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                    GENERAL INFORMATION
GENERAL SHOW RULES
1.    4-H show dates are set in the winter and posted in the 4-H newsletter. 4-H exhibitors
      should check the show schedule carefully to find the date, time, and place for judging
      of each of their projects in which they are enrolled.
2.    Exhibitors in a 4-H Show must be enrolled in 4-H in the current 4-H year, and must be
      an active 4-H member in good standing. "Active" means fulfilling club expectations.
      Members with inactive status are not eligible to exhibit or receive 4-H premiums.
3.    Entries into the 4-H Shows must be made on official entry forms which will be mailed
      to 4-H members. ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE IN THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY
      4:30 P.M. ON JULY 1. NOTE: Due to problems with entries mailed in past years,
      you are strongly encouraged to hand deliver entries. They MAY be faxed to 309-
      543-6239 or mailed to Mason County Extension, PO Box 170, Havana, IL 62644,
      but they MUST be in the office by the deadline. You are strongly encouraged to
      call to ensure your entry has been received on time if you mail or fax them. DO
      NOT mail or turn in your 4-H entries to Mason County Fair Board.
4.    All general 4-H projects MUST be made by the member during the current 4-H
      year, which runs September 1 – August 31, and MUST be dated as to when they
      were made. All livestock must be cared for by the 4-H member.
5.    Members must exhibit their project requirement at the appropriate county 4-H show to
      receive premium money at the end of the 4-H year. There will only be one premium
      paid for each project in which the member is enrolled. (See projects listed on page
      3. The projects are also denoted with a      in class descriptions in this book.) If the
      member wishes to show more than one item, such as multiple Visual Arts media
      projects or more than one type of Consumer Education exhibit, they will receive no
      additional premiums, but will receive a ribbon and the chance to be chosen for State
      Fair or Best of Show. The premium will be paid on the highest rating if more than one
      item is exhibited for a project.
6.    If a member brings a project exhibit to the show for which he or she is not enrolled,
      the project will be judged but no premium will be paid. Exhibits not following
      requirements will be marked down one level.
7.    The following projects have a January 5 enrollment deadline. All other project
      enrollments and changes are due May 1. They will not be accepted after this date.
      Projects with a January 5 deadline are: Beef, Goat, Horse, Sheep, and Swine.
      However, be aware that a young person may join 4-H at any time of the year, but in
      order to show at the 4-H Shows members must adhere to the above deadlines.
8.    Demonstrators must be enrolled in the project that they demonstrate.
9.    Each 4-H entry will be judged on its own merit and not against another 4-H member‟s
      project. Entries will be conference-judged, allowing judges the opportunity to
      discuss the project with the exhibitor.
10.   Members are encouraged, and sometimes required, to be present during judging. If a
      member is unable to be present, it is strongly encouraged that they include a written
      report with their exhibit. Call Christine at the Extension office prior to the show in
      order to obtain guidelines for the report. Exhibitors MUST be present for judging to
      be considered for selection to exhibit at State Fair.
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11.   Show requirements are not necessarily the same as the project requirements.
12.   Showmanship rosettes and/or Best of Show rosettes will be awarded in all project areas.
13.   State Fair selections (non-livestock categories) will be made during the 4-H judging, at
      the judges' discretion.
14.   Space is limited. See specific requirements with each project. Floor exhibits are not
      limited unless indicated in a specific project section.
15.   4-H Youth Committee members and Extension Staff reserve the right to make final
      interpretation on any controversies, covered or not covered in the 4-H Show Book.
16.   Judging Standards sometimes change from year to year, based on state requirements.
      Judging sheets are updated yearly. Copies of the most current judging sheets can be
      obtained at the Extension office.
17.   Requirements for Clover Challenge projects are not listed in this 4-H Show Book. If
      you are enrolled in a Clover Challenge project, contact the Extension office for a list of
      those requirements.
18.   For most 4-H projects, the standard scoring system is:
         Blue =     Very Good, Exceeds Standards
         Red =      Standard
         White = Needs Improvement
19.   If you are a person who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in any 4-H
      Show or the Fair, contact University of Illinois Extension, Mason County Office, at
      309-543-3308, at least two weeks prior to the event.
20.   University of Illinois Extension personnel or volunteer helpers will not be held
      responsible for damaged or stolen projects at any of the 4-H shows.



4-H ENTRY TAGS
1.    4-H entry tags will be mailed directly to 4-H
      members. 4-H entry tags must be securely
      fastened to your exhibit. Some of your
      information may already be pre-printed onto
      the entry tags, but you may still need to add
      information. There will be a supply of blank
      tags that you can use at check-in.
2.    Entry tags are not needed for the following
      projects: public presentations &
      demonstrations, fashion revue, and all
      livestock projects, bicycle, dog obedience,
      dog care, and cat care.
3.    Please indicate on the entry tag your age and
      the years you have been in the project and
      unit. Names should appear on the entry tags
      only, not on the projects.
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    4-H PREMIUMS
    1.        All exhibits in the Mason County 4-H Shows will be judged on the Danish Judging
              System. Each completed exhibit meeting the project show requirement will receive
              either a Blue, Red, or White award ribbon.
              A = Blue =             Superior      (3X)
              B=      Red =          Good          (2X)
              C=      White =        Fair          (1X)

              The dollar value of X will be determined after the county shows, depending on the
              number of exhibits and the amount of money allotted for Mason County 4-H Shows.
              This amount is based on the number of enrolled 4-H members, and is paid from funds
              received from the State of Illinois (*see disclaimer). An exhibitor can claim only one
              premium per project as listed by show book sections below. (See Gen. Show Rule #5)
* "The Department of Agriculture shall use its best efforts to secure sufficient appropriations to fund
premiums. In any year for which the General Assembly of the State of Illinois fails to make an appropriation
sufficient to pay such premiums, premium amounts may not be accurately reflected in this Premium Book."

    Agriculture – Animal Sciences             Environment & Natural Resources                Consumer Education (includes all
      Beef I, II & III                          Entomology I, II & III                          levels of Financial Champions,
      Cats I, II & III                          Forestry – Forests of Fun I, II & III           Consumer Savvy & Entrepreneurship)
      Dairy Cattle I, II & III                  Geology                                      Intergenerational - Walk In My Shoes
      Dogs I, II & III                          Natural Resources I, II & III                Interior Design
      Goats (Dairy Goat I, II & III and         Wildlife B
                                                                                           Engineering & Technology
          Meat Goat I, II & III)                Outdoor Adventures I, II & III
                                                                                             Aerospace II, III & IV
      Horses I, II, III, IV & V                 Sportfishing I, II & III
                                                                                             Bicycles I & II
      Poultry I, II & III
                                              Food, Nutrition & Health                       Computer Science – Intro, I, II & III
      Rabbits I, II & III
                                                4-H Cooking 101                              Electricity I, II, III & IV
      Sheep I, II & III
                                                4-H Cooking 201                              Geospatial I, II & III
      Small Pets I, II & III
                                                4-H Cooking 301                              Robotics I, II & III
      Swine I, II & III
                                                4-H Cooking 401                              Small Engines I, II & III
      Veterinary Science I, II & III
                                                Food Preservation                            Tractor A, B, C & D
    Agriculture – Plants & Soils                Meat & Other Protein Sources                 Welding
      Corn                                      Microwave Magic A                            Woodworking I, II, III & IV
      Small Grains                              Microwave Magic B
                                                                                           Personal Development
      Soybeans                                  Microwave Magic C
                                                                                             Communications I, II & III
      Floriculture A, B, C & D                  Microwave Magic D
                                                                                             Journalism
      Vegetable Gardening A, B, C & D           Outdoor Meals
                                                                                             Leadership I, II, III & IV
      Plant & Soil Science I, II & III          Sports Nutrition
                                                                                             Photography I, II & III
                                                Health I, II & III
    Community Involvement & Global                                                           Public Presentations
    Awareness                                 Home & Family                                  Theatre Arts I, II & III
      Citizenship I, II & III and Service       Child Development II & III                   Filmmaking/Video
           Learning I & II                      (Clothing) Sewing & Textiles I, II & III     Visual Arts
      Intercultural - Passport to the World     Clothing Decisions I & II


    2.        4-H premium checks will be mailed to members. The tear-off portion of the check will
              list projects exhibited, ratings, and premium money. If there is an error on this, the 4-H
              member must present his/her ribbon as proof of exhibiting to the Extension office. No
              additional premiums will be paid without the ribbon as proof of rating. This rule makes
              it vital that you keep your ribbons!
    3.        4-H projects are shown at 4-H shows and paid premiums. 4-H activities are not shown
              at 4-H shows and are not paid premiums. These activities will add credit to your 4-H
              awards applications completed in August.
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STATE FAIR POLICIES

1.     A 4-H member must be 10 years old by September 1 of the current 4-H year,
       and meet eligibility rules for participation in the Junior Show at State Fair.
2.     Only Blue-rated projects are eligible for State Fair.
3.     Exhibitors must be enrolled and participating in the current year in the project or
       activity exhibited.
4.     All entries must be the products of the current 4-H year. The same product or speech
       that is selected at the county level must be the one exhibited at the State Fair, adjusted
       to State Fair class requirements. The exceptions include exhibits in the areas of Food
       & Nutrition (must be the same recipe), Crops, Fruit Market Plates, and Vegetable
       Market Baskets/Plates. Modifications can be made to the original county exhibit to:
       1) meet State Fair class requirements, or 2) incorporate suggested improvements made
       by the local judge.
5.     An individual 4-H member may enter ONLY ONE exhibit class in the State Fair
       4-H exhibit Division. Conference Judging for Mason County general classes will
       take place on Friday, August 12 EXCEPT for the following: exhibits in Welding
       will be judged on Saturday, August 13; exhibits in Filmmaking/ Video and
       Geospatial will occur on the interactive “Illinois 4-H State Fair Online” website
       August 12-18 and will be displayed and recognized on Saturday August 20.
       Online classes My 4-H Project Video (see page 49) and My Project Map (see page
       40) are open to ANY 4-H member meeting State Fair age requirements;
       enrollment in the Filmmaking/Video or Geospatial project are not required.
6.     The Illinois State Fair, State 4-H Office, and local University of Illinois Extension
       personnel or their assigned agents do not assume liability for loss, theft, or damage to
       exhibits.
7.     All exhibits, unless otherwise noted, will receive an Award of Excellence. Superior
       ratings will be awarded, based on the judges' discretion.

Most, but not all, 4-H projects are included as classes at the State Fair. Exhibits eligible
for State Fair selection are noted at the end of project sections. For more information,
contact the Extension office or visit the Illinois State Fair Junior Show website at
http://agr.state.il.us/isf/premium/junior.pdf




              State Fair Conference Judging Schedule
         For Mason County 4-H Members for General Projects
      Friday, August 12         - MASON COUNTY GENERAL EXHIBITS
                                  (except those classes listed below)
      Saturday, August 13 - Welding
      Exhibits in Filmmaking/Video and Geospatial will occur on the interactive
      “Illinois 4-H State Fair Online” website August 12-18 and will be displayed
      and recognized at the State Fair on Saturday, August 20.
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PET EXHIBIT RULES

The rules listed earlier in General Show Rules also apply to pet classes. The rules listed below
are additional rules.
1.     All pets are required to have proper vaccinations, and be healthy the day of show.
2.     4-H members must be able to control their pets at all times.
3.     Pet exhibitors must have had ownership of their animals 10 weeks prior to the show.
4.     Show Superintendents have the authority to accept or reject late arrivals.




