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Virtual National Youth STEM Summit

National Youth STEM Summit: Mars Basecamp
November 6-8, 2020

The Delaware 4-H Program will support Delaware 4-H youth and volunteer leaders/staff to attend the virtual National Youth STEM Summit.

The National Youth STEM Summit caters to high school aged
students who are curious and industrious. Your team of astronauts is stranded on Mars. Your supplies are dwindling. How will you survive, and how will you return to Earth? At the 2020 STEM Summit,
students will work with peers and group leaders on a variety of workshops and exercises built around solving this main problem. Each collaborative exercise will test and strengthen both the STEM skills and the teamwork and collaboration it takes to solve complex problems in the real world – and on Mars.

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2020.

Delaware 4-H members must complete an application (attached) to be considered to attend this virtual conference.
This application is due to Doug Crouse by Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Email application to: de4h@udel.edu

STEM Summit 2020 Application

National-Youth-Summit-on-STEM-2020-Agenda

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign

October 7-18

Tractor Supply stores in communities across the country have long supported 4-H clubs, and now, Tractor Supply Co. has entered into an official partnership with the National 4-H Council as your source for 4-H project supplies.

100% of funds raised benefit 4-H. 90% fund State level scholarships to 4-H camps and leadership experiences and 10% supports National 4-H Council for administration. Tractor Supply Company guarantees a minimum donation of $200,000 per Paper Clover Campaign (or $400,000 a year).

Each Spring and Fall, Tractor Supply will help raise money for 4-H programs with the Paper Clover Campaign, a national in-store fundraiser that benefits 4-H programming.

Please visit www.tractorsupply.com for info on how you can donate.

Tips for submitting Record Books and Diamond Clover via DropBox

This year, 4-H’ers are encouraged to submit their Record Books and Diamond Clover via Dropbox. All are due on September 18.

Please see instructions and Record and Project Book forms below and contact Kaitlin with questions.

If you are unable to submit via Dropbox, Kaitlin will be setting up office hours so that you can drop off directly to her. Please contact her to make arrangements.

Delaware 4-H Record Book Form

Delaware 4-H Project Book Form

Info on Diamond Clover Final Reports

NCC dropbox tip sheet

2020 Virtual State 4-H Clothing & Textiles Showcase

As you are aware, the State 4-H Clothing & Textiles Showcase event was not able to take place during the recent Delaware State Fair.  As we continue to plan various state 4-H events, we have made the decision to coordinate and conduct the 2020 State 4-H Clothing & Textiles Showcase through a “Virtual Showcase.”

The major components of this event will take the following format:

  1. Participants will be asked to complete the 4-H Clothing & Textiles Showcase application. This application can be found on the State 4-H Website under the section:  Contest and Event Information (and then under Clothing and Textiles Showcase).  The information is currently being updated on the website and will be available to retrieve shortly.

 

  1. Participants will be asked to develop a script (as they would do each year) that will be read when they wear and model their garment in a video that each participant will be asked to produce. Guidelines on how to develop a script can be found in the application document.   In is expected that scripts for younger youth will be shorter than those for older youth.   In developing this script, participants should limit the length to a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 60 seconds.

 

NOTE:  Since we plan to upload these on our website and to use on social media, we ask that you introduce yourself using your FIRST NAME ONLY.  Please do not use your full name in your script.

 

  1. Participants will be asked to produce a video of them wearing and modeling their garment. While they are doing their modeling, participants should have someone read their script.  NOTE:  All videos should be done in a HORIZONTAL mode (not vertical).  The completed video should be uploaded to UD Dropbox using the following directions:
  • Send videos via UD Dropbox
  • Click the “Drop-off” button.
  • Enter your information in Box 1.
  • In Box 2 for recipient email, enter: de4h
  • Upload your file in Box 3 and then hit the “Drop-off the file(s)” box.

 

  1. Participants will be asked to bring their completed Clothing Showcase garment along with their completed application to their respective County 4-H Office on September 30th. Specific times for drop-off of these items will be shared by your County 4-H Office.

