit a family First Aid Kit and
cards prepared by the exhibitor.

Keeping Fit and Healthy II, Staying Healthy – Exhibit a ―smarts‖ project as explained
in the project manual. Project should be designed/prepared by the exhibitor.

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


                                 Horse and Pony
                                 Big Creek Riding Center
1. All members who have not previously completed training in Quality Assurance &
        Ethics to show at the Piatt County or Illinois State 4-H Junior Horse and Pony
        Show must complete Quality Assurance & Ethics Training sessions. A self-
        training web site has been established at: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/qaec/.
2. Only those youth enrolled in Piatt or Piatt County 4-H Horse/Pony projects are eligible
        to exhibit. 4-H members must be enrolled by April 1 of the current year.
3. Horses/ponies shown must be the project of the 4-Her for the current year; records
        should be kept on each horse shown. Members wishing to exhibit at the
        county/state show should place items on file at the Extension office by April 26.
Those items include the following for each horse/pony the member may consider
exhibiting at the county/state level:
    a. A copy of the official registration papers showing the 4-H member as owner of
        the horse/pony;
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  b. A copy of the Illinois 4-H Certificate of Ownership (for non-registered
     horses/pony);
OR
  c. A copy of the exclusive rights to lease agreement between the horse‘s/pony‘s
     actual owner and the 4-H member (Members leasing a horse/pony from another
     4-H member have exclusive showing privileges for that animal). For example, the
     member owning the horse/pony may not show that horse/pony; only the lessee
     may show or submit work for the April 26 deadline. One 4-H member per
     horse/pony for this county show may submit lease papers.
            Exception: See # 8- families with only one horse/pony;

     d. And, TWO photos of the horse/pony, without tack, one of each side of the whole
        animal, attached to the above.

4.      Stallions, Mules, Donkeys and Asses are not allowed for safety reasons. If
        member selects one of the latter as a project, he/she may exhibit an animal
        science display/poster at the 4-H General Projects Show.
5.      4-H membership cards are not necessary at the county show.
6.      Horses/ponies will be allowed to cross enter English or Western Performance
        Classes (Showmanship is an in hand class), except the same animal may not be
        entered in both a horse class and a pony class.
7.      The Piatt/Piatt 4-H Horse Committee reserves the right to combine or split
        classes if the number of entries warrants this decision for safety reasons.
8.      Youth may show only 1 (ONE) animal per class. No animal may be shown by
        more than one exhibitor.


Exceptions:
     a.     If a family has access to only one horse/pony and must use this
            horse/pony by more than one family member, special permission may be
            granted from the Piatt/Piatt Horse Committee and Extension office Staff.
            This request must be completed by April 26.
     b.     No replacement animals will be allowed in the Piatt/Piatt County Horse
            and Pony Show unless that animal has already been registered in the
            local Extension office by the April 26 deadline. The horse/pony must be
            registered in the name of the person entering in the class.
     c.     In the event a 4 -Her‘s horse/pony cannot be shown because of illness or
            death of the animal, the 4-Her may use another horse/pony in a class, if
            that horse/ pony was registered as of April 26 in the 4-Her‘s own name. If
            an entered horse/pony dies after April 26 and a suitable horse/pony
            replacement was registered by April 26 in the 4-Her‘s own name, that
            horse/pony may be substituted. Contact the Extension office staff
            immediately for permission to be granted to show the replacement
            horse/pony.
9.   The Committee may measure ponies. For the purposes of this show, a pony is
     defined as 58" and under.

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10.    A current Coggins Test (within one year) must be available for inspection at all
       times. For out-ofstate equine, a health certificate must be presented on the day
       of the show to the Piatt/Macon 4-H Horse Committee for each animal exhibited.
       A licensed vet must sign this certificate within 30 days of the show.
11.    In order to show at the Illinois State Junior 4-H Horse and Pony Show, ALL
       County 4-H members must show at the Piatt/Macon County 4-H Horse and Pony
       Show. 4-H members may be excused by the Piatt/Macon County Horse
       Committee and be eligible to show at the Illinois State Junior 4-H Horse/Pony
       Show if they meet the following criteria:
Participation in a horse/pony event on:
       A. the same day of the Piatt/Piatt County 4-H Horse and Pony Show; OR,
       B. out-of-state or multi-day show; OR
       C. provide a written excuse to the Piatt/Piatt 4-H Horse Committee and
       permission was granted, after consulting with the Extension office Staff. This
       must be on file in the unit office. The 4-Her may be given a volunteer assignment
       to fulfill during the Piatt/Piatt 4-H Horse and Pony Show as an alternative to
       actual showing if circumstances prevent members from showing.
12.    Every exhibitor is responsible for picking up manure, and/or wet bedding or feed
       left by their horse/pony in stalls and aisle way. All exhibitors must have their area
       passed before they will be allowed to leave the grounds. Please have it checked
       by a Piatt/Piatt 4 -H Horse Committee member or Extension Staff member.
13.    Exhibitors must wear proper show attire at all times. Attire for the Gaming
       Classes would include a collared shirt, no T-shirts, tank tops, etc. AHSA HARD
       HAT IS MANDATORY IN ALL RIDING CLASSES, NO EXCEPTIONS!
14.    One horse/pony rider combination per entry sheet.
15.    All 4-Hers and horses/ponies must be pre-registered for classes. No additions
       will be made the day of the show. Registration deadline to the county Extension
       office is April 26. The Piatt/Macon 4-H Horse Committee understands that the
       day of the show, previously registered classes may need to be scratched; please
       keep this to a minimum. Do not wait for classes to be called to scratch class.
16.    Humane training aids will be permitted at the Piatt County 4-H Show, if used
       properly (This includes draw reins, gag bits, martingales, quick stops, mouth
       shutters, etc). Training aids are not permitted in the show arena.
17.    Maximum waiting time for gate is three (3) minutes. Unless there is a tack
       change, but a Committee member must be aware of it. Be on time and listen
       carefully, if gate call is missed you will be scratched.
18.    Failure to abide by ethics and guidelines outlined above may result in dismissal
       from the Piatt/Macon County 4-H Show and possible loss of eligibility for the
       Illinois State Junior 4 -H Horse and Pony Show. The Piatt/Macon 4-H Horse
       Committee and Extension Staff will make decisions.
19.    All classes will be divided as follows:
       Junior- 12 years of age and under as of January 1.
       Senior- 13 years of age and over as of January 1.
20.    Each exhibitor must designate one animal for each High Point Award division
       before the show.
21.    Showmanship can only be won three years in a row by the same exhibitor.