RULES FOR 4-H MEMBERS EXHIBITING
AT THE 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOWS

The rules listed in General Show Rules also apply to livestock classes. The rules listed below
are additional rules. Since our 4-H Livestock Shows are held at the Mason County Fair,
the rules listed each year in the Mason County Fair Book also apply.
1.     To participate in the 4-H Livestock Show, exhibitors must be enrolled in the
       appropriate project.
2.     All entries are due in the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on July 1. (See General
       Rule #3 – page 1)
3.     Exhibitors will be assigned pens by County Fair Superintendents for their livestock.
       See the Mason County Fair Book for specific time requirements for having your
       animals in place.
4.     Health papers will be collected before the exhibitor is allowed to unload and stall
       his/her animals.
5.     All livestock exhibits MUST be the property of the exhibitor, and registered in his or
       her name only, no partnerships recognized. 4-H exhibitors must have registration
       papers for pure breed animals available upon request.
6.     All exhibitors are expected to exhibit their own animals. If there are two entries in the
       same class, the second exhibit can be shown by another 4-H exhibitor. Any exceptions
       to this rule must be cleared with the Superintendent and Extension staff.
7.     All animals must remain in place on exhibition until dismissed by the Livestock
       Superintendent.
8.     While the 4-H Livestock Shows are held in conjunction with the Mason County Junior
       Show, the 4-H judging is a separate entity, where the judge gives 4-H ratings of Blue,
       Red, or White, rather than Junior Show placings.
9.     All livestock exhibitors are required to meet the current year's Livestock Health and
       Exhibition Requirements. 2011 Exhibition Livestock Health Requirements for
       County Fairs as printed on the following pages.
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                         Illinois Department of Agriculture
                        Bureau of Animal Health & Welfare
                          State Fairgrounds P.O. Box 19281
                              Springfield, IL 62794-9281
                                 Phone (217) 782-4944
                  www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/CountyFairRules.pdf

              2011 Exhibition Livestock Health Requirements

                                           County Fairs

      GENERAL REQUIREMENTS                               Any animal showing evidence of infectious,
1. Exhibitors are required to familiarize                contagious or communicable diseases shall
   themselves with all rules applicable to their         be immediately withdrawn and held in
   exhibits.                                             quarantine at the owner‟s risk and expense
2. All out-of-state animals shall require an entry       until properly treated and recovered, or until
   permit. Permits are available 24 hours a day,         the animal is released to return to the
   seven days a week by calling (217)782-4944.           owner‟s premise.
3. All animals, except as noted, shall be                     Any livestock infected with scabies,
   accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary            mange, active lesions of ringworm,
   Inspection (CVI) which shows that the                 soremouth, or multiple warts which are
   animal meets all health requirements for the          easily visible without close examination
   State of Illinois. CVI‟s shall be made                shall not be permitted to exhibit and are
   available to Bureau of Animal Health                  subject to quarantine or removal from the
   Personnel on request.                                 fairgrounds.
        CVI means a legible record made on an                 Sheep and goats with caseus
   official form from the state of origin which          lymphadenitis as evidenced by draining
   has been issued, signed and dated by an               abscesses shall not be exhibited and are
   accredited veterinarian and which shows the           subject to immediate quarantine or removal
   name and address of the animal‟s owner or             from the fairgrounds.
   exhibitor and the results of all required tests   9. Illinois Department of Agriculture personnel
   or vaccinations. A CVI shall list only one            or designee may collect blood, tissue, milk
   animal identification per line; shall be              or urine samples from any animal being
   presented on the form on which it was                 exhibited and/or raced at any Illinois fair to
   initially issued; and shall not be corrected,         test for the presence of illegal drugs or
   changed or altered in any manner.                     banned substances. New examination
4. All animals shall be officially identified.           techniques, such as ultra-sound, may also be
   The animal(s) official identification shall be        used at anytime while the animals are on the
   recorded on the CVI.                                  grounds of any Illinois fair or exhibit.
5. If animals are from tuberculosis accredited,               The Illinois Department of Agriculture
   brucellosis certified, pseudorabies qualified,        or designee may collect urine, blood, tissue
   or brucellosis validated herds, the                   or other test samples from exhibition
   identifying herd number(s) along with the             animals at the time of slaughter.
   date of the last herd test(s) shall appear on     10. All exhibitors of animals at any Illinois fair
   the CVI.                                              or exhibition shall comply with the
6. CVI for out-of-state livestock shall be void          provisions of the Illinois Humane Care for
   thirty (30) days after issuance.                      Animals Act. If violations are observed, the
7. CVI for Illinois-origin livestock shall be            animals(s) will be excused from exhibition
   void ninety (90) days after issuance.                 and ordered removed from the grounds with
8. All livestock shall be subject to examination         all awards being forfeited.
   upon entry to any Illinois fair or exhibition.
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         Any practice or deviation from normal,          C. Animal originated from a “Class Free”
    accepted care, including physical, medical               state (if entire state is so classified)
    or mechanical application, shall constitute a        D. Steers and spayed heifers are not
    violation of show rules and may result in the            required to be tested for brucellosis.
    animal(s) disqualification and removal from       2. The negative brucellosis test shall be
    the fairgrounds.                                     conducted at a state or federal laboratory
11. Any Illinois cattle, bison, cervidae or goats        within 30 days prior to exhibition.
    being exhibited in non-accredited free states     Tuberculosis
    must be isolated from the remainder of the        1. Accredited Tuberculosis Free States
    herd/flock upon return to Illinois and re-        A. No tuberculin test required. All cattle,
    tested for tuberculosis 60-120 days post-entry.      including steers, originating from an
                                                         Accredited Tuberculosis Free State, may
                                                         enter Illinois for exhibition when
                   CATTLE                                accompanied by a CVI issued by an
Identification                                           accredited veterinarian within 30 days.
Individual identification of each animal shall be     2. Non-Accredited Tuberculosis Free Areas or
either a fully healed and legible tattoo, official       States (Not TB Free)
metal ear tag, registration number (can only be          A. Cattle must originate from a herd where
used if the tattoo is recorded on the registration           a complete herd test was conducted
certificate or for breeds where pictures are                 within the past year.
acceptable), or individual brands, if brand is           B. The individual animals entering Illinois
recorded on the registration certificate.                    must be negative to an additional
                                                             tuberculin test conducted within 30
Illinois Cattle                                              days prior to exhibition.
Brucellosis                                              C. Cattle that enter Illinois for exhibition
Illinois is a Bovine Brucellosis Class-Free State.           and remain in Illinois (animal does not
Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois             return to the state of origin within 30
cattle.                                                      days) must be isolated and retested for
Tuberculosis                                                 TB 60-120 days from the last official
Illinois is an Accredited Tuberculosis- Free                 TB test date.
State. Tuberculin testing is not required for
Illinois cattle.
Please note: Illinois calves under 6 months of
                                                                           SWINE
age, and Illinois steers are not required to
have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
                                                      Illinois Swine
                                                      Identification
Out-of-State-Cattle                                   1. Swine shall be identified by an official ear
Permit                                                   tag, tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.
1. All out-of-state cattle are to be accompanied      2. Ear notch identification is acceptable for
   by an entry permit.                                   barrows, crossbred gilts and breeding swine.
2. Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven           (Note: Ear notch identification of crossbred
   days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.                swine does not satisfy USDA identification
Brucellosis                                              requirements for brucellosis and
1. Female cattle six (6) months of age and               pseudorabies testing.)
   older and bulls eighteen (18) months of age        Brucellosis
   and older shall be negative to an official test    Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois
   for brucellosis within thirty (30) days prior      swine.
   to entry, unless exempt by one (1) of the          Pseudorabies
   following:                                         All exhibition swine are required to be tested
   A. Originate directly from a certified             for pseudorabies as described below.
       brucellosis-free herd.                         1. Swine of all ages shall be negative to an
   B. Official vaccinates of dairy breeds under           official test for pseudorabies conducted
       twenty (20) months of age or official              within 90 days prior to exhibition; or swine
       vaccinates of beef breeds under twenty-            shall originate immediately and directly
       four (24) months of age.                           from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
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2. Barrows and females in market classes must           meet the same requirements as breeding
   meet the same requirements as breeding               swine.
   swine.                                            3. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not
                                                        classified as terminal shows.
Additional Requirements
1. Swine consigned to terminal market classes
   must meet the same test requirements as
                                                                         SHEEP
   exhibition swine if these classes are held in
   conjunction with “exhibits not intended for       Identification
   slaughter”.                                            Individual identification of each animal
2. When terminal classes are held on a day           shall be by an ear tattoo or official metal or
   when no other livestock are present, these        plastic tag. A microchip ID is acceptable if the
   animals are exempt from all test                  owner provides the reader.
   requirements and do not need a CVI. All                Tattoos may be used when a registration
   swine terminal classes must be identified by      certificate, listing the tattoo number,
   a site tattoo prior to movement to slaughter.     accompanies the animal.
3. Swine from pseudorabies-quarantined herds              When using ear tags, the tag must indicate
   are not allowed to exhibit regardless of          the premises ID and state of origin. The tag
   whether or not the show is terminal or non-       number must be assigned by a state or APHIS
   terminal.                                         representative and recorded in the Scrapie
4. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not      Record Database.
   classified as terminal shows.                     Market Lambs
Out-of-State Swine                                   All wethers must be slick shorn (show ring
Permit                                               ready) before weigh-in so that show lamb
1. All out-of-state swine are to be accompanied      fungus can be identified.
   by an entry permit.                               Illinois Sheep
2. Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven       1. Sheep originating from a flock that has
   days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.               previously been classified as either an
Identification                                          infected or source flock can be exhibited in
1. Individually identified by an official ear tag,      Illinois upon the completion of an approved
   tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.                flock plan.
2. Ear notch identification is not acceptable for    2. or any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI
   crossbred animals.                                   must include the flock of birth and the flock
Brucellosis                                             of origin, if different.
1. Breeding swine 4 months of age and older
   shall be negative to an official test for         Out-of-State Sheep
   brucellosis within 30 days prior to               1. All out-of-state sheep are to be accompanied
   exhibition unless exempt by one (1) of the           by an entry permit. Permits are available 24
   following:                                           hours a day, seven days a week by calling
   A. Originate immediately and directly from           (217) 782-4944.
       a brucellosis-free herd.                      2. Sheep originating from a flock that has
   B. Originate directly from a validated               previously been classified as either an
       brucellosis-free state.                          infected or source flock can be exhibited in
2. Swine brucellosis tests for exhibition shall         Illinois upon the completion of an approved
   be conducted at a state or federal laboratory.       flock plan.
Pseudorabies                                         3. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI
All exhibition swine are required to be tested          must include the flock of birth and the flock
                                                        of origin, if different.
for pseudorabies as described below.
1. Swine shall be negative to an official test for
    pseudorabies conducted within the past                               GOATS
    thirty (30) days prior to entry or originate     Identification
    immediately and directly from a qualified             Individual identification of each animal
    pseudorabies negative herd.                      shall be by an ear tattoo or official metal or
2. Barrows and females in market classes must
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plastic tag. A microchip ID is acceptable if the          accompanied by a negative test for equine
owner provides the reader.                                infectious anemia (EIA) conducted within
      Tattoos may be used when a registration             the last twelve (12) months. A copy of this
certificate, listing the tattoo number,                   test shall accompany the animal.
accompanies the animal.                                2. AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are
      When using ear tags, the tag must indicate          accepted.
the premises ID and state of origin. The tag           3. An advertised equine event means a show,
number must be assigned by a state or APHIS               rodeo, sale, auction, exhibition, trail ride, or
representative and recorded in the Scrapie                horse fair that is posted or media promoted.
Record Database.                                       4. A CVI is not required for Illinois equine.
      Ears should be used for tattooing when
                                                       Out-of-State Equine
possible. If there is no space in the ear, the flank
                                                       1. All out-of-state equine are to be
or tail fold may be used.
                                                          accompanied by an entry permit. Permits are
Illinois Goats                                            available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
1. Goats originating from a herd that has                 by calling (217) 782-4944.
   previously been classified as either an             2. All horses and other equidae entering
   infected or source herd can be exhibited in            Illinois that are twelve (12) months of age or
   Illinois upon the completion of an approved            older, shall be accompanied by a negative
   herd plan.                                             test for equine infectious anemia (EIA)
2. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI            conducted within the last twelve (12)
   must include the flock of birth and the flock          months. A copy of this test shall accompany
   of origin, if different.                               the animal.
                                                       3. AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are
Out-of-State Goats                                        accepted.
1. All out-of-state goats are to be accompanied
                                                       4. All horses and other equidae shall be
   by an entry permit. Permits are available 24
                                                          accompanied by a CVI issued within thirty
   hours a day, seven days a week by calling
                                                          (30) days prior to entry.
   (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
                                                                         POULTRY
   Illinois upon the completion of an approved
                                                       1. All entries (except waterfowl, i.e.
   herd plan.
                                                          domesticated fowl that normally swim, such
3. Tuberculosis- Goats from areas or states that
                                                          as ducks and geese) in a show or exhibition
   are not Accredited Bovine Tuberculosis
                                                          shall have originated from a U.S. Pullorum-
   Free, must be accompanied by a CVI
                                                          Typhoid Clean or equivalent hatchery or
   indicating that the goats originated from a
                                                          flock OR have a negative pullorum-typhoid
   herd where a complete negative herd test
                                                          test within 90 days prior to exhibition.
   has been conducted within the past twelve
                                                          Exhibitor shall show proper information as
   (12) months and the individual animals are
                                                          to name and address of owner or exhibitor,
   negative to a tuberculin test conducted
                                                          name and address of the authorized testing
   within thirty (30) days prior to entry. For
                                                          agent, date of the testing and the number,
   any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI
                                                          breed, and species of those tested.
   must include the flock of birth and the flock
                                                       2. Prior to being used to transport poultry to a
   of origin, if different.
                                                          show, all crates, boxes, containers and
                                                          vehicles shall be thoroughly cleaned and
                                                          disinfected.
                                                       3. Any poultry vaccinations must be performed
    HORSES, PONIES, MULES AND                             at least 4 weeks prior to delivery to the
        OTHER EQUIDAE                                     show.
Illinois Equine                                        4. Upon admission to a show, all entries shall
1. All horses and other equidae, twelve (12)              be examined by the official county fair
   months of age and older attending an                   veterinarian or qualified state personnel who
   advertised equine event, shall be                      shall also receive and examine all
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    certificates necessary for admission of birds                      RABBITS
    to a show. Birds not in show condition will     There are no requirements governing the
    be excused from exhibition and removed          movements of rabbits within or into Illinois.
    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.                      LLAMAS
    Mycoplasma Gallisepticum Clean in               There are no requirements governing the
    accordance with the provisions of the           movement of llamas within Illinois. A permit
    National Poultry Improvement Plan or be         and health certificate is required for out-of-state
    negative to a test for Mycoplasma               llamas. A permit may be obtained by calling
    gallisepticum within 30 days prior to entry.    (217) 782-4944.
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.