 

  1. The State 4-H office will coordinate the judging of the garments with designated judges.

 

  1. The State 4-H Office will coordinate all videos submitted into a combined video. This combined video will be shown on a Zoom session that will be scheduled on Thursday, October 15th at 6:30 pm.  The Zoom link connection will be provided prior to the event to all participants.  We hope that all participants as well as their families can join to participate in this Zoom session, but attendance is not mandatory.    Awards will be announced at the end of the session.  The combined video will also be shared later on our State 4-H website as well as on our social media pages for additional audiences to view.

 

  1. Awards will be presented based on the 4-H Danish system with each entry receiving a ribbon. Each blue ribbon will entry receive a $15.00 monetary premium.  Any monetary premiums awarded will be mailed out to participants by the Delaware State Fair at a future date.  Please be aware that we will not utilize an Honor Court system for the 2020 Clothing Showcase event.

 

  1. Garments will be returned to your respective 4-H Club Leader for further distribution to the 4-H members.

 

2020-Information-on-County-Clothing-and-Textile-Showcase

 

4-H Contact for Questions:

Doug Crouse, State 4-H Program Leader

dcrouse@udel.edu

(302) 233-1750 (Cell)

Yard Sign Contest

Design, create, and display a yard sign promoting 4-H to our community during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Signs will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Message creativity
  • Artistic design
  • Adherence to contest rules

 

Entries:

E-mail 1 high quality photos or PDF to County Agent by September 28th.

Photo 1 – Close up picture of sign only

Winners will be announced on during national 4-H week.

 

Recognition:

  • 1st & 2nd place winners in each division will move to the state fair
  • All 4-H’ers that submit entries will receive 4-H ribbons

 

Divisions:

  • Division 1

Individual 4-H yard sign

  • Division 2

Club or Group 4-H yard sign

 

Contest Rules:

  • Signs must be 18 X 24 inches.
  • Signs may be horizontal only.
  • Signs may be made by any 4-H’er or by a team of members
  • 4-H Clover must be on front of board – do not place text or other images over or on top of it. No photo, drawing, symbol, word or other figure or object may be placed on or obscure the 4-H Emblem.
  • Well known cartoon figures such as Sponge Bob, superheroes, etc. cannot be used because they are copyrighted.
  • *Late entry photos will not be accepted.

4-H in Action

A special suppliment to the Delmarva Farmer by 4-H’ers for 4-H’ers

 

While the coronavirus has changed so much of our lives, we know
4-H youth are still active and have stories to tell.
Share those stories in 4-H in Action!

What is 4-H in Action?

4-H in Action is an annual newspaper written by 4-H members from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, showcasing the diversity of the program. 4-H members can write stories, columns, and take and submit photos for the supplement.
In support of 4-H Youth Development, a portion of the advertising revenue will be donated to the 4-H Programs in each of the states.

What is the format of stories to be included?

News Story:

This is an article about an event/happening/experience/person written in the 3rd person point
of view. Length is about 500 words.
Example: A reporter interviewing 4-Hers about the impact of their County Fair having to cancel.

Opinion/Editorial :

The author’s opinion on a topic or issue supported with facts. Example: A 4-Her’s opinion on the power of 4-H on youth.

Column :

A story told from the first person point of view, with opinion, reflection. Example: What Virtual 4-H Camp meant to me this summer.

News Brief :

Short article announcing small news. Covers the basics — who, what, where, when and why. 100-200 words. Example: A new 4-H club forms in your county.

Feature photo:

A picture with a longer caption. Caption has 2 or more sentences explaining the photo and giving context. Example: Photo of projects you completed during the year.

How do you participate? Where do I submit my article?

When articles are complete, email them as a Word document to Sean Clougherty, sean@americanfarm.com
Attach high-resolution photos separately in the e-mail. Include your County, 4-H Club name and age in the message. You can also reach Sean with questions at 410-822-3965 or sean@americanfarm.com.

When is the Deadline?
Articles and photos are to be submitted by Monday, September 23, 2020
Scheduled publication date is October 6, during National 4-H Week.