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22.      Six points maximum per class for High Point Award. For Example:
         6 Exhibitors or more                 5 Exhibitors        4 Exhibitors
         1st – 6 points                       1st – 5 points      1st – 4 points
         2nd – 5 points                       2nd – 4 points      2nd – 3 points
         3rd – 4 points                       3rd – 3 points      3rd – 2 points
23.      The Piatt/Piatt 4-H Horse Committee reserves the right to determine class
         sequence.
24.      A show bill will be available at the show. Classes may change slightly each year.
25.      Walk/Trot class participants are limited to Walk/Trot Classes only. In all other
         classes, these 4-H members must still only walk and trot their animals.
26.      The Piatt/Piatt 4-H Horse Committee reserves the right to dismiss or disqualify
         any exhibitor that is using cruelty or abuse of any kind to any horse/pony.
27.      Judges‘ decisions are final.

                     Piatt/Macon County 4-H Horse and Pony Show
Halter
    1. Pony and Miniature Horse Halter, 58" and under
    2. Horse Halter, 58" and over
    3. Jr. Showmanship (8-12 years of age)
    4. Sr. Showmanship (13 years of age & over)
    5. In Hand Halter Obstacle
BREAK - Warm up for Performance Classes – 30 minutes

HELMETS MUST BE WORN IN ALL RIDING CLASSES! NO EXCEPTIONS!
    6. Walk -Trot Western Pleasure (All ages)
    7. Western Pleasure (8-12 years of age)
    8. Western Pleasure (13 years of age & over)
    9. Western Riding (all ages)
    10. Walk-Trot Horsemanship (All ages)
    11. Horsemanship (8-12 years of age)
    12. Horsemanship (13 years of age & over)
LUNCH BREAK – 1 hour
    13. Reining (All ages)
    14. Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle (All ages)
    15. Hunter Under Saddle (8-12 years of age)
    16. Hunter Under Saddle (13 years of age & over)
    17. Walk-Trot Huntseat Equitation (All ages)
    18. Huntseat Equitation (8-12 years of age)
    19. Huntseat Equitation (13 years of age & over)
    20. Trail Class (Jr. - 12 years of age & under, Sr. - 13 & over)
Games Note: Walk-Trot riders cannot CANTER!
    21. Flags
    22. Barrels
    23. Poles
    24. Single Pole
    25. Egg & Spoon

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Awards:                                          Exhibited in Classes:
Walk/Trot High Point                             6, 10, 14, 17
Jr. In-Hand High Point                           1, 2, 3, 5
Sr. In-Hand High Point                           1, 2, 4, 5
Jr.. Under Saddle High Point                     7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20
Sr. Under Saddle High Point                      8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20
Jr. Gaming High Point                            21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
Sr. Gaming High Point                            21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
Jr. Showmanship (Traveling Trophy)               3
Sr. Showmanship (Traveling Trophy)               4

                                    Horticulture
       1) All products displayed must have been grown by the exhibitor and must be
       part of this year‘s project unless otherwise noted.
       2) Waxes and oils may not be used on exhibits or gardening projects.
       3) All exhibitors are strongly encouraged to be present at the time of judging.
       4) Note to State Fair Exhibitors: The amount of produce required for this 4-H
       Show may differ from the State Fair requirements.

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

Floriculture B – Exhibit one of the following options
Create an artistic display of dried flowers explaining how each was dried. OR, Create a
photo collage or collection of pictures of plants from your theme garden. Label your
plants by name and explain how the plants were chosen to fit the theme.

Floriculture C – Exhibit one of the following options
Create a terrarium. At least 2 (two) of the plants should have been propagated by the
exhibitor (seeds, cuttings, etc.) OR, Exhibit a plant that you propagated from cuttings.
Create a photo board no larger than 11" X 14" showing the progression of growth.

Floriculture D – Exhibit one of the following options: create a centerpiece around a
theme such as a wedding, holiday, birthday, etc. no larger than 2' X 2'. No silk flowers
are permitted. OR, Create an exhibit of forced bulbs in a pot no larger than 12" X 12".



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Advanced Flower Gardening, Annuals and Perennials (Three or more years) –
Mixed bouquet of at least 2 (two) different kinds (marigolds, cosmos, baby‘s breath,
etc.) Each kind should have 3 (three) stems which are the same variety, color, size and
shape. Display in clear glass jar of appropriate size. NO vases and pop bottles. Not
eligible for State Fair.

Floriculture/Horticulture Display – Exhibit an experimental or educational poster or
display related to horticulture that does not fall into any of the other Horticulture or
Floriculture classes. This could include herb displays as well as classes on vegetable,
fruits, houseplants and flower arranging. Include an explanation of the display for public
understanding.

House Plants, Propagating – Exhibit 1 (one) house plant (foliage or flowering) in a
container. Plant must be started from seed, cutting, or tuber and grown by exhibitor
during current 4-H year. Not eligible for State Fair.

House Plants, Maintaining – Exhibit 1 (one) house plant (foliage or flowering) or
arrangement in a container or a terrarium or a dish garden. Plant must be started and
grown by the exhibitor and be more than one year old. Not eligible for State Fair.

House Plants, Terrarium or Dish Garden – Exhibit a terrarium or dish garden. Plants
must be started and grown by the exhibitor during the current 4-H year. Not eligible for
State Fair.

Herb Garden – Exhibit a 3/4" diameter bundle of tightly tied herbs which has been
correctly identified. Include educational information as well as a recipe using the herb.
OR, Create a photo board about herbs. This may be an experimental or educational
poster or display. Display must include specimens of three to twelve fresh or dried herbs
which have been grown by the exhibitor. Include an explanation for public
understanding. Not eligible for State Fair.

Hanging Basket – Exhibit one hanging basket containing a plant or plants grown for
indoor or outdoor display. Plant/plants must have been started by exhibitor from seeds,
young seedling plants, bulbs, rhizomes, or other means of propagation. Not eligible for
State Fair.

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

Plants and Soils II, Stems and Stamens – Prepare a display or poster that illustrates
an activity from the project manual. The display should demonstrate an understanding
of the composition of plants, the functions of individual plant parts, plant life cycles and


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he many ways plants reproduce. Include your project journal that documents activity
recordkeeping, answers activity questions and details personal thoughts and ideas.

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

                               Vegetable Plate/Basket List

 Asparagus, 3 spears                  Horseradish Root, 1 marketable
 Beans, lima, 6 pods                  root specimen harvested this year
 Beans, Snap, Green Pod, or           Kohlrabi, 3
 Golden Wax, 6 pods                   Lettuce, 1head or plant
 Beets                                Muskmelon, cantaloupe Potatoes, any variety, 3
                                      included, 1               Pumpkin, any variety, 1
 Broccoli, 1 head
                                      Okra, 6                   Rutabaga, 5
 Brussels Sprouts, 12 sprouts                                   Squash, Winter, 1
                                      Onions, large, dry, 3
 Cabbage, 1 head                      Onions, green or set, 6   Squash, any summer variety, 2
 Cauliflower, 1 head                  Parsnips, plate, 3        Sweet Corn, in husks, 3 ears
 Carrots, 3                           Peas, 6 pods              Tomatoes, small fruited, 6
 Cucumbers, slicing or pickling, 3    Peppers, large fruited    Tomatoes, slicing, 3
 Eggplant, 1                          (bell/banana), 3          Turnips, 5
                                      Peppers, small fruited    Watermelon, 1
 Garlic, 5
                                      (chili/cherry), 6
 Greens (collard, endive,
                                      Popcorn, 3 ears
 escarole,
 Kale, mustard, Swiss chard),
 1 plant
 plant
Vegetable Classes – All vegetables exhibited must be grown by the exhibitor as part of
their current gardening 4-H project. Vegetables should be prepared according to
Horticulture Fact Sheet: Exhibiting Vegetables – MJ0800a. Contact the Extension office
for a copy.