                  ATTENTION: LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS

               Since our 4-H Livestock Shows are held in
                conjunction with the Junior Show at the
              Mason County Fair, the rules listed each year
               in the Mason County Fair Book also apply.

               It is important that you check arrival times,
                 deadlines to be in place, ownership dates,
                 weigh-in times, and all other specifics for
                       livestock shows as listed in the
                          Mason County Fair Book.

                 Check regulations carefully to insure that
                   you are following ALL requirements
                         to show your livestock.
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                AGRICULTURE - ANIMAL SCIENCES
     4-H members enrolled in an animal project are encouraged to enter an animal in one
     or more of the classes offered, but will receive only ONE premium per project area.
     Available classes are listed after each project title. The following class is also
     available as an exhibit possibility in ALL animal projects:

         Animal Science Exhibit – For those members enrolled in any animal project, the
         following will be exhibited at the 4-H General Show on July 25. Prepare a display
         related to the project. This can be a poster or other type of display. Exhibits in this
         area are limited to a space of 2‟ wide x 15” deep. Be prepared to discuss the display
         with the judge. Live animals are not permitted as exhibits at the 4-H General Show.
         For safety reasons, exhibits should not include glass, syringes with needles, or any
         other sharp objects.



     4-H Showmanship Awards – 4-H livestock exhibitors in Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats,
     Horses and Rabbits will be eligible for 4-H Showmanship awards. Showmanship classes
     in each of the designated divisions will be divided into Junior (8-12 years old) and Senior
     (13-years & over). Junior class will offer a rosette only, but may be won as many times as
     possible. Senior class will include the winner of the Junior class; a rosette will be awarded,
     but can only be won once by the same exhibitor.




BEEF I, II and III
     Breeding Beef – exhibitors may show two breeds in breeding beef and are limited to
     showing two entries per class. Exhibitors may also show a Performance Cow.
     Purebred Heifer classes will be offered for Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental and
     All Other Registered Breeds as follows:
            - Junior Heifer – calved on or after January 1, 2011
            - Senior Heifer – calved between Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2010
            - Late Summer Yearling – calved between July 1 – Aug. 31, 2010
            - Early Summer Yearling – calved between May 1 – June 30, 2010
            - Late Junior Yearling – calved between March 1 – April 30, 2010
            - Junior/Senior Yearling – calved between Sept. 1, 2009 – Feb. 28, 2010
     Commercial and Crossbred Heifers will be considered a separate breed and will be
     divided into three classes according to weight at time of show.

     Steers – exhibitors may enter a maximum of ten steers (maximum of eleven if showing a
     2010 Scramble steer). All steers entered will automatically be entered in Rate of Gain
     class.
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CAT I, II and III
     Cats – exhibitors may show one per class. Classes will be divided into two age divisions,
     exhibitors age 8-12 and exhibitors age 13-18. Classes will be offered for each age group
     as follows:
                    - Cats, short hair            - Kittens, short hair
                    - Cats, long hair             - Kittens, long hair
     Exhibit one mature cat, or one kitten at least 10 weeks of age. Exhibitor should be present
     to answer questions about the cat and its care. 4-H members must have owned this cat or
     kitten at least 10 weeks prior to the Cat Show.

     Proof of vaccination from your veterinarian must accompany the animal for review by the
     judge. Do not bring an unhealthy cat that could pass disease on to another.
     The cat must be brought to the show in a pet carrier or on a leash. Also refer to the Pet
     Exhibit Rules listed in this Show Book.




DAIRY CATTLE I, II and III
     Prepare a display related to the project. This can be a poster or other type of display.
     Exhibits in this area are limited to a space of 2‟ wide x 15” deep. Exhibit this at General
     Show in the Animal Science category. Be prepared to discuss the display with the judge.
     Live animals are not permitted as exhibits at the 4-H General Show. For safety reasons,
     exhibits should not include glass, syringes with needles, or any other sharp objects.



DOG I, II and III
     For these projects, the member may exhibit both Dog Care and Dog Obedience, or may
     choose to exhibit just one. The Animal Science exhibit option is also available for this project.
     Proof of vaccination from your veterinarian must accompany the animal for review by the
     judge. Do not bring an unhealthy dog that could pass disease on to another.
     Any female dogs in season on show day may be brought to the Dog Show, but will be
     judged last.

     Dog Care – exhibitors may show one per class. Classes will be offered as follows:
           - Purebred Dogs                     - All Others
     Exhibit one mature dog, or one puppy at least 10 weeks of age. Exhibitor must be present
     to answer questions about the dog and its care. 4-H members must have owned this dog or
     puppy at least 10 weeks prior to the Dog Show. Do not bring posters, displays, etc. to this
     judging.

     Dog Obedience – exhibit one trained dog. Be prepared to go through the exercises
     requested by the judge. These exercises are listed throughout your project manual, and
     judging sheets are available at the Extension office.
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Dog Obedience Rules:
A. Exhibitors are limited to one entry in each class. The same dog cannot be shown in
    more than one class.
B. A dog cannot be shown in a class more than one year.
C. A dog being shown in the dog obedience project must be trained and belong to the
    exhibitor or to a member of his/her immediate family, or leased for the length of the
    project with a signed agreement.
D. All dogs must be brought to the show on a six-foot leather, nylon, or canvas leash.
E. Dogs do not have to be AKC registered to show in the obedience show. AKC rules
    will be used for judging.
F. No spike collars or tags hanging from the collar will be allowed.
G. If there is a tie for total score, a run-off will be held.
H. Dogs must be under the exhibitor's supervision at all times.
I. Special problems not covered by these rules will be acted upon by the superintendent.
J. Female dogs in season can exhibit, but they must be the last to enter the show ring.
K. Dogs must have a qualifying score to be a State Fair delegate.
L. Dogs more than 6 months of age must be accompanied by a current official rabies
    vaccination certificate. If the exhibitor has already presented this certificate in order
    to attend this year‟s Dog Obedience classes, it is not necessary to present it again.

Dog Obedience Classes:
Beginner I (Dog and handler have no experience)
Beginner II (Dog or handler has had one year of experience)
Exhibitors in Beginner Class I and Class II will be required to do the following
exercises with dog on leash:
1.     Heel on leash                                        Maximum points     45
2.     Figure 8 on leash                                    Max pts            25
3.     Stand for examination on leash                       Max pts            30
4.     Recall on leash (handler backs up 2 or 3 steps)      Max pts            40
5.     Long sit – 1 minute                                  Max pts            30
6.     Long down – 3 minutes                                Max pts            30
Graduate Beginner (Dog and handler have had more than 1 year of experience).
1.     Heel on leash                                        Max pts            45
2.     Figure 8 on leash                                    Max pts            25
2.     Stand for examination off leash                      Max pts            30
3.     Recall off leash                                     Max pts            40
4.     Long sit – 1 minute with leash off dog               Max pts            30
5.     Long down – 3 minutes with leash off dog             Max pts            30
              (Exercises 4 and 5 will be judged as a group.)
Novice
1.     Heel on leash and figure 8                           Max pts            40
2.     Stand for examination off leash                      Max pts            30
3.     Heel off leash                                       Max pts            40
4.     Recall off leash                                     Max pts            30
5.     Long sit – 1 minute with leash off dog               Max pts            30
6.     Long down – 3 minutes with leash off dog             Max pts            30
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     Advanced Novice
     1.    Heel on leach                                       Max pts                  30
     2.    Stand for Examination off leash                     Max pts                  30
     3.    Heel and figure 8 off leash                         Max pts                  40
     4.    Drop on call                                        Max pts                  40
     5.    Long sit (3 minutes with handler out of sight)      Max pts                  30
     6.    Long down (5 minutes with handler out of sight)     Max pts                  30
                  (Exercises 5 and 6 will be judged as a group.)

     Miscellaneous Dog Obedience
            Open to dogs qualifying for Pre-Open, Open, Pre-Utility and Utility level
            competition. Each will be scored according to its own level.

     A Best of Show rosette will be awarded to all 1st place winners in Dog Obedience classes.

     A plaque and Best of Show rosette will be awarded to the Highest Scoring Dog in Trial.

     Dog Obedience exhibitors with a qualifying score of at least 170 points in any obedience
     class may go on to exhibit at State Fair. The 2011 State Fair Dog Show will be held on
     Saturday, August 27.



GOATS            (includes both Dairy Goat and Meat Goat projects)
     Goats – exhibitors may show two entries per class, except Mother/Daughter class which is
     limited to one. Exhibitors may show in both meat goat classes and dairy goat classes. The
     show is closed to un-castrated males. Kid classes are open to does only, castrated males
     should be shown in the wether classes.
     Breeding Goat section will offer classes for Milking Breeds as follows:
            - Doe, 3 years and up
            - Doe, 1 year old and under 3
            - Doe Kid, over 5 months and under 1 year
            - Doe Kid, under 5 months
            - Mother/Daughter class (must have shown in above classes)
     and three classes each for Boer/Percentage Boer AND Pygmy Goats as follows:
            - Doe, 1 year and older
            - Kids, over 5 months to under 1 year (can be male or female)
            - Kids under 5 months (male or female)
     Market Goats will offer two classes as follows:
            - Goat Wethers, under 1 year
            - Pygmy Wethers, under 1 year



HORSE I, II, III, IV and V
     Horses – exhibitors may show one per class. ALL horse exhibitors will automatically be
     eligible to exhibit in a showmanship class.
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     Classes are as follows:
            - Pony Halter – English or Western – mares or geldings, all ages
            - Halter Yearling & 2 year old mare or gelding
            - Western Halter 3 years and over, mare
            - Western Halter 3 years and over, gelding
            - English Horse Halter – all ages – 58” & over
            - Showmanship – Junior (age 12 & under)
            - Showmanship – Senior (age 13 & over)
            - English Showmanship (all ages) – open to hunt and saddle seat
            - English Pleasure, horse or pony, all ages
            - English Equitation, horse or pony, all ages – open to hunt and saddle seat
            - Beginner Walk Trot, horse or pony, optional tack
            - Cloverbud Lead Line (for 4-H Cloverbud members or youth age 5-8,
                     accompanied by an adult 18 & over) – may use another exhibitor‟s horse
            - Trail Class, horse or pony, tack optional
            - Western Pony Pleasure (under 56”)
            - Western Horse Pleasure (56” & over), age 12 & under
            - Western Horse Pleasure (56” & over), age 13 & over
            - Western Horsemanship, horse or pony, age 12 & under
            - Western Horsemanship, horse or pony, age 13 & over
            - Walk-Trot Egg and Spoon, any age, horse or pony
            - Egg & Spoon Class, any age, horse or pony
            - Novelty Class
            - Ride-A-Buck, any age, horse or pony, must provide your own $5 bill, winner
                     takes all, no premiums paid for this class, no plaque or ribbons
            - Bareback Pleasure, horse or pony, all ages
            - Costume Class – Emphasis will be placed on details and originality of costume.
                     Exhibitors are required to provide the announcer with a brief, written
                     description (to be handed in before the start of the show) of their outfit and
                     of the era, character, etc., being depicted.



POULTRY I, II and III
     Poultry – exhibitors may show one per class.
     Poultry classes will be offered in Leghorns & Hybrids, White Rocks, Other American
     Breeds, Other Heavy Breeds, Other Light Breeds and Bantam breeds as follows:
            - Single cockerel                      - Hen
            - Pullet                               - Old Pen (3 hens)
            - Pen of 1 cockerel, 2 pullets
     Market Poultry classes will be offered for a broiler-fryer pen of 3 and a roaster pen of 3.
     Both include all breeds, crosses and hybrids.
     Duck classes will be offered (light weight and heavy weight) for each of the following
     classes:               - Hen           - Drake        - 1 Drake, 2 Hens
     Goose classes will be offered:         - Goose        - Gander        - 1 Gander, 2 Geese
     Turkey classes will be offered:        - Hen          - Tom
     One Egg class will be offered.
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RABBITS I, II and III
     Rabbits – Exhibitors may show two per class only if they are two different breeds.
     Example: You can enter a Sr. Satin and a Sr. Palomino in the Sr. Buck Commercial class.
     Individual breed classes have been eliminated and are being classified as Commercial Breeds
     (6-Class) and Fancy Breeds (4-Class).

     The following breeds are Commercial Breeds (6-Class): American, Giant Angora, Beveren,
     Californian, Champagne d'Argent, Checkered Giant, American Chinchilla, Giant Chinchilla,
     Cinnamon, Creme d'Argent, Flemish Giant, Hotot, English Lop, French Lop, New Zealand,
     Palomino, Satin, Silver Fox.