Delaware Virtual Dance Challenge

 

Delaware Youth Dance Challenge

When: Friday, September 18, 2020

Where: Join The Stream @HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/DEDANCE

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Video Requirements:

Video Submission Awards (winners announced day of event, September 18th)

 

1.      Elementary

2.      Middle School

3.      High School

4.      Family

 

All Amazon gift cards emailed directly to participants.

1st 2nd 3rd
$50 $35 $20
$50 $35 $20
$50 $35 $20

$20

(each family member up to 5 people)

 

$50 (total) $25 (total)

First 10 4-Hers to submit their videos will receive a $100.00 gift card. Please email Lindsay Hughes (lgooden@udel.edu) to verify your submission or for more information.      

 

 

🐴Equine Art Contest Results

Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Winners

Delaware 4-H members of all ages recently participated in a statewide Equine Art Contest sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group of volunteer 4-H Equine Project Leaders.   Entries from budding artists from across the state were submitted for the contest in the following categories:

  • Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Painting- Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Photography- Color digital or 35 mm film
  • Photography- Black and White digital or 35 mm film
  • Cartoon- Single Frame or Strip
  • Mixed Media

Entries were divided into age groups for judging.  Awards were given to the top six entries in each category and age group.  A Best in Show Champion and Best in Show Reserve Champion overall were also chosen from all of the entries.  The annual art contest went virtual this year due to coronavirus concerns.

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Abstract- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Abby Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Jocelyn Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil- Abstract- Intermediate Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil- Realistic- Cloverbud- Ages 5-7

  • Josiah Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  • Greta Worden, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Realistic- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Savannah Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  3. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Abby Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Jack Handlin, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  6. Savannah Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Realistic- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Clara Gulick, Tails n’ Trails 4-H Club, New Castle County
  2. Natalie Abbott, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County
  4. Natalie Abbott, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Abstract-Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7

  • Shane Dury, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  • Caleb Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  • Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Abstract- Junior-Ages 8-11

  1. Brooklyn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing –Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers-Abstract- Intermediate- Agues 12-14

  1. Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7

  • Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  • Josiah Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Juliette Anger, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Intermediate Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Painting- Abstract- Junior-Ages 8-11

  1. Kaitlyn Grant, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  2. Maggie Wieber, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Painting- Abstract- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

 

Painting- Realistic- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Sedona Ashman, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Lydia Kavanagh, Porter Gang 4-H Cub, New Castle County
  2. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Miley Flood, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County
  2. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Color Photography- Digital or 35MM- Senior- Ages 15-19

  1. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs, Sussex County
  2. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Miley Flood, Cozy Corner 4-H Afterschool Program, Sussex County
  2. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County
  2. Kaitlyn Wingate, Cozy Corner Afterschool 4-H Program, Sussex County

 

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM-Senior- Ages 15-19

  1. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

 

Mixed Media- Cloverbud- Ages 5-7

  • Caleb Mast, On Target 4-H Club Kent County
  • Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Mixed Media- Junior- Ages 8-11

  1. Savannah Messick, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Blayne Tucker, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Avalon Davis, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Abby Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Mixed Media- Intermediate- Ages 12-14

  1. Ethan Stafford, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Sydney Messick, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County

 

Best In Show Champion AwardWeston Williams – Age 15- Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County –Black and White Photography

 

Best In Show Reserve Champion Award-Clara Gulick- Age 13- Tails and Trails 4-H Club, New Castle County –Realistic Drawing

 

 

 

2020 Hall of Fame Exhibit Donation Request

2020 Hall of Fame Exhibit Donation Letter

Dear 4-H Member:

The Delaware 4-H Foundation will be holding the 2020 Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame event in October this year. This is a night where individuals who have been outstanding leaders and supporters of the Delaware 4-H Program are inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame and recognized for their many years of service and efforts they have provided to our 4-H program and our youth.

In an effort to help support the costs of this recognition program, we have been conducting a Silent Auction as part of the evening festivities. Donations for the Silent Auction have come from 4-H youth in our program throughout the state who elected to donate a project they made as part of the Delaware State Fair 4-H Building exhibits or could be an item you completed as part of your 4-H project work during the year. The Hall of Fame Committee is very interested in having youth do this again for the 2020 event. This donation could be a woodworking item, drawing, wreath, pillow, blanket, special craft project, photograph, home décor item or any other exhibit you would like to share. I am happy to discuss or review any item you may be willing to consider donating.