Vegetable Market Basket
       1) Basket must include six but no more than twelve different vegetables. There
       may not be more than two different varieties of any vegetable.
       2) See Vegetable Plate/Basket List for number of vegetables allowed per exhibit.
       3) Basket must be labeled with the name and variety of all vegetables allowed
       per exhibit.
Exhibitors limited to three plate entries. Exhibit only one plate per class. Exhibit on rigid
paper plate.




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Vegetable Plate
     1) Exhibit must include 2 (two) single vegetable plate (exhibitor must furnish
     disposable plates.)
     2) Number of vegetables on plate must conform to plate list.
     3) Only 1 (one) variety on each plate.
     4) An exhibitor cannot show 2 (two) plates of the same type of vegetable.
            (Ex.; An exhibitor cannot show a plate of red potatoes and a plate of white
            potatoes, but can show a potato plate and a squash plate.)

                                    Intercultural
Display size limited to 2' X 15" and poster can be no larger than 22" X 30". ALL
INTERCULTURAL EXHIBITS SHOULD INCLUDE COMPLETED PROJECT MANUAL
REGARDLESS OF 4-HERS AGE. Be prepared to discuss the display with a judge.

Intercultural, Individual – Prepare a display illustrating what you have learned about a
country, culture, or region. Exhibit should be educational in nature and should not
promote one‘s beliefs over another person‘s beliefs. See the display topic list below for
more information. All items must be attached to the display, including the completed
project manual. NO additional items should be included with your display. Include
completed project manual with display.

Intercultural, Club – (Includes Passport to the World and Latino Cultural Arts) Exhibit
should be educational in nature and should not promote one‘s beliefs over another
person‘s beliefs. ALL items in the club/group display (including the project book) must
be attached to the display board – NO additional items should be included. See the
display topic list below for more information. The display must be manned by three or
more club exhibitors at the time of the judge‘s critique. Club members should make a
5-10 minute presentation to the judge. All club members present for the judge‘s critique
should be able to discuss the project and answer questions.

Display Topic List – Pick one of the three following categories for your exhibit
      Geography – Including economy, agriculture, money, etc.
      People – May include racial-ethnic groups, population, languages, housing, etc.
      Culture – May include music, crafts, clothing, housing holidays, etc.

                                Intergenerational
Display size limited to 2' X 15" and posters no larger than 22" X 30".
Walk in My Shoes, Individual – Present a display relating to an activity completed in
the project. Be prepared to discuss the activity and the results with a judge.

Walk in My Shoes, Club – A club who has completed ―Walk in My Shoes” as a group
should prepare a display related to 3 (three) activities they have completed in the
project. The display must be manned by three or more club exhibitors at the time of
judging. All members present should be able to discuss the project with the judge. Not
eligible to State Fair.

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                                  Interior Design
Furniture or items meant to be displayed on the floor are exempt from the 2 ½' X 2 ½'
table size requirements. Table -top displays can be no larger than 2' X 15". Posters no
larger than 22" X 30" for hanging.

Design Decisions, Beginning – (Recommended for members with 1-3 years in
project.) Entry can be from any of the following groupings.
       1. Wall Treatment – Poster showing the application of a decorative treatment for
       a wall (stenciling, rag rolling, etc.) used by exhibitor. Treatment should cover
       approximately half of the board. Remaining area of the board should include
       before/after photos, a picture story of the application, cost comparison, etc.
       2. Three-dimensional surface accessory that will set on a table, dresser, or floor.
       Item must be made by the exhibitor. Include before and after photos of the space
       where the item is used in the room.
       3. An item that has been recycled (significantly altered) by the member. Include
       before and after photos of the recycled item and where the item is used in the
       room.
       4. Wall hanging (2 or 3 -dimensional), made by the exhibitor. Include before and
       after photos of the space where the item is used in the room.

Design Decisions, Intermediate – (Recommended for members with 3-5 years in the
project.) Entry can be from any of the following groupings.
       1. Comparison shopping study of at least 2 (two) items showing wants and
       needs, costs, use in overall design plan, quality comparison, etc. and final
       selection made. May be displayed via poster or notebook.
       2. Bedcover – May include a quilt, comforter, bedspread, dust ruffle, pillow sham,
       canopy, etc. made by the exhibitor. Include before and after photos of the space
       where the item is used in the room.
       3. Window Treatment – May include curtains, draperies, shades, shutters, etc.
       made by the exhibitor. Include before and after photos of the space where the
       item is used in the room.

Design Decisions, Advanced – (Recommended for members with over five years in
the project.) Entry can be from one of the following groupings.
       1. Select 1 (one) problem such as storage, unusual or odd-sized window, need
       for better lighting, privacy or an invention or idea that solves an energy or water
       problem. Show the steps used to solve the problem and the final product. Use
       pictures, samples, drawings, etc. to tell the story. Display in a notebook or on
       poster board. If an item was made by the exhibitor to solve the problem, include
       that item in the display. Include before and after photos in display.
       2. Exhibit one item of refinished furniture. Include before and after photos of the
       item. Photo should be mounted. Include a description of the steps taken to
       refinish the item.




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                                     Journalism
Exhibit a binder portfolio showing the results of the appropriate year‘s activities.
Year 1 – Accomplishments of a minimum of five, 2-star activities from Part 1, answering
all of the questions in the activities.
Year 2 – Results of doing a minimum of five, 2 -star activities in Part 2, answering all of
the questions in the activities.
Year 3 – Results of doing a minimum of five, 3 -star activities from Parts 1 and 2. One of
the activities must include writing an advance story, a follow-up story, or a feature story.
Year 4 – Results of doing at least two, 2-star activities and three, 3-star activities from
part 3.

                                     Leadership
Leadership Skills You Never Outgrow – Prepare a binder portfolio with a minimum of
two completed activities each year, from two different leadership skill areas. Build upon
your previous year‘s work. Activities should relate to the exhibitor‘s age and experience.
Photocopies of the completed activities from the books should be included with the
portfolio. Use of page protectors is recommended.