     The following breeds are Fancy Breeds (4-Class): American Fuzzy Lop, American Sable,
     English Angora, French Angora, Satin Angora, Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Standard
     Chinchilla, Dutch, Dwarf Hotot, English Spot, Florida White, Harlequin, Havana,
     Himalayan, Holland Lop, Jersey Wooly, Lilac, Mini Lop, Mini Rex, Mini Satin, Netherland
     Dwarf, Polish, Rex, Rhinelander, Silver, Silver Marten, Tan, Thrianta.
     Classes are as follows:
     Commercial Breed Classes
      - Sr. Buck – over 8 months     - 6-8 Buck – 6-8 months       - Jr. Buck – 6 months & under
      - Sr. Doe – over 8 months      - 6-8 Doe – 6-8 months        - Jr. Doe – 6 months & under
     Fancy Breed Classes
            - Sr. Buck – over 6 months            - Jr. Buck – 6 months & under
            - Sr. Doe – over 6 months             - Jr. Doe – 6 months & under
     - Meat Pen – 70 days and younger
     - Single Fryer – 70 days and younger (may be from meat pen)
     - My Pet Rabbit (for crossbreeds)




SHEEP I, II and III
     Breeding Sheep – each exhibitor shall be limited to two entries in each breeding class, but
     may show in more than one breed.
     Purebred Sheep Breeding classes will be offered for Hampshire, Dorset, Suffolk, Shropshire,
     Montadale, and All Other Registered breeds as follows:
            - Purebred yearling ewe               - Purebred ram lamb
            - Purebred ewe lamb                   - Pen of 2 purebred ewe or ram lambs
     Commercial and Crossbreds will be considered a separate breed and will offer the following
     classes: ewe lamb, pen of 2 ewe lambs, yearling and ram lamb (wether sire).
     Market Lambs – exhibitors may enter a maximum of four single market lambs and one
     pen of market lambs.
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SMALL PETS I, II and III
     Animal Science Exhibit Option: Exhibited at the 4-H General Show on July 25, prepare
     a display related to the project. This can be a poster or other type of display. Exhibits in this
     area are limited to a space of 2‟ wide x 15” deep. Be prepared to discuss the display with
     the judge. Live animals are not permitted as exhibits at the 4-H General Show. For safety
     reasons, exhibits should not include glass, syringes with needles, or any other sharp objects.




SWINE I, II and III
     Breeding Swine – exhibitors may show a maximum of four purebred or crossbred gilts, of
     which only two can be in the same class; they may be of two breeds.
     Purebred gilt classes will be offered for Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Spot/Berkshire/
     Poland and Other Purebred breeds as follows:
         - Gilt born Jan. 1-20       - Gilt born Jan. 21 – Feb. 10  - Gilt born Feb. 11 and after
     Crossbred gilts will be divided into four classes according to weight at the time of the show.

     Market Pens – must have been farrowed on or after January 1, 2011. Pigs in the pen class
     are not required to be of the same litter. Only one pen may be shown by an exhibitor.
     Market Pens may consist of any combination of three barrows or gilts.

     Market Swine – exhibitors may show a maximum of four barrows, of which only two can
     be in the same class; they may be of three breeds. Exhibitors showing a scramble barrow
     will be allowed to show an additional barrow, or five total in four breeds.
     Purebred barrow classes will be offered for Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Spot/Berkshire/
     Poland and Other Purebreds. Two classes for each breed will be offered according to weight
     of barrows at the time of the show.
     Crossbred barrows will be divided into six classes according to weight of barrows at the
     time of the show.

     Carcass Contest/non-slaughter – Classes will be broken out by Midwest Scanning
     Service, Inc. Exhibitor may enter up to 2 animals (either barrows or gilts) in the class.
     Animals will be assigned to the appropriate weight class after they are scanned Wednesday
     morning at weigh-in.
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VETERINARY SCIENCE
    Exhibited at the 4-H General Show on July 25, prepare a display related to any of the
    Veterinary Science projects The Normal Animal, Animal Disease, or Animal Health and Our
    World. This can be a poster or other type of display. Exhibits in this area are limited to a
    space of 2‟ wide x 15” deep. Be prepared to discuss the display with the judge. Live
    animals are not permitted as exhibits in this area. For safety reasons, exhibits should not
    include glass, syringes with needles, or any other sharp objects.

         Two (2) exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair in Animal (Vet.) Science.
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              AGRICULTURE - PLANTS AND SOILS

CROPS AND SOILS
ALL CROPS EXHIBITED MUST HAVE BEEN GROWN AND CARED FOR BY THE
EXHIBITOR AS PART OF HIS/HER CURRENT 4-H CROPS PROJECT. Table-top displays
should be limited to 2‟ wide x 15” deep, and maximum poster size is 22” x 30”.

       Soybeans          – Exhibit five fresh soybean plants (include root system that is washed),
       representative of member‟s 4-H 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.
       Corn         – Exhibit two fresh plants of field corn (include root system that is washed),
       representative of member‟s 4-H project field. Popcorn and sweet corn should be exhibited
       under Horticulture 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 Horticulture classes.)
        Small Grains          – Exhibit one gallon of small grain (oats, wheat, rye, or barley) from
       the current year's crop, that is representative of the member‟s 4-H 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.

                  Two (2) Crops exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




HORTICULTURE PROJECT AREA
(Includes Floriculture, Vegetable Gardening & Horticulture Displays)
Table-top displays should be limited to 2‟ wide x 15” deep, and maximum hanging poster size is
22” x 30”, unless specifically noted in the project area.


FLORICULTURE
One premium is paid per member in the Floriculture project, but you may exhibit in more than
one Floriculture class/level for the opportunity for Best of Show or State Fair selection.
       Floriculture Level 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‟x2‟. 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 stems of blooms - each with attached foliage. Foliage that
       would go inside the container may be removed. All three blooms or stems to be the same
       variety, color, shape and size. Must have been grown from seed, young seedling plants,
       bulbs or rhizomes by exhibitor. (NOTE: Exhibitors choosing lilies should include no more
       than 2/3 of foliage for their exhibit.)
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   Floriculture Level B – Exhibit one of the following 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 Level C – Exhibit one of the following options:
   Create a terrarium. At least 2 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”x14”: showing the progression of growth.
   Floriculture Level D – Exhibit one of the following options:
   Create a centerpiece around a theme such as a wedding, holiday, birthday, etc. no larger
   than 2‟x2‟. No silk flowers are permitted. OR
   Create an exhibit of forced bulbs in a pot no larger than 12”x12”.

        Three (3) exhibits from Floriculture may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



VEGETABLE GARDENING – LEVELS A, B, C & D
One premium is paid per member in the vegetable gardening project area, but you may exhibit
in more than one class for the opportunity for Best of Show or State Fair selection.

   Vegetable Gardening:
   All vegetables exhibited must have been grown and cared for by the exhibitor as part
   of their current gardening 4-H project. Waxes and oils may not be used on vegetables
   or fruits. Vegetable exhibits should be prepared according to the Illinois Vegetable
   Garden Guide website: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/vegguide/.
   Any plant infested with insects will be removed from the exhibit area and will not be
   eligible for Best of Show or State Fair delegate.

   1. Vegetable Market Basket - Use the following guidelines:
      A. Basket must include at least 6 and not more than 12 different vegetables. There
         may not be more than 2 different varieties of any vegetable. For example, red and
         white potatoes would be classified as two different varieties. Acorn squash and
         zucchini would be classified as two different vegetables.
      B. The number and type of vegetables used must conform to the Vegetable
         plate/Basket List found on the following page.
      C. Basket must be labeled with the name and variety of all vegetables used.
   2. Vegetable Plate Exhibit – Use the follow guidelines:
      A. Must include 2 single vegetable plates (Exhibitor will furnish the disposable
         plates).
      B. Number of vegetables on plates must conform to Vegetable Plate/Basket List
         found on the following page.
      C. Only one variety on each plate.
      D. An exhibitor cannot show two plates of the same type vegetable. (ie: Cannot
         exhibit red and white potatoes or zucchini and straightneck squash).
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                               Vegetable Plate/Basket List
       (Lists are provided by UI Extension Horticulturists; Items are listed according to the correct
       definition of vegetables.)

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



Horticulture Display – Exhibit an experimental or educational poster or display related to the
Horticulture project area that does not fall into any of the other Floriculture or Vegetable
Gardening classes. This could include herb displays as well as displays relating to vegetables,
fruits and houseplants. Include an explanation of the display for public understanding. (Note:
Exhibitors receiving a premium for one of the other horticulture classes above will NOT receive
an additional premium in this class.)

           Three (3) exhibits from Vegetable Gardening & Horticulture Display classes
                               may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE
All Plant and Soil Science displays should fit into an area no larger than 2‟ wide x 15” deep.
Posters to be hung should be no larger then 22” x 30”.

       Plant and Soil Science 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.
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Plant and Soil Science 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 the many ways plants reproduce. Include your project journal that
documents activity recordkeeping, answers activity questions, and details personal
thoughts and idea.
Plant and Soil Science III (Sprouting Out and Growing Up) – 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.


One (1) exhibit from Plant and Soil Science may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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                COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND
                    GLOBAL AWARENESS
All Community Involvement and Global Awareness displays should fit into an area no larger than
2‟ wide x 15” deep. Posters to be hung should be no larger then 22” x 30”.


CITIZENSHIP & SERVICE LEARNING

       Citizenship I – Exhibit a display illustrating one of the following options.
       1) personal information about yourself – who you are, things you like to do, things you
          are good at, your favorites;
       2) your feelings and how you handle these feelings;
       3) your family, their responsibilities, how you work together; OR
       4) the Family Pedigree that may include family group pages.
       Citizenship II – Exhibit a display illustrating one of the following options.
       1) your neighborhood;
       2) how you and others are good neighbors – what you do as good neighbors, what
          rights and responsibilities you have as good neighbors, how being a good
          neighbor makes you feel;
       3) a community service activity – one that you participated in or organized;
       4) what your school does to help the neighborhood, why it is important for the school
          to be involved in good citizenship, and how the school can help the community; OR
       5) organizations, activities and events that your ancestors participated in, the impact
          they had on the community and their family.
       Citizenship III – Exhibit a display illustrating one of the activities that you completed
       within your project, as it relates to one of the following categories in the manual:
       1) Government;
       2) Business and Industry;
       3) Transportation, Communication, & Utilities;
       4) Culture & Heritage;
       5) Natural Resources & Environment;
       6) Education;
       7) Organizations within your community;
       8) Tourism;
       OR
       9) Support Systems within your community.
       Service Learning I – Exhibit a binder portfolio to reflect what the exhibitor
       accomplished in the four steps of service learning. If exhibitor has been enrolled in project
       for multiple years, the binder portfolio should include previous years‟ work. Use of page
       protectors is recommended.
       Service Learning II – Exhibit a binder portfolio to reflect what the exhibitor
       accomplished in the four steps of service learning. If exhibitor has been enrolled in project
       for multiple years (including Service Learning I), the binder portfolio should include
       previous years‟ work. Use of page protectors is recommended.

        Three (3) Citizenship & Service Learning exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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INTERCULTURAL
   PASSPORT TO THE WORLD
   Members may choose to study a foreign country, another culture, OR a region of the United
   States. Exhibit should be educational in nature, and should not promote one‟s beliefs over
   another person‟s beliefs. Include completed project manual with the display. Be prepared
   to discuss your display with the judge, and tell what you have learned about this
   country/culture/ region. Although members may choose from Geography, People, or Culture
   for their display, the judge may ask questions about any or all of these areas. Exhibits are
   limited to a table space of 2‟ wide x 15” deep. ALL items in the display (including the
   project book) must be attached to the display board – NO additional items should be
   included.
   Exhibit one of the following:
   1. Geography – Exhibit a display of the country or region of the U.S., which includes
      something on the geography, economy, and/or agriculture of the country/region. Also
      exhibit completed project manual.
   2. People – Exhibit a display on the people of the country or region of the U.S. Show
      something learned about the racial-ethnic groupings, the population, languages, religions,
      and/or housing. Also exhibit completed project manual.
   3. Culture – Exhibit a display on the culture of the country or region of the U.S. This
      might include music, crafts, clothing, housing, holiday celebrations, etc. Also exhibit
      completed project manual.

           One (1) Intercultural exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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                    ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL
                           RESOURCES

ENTOMOLOGY
Member should be able to discuss skills learned. Rules for pinning and labeling insects are
available from your local Extension office. To ensure adequate display space, you may bring your
own table if you wish. Size and number of exhibit cases should relate appropriately to the number
of insects being displayed. Cases should be no deeper than 4”. Exhibitors should note that
Entomology exhibits may be placed UPRIGHT for display. 4-H members expanding on a past
collection MUST add new insects each year. The exact same collection from a past year
cannot be shown.

       Entomology I – Limited to exhibitors enrolled in the Entomology I project. Exhibit 15
       or more species representing 4 or more orders. Collection must be accurately labeled.
       Exhibitors must also include the Entomology I project manual, Creepy Crawlies, with
       as 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
       30 or more species representing 8 or more orders. Collection must be accurately labeled.
       Exhibitors must also include the Entomology II 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
       60 or more species representing 12 or more orders. Collection must be accurately labeled.
        Exhibitors must also include the Entomology III 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 classes I-III.

               One (1) Entomology exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



FORESTRY
All Forestry displays should fit into an area no larger than 2‟ wide x 15” deep. Posters to be hung
should be no larger then 22” x 30”.
       Forests of Fun I (Follow the Path) – Exhibit any product or display illustrating an
       activity from the book.
       Forests of Fun II (Reach for the Canopy) – Exhibit any product or display illustrating
       an activity from the book.
       Forests of Fun III (Explore the Deep Woods) – Exhibit any product or display
       illustrating an activity from the book.