In order to help with the planning of this event, I would appreciate hearing from you by August 15, 2020.

It is very important for us to support the Delaware 4-H Foundation with this event as they recognize outstanding volunteers for our program. Please feel free to contact me via email at dcrouse@udel.edu or phone (302-233-1750) to make a donation. The Delaware 4-H Foundation appreciates your consideration of
this request.

Yours in 4-H,

C. Douglas Crouse, State 4-H Program Leader
University of Delaware 4-H Youth and Development Program

Virtual Fair Exhibit Info

                                 Delaware 4-H

4-H Virtual Exhibit Showcase at the Delaware State Fair

As communicated in our letter emailed to all 4-H families on July 1, 2020, due to the current in-person restriction for 4-H programming that is in place through July 31st, we will not be able to have actual 4-H exhibits brought to the 4-H building this year to be judged and on display.  This decision was made out of an abundance of care and with the priority of protecting the health and safety of the participants, families, volunteers and staff.

As we also shared in our correspondence, the Delaware State Fair has a virtual exhibit software that will allow us to have our youth continue to be able to share and exhibit their 4-H project work, and have the ability to participate in the exhibit premium system.  Even though it will be different for us to do, we are very fortunate to have the ability and opportunity to use this system for our youth.

We have attached guidelines on how our 4-H members can upload and present their exhibits through their Delaware State Fair exhibit account.  It is a very user friendly system and one that I feel all families will be able to use to share their exhibit information.  Staff at the Delaware State Fair as well as with the Delaware 4-H Program are prepared to assist with this process as help is needed.  Please review these guidelines in order to begin to prepare information to be able to provide it in the virtual exhibit showcase.

 

Date Uploaded Information is Due for Virtual Exhibit Showcase

Monday, July 20th (12 midnight)

 

Suggested File System to use in Saving Exhibit Photographs to use to Upload

We encourage you to use the exhibit class number as your file name when saving photos to upload in the DSF virtual system.

For example, if you are exhibiting in Class 98, take a photograph(s) of your exhibit, and save as follows:

C98 P1 (Class 98  Picture 1)

C98 P2 (Class 98  Picture 2)

C98 P3 (Class 98  Picture 3)

Photography Tips to Remember / Use in Taking Photographs of Exhibits

Consider the following photography tips to use when taking photographs of your exhibits:

  • Be sure to focus in on your exhibit
  • Be sure to have the proper lighting so your pictures are not dark
  • Remember these types of composition to use: Rule of Thirds, Lighting, Simplicity and Balance
  • Photos can be edited to crop out unnecessary items in the photo.
  • More information about composition and editing photographs can be found in the 4-H Photography Judging Guide:

https://www.udel.edu/content/dam/udelImages/canr/pdfs/extension/4H/judging-competitions/Photography-Judging-Guide-2019.pdf

Please contact your County 4-H Educator or the State 4-H Program Leader / Administrative Assistant with any questions you have related to this process.  Contact information is provided below.

Sussex County 4-H:                 Jill Jackson                   jackson@udel.edu

Kent County 4-H:                    Kristin Cook                 kristin@udel.edu

New Castle County 4-H:          Kaitlin Klair                  kklair@udel.edu

State 4-H Office:

State Program Leader             Doug Crouse               dcrouse@udel.edu

Admin Assistant         Melissa McDerby        mmcderby@udel.edu


MAIN GUIDELINES ON HOW TO PRESENT YOUR EXHIBIT ON YOUR

DELAWARE STATE FAIR EXHIBIT ACCOUNT

Please take time to determine how you can best present your exhibit to the judge.  You
will have the ability to upload and share UP TO 3 PHOTOGRAPHS.
If your exhibit is flat and one-sided, you only need to upload and share 1 PHOTOGRAPH of it.
If exhibit has different sides or angles to see or to assist you in showing any special detail or
techniques used, you should upload and share 3 PHOTOGRAPHS.
Our guidelines shared below for our various classes do offer guidance in many areas as to
when only 1 photograph should be necessary.  Since exhibits are developed in multiple
ways, this guidance can change based on what you are actually exhibiting in a class.
For any exhibit that is operational, you will need to upload UP TO 1 VIDEO to show this operation.
NOTE:  Printed entry tags were provided to you for your exhibits, but they will not need to be used
in the Virtual Exhibit Showcase.    You can use them as a guide to help organize your exhibits.
Type of Exhibit: Examples:
Flat (One Sided) Exhibits Photograph, Picture/Drawing, Poster
   Wreath, Plant, Rocket, etc.
Picture Upload Requirements:
Share 1 photograph of exhibit of front side
(you do not need to attach 2 additional photographs
for these type of exhibits).
Photography Exhibits Picture Upload Requirements:
If you have the actual photograph file, upload this file.
This is the preferred method to use in sharing this type of
exhibit.  However, if you do not have file, you will have to
upload a picture of your actual photograph.
Dimensional (Multi-Sided Exhibits) Exhibits that are not flat and one-sided:
   Clothing (showing inside and outside), flower
   arrangement, container garden, bird
   feeder, woodworking item, etc.
Picture Upload Requirements:
Share 3 photographs:  Picture of Front, Side and Back
If exhibit is operational, exhibitor Electrical exhibit, science kit exhibit, any other exhibit
  will need to upload a 10-15 second    that is intended to move or operate, etc.
  video to show operation of item.
Video Upload Requirements:
Include a 10-15 second video showing the
   exhibit operating
CLASS
Section A:  Cloverbud Exhibits
1 to 6 Only 1 photograph is required for these exhibits
7 THIS CLASS IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ENTER AND WILL NOT BE JUDGED
Section B:  Textiles and Sewing Exhibits
8 to 58 Follow main guidelines listed above
Suggestions / Ideas for Photos:
If exhibit is clothing that is normally worn:
     *Show clothing item laying on flat surface
     *Turn clothing item inside out and lay
       on flat surface (to show construction)
     *Could show clothing item being worn by exhibitor
If exhibit is not a clothing item to be worn:
     *Show front of item
     *Show back of item
     *Show close up of any detail sewing on item
Section C:  Canning
59 t0 74 THIS CLASS IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ENTER AND WILL NOT BE JUDGED
Section D:  Computer
75 Convert Word document to a PDF file and Upload
76 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
77 Upload Video
78 Convert Excel document to a PDF file and Upload
79 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
80 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
81 Convert Powerpoint document to PDF file and Upload
82 Convert Powerpoint document to PDF file and Upload
83 Convert Powerpoint document to PDF file and Upload
84 Upload Video
Section E:  Arts and Crafts
85 to 113 Follow main guidelines listed above
(NOTE:  Class 105 explanation is not required for 2020)
Section F:  Indoor / Outdoor Gardening
114 to 122 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
(NOTE:  Date of propagation not required for 2020)
(Please be sure to follow date guidelines in premium book)
Section G:  Floriculture
123 to 132 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
Section H:  Photography
133 to 150 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
(NOTE:  Class 141 description not required in 2020)
(NOTE:  Class 146 & 147 title not required in 2020)
151 THIS CLASS IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ENTER AND WILL NOT BE JUDGED
152 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
(NOTE:  Class 152 description not required in 2020)
153 to 157 NOTE for Classes 153 through 157:
154      Create a Powerpoint with the required number of
155      photographs per the class.  Make the Powerpoint a
156      PDF file and upload the file into the DSF system.
157
158 to 160 Send exhibit using UD Dropbox as explained in DSF 4-H
premium book guidelines
161 to 163 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
164 SEE NOTE for Classes 153 to 157 and follow for Class 164
Section I:  Conservation and Landscape
165 to 174 Follow main guidelines listed above
(NOTE:  Class 171 explanation not required in 2020)
175 & 176 NO UPLOAD OF PHOTOGRAPH IS REQUIRED
SPONSOR OF THESE EXHIBITS REQUIRE EXHIBIT TO BE ON DISPLAY AT THE STATE FAIR.
CONTACT DOUG CROUSE AT (302) 233-1750 TO ARRANGE A TIME TO BRING TO THE 4-H BUILDING.
Sectipn J: Electric
177 to 185 Follow main guidelines listed above
You MUST upload and include a 10-15 second video to show
exhibit operating for Classes 177 to 185
Section K:  Entomology
186 to 189 Follow main guidelines listed above
Section L:  Field Crops
190 to 196 Follow main guidelines listed above
Section M:  Woodworking
197 to 208 Follow main guidelines listed above
Section N:  Science
209 to 222 Follow main guidelines listed above
Section 0:  Other
223 to 236 Follow main guidelines listed above
Section P:  Place Setting Contest
237 Follow main guidelines listed above and upload 3
   photographs of exhibit from different angles
Section Q:  Educational / Club Exhibits
238 Follow main guidelines listed above
WE WOULD LIKE CLUBS TO BRING EXHIBIT TO FAIR TO DISPLAY IN THE 4-H BUILDING.
CONTACT DOUG CROUSE AT (302) 233-1750 TO ARRANGE A TIME TO BRING TO THE 4-H BUILDING.
239 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
Section R:  Foods
240 to 259 THIS CLASS IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ENTER AND WILL NOT BE JUDGED
Section S:  Vegetables
260 to 280 Follow main guidelines listed above
281 to 285 THIS CLASS IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ENTER AND WILL NOT BE JUDGED
286 Follow main guidelines listed above
Section T:  Cut Flowers
287 to 293 Uploading 1 photograph should work for these exhibits
294 to 295 Follow main guidelines listed above