                                Natural Resources
4-H members enrolled in the natural resource projects are expected to be present
during the time of judging. Members wishing to exhibit but are unable to be present
during judging should notify the Superintendent at Check-In. See #5 of the 4 -H Show
Rules in front of book. Table-top displays should be limited to approximately 2' X 15"
and recommended maximum poster size is 22" X 30" unless specifically noted in the
project area.

Forestry, Level 1 – Prepare a display or product that demonstrates a thorough
understanding of an activity in Follow the Path, Forestry Level 1.

Forestry, Level 2 – Prepare a display or product that demonstrates a thorough
understanding of an activity in Reach for the Canopy, Forestry Level 2.

Forestry, Level 3 – Prepare a display or product that demonstrates a thorough
understanding of an activity in Explore the Deep Woods, Forestry Level 3.

Forestry, Other – Exhibit any product or display made in the Forestry project.

Natural Resources I – Exhibit any item developed from the project book, Step Into
Nature. Be able to explain the importance of and concept behind the project exhibit.

Natural Resources II – Exhibit any item developed from the project book, Explore the
Natural World. Be able to explain the importance of and concept behind the project
exhibit.



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Natural Resources III – Exhibit any item developed from the project book, Blaze the
Trail. Be able to explain the importance of and concept behind the project exhibit.

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

Sportfishing, Unit I – Exhibit a product or display made to complete the activities in the
Take the Bait project manual. Exhibit possibilities include but are not limited to: displays
on different types of fishing tackle, identifying different baits and their uses (no actual
bait, please) or identifying the anatomy of a fish.

Sportfishing, Unit II – Exhibit a product or display made to complete the activities in
the Reel in the Fun project manual. Exhibit possibilities include but are not limited to:
different types of knots or rigs and their use; a collection of fishing lures, labeled with
their use; or information on preparing and cooking fish (not recipes).

Sportfishing, Unit III – Exhibit any product or display made to complete the activities in
the Cast into the Future project manual. Exhibit possibilities include but are not limited
to: making artificial flies and lures; researching effects of water temperature; sports
fishing careers; or identifying insects that fish eat.

Wildlife I – Exhibit any product or display made to complete an activity from the 4-H
Wildlife Level A project manual. For example, a bird feeder you made including a chart
recording what birds visited the feeder.

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

                                   Performing Arts
Theatre Arts I, Play the Role – Exhibit one of the following items: portfolio of acting
activities completed or display illustrating a drawing/photograph of a clown character
created by the exhibitor or display illustrating a picture story developed by the exhibitor.

Theatre Arts II, Become a Puppeteer – Exhibit one of the following items: portfolio of
activities with puppets completed during the current year or display on the history of
puppets or puppetry in different cultures or display a story wheel and play adapted or
written for puppets.

Theatre Arts III, Set the Stage – Exhibit one of the following items: portfolio of activities
for set design; make-up; or sound, props or costuming, completed during the current 4-
H year or display that includes sound, props, and costume charts appropriate for a
selected scene from a story or play (limited to no more than eight items) or display a
scenic design model to depict a scene from a script or display illustrating a character
with make-up drawn or colored in. Include a photograph of a person wearing the make-
up and information on the character‘s personality or part in the play.
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Theatre Arts Club Display – A club who has completed Theatre Arts as a group
should prepare a display related to three activities they have completed in the project.
The display must be manned by three or more club exhibitors at the time of the judging.
All members present should be able to discuss the project with the judge. Exhibitors
should prepare a 5-10 minute presentation for the judge. Not eligible for State Fair.

                                   Photography
Exhibitors in all classes should be prepared to discuss what camera and settings were
used for the exhibit photographs with the judge. Photo/Model releases from individuals
pictured in the exhibitor‘s photographs are required unless the photograph is of a group
in a public place where identification would not be an issue. The release can be
obtained at: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/state4h/members/fairsandexhibits.cfm
Photography projects are programs in which members learn to make pictures and
present them in a pleasing and expressive way. 4-H members are encouraged to
express themselves with their presentation. Photos can be mounted creatively with
captions.
       1. Members may enroll in each unit as many years as they wish.
       2. Members need not complete units in order.
       3. Project must have been photographed by member during the year of the
       project.
       4. A member may enter as many project levels as they wish, but may only have
       one entry per level (ex., One project entered in Photo I and another project in
       Photo II).
       5. Projects which do not meet specifications may not be eligible for an A award.
       6. Decision of the judge is final.
       7. Members should be able to identify which activity they have exhibited. Please
       bring your project book with activity marked.
       8. Members should be knowledgeable about the camera they used to prepare
       exhibit.

Photography I, Focus on Photography – Exhibit one of two options
Exhibit 5 (five) to 7 (seven) photos that tell a story. The story must have a beginning,
middle and end. Captions are optional. Exhibit will be judged on how well the pictures
tell a story and use of composition techniques. Photos must be mounted on one poster
board, no larger than 22" X 30". Digital photos may be used; cropping and red eye
reductions are the ONLY acceptable alterations,
OR, Exhibit 2 (two) photos: one photo with an unclear focal point and a second photo
highlighting an area of the first photo in which you have eliminated clutter and framed a
photo with a clear focal point. Both photos must be mounted on 1 (one) poster board or
mount board no larger than 11" X 14" (Hinged frames are not acceptable). Digital
photos may be used; cropping and red eye reductions are the ONLY acceptable
alterations.




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Photography II, Controlling the Image – Exhibit one of two options
Exhibit photos of action scenes that best represent the action. Exhibit one 8" X 10"
photo or two 5" X 7" photos. Photos must be mounted on poster board or framed in one
frame no larger than 11" X 14" (inside frame measurement). Hinged frames are not
acceptable. Digital photos may be used; cropping and red eye reductions are the ONLY
acceptable alterations. OR, Create a collection of five to seven candid photos taken at
one event. Photos must be mounted on poster board, no larger than 22" X 30". Digital
photos may be used; cropping and red eye reductions are the ONLY acceptable
alterations.

Photography III, Mastering Photography – Exhibit one of two options
Exhibit photos with reflections as subjects (see page thirty of the manual), using one 8"
X 10" photo or two 5" X 7" photos. Photos must be mounted on one poster board or
mount board or framed in one frame. Poster board, mount board, or frame must be no
larger than 11" X 14" (inside frame measurement). Digital photos may be used;
cropping and red eye reductions are the ONLY acceptable alterations. OR, Exhibit one
8" x 10" or one 5" x 7" still-life photo that demonstrates good composition, including
color, form, texture, lighting and depth or field. Photos must be mounted on poster
board or mount board, or framed in one frame. Poster board, mount board, or frame
must be no larger than 11'' X 14" (inside frame measurement). Digital photos may be
used; cropping and red eye reductions are the ONLY acceptable alterations.