                 One (1) Forestry exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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GEOLOGY
Size and number of exhibit cases should relate appropriately to the number of specimens being
displayed for a specified class. Specimens are not limited to Illinois locations. All levels of
Geology use the same manual, What on Earth – Geology Study Guide.
       Pebble Pups I – Display 8 to 19 rocks and mineral specimens with 3 minerals in the
       collections. Collection may include duplications that show variations. Label collection
       and note where found.
       Pebble Pups II – Display at least 20, but no more than 29, rocks and mineral specimens
       with 7 minerals in the collections. Collection may include duplications that show
       variations. Label collection and note where found.
       Rock Hounds I – Display at least 30, but no more than 40, rocks and mineral specimens
       with 10 minerals in the collection. Rocks should include at least 3 igneous, 2
       metamorphic, and 3 sedimentary groups. Label collection and note where found.
       Rock Hounds II – This level is for those who have successfully completed Rock Hounds
       I. Display no more than 50 specimens that have been selected to illustrate a specific theme
       of the exhibitor‟s choosing. Be creative. Sample categories could include (but are not
       limited to): industrial minerals and their uses; a specific rock group and the variety that
       occurs in that group, including some minerals that occur in that environment; select fossils
       traced through the geologic ages; minerals and their crystal habits; rocks and minerals used
       in the lapidary arts.

                 Two (2) Geology exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECT AREA
(Includes Natural Resources, Wildlife, Outdoor Adventures & Sportfishing)
Exhibitors should be able to explain the importance of and concept behind the project exhibit.
Electricity and water are NOT available for these displays. No live animals or reptiles are
permitted in these exhibits. All displays should fit into an area no larger than 2‟ wide x 15”
deep. Posters to be hung should be no larger then 22” x 30”.


NATURAL RESOURCES
       Natural Resources I – Exhibit any item developed from the project book, Step Into
       Nature.
       Natural Resources II – Exhibit any item developed from the project book, Explore the
       Natural World. .
       Natural Resources III – Exhibit any item developed from the project book, Blaze the
       Trail.



WILDLIFE B
       Exhibit any activity developed from the project manual. (Example: Create a display of the
       life history of an animal.) Within the exhibit, explain the importance of and concept
       behind the exhibit.
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES I-III
      Exhibit a display illustrating an activity completed from the project manual.




SPORTFISHING
      Sportfishing I – Exhibit a product or display made to complete the activities in the
      Take the Bait project manual. This could include, but is 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. For safety reasons, lures must be placed in
      a plastic case.
      Sportfishing II – Exhibit a product or display made to complete the activities in the
      Reel In the Fun project manual. This could include, but is not limited to, displays on:
      different types of knots or rigs and their use; a collection of fishing lures, labeled with their
      use; or information on preparing and cooking fish (not recipes). For safety reasons, lures
      must be placed in a plastic case.
      Sportfishing III – Exhibit a product or display made to complete the activities in the
      Cast Into the Future project manual. This could include, but is not limited to, displays on:
       making artificial flies and lures; researching effects of water temperature; sportfishing
      careers; or identifying insects that fish eat. For safety reasons, lures must be placed in a
      plastic case.


 Four (4) exhibits may be chosen from Natural Resources project area to exhibit at State Fair.
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                   FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH

    How to display your Foods projects:

    Foods projects must be shown in disposable containers. Cookies and other small items
    should be displayed on a disposable plate placed inside a self-sealing plastic bag, with
    the 4-H entry tag firmly attached to the outside of the bag.

    UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE, foods exhibits allow recipes from sources other
    than the 4-H manuals. Do not use commercial mixes in your exhibits.

    Examples of judging criteria (score sheets) used for each foods project are available at
    the Extension office upon request.

    All Foods and Nutrition Education Displays must comply with the following
    guidelines: Displays should fit into an area no larger than 2‟ wide x 15” deep. Posters
    to be hung should be no larger then 22” x 30”. Perishable foods may not be included in
    the display. 4-H members may use food models (commercially purchased or made by
    the individual), pictures from magazines, etc. Non-perishable items such as sealed or
    canned products may be used. All items must be labeled for the display and an
    inventory included with the project. No commercial names should be visible on
    products used.




4-H COOKING 101
    Prepare an exhibit of 3 cereal marshmallow bars OR ¼ of 8” square or round coffeecake
    OR 3 cookies using the recipes included in the project manual. No icing should be on
    any products. 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 or
    cookies should be displayed on a disposable plate placed in a self-sealing plastic bag.

4-H COOKING 201
    Prepare an exhibit of 3 cheese muffins OR 3 scones OR 1 loaf (9” x 5”) of basic nut bead
    (NO variations) using the recipes included in the project manual. 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.

4-H COOKING 301
    Prepare an exhibit of 3 dinner rolls OR loaf of yeast bread OR 1 tea ring OR 3 sweet rolls
    OR one layer of a cake, top side up (without frosting), using the recipes included in the
    project manual. If icing is used on the tea ring or sweet rolls, the recipe for the icing
    must also come from the book. 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 exhibit on a
    disposable plate or pie tin and place in a self-sealing plastic bag.
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4-H COOKING 401
    Prepare an exhibit of 1/2 of a 15” x 10” loaf of focaccia bread OR one baked pie shell –
    traditional, oil, or whole wheat (no graham cracker) OR 1/4 Golden Sponge Cake, top side
    up, without frosting OR 1/2 loaf German Rye Bread using the recipes included in the
    project manual. Include the recipe and a menu for a special occasion meal that includes
    the food item exhibit. The recipe and menu may be written or typed on a note card or piece
    of paper. Display exhibit on a disposable plate and place in a self-sealing plastic bag.


 FOOD PRESERVATION
   Prepare an exhibit using ONE 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), excluding freezing. No freezer jam
   exhibits will be allowed for Freezing; Jams, Jellies, and Preserves; or for the
   Preservation Combination options. All exhibits must be labeled with the name of the
   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(s) listed.
        Examples: Peaches, boiling water canner, June 13, 2010
        Recipe: (typed or written) AND Recipe Source … for example – USDA website, etc.)
   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) different canned foods in appropriate jars for
   the products. Foods 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 two (2) 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 two (2) pint jars of different recipes of pickles or relishes.
   Jars should be appropriate for the product.
   Jams, Jellies, and Preserves – Exhibit pint or half-pint jars of two (2) different jams,
   jellies, and/or preserves.
   Preservation Combination – Exhibit two (2) different preserved food products,
   excluding Freezing, in appropriate jars/packaging (drying). For example, exhibit 1 jar of
   tomatoes (Canning) and 1 half-pint of jelly (Jams, Jellies, and Preserves).


 MEAT AND OTHER PROTEIN SOURCES
   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. There is NOT a food exhibit option for this class.
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   MICROWAVE MAGIC A (Bag of Tricks)
     Prepare an exhibit of 4 pieces of fudge or peanut butter fudge using the recipes in the
     project manual. Include a 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 MAGIC B (Micro Magicians)
     Prepare an exhibit of 3 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.

   MICROWAVE MAGIC 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 MAGIC 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 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 Breakfast Cookies from the project manual. 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 a piece of paper. Cookies should be displayed on a
     disposable plate placed in a self-sealing plastic bag.

   SPORTS NUTRITION
     Exhibit a display that illustrates one of the following options: 1) A display that highlights a
     fitness myth and provides accurate sports nutrition facts (cite references); OR A display to
     help an athlete select a healthy diet during training and competition (cite references).
     There is NOT a food exhibit option for this class.

   Ten (10) exhibits may be chosen from Food and Nutrition projects to exhibit at State Fair.


FOOD DEMONSTRATIONS
    Food Demonstrations will be presented during the 4-H Public Speaking and
    Demonstration Contest on Wednesday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the
    Mason County Fairgrounds. Any 4-H member with a Foods project may participate.
       Demonstrations must relate to the Foods project in which the member is enrolled.
       Demonstrations may be done by an individual or team of two members. Refer to the
       Illinois 4-H Foods Demonstration Guide found on the Illinois 4-H web site under
       Members: 4-H Projects: Healthy Living; Foods and Nutrition.
       Entrants are required to check in 20 minutes before the show so judging schedule can be set.
       Foods demonstrations are to be approximately 8-10 minutes in length, however there will
       not be a time penalty. The time limit will be taken into consideration at the judges‟
       discretion.
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       Exhibitors are responsible for furnishing all equipment and supplies needed. A
       demonstration table and electric outlet will be available for demonstrators‟ use.
       A microwave is not available. Exhibitor must bring their own if needed.
       No parents or supervising adults will be permitted in the actual demonstration space. Each
       exhibitor is responsible for setting up his/her own demonstration area.


                              GUIDELINES FOR DEMONSTRATORS
       1.   Label all supplies and boxes of equipment. An inventory sheet will help you collect all
            supplies when you pack.
       2.   Plain containers, trays, and clear bowls are better. Remove commercial names from all
            containers, or cover containers with plain paper. No commercial names should be
            visible on products used.
       3.   Double check your equipment and supplies before leaving home to be sure you
            have everything used for preparation before the demonstration, as well as for the
            demonstration.
       4.   Wear a clean, neat, washable dress, skirt, or pants and shirt of simple design. A special
            dress or costume might be worn to carry out a special theme.
       5.   Arrange your hair simply and attractively. Hair should be controlled so it will not get
            in your face or in the food.
       6.   Remember that the attention of the audience should focus on what you are saying and
            doing. Your attire, grooming, and posture should not distract from your presentation.
       7.   Use posters, illustrative materials, or hand-outs to make your presentation more
            meaningful to your audience. Use posters to inform your audience of unusual recipes
            or variations of standard recipes to explain key points. Be sure posters can be read by
            people sitting in the last row.
       8.   Two trays on the demonstration table are recommended -- one for supplies and
            equipment before use, and another for after use.

              Two (2) Food Demonstrations exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




HEALTH
Exhibits are limited to a maximum 24” wide x 15” deep display area. Hanging posters should
be no larger than 22” x 30”.
            Health I (First Aid in Action) – Exhibit a family First Aid Kit and cards
            prepared by the exhibitor.
            Health II (Staying Healthy) – Exhibit a “smarts” project as explained in the project
            manual. Project should be designed/prepared by the exhibitor.
            Health III (Keeping Fit) – Exhibit a Fitness File OR make a display on credible
            information about supplements and performance enhancers.
                     Three (3) Health exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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                                 HOME AND FAMILY

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
All Child Development exhibits are limited to a 2’ wide x 15” deep space. (Standard
display boards fit into this size limitation.)


       Child Development II – Exhibit one of the following options developed by the
       member from the Level 2 project book, Growing with Others.
       1) Include the following three items that would be appropriate for a child of a specific age:
       a toy made by the 4-H member, a song or game, and a story or story book that would be
       appropriate for a child of a specific age. On a note card or page of paper, indicate the age
       of the child and how the items fit into the interests, abilities and safety considerations of
       that age child;
        OR –
       2) Prepare a display of 6 toys and/or activities (at least one being made by the 4-H'er).
       Include two items for each of the following three age groups: Infant/Toddler, Pre-School,
       and School Age. On a note card or page of paper, for each toy and activity indicate the age
       of the child and how that item fits into their interests, abilities and safety considerations.
       Child Development III – Exhibit one or more of the following items developed by
       the member from the Level 3 project book, Growing In Communities:
       a child care career game; a display representing a community service activity; a
       teaching plan for use in a child care setting (2-4 hour time span);
       OR –
       a plan for a neighborhood olympics activity. The member should provide a thorough
       explanation of her/his exhibit during conference judging.

        Two (2) Child Development exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




CLOTHING & TEXTILES
The Clothing & Textiles Show will be held Monday, July 25. Guidelines are as follows:
   A. Exhibitors must be enrolled in Sewing & Textiles I, II or III or Clothing Decisions I or II.
   B. Exhibitors bringing garments should plan to wear the garment as part of the judging
      process.
   C. Garments constructed for another person are eligible for exhibiting in Sewing & Textile
      classes. If the garment(s) were constructed for another individual, that individual must be
      present to wear the garment for the judge. (Only the exhibitor who made the garment is
      eligible for ribbon and premium.)
   D. If a pattern was used to make the garment, the pattern instructions are to be included with
      the exhibit.
   E. All garments/items should be covered in a clear plastic bag (no garment bags). Exhibit tags
      should be attached to the GARMENT, not the hanger.
   F. Construction and appearance will BOTH be considered during judging.
   G. Copies of score sheets are available upon request at the Extension office.
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SEWING & TEXTILES
          Sewing & Textiles I – Exhibit any of the following:
            1) 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 –
            2) Constructed garment - a simple article of clothing
          Sewing & Textiles II – Exhibit either of the following:
             1) Non-clothing - Any non-wearable item made by the member; OR –
             2) Constructed garment - Any garment with facings or curves
          Sewing & Textiles III – Exhibit either one of the following:
             1) 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 buttonholes, suits, evening wear, or sport outfit.);
                OR –
             2) Recycled garment - A modified/redesigned/recycled garment member
                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.

           Two (2) Sewing & Textile exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



CLOTHING DECISIONS
     Clothing Decisions I – 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. It will be judged for construction and fit.
     Clothing Decisions II – Exhibit a display of one completed activity from the project
     book. Inclusion of an actual purchased item is optional. If purchased garment/item is
     exhibited, it will need to be worn for the judge. It will be judged for construction and fit.

          One (1) Clothing Decisions exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.