Printable Virtual Exhibit Guidelines 2020


Printable DSF – 2020 4-H Photo Upload Instructions

Last call for Demo Contests (if using PowerPoint)

The county 4-H Virtual Demonstration Contest will follow the guidelines and categories already in place. You can find them HERE.

The contest dates for this year’s demonstration will be June 16th and June 18th.

Please register for the virtual demonstration contest by following this link:

https://forms.gle/Gyvesymx6rykKkeC8

** IF YOU ALREADY REGISTERED BEFORE WE CLOSED, YOU ARE STILL REGISTERED. Please contact Kaitlin if you have any questions.

You will be given the date and time assigned for your presentation. Closer to the demonstration date, you will receive a reminder email along with a zoom link and zoom password.

If you plan on using a powerpoint presentation, you will be asked in the registration form. These may be sent to the county office, and the county educator will share it during your presentation. If you prefer to share your own powerpoint, you may do so. The deadline to submit powerpoints, if you choose to do so, will be Friday, June 5. Please email your powerpoint to: kklair@udel.edu

We will be using the waiting room option, so once you connect, please wait until you are admitted into the zoom room.

4-Hers will be permitted to have a “stand-in” helper to assist with tasks that are needed for the demonstration. For example, a parent may hold or flip poster boards (unless you have an easel). In a team demonstration, a stand-in may help with a task that your team member would normally do. The stand-in may not talk or prompt the 4-Her during the demonstration. If you have any specific questions about your demonstration, and need help, please contact your county 4-H educator for help.

For team demonstrations, please be sure that each team member has the necessary materials and supplies to present their portion of the demonstration.

There are some helpful tips and suggestions below.

We recommend you review the tips below, which includes creating a free zoom account for practice. Checking your sound, microphone and video are important skills to practice prior to your demonstration. If you need technical assistance to participate in this event, please contact Kaitlin or Serena for individual help.

We want every 4-Her to have the opportunity to participate.

Youth will present at home using the https://zoom.us/ virtual meeting platform using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Youth are encouraged to log in 15-minutes in advance to ensure their webcam, mic, and speakers are working.

Demo and Judging Contests

Due to the continuing changes and cancellation of face to face events, we are going to rework how we do the Demo and Judging Contests this spring. Details are still being worked out. Please make sure to open any upcoming “Updates” emails from 4honline as we will post that info in one of those.

Thanks so very much for your adaptability and patience with all this!