Photo Editing – Exhibit one 8" X 10" photo or two 5" X 7" photos that have been
altered using digital photo editing techniques (beyond cropping and red eye reduction.)
Include a print of the original photo(s) taped to the back of the photo frame. Photos must
be mounted on mount board or poster board or framed in ONE frame (hinged frames
are not acceptable.) Exhibit must be no larger than 11" X 14" (inside frame
measurement). This class is open to youth enrolled in any of the three photography
project levels.

                           Plant and Soil Sciences
                        Please refer to section under Horticulture


                                       Poultry
1. Please read the General 4-H Livestock Rules for more details not included in this
section.
2. See insert for check-in and show date and time.
3. Entries must be registered through the Extension office by April 26.
4. A 4-Her is limited to one entry per class. In other words, a 4-Her is able to show one
Exhibition Bird; Bantams, either clean legged or feather legged; one breed of Egg-Type;
and one breed of Other Poultry. Do not bring additional birds.
5. Birds will be displayed only while they are being judged.
6. The 4-H Show management will provide a judging ring of exhibition coops in which
exhibitors will put their birds while they are being judged.
7. Birds must be banded with individual identification bands.

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8. A cockerel shall be a male bird hatched prior to January 1.
9. A cock shall be a male bird hatched prior to January 1.
10. A pullet shall be a female hatched after January 1.
11. A hen shall be a female hatched prior to January 1.
12. A breeding pen shall consist of a cockerel and two pullets of the same breed, which
can also be shown as singles.
13. A rooster and two hens can be shown in exhibition at the county level, but is not
state fair eligible.
14. Rooster entries are up to the discretion of the judge. If a rooster shows aggressive
behavior, he and the exhibitor could be asked to leave the ring.
15. A broiler-fryer market pen shall consist of three cockerels or pullets, each weighing
under four pounds.
16. A roaster market pen shall consist of three cockerels or pullets, each weighing over
four pounds.
17. An egg production pen shall consist of three regular sized hens.
18. An egg entry shall consist of one dozen eggs for white, brown, and all other colored
eggs. Egg entries for ducks shall consist of one-half dozen eggs.
19. Exhibitors must accompany their birds to the show and must bring them to the
judging ring for judging when their classes are called. Exceptions will be made if a
conflict with another show arises.
20. Exhibition Champion classes will be judged after all classes are completed in the
exhibition classes. Commercial champion classes will be judged after all classes are
completed in the commercial classes.
21. A Champion will be chosen for each species. After which a Best in Show and
Reserve Best of Show will be determined for Land Fowl and Water Fowl.
22. Exhibitors can only collect premiums for a maximum of 10 poultry classes.

                                 4-H Poultry Show
Exhibition Classes
      American
              1) Cock             2) Hen              3) Cockerel          4) Pullet
              5) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)           6) Trio of Old Hens
      Asiatic
              7) Cock             8) Hen              9) Cockerel           10) Pullet
              11) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)       12) Trio of Old Hens
      English
              13) Cock            14) Hen             15) Cockerel         16) Pullet
              17) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)       18) Trio of Old Hens
      Mediterranean
              19) Cock            20) Hen             21) Cockerel         22) Pullet
              23) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)        24) Trio of Old Hens
      All Other Exhibition Breeds
              25) Cock            26) Hen             27) Cockerel         28) Pullet
              29) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)        30) Trio of Old Hens



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Bantam Classes
      Clean-Legged
             31) Cock            32) Hen                33) Cockerel        34) Pullet
             35) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)
      Feather-Legged
             36) Cock            37) Hen                38) Cockerel        39) Pullet
             40) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)
Egg-Type (Commercial) Classes
      Light
             41) Cock            42) Hen                43) Cockerel        44) Pullet
             45) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)          46) Trio of Old Hens
      Heavy
             47) Cock            48) Hen                49) Cockerel        50) Pullet
             51) Breeding Pen (1 cockerel and 2 pullets)      52) Trio of Old Hens
Meat-Type Classes
      Broiler-Fryer Pen
             53) Meat Pen (all cockerels or all pullets)         54) Trio of Old Hens
      Roaster Pen
             55) Meat Pen (all cockerels or all pullets)         56) Trio of Old Hens
Eggs
      57) One dozen chicken or one-half dozen duck – all eggs must be the same color

All Other Birds
       Duck – Old (Hatched prior to January 1)
             58) Male            59) Female             60) Pair Male/Female
       Duck – Young (Hatched after January 1)
             61) Male            62) Female             63) Pair Male/Female
       Geese – Old (Hatched prior to January 1)
             64) Male            65) Female             66) Pair Male/Female
       Geese – Young (Hatched after January 1)
             67) Male            68) Female             69) Pair Male/Female
       Turkeys – Old (Hatched prior to January 1)
             70) Male            71) Female             72) Pair Male/Female
       Turkeys – Young (Hatched after January 1)
             73) Male            74) Female             75) Pair Male/Female

Home-Grown Bird Class
     76) All Breeds – Any exhibitor who has raised a bird from an egg to an adult
     can enter this class. The exhibitor should be prepared to share their knowledge
     about the process of raising this bird.

Poultry Showmanship Classes
        77) Junior Showmanship: 4-H members ages 8-13 years by September1
        78) Senior Showmanship: 4-H members ages 14 and up by September 1
**Please contact the Poultry Superintendent if you have a bird for which there is no
class listed. If there is some doubt as to what class your birds should be entered into,

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enter them to the best of your ability and the Superintendent will determine the actual
class on the show day.

Awards: Best of Show-Poultry              Champion-All Standard Breeds
Champion-All Bantam                       Champion-Poultry Meat Pen
Champion-All Other Birds                  Jr. Showmanship-Poultry
Sr. Showmanship-Poultry

                              Public Presentations
No parents or supervising adults will be permitted in the staging areas or to assist with
equipment being used in the presentation. No live animals are allowed in
demonstrations or illustrated speeches due to restrictions on certain animals entering
facilities.

Member may enter one or more of the following classes:
Formal Speech – Formal Speeches (without props or visual aids) must be 4-6 minutes
in length and done by an individual. These speeches provide information to the
audience.

Illustrated Speech – Illustrated Speeches (with any type of visual aids) must be 4-6
minutes in length and done by an individual.

Extempore Speaking – Members must check-in one hour before judging time to select
their topics. Topics will relate to events of state, national, or international importance
from January to August of the current year. Exhibitors will draw three topic options for
their speech from a large number of topics. They will immediately select on of these
three topics for their speech. Participants will have 45 minutes to prepare a 4 -6 minute
speech and are responsible for providing their own research materials and writing/note -
taking supplies. Exhibitors may bring their own wireless devices, however an open
internet connection is not guaranteed.

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

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

Demonstration – Demonstrations may pertain to any topic (exception: Foods-Nutrition
entries must enter through the appropriate foods class.) Demonstrations may be given
by an individual or a team of two members. Exhibitors are responsible for furnishing all
equipment and supplies needed. Demonstrations must be 8-10 minutes in length.