FASHION REVUE
  Fashion Revue will be held Thursday, July 28. Modeled items must be garments constructed
  or purchased by the exhibitor and must be worn by the exhibitor. Exhibitors in this class may
  be enrolled in any of the following projects: Sewing & Textiles; Clothing Decisions; and/or
  Knitting. (NOTE: Knitted exhibits fall under Visual Arts, however knitted garments may still
  be considered for Fashion Revue). Models will be judged on the following criteria:
  Selection of Garment (20 pts.); Fit (25 pts.); Personal Grooming (25 pts.); and Stage Presence
  (30 pts.). Entrants will be responsible for submitting a narration for his or her garment prior to
  the show. Information concerning narration and other participation requirements will be
  mailed to entrants.

             Three (3) Fashion Revue entries may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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CONSUMER EDUCATION
Displays should fit into an area no larger than 24” wide x 15” deep. Posters for hanging
should be no larger than 22” x 30”. ALL items in the display (including the project book)
must be attached to the display board – NO additional items should be included.

       FINANCIAL CHAMPIONS – Units 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 from the book (or the actual book) should be included in the
       display.

       CONSUMER SAVVY I, II and III
         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 that 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
         wise purchase. Incorporate at least two other learning activities from the project
         manual used to help you make a wise decision.
         Consumer Savvy III – Consumer Roadmap
         Exhibit a display based on what you learned from at least one activity from the project
         manual.

       ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Be The E!
       Exhibit a binder portfolio or display that includes the results of at least two completed
       activities from each year exhibitor has been enrolled in the project. Completed activities
       from previous years should be included. Use of page protectors is recommended. Exhibit
       will NOT be labeled “Do Not Touch.”
.
          Two (2) Consumer Education exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



INTERGENERATIONAL
       Walk in My Shoes – Present a display relating to an activity completed in the
       project manual. Be prepared to discuss the activity and its results. The display should
       be no larger than 24” wide x 15” deep. Posters may be no larger than 22”x 30”.

          One (1) Intergenerational exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.


INTERIOR DESIGN
Exhibitors are limited to showing in ONLY ONE Interior Design level/class. For all
Interior Design projects, the following space requirements apply: Table-top displays are
limited to an area 2' wide x 15” deep. The maximum hanging poster size is 22” x 30”. To be
eligible for State Fair selection, furniture or items meant to be displayed on the floor must be
able to fit through the doors of the state exhibition facility (3‟ wide).
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      Design Decisions, beginning:
      (Recommended for members with 1-3 years in the project)
      Entry can be from any one of the following groups:
      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 1/2 of the board. Remaining area of the board should include
         before/after photos, a picture story of the application, cost comparison, etc.
         OR
      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.
         OR
      3. An item that has been recycled (significantly altered) by the member. Include
         before and after photos of the recycled item and where it is used in the room.
         OR
      4. Wall hanging (2 or 3-dimensional) made by exhibitor. Include photo of the item
         as used in the room.
      Design Decisions, Intermediate:
      (Recommended for members with 4-5 years in the project)
      Entry can be from any one of the following groupings:
      1. Comparison shopping study of at least two items showing wants and needs, costs,
         use in overall design plan, quality comparison, etc., and final selection made. May
         be displayed via poster or notebook.
         OR
      2. Bedcover -- May include a quilt, comforter, bedspread, dust ruffle, pillow sham,
         canopy, etc., made by exhibitor. Include before and after photos of the space
         where the item is used in the room.
         OR
      3. Window Treatment -- May include curtains, draperies, shades, shutters, etc., made
         by 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 5 years in the project)
      Entry can be from one of the following groups:
      1. Select one problem such as storage, unusual or odd-sized window, need for better
         lighting, privacy, or an invention or idea that solves an energy or water problem.
         Show the steps used to solve the problem and the final product. Use pictures,
         samples, drawings, etc., to tell the story. Display in a notebook or on poster board.
         If an item was made by the exhibitor to solve the problem, include that item in the
         display. Include before and after photos in display. Displays illustrating a general
         “redecorating” of a room are NOT appropriate for this exhibit.
         OR
      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.


Three (3) Interior Design exhibits (maximum 1 per class) may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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                     ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
NEW STATE FAIR OPPORTUNITY – National 4-H Engineering Challenge
Two 4-H members in each of the project areas of Aerospace, Bicycle, Computer Science, Electricity,
Small Engines and Welding exhibiting superior projects at the State Fair will be selected to represent
Illinois at the 2011 National 4-H Engineering Challenge. To be eligible for this national event,
exhibitors must be 14 years of age as of 1/1/2011 and be willing to participate fully in the national event
scheduled for September 25-27 at Purdue University.


AEROSPACE II, III and IV
Exhibits are limited to a maximum 24” wide x 15” deep display area. Hanging posters should
be no larger than 22” x 30”. Rockets or model aircraft can be no larger than 3‟x3‟ when
placed upright. Exhibits over 4‟ tall may be placed on the floor.
        Model Rocketry – Exhibit one model rocket assembled by the member. The exhibit
        will be a static display. The model rocket should be in good flying condition. DO
        NOT include the rocket engine with your exhibit. The rockets will not be launched.
        Attach the printed directions for construction of the rocket.
        Aerospace Display – Any exhibit related to aerospace that does not fit into Model
        Rocketry class. This may be an experimental or educational poster or display. Include
        an explanation of the display for public understanding.

                   One (1) Aerospace exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



BICYCLES
There will NOT be a Bicycle Rodeo at the 4-H Show. Instead, exhibitors will discuss/
explain situations learned from their project book. Exhibitors will not bring their bicycle
to the fair.
        Bicycle Level 1 (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.
        Bicycle Level 2 (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.

                 Two (2) Bicycle entries may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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COMPUTER SCIENCE
 Exhibitors may bring computer equipment for demonstration purposes. Computers will not be
 furnished. Extension staff will not be responsible for the safety and security of any computer
 equipment. Internet connections are NOT available for use by exhibitors. Any member found
 to be using computer software in a manner that infringes on copyright laws will be
 disqualified. Exhibits that pertain to programming efforts should be placed in Beginning
 Programming class or Advanced Projects class. Exhibits are limited to a maximum size of
 24” wide and 15” deep for display, or 22” x 30” for a hanging poster.

         Newbie Know-How – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned
         about computer basics or using the Internet to gather information; OR exhibit a printed
         or electronic copy of product(s) using office software applications. Bring a science
         board display or a laptop computer to share your work.
         Inside the Box – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned about
         computer operating systems, troubleshooting, tuning-up a computer, or other topics
         listed in your manual. Bring a science board display or a laptop computer to share your
         work.
         Peer to Peer – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned about
         creating and using computer networks or using networks for online collaborations.
         Bring a science board display or a laptop computer to share your work.
         Teens Teaching Tech – Create a computer slideshow to share what you have learned
         about teaching others how to use computers, technology needs or resources in your
         community, activities to create access to technology, or other topics listed in your
         manual. Bring a science board display or a laptop computer to share your work.
         Beginning Programming – Exhibit a flowchart or alternative visual representation of
         a program that exhibitor has written, not copied from another source. 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 each of the
         following kinds of commands:
           (1) Comments to the reader of the program (e.g., "Now subtract Taxes from
                GrossPay to get NetPay").
           (2) Instructions to the user of the program (e.g., "Press Q at any time to quit this
                program").
           (3) Assignment of data into variables (e.g., "NetPay = GrossPay - Taxes;").
           (4) Choosing between alternatives based on the current value of a variable (e.g., "IF
                NetPay >= 100000 THEN PRINT „THANK YOU, BOSS!‟ELSE GOTO 999”)
           (5) Looping, that is, repeating a group of instructions more than once, using a
                looping structure (“FOR”, “DO”, etc.). The ending of the loop must be
                controlled, not just left to loop forever (e.g., "10 GOTO 10"). Controlling the
                end of the looping may be done using an "IF" statement from item 4.
           (6) Input from, and output to a user.
         Advanced Projects – These projects should demonstrate high levels of knowledge,
         skill and experience, and involve either programming beyond the scope and
         sophistication of the beginning programming class, OR an integrated project or
         product which does not readily fit into any of the other class descriptions (e.g.,
         designing animated programs; describing a computer-based business which the
         member operates).

             Two (2) Computer Science exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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ELECTRICITY
It is strongly suggested that members use recommended construction details, including proper
color coding, provided by the Energy Electrification Committee (EEC) that have been provided on
the EEC 4-H website: http://www.energyedcouncil.org/4-H.html. Exhibits are limited to a
maximum size of 24” wide and 15” deep for display, or 22” x 30” for a hanging poster.

       Electricity I (Magic of Electricity) – (May only be battery-powered projects using
       battery components and wiring.) Projects using paper clips, cardboard, thumbtacks,
       & brads are not eligible for 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, & brads are not eligible for 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 other appliance
       which uses a switch; OR two electrical household circuits using 120V materials to comply
       with National Electric Code, one with a simple on/off switch to control bulb, and one
       using 3-way switches to control light from two locations; OR other project which
       demonstrates principles in Wired For Power book. During conference judging, the
       member should be prepared to discuss how the exhibited item is to be used, the way it was
       assembled, and to disassemble a part(s) to see how the exhibited item works. All projects
       must include a written report, explaining how the project was constructed, and principles
       for its operation. Recommendations can be found on the website.

                   Three (3) Electricity exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.

       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.

                    There are NO State Fair exhibit opportunities in this project area.




GEOSPATIAL
Exhibitors may bring their own laptops for demonstration purposes. (NOTE: Neither
computers nor internet connections are provided for displays.) Exhibits are limited to a
maximum size of 24” wide and 15” deep for display, or 22” x 30” for a hanging poster.
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       Exploring Spaces, Going Places, Level I – Exhibit one of the two options listed below:
       Using the „Take Me on a Tour „ activity, create a display and map showing four to six tour
       sites, geo-tools used to create the map, positional data for the sites, and information about
       the selected sites. OR Using information from the “What Are Geographical Tools?”
       activity, prepare an exhibit showing and describing ten mapping tools. Explain how the
       mapping tools are used and why maps are important.
       Exploring Spaces, Going Places, Level II – Using the table from the “Take Me on a
       Tour” activity, create a map showing recreational, historical or public service sites in your
       community. Determine if there is a need for additional community resources. Make written
       suggestions for what resources should be added and where they should be located on your
       map.
       Exploring Spaces, Going Places, Level III – Create a computer-generated map* with
       layered data that provides information on a community need. Explain how the need was
       identified; how you gathered information; and your recommendations on how to solve the
       need. Use the template from “Take Me on a Tour” activity to gather data for the map.

                  Two (2) Geospatial exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
            Map exhibits selected for State Fair are required to be posted on the “Illinois
              4-H State Fair Online” website (following same guidelines as below).

         A NEW State Fair opportunity is being offered entitled My 4-H Project Map which is
         open to ANY 4-H member meeting State Fair age requirements (enrollment in the
         Geospatial project is not required). Map should relate to any 4-H project in which the
         member is enrolled. (Project must be listed in the 2010-2011 Illinois 4-H Clover.) Map
         should include at least two layers of data that share information related to the selected
         4-H project area (i.e. clothing, theatre arts, etc.). No county selection process is
         required for this class. Intent to enter must be posted on the “Illinois 4-H State Fair
         Online” website by August 1. Final map must be posted to the same website by Noon
         on Friday, August 12. Public display and on-site recognition will be held on Saturday,
         August 20. The website and procedures for posting entries will be available at the
         Mason County Extension office by early summer. Cash awards will be presented to
         overall winner(s). This class is not eligible for State Fair Premiums.




ROBOTICS
If applicable for their class and display, exhibitors must bring their own computers for
demonstration purposes; computers will not be provided. Internet access will not be available.
Exhibits are limited to a maximum size of 24” wide and 15” deep for display, or 22” x 30” for a
hanging poster.
Classes are divided into the three Robotics projects. Exhibitors must follow the general
descriptions for each project in addition to the specific class descriptions.

       Robotics Platforms: Exhibitors should bring a robot designed with a commercial robotics
       kit. 4-H does not promote any platform over another, but some of the more common
       robotics kits available to the general public include: LEGO® MINDSTORMS, TETRIX®
       and VEX. Exhibitors are also required to bring a Robotics Notebook in which they have
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recorded their engineering design experience. Note: This curriculum is designed for
small group use but can be adapted for individual use. Exhibits for this class are
individual only. Teams or small groups are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 4-H
State Robotics Challenge which is held every April at UIUC campus.
       Robotics Platform I (Modules 1-5) – Exhibitors will build and program a robot
       for basic movement that includes a simple arm capable of picking up an item. They
       will bring their robot and Robotics Notebook to share what they learned about the
       engineering design process.

       Robotics Platform II (Modules 6-10) – Exhibitors will design, build and program
       a robot that uses sensors and programming to complete a task. They will bring their
       robot and Robotics Notebook to share what they learned about the engineering
       design process and programming with sensors.
       Robotics Platform III (Module 11) – Exhibitors will design, build and program a
       robot that uses sensors and programming to complete one of the provided
       challenges. They will bring their robot and Robotics Notebook to share changes
       they made to the robot and/or program along the way, and to describe their
       experience with completing the challenge.

Junkdrawer Robotics: All exhibits should be original designs made with everyday
objects and materials. Exhibits with purchased kits will not be accepted.
        Junkdrawer Robotics I (Give Robots a Hand) – Exhibit a balance beam design
        you have created; OR Exhibit a created design for a robot arm that has at least two
        of the three axes of movement; OR Exhibit a created design for a gripper for your
        robot arm.
        Junkdrawer Robotics II ( Robots on the Move) – Exhibit a built can-can robot
        that will make drawings on paper; OR Exhibit a built a rover (Es-Car-Go) with a
        gear train that is able to climb a ramp; OR Exhibit a design for an underwater ROV
        that can be powered to go up and down in a tank of water.
        Junkdrawer Robotics III (Mechatronics) – Exhibit a designed and built or
        modified machine that will travel forward and backward using electrical power;
        OR Exhibit a designed mechanism that will sense a barrier (both front and back)
        and change motor or wheel direction; OR Build and compare at least two types of
        circuits; OR Design an original robot that can perform a specific task.

Virtual Robotics: Activities are conducted in an online environment. Every module
has Virtual Robotics Notebook pages with prompts and questions to guide youth.
Pages should be printed and kept in a binder. Additional blank or lined paper may
also be used to record thoughts and sketches of design ideas. Exhibitors will be
judged on the detail and content of explanations in their Robotics Notebook. No
computers or other equipment are required.
       Level 1 – Exhibit your robotics notebook to demonstrate what you learned about
       the engineering design process by completing at least one of the design challenges
       in Modules 1-4. Explain how you redesigned your robot to better complete the
       challenge and what you learned from that process. Include answers to the question
       prompts from at least one module.
       Level 2 - Bring a robotics notebook to demonstrate what you learned about
       robotics design and programming by completing at least one of the challenges in
       Modules 5-8. Provide details on the pseudo-code or program you wrote and
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              explain changes you made to help your robot complete the challenge. Include
              answers to the question prompts from at least one module.
              Level 3 - Bring a robotics notebook to demonstrate what you learned about either
              robotics communication (Modules 9-10) or the engineering design process and
              programming (Modules 11-12). Explain your experience with trying to complete
              the assigned challenge and include answers to the question prompts from at least
              one module.

                    Two (2) Robotics exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




SMALL ENGINES

       SMALL ENGINES I, II and III
       All Small Engines exhibits must be portable and no larger than 4‟ x 4‟ display board.
       All exhibits should involve engines smaller than 20 horsepower. No complete
       engines, lawn tractors, tillers, chainsaws, etc. are permitted for display. Exhibit one of
       the following:

       Display – Exhibit a display, selecting one of the following options: 1) A display
       identifying different engine or lawn and garden equipment parts or a display showing
       the function of the various engine or lawn and garden equipment parts; OR 2) A
       display identifying and explaining the function(s) of different specialty tools needed
       for small engine work; OR 3) A display illustrating and providing the results of any
       one of the experiments that are included in the project books. No electrical power is
       available for displays/exhibits.
       Maintenance – Exhibit a display that illustrates either 1) Routine maintenance
       procedures OR 2) Diagnosing and troubleshooting specific problems with an engine.

                One (1) Small Engine exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




TRACTOR
Exhibits are limited to a maximum size of 24” wide and 15” deep for display, or 22” x 30”
for a hanging poster. ALL items in the display should be affixed to the display board.
NO additional items should be included.
       Tractor I: Starting Up (Getting to Know Your Tractor - Level A) – Exhibit a display
       or poster that illustrates one of the following topics: tractor safety; care and maintenance;
       the tractor as a valuable farm machine; or an activity listed in the project manual.
       Tractor II: Tractor Operation (Gearing Up for Safety - Level B) – Exhibit a display
       or poster that illustrates one of the following topics: cause and prevention of rollovers,
       diagram how an air cleaner works, diagram & identify an engine cooling system,
       regulations for battery & oil disposal, or another activity listed in the 4-H project manual.
       Tractor III: Moving Out ( Learning More About Your Tractor and Farm Machinery
       - Level C) – Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the following topics:
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       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 (Learning More About Agri-Tractors & Equipment –
       Level D) – Exhibit a display or poster that illustrates one of the following topics: method
       of winterizing a tractor, chemical uses and required safety equipment, parts and process of
       internal combustion engine, procedure for cleaning and flushing tractor radiator, or another
       activity.

            One (1) Tractor Care exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



WELDING

       Welding – This exhibit class is open to members who are in the 7th grade and higher.
       Exhibit one weldment/item from the suggested Weldment List found on page 43 of Arcs
       and Sparks (4-H 573 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding). This class is for industrial welding
       only. (Members that wish to use welding to create objects with an artistic appeal should
       consider enrolling in the 4-H Visual Arts project and consider entering those types of
       exhibits in the Visual Arts – Metal class.)

      One (1) Welding exhibit may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair – exhibitor MUST be in
           7th grade or higher. Judging for State Fair will be on Saturday, August 13.




WOODWORKING
Exhibits must be portable and cannot be exhibited outdoors or on a trailer. To be considered
for State Fair, the item must be no wider than 6‟ in size. The member should show a level of
difficulty based on project level and the member‟s experience.

       Woodworking I, Measuring Up – Any item made of wood constructed or
       refinished by the member in this project. Pre-cut kits assembled by the member are
       not acceptable.
       Woodworking II, Making the Cut – Any item made of wood constructed or
       refinished by the member in this project. Pre-cut kits assembled by the member are
       not acceptable.
       Woodworking III, Nailing It Together – Any item made of wood constructed or
       refinished by the member in this project. Pre-cut kits assembled by the member are
       not acceptable.
       Woodworking IV, Finishing It Up – Any item made of wood constructed or
       refinished by the member in this project. Pre-cut kits assembled by the member are
       not acceptable.

           Two (2) Woodworking exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.
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                           PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT


COMMUNICATIONS I, II & III
Exhibits are limited to a maximum size of 24” wide and 15” deep for display, or 22” x 30” for a
hanging poster.
       Communications I – Use of page protectors is recommended. Exhibit will NOT be
       labeled “Do Not Touch.” 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 II – Use of page protectors is recommended. Exhibit will NOT be
       labeled “Do Not Touch.” 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. Exhibit will NOT
       be labeled “Do Not Touch.” 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.
                   There are NO State Fair exhibit opportunities in this project area.




JOURNALISM
Exhibit a binder portfolio showing the results of the appropriate year‟s activities noted below:
   Year 1: Accomplishments of a minimum of 5, 2-star activities from Part 1, answering all
             of the questions in the activities.
   Year 2: Results of doing a minimum of 5, 2-star activities in Part 2, answering all the
             questions in the activities.
   Year 3: Results of doing a minimum of 5, 3-star activities from Parts 1 and 2. One of
             the activities must include writing an advance story, a follow-up story, or a feature
             story.
   Year 4: Results of doing at least 2, 2-star activities and 3, 3-star activities from Part 3. If the
             activities include making an audio or videotape, exhibitor must either bring his/her
             own equipment to play it, or notify the Extension office (543-3308) in advance, and
             ask that it be provided.
                   There are NO State Fair exhibit opportunities in this project area.
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LEADERSHIP
       Leadership Skills You Never Outgrow I – Create a binder portfolio with a minimum of
       four (4) completed activities each year, from the areas noted below. Build upon your
       previous year‟s work. Photocopies or original pages of the completed activities from the
       book should be included in the portfolio. Use of page protectors is recommended.
           First Year – One activity from each of the following: Understanding Self;
           Communication; and Getting Along with Others, plus one of exhibitor‟s choice.
           Second Year – One activity from each of the following: Getting Along with Others;
           Learning to Learn; and Making Decisions, plus one of exhibitor‟s choice.
           Third Year – One activity from each of the following: making Decisions; Managing;
           and Working with Groups, plus one of exhibitor‟s choice.
       Leadership Skills You Never Outgrow II – Building upon your previous work, continue
       adding to your binder portfolio with a minimum of four (4) completed activities each year,
       from the areas noted below. Photocopies or original pages of the completed activities from
       the book should be included in the portfolio. Use of page protectors is recommended.
           First Year – One activity from each of the following: Understanding Self;
           Communication; and Getting Along with Others, plus one of exhibitor‟s choice.
           Second Year – One activity from each of the following: Getting Along with Others;
           Learning to Learn; and Making Decisions, plus one of exhibitor‟s choice.
           Third Year – One activity from each of the following: making Decisions; Managing;
           and Working with Groups, plus one of exhibitor‟s choice.
       Leadership Skills You Never Outgrow III & IV – Create a binder portfolio with a
       minimum of four (4) completed activities each year. Build upon your previous year‟s
       work. Photocopies of the completed activities from the books should be included in the
       portfolio. Use of page protectors is recommended.

               Two (2) Leadership exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




PHOTOGRAPHY
All photos in exhibits must have been taken by the exhibitor. Exhibitors in 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.illinois.edu/mason/
4hyouth1476.html or contact the Extension office for a copy.
       Photography 1 (Focus on Photography) – Exhibit one of the two options listed below:
       Exhibit five to seven photos that tell a story. The story must have a beginning, middle, and
       end. Captions are optional. Exhibit will be judged on how well the pictures tell a story and
       use of composition techniques. Photos must be mounted on one poster board or mount
       board, no larger than 15” high by 22” wide. Digital photos may be used; cropping and red
       eye removal are the ONLY acceptable alterations. OR
       Exhibit 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
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       clear focal point. (See pages 42-43 in project book.) Both photos must be mounted on
       one poster board or mount board no larger than 11”x14”. Digital photos may be used;
       cropping and red eye removal are the ONLY acceptable alterations.
       Photography 2 (Controlling the Image) – Exhibit one of the two options listed below:
       Exhibit photos of action scenes. (See pages 54-55 & 58-59 in project book.) Exhibit one
       8”x10” photo. Photos must be mounted on one mount board or poster or framed in one
       frame no larger than 11” x 14” (inside frame measurement). Digital photos may be used;
       cropping and red eye removal is the ONLY acceptable alterations. OR
       Create a collection of 5 to 7 candid photos taken at one event. Photos must be mounted on
       one poster board or mount board, no larger than 15” high by 22” wide. Digital photos may
       be used; cropping and red eye removal are the ONLY acceptable alterations.
       Photography 3 (Mastering Photography) – Exhibit one of the two options listed below:
       Exhibit photos with reflections as subjects (see page 30 of manual), using one 8”x10”
       photo. Photos must be mounted on one mount board or poster or framed in one frame.
       Poster board, mount board or frame must be no larger than 11”x14” (inside frame
       measurement). Digital photos may be used; cropping and red eye removal is the ONLY
       acceptable alterations. OR
       Exhibit one 8” x 10” still-life photo that demonstrates good composition, including color,
       form, texture, lighting and depth of field. Photo must be mounted on one mount board or
       poster or framed in one frame. Poster board, mount board or frame must be no larger than
       11”x14” (inside frame measurement). Digital photos may be used; cropping and red eye
       removal are the ONLY acceptable alterations.
       Photo Editing – Exhibit one 8” x 10” photo that has been altered using digital photo-
       editing techniques (beyond cropping and red-eye reduction). Include a print of the original
       photo(s), taped to the back of the photo frame. Photos must be mounted on mount board or
       poster board or framed. 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.
                 Three (3) Photography exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Members enrolled in this project will exhibit by presenting one of the options below at the 4-H
Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest on Wednesday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the
Auditorium at the Mason County Fairgrounds.
 - Exhibitors should come prepared to tell superintendent where they want props, micro-
   phones, etc. placed on stage.
 - 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 the fairgrounds.
 - The content of any 4-H competitive presentation does not necessarily reflect the beliefs or
   views of the University of Illinois Extension 4-H program.
 - The only equipment provided will be a podium, table, screen, and extension cord.
 - Entrants are required to check in 20 minutes before the show so judging schedule can be set.
 - Classes are for INDIVIDUAL member entries unless otherwise stated.
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       Formal Speech – Formal speeches (without props or aids) must be between 4-6
       minutes in length and done by an individual member. Formal Speeches provide
       information to the audience.
       Extempore Speaking – Exhibitors must be present 45 minutes before their assigned
       time to select their topics. Topics will relate to events of state, national, or international
       importance from January of the current year to the present. Members will draw three
       topic options for their speech from a large number of topics. They will immediately
       select one of these three topics for their speech. Participants will have 45 minutes to
       prepare a 4-6 minute speech. Participants are responsible for providing their own
       research materials and writing/note taking supplies for this category. Laptops may be
       used. Accessibility to the internet will not be provided. Exhibitors may bring their own
       wireless device, however an open internet connection is not guaranteed.
       Demonstrations – Demonstrations may pertain to any topic except Foods and
       Nutrition, which is a separate category (See Foods Section of this 4-H Show Book).
       Demonstrations may be given by an individual or a team of two members. Members are
       responsible for furnishing all equipment and supplies needed. Demonstrations must be
       8-10 minutes in length.
       Illustrated Speech – Illustrated speeches (with any type of visual aids) must be
       between 4-6 minutes in length and done by an individual member.
       Original Works – Member may present any type of original works (comedy,
       storytelling, original poetry, radio segment, etc.). May be done by an individual or a
       team of no more than three members. Works must have been written by one of the team
       members. Segment must be between 4-6 minutes in length. Original work presentations
       are designed to entertain an audience.
       Oral Interpretation – May be a humorous or dramatic interpretation, oratorical
       declamation, prose reading, or verse reading. Material may be read or memorized. May
       be done by an individual or a team of no more than three members. Musical
       presentations are not appropriate for this class. Interpretation must be between 4-6
       minutes in length.