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                                       Rabbits
      1. Please read the General 4-H Livestock Rules for more details not included in
      this section.
      2. Rabbits will show at the Macon County Fairgrounds. See insert for check-in
      and judging date and time.
      3. 4-H exhibitors will be limited to 2 (two) entries per class.
      4. 4-H exhibitors must provide their own carrying case, which will have a solid,
      leak proof bottom.
      5. Rabbits must be the property of the exhibitor and the exhibitor must be
      present on the day of the show.
      6. Tattoos will not be required at the county show, but are required if an exhibitor
      must be present on the day of the show.
      7. All rabbits exhibited must be recognized breeds of the ARBA as listed in the
      Standard of Perfection. Crossbreds may be shown in All Other Breeds Class.
      8. Light Weight Breeds include Angora, Belgian Hare, Britannia, Chinchilla
      Standard, all Dutch, English Spots, Florida White , Harlequin, all Havana, all
      Himalayan, Lilac, all Holland Lop, all Mini Lop, all Netherland Dwarf, all Polish, all
      Rex, Rhinelander, Sable, all Silver, all Silver Marten, all Tan
      9. Heavy Weight Breed include American, Beveren, Blue Vienna, Californian,
      Champagne D‘Argent, Checkered Gian, Chinchilla American, Cinnamon, Crème
      D‘Argent, all Flemish Giant, Blanc de Hotot, all English and French Lop, New
      Zealand, all Palomino, all Satins, all Silver Fox
      10. Exhibitors can only collect premiums for a maximum of 10 (ten) rabbit
      classes.

Class Descriptions
      Junior Buck (under 6 months old)           Junior Doe (under 6 months old)
      Intermediate Buck (6-8 months old)         Intermediate Doe (6-8 months old)
      Senior Buck (over 8 months old)            Senior Doe (over 8 months old)
      Breeding Pen (1 Buck and 2 Does)

      Meat Pen (3 – each rabbit must weigh no more than 5 lbs and be no more than
      10 weeks of age on the day of the 4-H Show.)

      Single Fryer (must weigh no more than 5 lbs and be no more than 10 weeks of
      age on the day of the 4 -H Show.)

All Other Breeds (Junior and Senior) – includes rabbit not shown in any other category,
judged on knowledge and care of animal. Showmanship (Junior and Senior)

Rabbit Showmanship
      1. All 4-Hers who are not registered in showmanship classes and wish to
      participate must tell the superintendent after showing that species.
      2. A 4-Her must exhibit his or her own project in the showmanship competition
      unless otherwise indicated by the judge.


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       3. Junior Showmanship competitors will be all 4-H members age 8-13 years of as
       of September 1and Senior Showmanship competitors will be all 4 -H members
       age fourteen and over as of September 1.

Awards: Best Rabbit Breeding Pen Best of Show Rabbit
Best Light Breed Rabbit Best Heavy Breed Rabbit
Jr. Showmanship Rabbit Sr. Showmanship Rabbit
Best of Show Meat Pen Best of Show Fryer

                                       Robotics
**If applicable for their class and display, exhibitors must bring their own computers for
demonstration purposed; computers will not be provided. Internet access will not be
available.

Robotics Level 1 – Choose one of the following
Robotics Explorer, Chapter 1 – Create a computer slide show or science board
display describing 3-5 examples of robots and their uses in the real world. Label and
describe what makes each robot more than a machine or computer.

Robotics Explorer, Chapter 2 – Use your robot to demonstrate OR create a display of
a program you wrote to make a robot travel in a square. Provide a narrative that
describes your experience designing and troubleshooting this program.

Robotics Explorer, Chapter 3 – Use your robot to demonstrate OR create a display of
a line tracking program you wrote that uses input from a sensor (Ex. Touch, light). If
exhibitor brings a robot bring your own mat or track for demonstration purposes. Provide
a narrative that describes your experience designing and troubleshooting this program.

Robotics Explorer, Chapter 4 – Use your robot to demonstrate OR create a display of
a line tracking program you wrote that combines input from two sensors. If exhibitor
brings robot, bring your own mat or track for demonstration purposes. Provide a
narrative that describes your experience designing and troubleshooting this program.

Robotics Level 2 – Choose one of the following
Robotics Probe, Chapter 1 – Use your robot to demonstrate OR create a display of a
line tracking program you wrote that uses a rotational sensor to determine distance
traveled or to control turns. If exhibitor brings a robot, bring your own mat or track for
demonstration purposes. Provide a narrative that describes your experience designing
and troubleshooting this program.

Robotics Probe, Chapter 2 – Use your robot to demonstrate OR create a display of an
experiment you designed to test the travel distance and speed of a robot designed
using different gears. Provide a picture of the robot you designed with all gear types,
pulleys, and belts labeled. Provide a narrative that analyzes the results of your
experiment.


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Robotics Probe, Chapter 3 – Use your robot to demonstrate OR create a display of a
line tracking program you wrote that uses advanced programming strategies, such as
using containers, loops, and subroutines and using combined sensors. If exhibitor
brings a robot, bring your own mat or track for demonstration purposes. Provide a
narrative that describes your experience designing and troubleshooting this program.

                                  Scrapbooking
                         Please See Section under Visual Arts

                                        Sheep
There will be no Sheep at the Piatt County 4 -H Show this year. Members interested in
showing can contact the Extension Office for alternate exhibit information.

                                  Small Engines
All exhibits should involve engines smaller than 20 horsepower. Small Engine displays
must be no larger than 4‘ X 4‘ display board.

Small Engines, Display – Exhibit a display, selecting o ne of the following
      1. A display identifying different engine or lawn and garden equipment parts of a
      display showing the function of the various engine or lawn and garden equipment
      parts
      2. A display identifying and explaining the function(s) of different specialty tools
      needed for small engine work
      3. A display illustrating and providing the results of any one of the experiments
      that are included in the project books. No complete engines are permitted for
      display. No electrical power is available for displays/exhibits.

Small Engines, Maintenance – Demonstrate one of the following
      1. Perform routine maintenance on an engine or piece of lawn and garden
      equipment
      2. Diagnose and troubleshoot specific problems with an engine, short of a
      complete overhaul. The exhibitor should be prepared to discuss the reasons for
      the specified maintenance or how they approached the diagnosis of the engine.
      Be prepared to operate the engine for a short time.

Small Engines, Operation – Exhibit an operable small engine overhauled or rebuilt by
the 4-H member. Include a maintenance schedule for the engine and a brief description
of steps taken by the member in overhauling or rebuilding the engine. During the
conference judging, the exhibitor should be prepared to discuss their engine over-haul
or rebuilding experience and to operate the engine for a short time. The engine over-
haul or rebuilding process should be described in an attached report. Not eligible for
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                                     Small Pets
Small Animals – No live animals. Prepare an appropriate display no larger than 11‖ X
14‖ using activities from your manual. Small Animal classes include the following
projects: Small Pets I, Pet Pals; Small Pets II, Scurrying Ahead; Small Pets III, Scaling
the Heights

                                         Swine
      1. PLEASE READ THE GENERAL 4-H LIVESTOCK RULES FOR MORE
      DETAILS NOT INCLUDING IN THIS SECTION.
      2. See insert for check-in and show date and time.
      3. Barrows will be divided in light and heavy weight classes after weigh-in.
      4. Classes will be determined after registrations are complete.
      5. Swine must have been owned by June 1, of the current year. All barrows must
      have been farrowed on or after January 1, of the current year.
      6. A 4-Her may enter two animals per class. If assistance is needed with second
      animal, ask another 4-Her to help you. 4-H members must show their own
      livestock. Exhibitor will be permitted to show more than one breed.
      7. There is no limit on the number of barrows a 4-Her may show, as long as there
      are only two per class.
      8. Crossbred Gilts will be show by birth date, not weight.
      9. All swine must show in their respective age/weight classes.
      10. Registration papers are required for exhibiting in all purebred breeding
      classes. These papers must be in the member‘s name and brought to the 4-H
      Show.
      11. All livestock exhibited must be accompanied by official health and vaccination
      papers, which comply with current Illinois Livestock Exhibition Regulations.
      Health papers will be checked by the Superintendent before animals are
      allowed to unload.
      12. Exhibitors should furnish their own troughs, bedding, hurdles, etc.
      13. Release time will be at the conclusion of the show.
Breed Classes: Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Spotted Poland, Poland
China, Yorkshire, Landrace, AOB, Crossbred


Class/Age Description                                  Birthdate
January Gilt                                     Farrowed January 1-January 20
Late Jan./Early Feb. Gilt                        Farrowed January 21-February 10
Late Feb./Early March Gilt                       Farrowed February 11-March 31
Single Market Swine                              Classes determined after weigh-in

Swine Showmanship
1. Swine Showmanship will be held at the conclusion of show. See General Livestock
Rules for more information.
2. All 4-Her‘s who are not registered in showmanship classes and wish to participate
must tell the Superintendent after showing that species.
3. A 4-Her must exhibit his or her own project in the showmanship competition unless
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otherwise indicated by the judge.
4. Junior Showmanship is youth ages 8 – 13 years by September 1 of the current year.
5. Senior Showmanship includes youth ages 14 years and over by September 1 of the
current year.

Awards:
Grand Champion Barrow Reserve Grand Champion Barrow
Grand Champion Gilt Reserve Grand Champion Gilt
Jr. Showmanship Sr. Showmanship

                                        Tractor
Tractor I, Starting Up – Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the following
topics: tractor safety; care and maintenance; the tractor as a valuable farm machine; or
an activity listed in the project manual.

Tractor II, Tractor Operations – Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one o f the
following topics: cause and prevention of rollovers; diagram how an air cleaner works;
diagram and identify an engine cooling system; regulations for battery and oil disposal;
or another activity listed in the 4-H project manual.

Tractor III, Moving Out – Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the following
topics: wagon and bin hazards; diagram and identify open and closed hydraulic
systems; mower types and safety features; conveyor types; and safety features or
another activity listed in the 4-H project manual

Tractor IV, Learning More – Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the
following topics: method of winterizing a tractor; chemical uses and required safety
equipment; parts and process of internal combustion engine; procedure for cleaning and
flushing tractor radiator; or another activity.

Tractor Exhibit – Display defective part from tractor or farm equipment. Explain the
cause of defect and explain prevention of the defect, OR make a display on
maintenance of a tractor, explaining the importance, OR make a display pertaining to
Tractor Safety, explaining the importance of tractor safety. Not eligible for State Fair.

                               Veterinary Science
Veterinary Science – Prepare a poster or display, no larger than 2 ½' X 2 ½', related to
an activity completed in the project. Be prepared to discuss the activity and any results.
Live animals are not permitted. For safety reasons exhibits should not contain syringes
with needles. This class includes the following: Normal Animal, Animal Diseases, and
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                                         Video
Requirements that apply to ALL video classes:
All video submissions must be on DVD and should be no longer than five (5) minutes in
length (unless noted differently in class description.). Videos are to be original and a
result of the member‘s current year‘s work. Criteria for judging shall include: (1)
Evidence of story line; (2) Use of camera angles; (3) Use of zooming techniques; and
(4) Smoothness of scene changes. Image and sound quality will be considered in
relation to equipment available to and used by exhibitor. Videos should comply with
copyright regulations and display an image that is appropriate for 4-H audiences. No
time or date should be imprinted on the video footage. All videos should include an
opening title screen, as well as closing credits which include date of production, name of
video exhibitor and research sources if appropriate.

Introduction to Filmmaking –Prepare a display exhibit or electronic slide show (i.e.
PowerPoint or some similar program) that illustrates how to use your video camera.

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

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

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

                                     Visual Arts
The Piatt County 4-H program will not assume liability for loss or damage which may
occur to artwork exhibited. All possible precaution will be taken to protect the exhibits.
Please read all project requirements carefully – failure to meet project requirements will
result in lowering placing, one grade.
        1. Articles exhibited are to be made by the exhibitor who is a participant in the
        Visual Arts Project, which includes Arts and Crafts, Advanced Visual Arts:
        Sketchbook Crossroads, and Advanced Visual Arts: Portfolio Pathways. Any
        exhibitors enrolled in Advanced Visual Arts will be expected to exhibit projects of
        an advanced level.
        2. Articles must have been completed during the current 4 -H year (after
        September 1). Exhibitors are encouraged to date the project when it is made.
        Any project shown in previous years will be disqualified. Artwork that is meant to
        be displayed on the floor or ground is restricted to a 3' X 3' base with no height
        restriction. Artwork meant to be hung or placed on a shelf is limited to a size of
        30" H X 30" W X 12"D.