   One (1) entry from each of the six (6) Public Presentation classes may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.




THEATRE ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Exhibits are limited to a maximum size of 24” wide and 15” deep for display, or 22” x 30” for a
hanging poster.
       Theatre Arts I (Play the Role) – Exhibit one of the following items: Portfolio of
       acting activities completed during the current year OR Display illustrating a
       drawing/photograph of a clown character created by the exhibitor OR Display
       illustrating a picture story developed by the exhibitor.
       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 puppet created
       by the exhibitor 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
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       activities for set design; make-up; or sound, props, or costuming completed during the
       current year OR Display that includes sound, props and costume charts appropriate
       for a selected scene from a story or play (limited to no more than 8 items) OR Display
       a scenic design model to depict a scene from a script OR Display illustrating a
       character with make-up drawn or colored in. Include a photograph of a person
       wearing the make-up and information on the character‟s personality or part in the
       play.

                  Two (2) Theater Arts exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair.



FILMMAKING/VIDEO
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:
        - Evidence of story line
        - Use of camera angles
        - Use of zooming techniques
        - Smoothness of scene changes
Image and sound quality will be considered in relation to equipment available to and used by
exhibitor. All 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.
       Public Service Announcement – Prepare a short video (30 seconds to 1 minute in
       length) that communicates an educational message. The video should demonstrate skills
       in making and editing video.
       Promotional Video – Prepare a short video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length) that
       promotes an event or advertises a specific project/product. The video should
       demonstrate skills in making and editing video.
       Animated Video – 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.

                 Two (2) Video exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair, however
             no more than one entry may be made in an individual class. Video exhibits
           selected for State Fair are required to be posted on the “Illinois 4-H State Fair
                        Online” website (following same guidelines as below).

         A NEW State Fair opportunity is being offered entitled My 4-H Project Video which is
         open to ANY 4-H member meeting State Fair age requirements (enrollment in the
         Filmmaking/Video project is not required). Video should relate to any 4-H project in
         which the member is enrolled. (Project must be listed in the 2010-2011 Illinois 4-H
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     Clover.) Video should follow same requirements as posted for other video classes. No
     county selection process is required for this class. Intent to enter must be posted on the
     “Illinois 4-H State Fair Online” website by August 1. Final map must be posted to the
     same website by Noon on Friday, August 12. Public display and on-site recognition
     will be held on Saturday, August 20. The website and procedures for posting entries
     will be available at the Mason County Extension office by early summer. Cash awards
     will be presented to overall winner(s). This class is not eligible for State Fair Premiums.




VISUAL ARTS
    RULES:
    A. Articles exhibited are to be made by the exhibitor, who is a participant in the
       Visual Arts Project. Articles must have been made during the current 4-H year
       (September 1, 2010 through July 25, 2011). Exhibitors are encouraged to date the
       project when it is made. Artwork that is meant to be displayed on the floor or
       ground is restricted to 3' width by 3' length; no height restriction is given.
       Artwork chosen for State Fair must be no more than 6‟ wide. At State Fair,
       artwork or a total exhibit (i.e. multiple pieces) meant to be hung or placed on a
       shelf is limited to a size of 30” high x 30” wide x 12” deep.
    B. Only original items are acceptable for State Fair.
       To be considered as original, articles exhibited must be an original design created
       by the exhibitor. Copyrighted or trademarked designs are not acceptable. Kits
       and preformed molds are not considered original and are not acceptable in any
       Visual Arts Class. Team or school logos are not original. Combining parts of
       different patterns (pictures, photographs, images from the internet or a magazine)
       with the member's own ideas can result in an original design, but simply changing
       the color, pattern, and/or size of a pattern does NOT make the design original.
       (Exception: Heritage Arts items may follow a pattern.)
    C. Design Source -- If a photo, sketch, or other idea source was used, bring it with
       you to the judge. Be prepared to explain how and where you got the idea for this
       project. Photos used as a source must have been taken by the exhibitor.
       So, if you did not use an idea source, and just got the idea out of your head,
       that's fine -- tell the judge. However, if you did use an idea source (painting
       a picture of your barn, drawing a sketch of your dog, etc.), you must include
       a photograph that you have taken. If you saw a picture in a magazine, on a
       postcard, greeting card, etc., and tried to draw it yourself, you must bring
       along that picture. However, if you don't make some significant variations to
       the picture, it is not really original, and would not fit in the
       Chalk/Carbon/Pigment category.
    D. All items must be properly prepared for exhibit. Items which are intended to be
       hung must be prepared for hanging. The hanging device must be sturdy enough to
       support the weight of the object.
         Drawings and paintings should be matted and framed, preferably under glass.
         (Exceptions: Oil and acrylic paintings do not require glass and are not required to
         be matted. Watercolor, chalk, pen & ink, computer-generated art, etc. do require
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     glass, acrylic, or some protective covering.) There is no specific requirement for
     type of mat used. Page 34 of the Illinois 4-H Arts Visual Arts Member’s Manual
     gives basic directions for a mat, but purchased, pre-cut mats (which are available
     at craft and discount stores) are acceptable.
E.   Every exhibit will be critiqued in a discussion with the judge. The criteria used is
     available at the Extension office.
F.   Each 4-H member enrolled in the Visual Arts project may exhibit one item in each of
     the following categories (at the county show).
G.   One premium is paid per member in the Visual Arts project, but you may exhibit in
     more than one media for the opportunity for Best of Show or State Fair selection.
H.   There is no longer a class for leather, but leather items may be entered in the Heritage
     Arts class. Stepping Stones, painted rocks, and scrapbooks are not acceptable in any
     Visual Arts exhibit class.


     Paper – Any original item made of paper. Examples could include origami,
     greeting cards, paper-cut designs, paper mache, hand-made paper, paper collage,
     paper models of architecture, quilling, etc. Paper twist articles, made from
     directions in craft books and stores, are not original, and do not belong in this
     class. Scrapbooks are not appropriate for display in this class.
     Fiber – Any original item made of fiber. Examples are quilts, fabric collage, soft
     sculpture, stitchery, weaving, embroidery, cross stitch, and wearable art. All
     baskets and decorated textiles (such as painted shirts or stenciled clothing) should
     be entered in Heritage Arts. ORIGINAL cross-stitched, knitted, or crocheted items
     belong in this Fiber class. Non-original cross-stitched, knitted, or crocheted items
     should be entered in the Heritage Arts area. Machine knitted items are not
     appropriate for this class.
     Clay – Any original item made of clay -- may be fired or unfired, hand formed or
     thrown on a wheel. Self-hardening clays are fine. Fire/oven-cured and corn starch
     clay could be accepted. Items can include, but are not limited to: clay statues,
     bowls, jewelry, etc. Pre-formed ceramics are not acceptable in this class.
     Stepping stones are not acceptable items for this class.
     Wood – Any original item made of wood (carving, sculpture, collage, wood
     burning, etc.) Utilitarian wood items made from patterns or kits (such as outdoor
     or indoor furniture, shelves) should not be entered in Visual Arts. (Popsicle stick
     crafts are not acceptable for State Fair selection.)
     Chalk/Carbon/Pigment – Any original art work done with pencils, chalk, pens,
     ink, paint, charcoal, dyes, etc. This would include all painting, sketching,
     drawing, cartooning, printing, etc. Note: Please enter painting on wood, metal, or
     textiles in Heritage Arts. Painted and/or glazed pre-formed ceramics and painted
     porcelain dolls are not eligible for State Fair exhibit.
     Glass/Plastic – Any original item made of glass or plastic. Possible items to
     exhibit include stained glass, etched glass (original design), mosaics made of
     glass, glass beading, plastic jewelry (friendly plastic). Interlocking building block
     creations (i.e. LEGOS) are not suitable as entries. Stepping stones or wall
     hangings that include cement decorated with glass or plastic items are not suitable
     for this class.
     Metal – Any original item made of metal, such as sculpture, tin punch, engraved
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     metal, jewelry, etc. Items intended for industrial use (such as tools and/or shop
     items made from patterns) are not acceptable as a Visual Arts project.
     Nature – Any original item made of natural material, such as wreaths, corn husk
     dolls, etc. Items must 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.
     Heritage Arts – Exhibit an item of traditional art learned from another person or
     from a pattern (NO KITS) in this class. Cross-stitched, knitted, and crocheted
     items by pattern must be entered in this class. (Machine knitted items are NOT
     acceptable for this class.) Other possibilities include: needlepoint, counted cross
     stitch, crewel, embroidery, cut work, hardanger (embroidery openwork), macrame,
     baskets, candles, pysanki (decorated eggs), leather, quilts from a traditional
     pattern, traditional handmade dolls with handmade costumes, decorative painting
     on wood, metal, fiber, or candles. ALL baskets should be entered in Heritage
     Arts. This is the only Visual Arts State Fair class where a non-original item is
     acceptable.
     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 & white exhibits are acceptable.
     Exhibitors in this class (like all other classes in this sub-section) must be enrolled
     in Visual Arts; Computer project enrollment is not required.
     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.


          Eight (8) Visual Arts exhibits may be chosen to exhibit at State Fair, with a
                               maximum of two entries per class.
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                                             MASON COUNTY
                                                 4-H
                                            AWARDS MANUAL



       The Illinois 4-H Award Application is a form that a 4-H member completes if he or
she wants to compete for county, state, and national awards. A sample of this award
application is included in this 4-H Show Book.
        The Illinois 4-H Award Application form is available at the Extension office. Leaders
are encouraged to obtain forms for their entire club, at any time of the year. Members may
also request award applications from the office themselves (see info in box on next page to
print directly from the internet). All members enrolled in 4-H may apply for awards.

Deadline:

       4-H members are encouraged to work on their awards application the year around.
The completed application form must be submitted to your club leader in early August. Your
leader will review your application and turn it in to the Extension office by Monday,
August 29. Absolutely no award applications are accepted after this date.

What Can Members Win?

        Members can win plaques, trophies, certificates, practical items, and more. To
compete for county, state, and national awards, an application must be submitted. Those
winning awards will be recognized at the Achievement Program in the fall. 4-H members 15
and over whose application is one of the top in the county, will be given a chance to revise
their application and resubmit it in January for state competition. Those who win at the state
level will receive special gifts, trips, or other honors. Some award areas also include the
chance to compete for scholarships.

         This manual includes all the rules and guidelines for completing an awards application,
as well as a list of what awards are available. Please read them carefully, and always feel free
to call the Extension office at 543-3308 with any questions.
                             State Awards Competition
       For the state and national awards, a 4-H member can only win each different medal
once. Previous medal winners continuing to achieve outstanding efforts in the Awards
Program may be named a "State Blue Award Winner." Even after a medal is won, a 4-H
member must continue to submit an awards form to receive the "Blue Award" or to be
considered for higher honors. These awards are available to all members, regardless of age.

        Members chosen to have their award applications go on to state judging will be
notified at the Achievement Program. Applications may be revised and resubmitted in early
January for the competition. State awards judging applies only to members 15 to 18 years of
age, as of the September 1 following award application judging.

       State medals are given in project area categories, as follows
      Achievement
      Animal Sciences
      Community Involvement & Global Awareness
      Dairy
      Environment & Natural Resources
      Food, Nutrition & Health
      Home & Family
      Engineering & Technology
      Personal Development
      Plants & Soils




           Award Application forms are available to be downloaded and
           printed directly from the Mason County Extension website at:

            http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mason/4hyouth1277.html
                                     SPECIAL AWARDS

   To compete for the following special awards, a special application form must be completed.
   The forms are available from the Extension office, and leaders or members may obtain copies
   at any time. These are also due at the Extension office by the last Monday in August each year.


   4-H IEC Electricity Award – The Illinois Electrification Council offers a Plaque to the
   outstanding 4-H member in the Electricity project each year.


   “I Dare You” Award - Recipients of this award will receive the book, “I Dare You.” The
   award is based on the 4-H member's leadership, scholarship, physical fitness, and character. 4-
   H members age 15-18 who have met Standards of Excellence are eligible for the 4-H “I
   DARE YOU” Award.


   Reporter of the Year - Each club may submit the club reporter's scrapbook for judging. No
   application form is required.


   Secretary of the Year - Each club may submit the club secretary's book for judging. No
   application form is required.


   Treasurer of the Year - Each club may submit the club treasurer's book for judging. No
   application form is required.



   Margaret & Carl Bartels Memorial Award – The recipients must be a 4-H member for at
   least 5 years, with the last 3 years of enrollment in Mason County. Must be a high school
   senior planning to pursue higher education i.e. college, junior college, vocational or technical
   school, health or medical profession. This award needs to be completed by the eligible 4-H
   member. Each winner will receive a $100 savings bond; up to 4 awards will be presented.
   Applications are due to the Extension Office by July 1. Awards will be presented Wednesday
   evening the week of the Mason County Fair.




For more information on awards available, open your "Illinois Clover" to the section on "Awards
and Recognition." The Extension office also has a list of the state objectives to be met for each
project area, and will send it to you at your request. More information can also be found on the
Illinois 4-H website, http://www.4-h.uiuc.edu/opps/recognition.html
Call the Extension office at 543-3308 with any questions.


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