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3. Articles exhibited should be an original design of the exhibitor. Non-original
items can be exhibited in the Non-Original Class, which is not State Fair eligible.
Articles made using patterns or pictures from magazines as starting points are
not acceptable for any Visual Arts classes unless entered in the Non-Original
Class. Kits and pre-formed molds are not considered original and will not be
considered for any Visual Arts class besides the Non-Original Class. Team,
school, and 4-H logos are not original and are copyrighted. Combining parts of
different patterns with the member‘s own ideas can result in an original design,
but simply changing the color, pattern, or size of a pattern does not make the
design original.
4. Do not include copyrighted or trademarked designs on any part of your project,
including but not limited to frames, mats, or borders. A project containing any
copyrighted or trademarked designs in any capacity will automatically be
lowered one grade, and not be eligible for Best of Show or State Fair.
5. Pre-formed ceramics, painted porcelain dolls, machine knitted items, and
stepping stones, painted rocks, or wall hangings that include cement decorated
with glass or plastic items cannot be exhibited in any class except Non-Original.
Scrapbooks should be entered in the county Scrapbooking class.
6. Wet paintings and printing will not be accepted.
7. Design Source – If a photo, sketch, or other idea source was used, the
exhibitor must bring it along to project judging and be prepared to explain how
and where the idea came from. Photos, sketches, or other ideas used as a
source should be created by the exhibitor.
8. All items must be properly prepared for exhibit at the 4 -H Show. Items which
are framed must be prepared for hanging. The hanging device must be a wire
type and must be sturdy enough to support the weight of the object. This
rule is so your exhibit is displayed safely.
9. Drawings and paintings must be matted, framed, and under glass (oil and
acrylic paintings do not require glass and are not required to be matted.) Water
color, chalk, pen and ink, etc. do not require glass. There is no specific
requirement for type of mat. Basic directions for a mat can be found on page 34
of the Illinois 4-H Visual Arts Member‘s manual, but purchased, pre-cut mats are
acceptable.
10. Exhibitor must be 10 years of age by September 1, 2009 to be State Fair
eligible.
11. Exhibits will be critiqued in a discussion with the judge. The exhibitor should
make every effort to be present when his/her project is being judged. If there is a
conflict, exhibitor must notify the Superintendent.
12. Special awards will be given to projects in which the judges consider to be
―Best of Show.‖ These awards will be presented to exhibitors regardless of age.
13. Visual Arts exhibitors may enter one entry in each Visual Arts class.
14. It is recommended that each exhibit should have a protective plastic cover
that may be removed for judging and easily replaced.
15. During Project Check-In exhibitors must sign up for a judging time for each of
their Visual Arts exhibits.


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Chalk/Carbon/Pigment – Any original artwork done with pencils, chalk, pens, ink,
paint, charcoal, dyes, etc. This would include all painting, sketching, drawing,
cartooning, printing, etc. done on any surface, except as noted. Note: please enter any
painting on wood, metal, textiles, stones, or other unusual surfaces in Heritage Arts.
Painted and/or glazed pre-formed ceramics and painted porcelain dolls are NOT
acceptable for any class except Non-Original. Exhibitor may enter in one or more of the
following Chalk/Carbon/Pigment classes:

Oils and Acrylic            Watercolor            Sketching/Drawing/Cartooning/Printing

Clay – Any original item made of clay which may be fired or unfired, hand formed or
thrown on a wheel. Self hardening clays are fine. Fire/oven-cured and corn starch clay
would be accepted. Item can include, but is not limited to a clay statue, bowl, jewelry,
etc. Pre-formed ceramics are NOT acceptable for any class except Non-Original.

Computer-Generated Art – Any original art created in any software package. Exhibit
may not include scanned work, clip art, downloaded images from the internet, any
imported image, or photographs. All pixels must be original. Photo mosaics are NOT
allowed. Color or black and white exhibits are acceptable.

Fiber – Any original item made of fiber. Examples are quilts, fabric collage, soft
sculpture, stitchery, baskets (if completely original), weaving, embroidery, cross-stitch.
Decorated textiles (such as painted shirts or stenciled clothing) should be entered in
Heritage Arts. Original knitted or crocheted items belong in this class. Non-original
knitting and non-original crocheting should be entered in Heritage Arts. Machine knitted
items are NOT acceptable for any class, except Non-Original.
Exhibitor may enter in one or more of the following Fiber classes:

Cross-stitch          Embroidery             Latchhook       Original crocheting
Original knitting     Weaving (original handmade baskets must be entered in this class)
Others (quilting, soft sculpture, fabric collage, stitchery)

Glass/Plastic – Any original item made of glass or plastic. Possible items to exhibit
include stained glass, etched glass (original design), mosaics made of glass, glass
beading, plastic jewelry (friendly plastic.) Interlocking building block creations are not
suitable as entries. Stepping stones or wall hangings that include cement decorated
with glass or plastic items are NOT acceptable for any class besides Non-Original.

Heritage Arts – Any traditional art learned from another person or made from a pattern
may be entered (NO KITS) Crocheting by pattern, needlepoint, counted cross-stitch,
crewel, embroidery, cut work, hardanger (embroidery openwork), macrame, baskets,
candles, pysanski (decorated eggs), quilts from a traditional pattern, traditional
handmade dolls with handmade costumes, and decorative painting on wood, metal,
fiber, or candles are possibilities for this class. Any original item made of leather, or a
pre-cut leather piece, with an original design can also be exhibited in this category.
Leather items can include, but are not limited to belts, purses, moccasins, pictures,

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vests, hats, saddles, wall hanging, etc. Machine knitted items are NOT acceptable for
any class besides Non-Original. Trademarked or copyrighted designs are not
acceptable for any class.

Metal – Any original item made of metal such as sculpture, tin punch, engraved metal,
and jewelry. Items intended for industrial use (as tools and/or shop items made from
patterns) are not considered part of this project and are Not eligible for State Fair.

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

Non-Original – Any non-original item made that cannot be exhibited in another visual
arts class. Trademark or copyrighted designs are not acceptable. Non-Originals include,
but are not limited to:
        Pre-formed ceramics       Porcelain dolls           Machine knitted items
        Photo mosaics             Popsicle stick crafts     Paper twist articles
        Cement decorated with glass or plastic items        Items made from kits
Not eligible for State Fair.

Paper – Any original item made of paper. Examples could include Origami, greeting
cards, paper-cut designs, paper mache, handmade paper, paper collage, paper models
of architecture, quilling, etc. Paper twist articles, made from directions in craft books and
stores are not original and should be exhibited in the Non-Original class. Scrapbooks
are NOT acceptable for display in this class.

Scrapbooking – Create two scrapbook pages, front and back – total four individual
pages – using a variety of techniques such as cropping pictures, journaling, using dye
cuts, rubber stamps, or stickers. Journaling is encouraged. Each page should be
displayed in a protective cover (plastic portfolio pages that are closed on three sides
may work as well.) Secure multiple pages together using string, wire twist, or other
method. No binders or books are allowed. Pages must be grouped into a set of
four in order to be judged.

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




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Wood – Any original item made of wood (wood carving, sculpture, collage, wood
burning, etc.). Utilitarian wood items made from patterns or kits (e.g. furniture) should
be entered in the Non-Original Class. Popsicle stick crafts are not acceptable for this
class and should be exhibited in Non-Original.

                                       Welding
This class is open to members who are in the 7-12 grades. Exhibit two (2) weldments
from the suggested Weldment List found on page 43 of the Arcs and Sparks. Exhibits
that were created with an artistic appeal should not be entered in this class. Members
wishing to create artwork should consider enrolling in Visual Arts and entering those
exhibits in the Visual Arts - Metal class.

                                   Woodworking
**Pre-cut kits are not acceptable at any level** For all levels - Woodworking I, II, II
                                       & IV:
         One article made of wood constructed or refinished by the member.




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