Category Archives: County Events & Contests

Demo and Judging Contest Results

To all our State Fair qualifiers!

Demonstration Contest:

Category and Name:
304 – Arts / Crafts / Visual Arts- Savannah Timney
324 – Clothing / Textiles- Daisy Timney
305 – Other – General- Evelyn Witte
338 – Sheep- Elizabeth Handlin
312 – Entomology -Liam Aber
319 – Other – Science -Alexis Wolff

Judging Contests:



Daisy Timney- Heavenly Hooves
Savannah Timney-Heavenly Hooves
Colby Lockridge- Porter Gang


Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner

Eason Li- Meado-Larks


Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner

Wood Science:

Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


Michaela Patrick- Stump Corner


Eason Li- Meado-larks
Liam Aber- Holy Angels
Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


Favorite Foods Results

It felt like our Favorite Foods Competition would never get here! But we had a successful competition with lots of delicious dishes and creative table placements. Thanks to all our competitors for your hard work, patience and dedication. Thank you also to our judges for volunteering their time to assist with this member-favorite event. We couldn’t do it without you!

2022 Favorite Foods Winners: 

  • Beginner Appetizer
    Winner: Evelyn Witte
    Honorable Mention: Shane Heeman
  • Beginner Desserts
    Winner: Anna Schaedler
    Honorable Mention: Michaela Patrick
  • Junior Breads
    Winner: Joseph Ciamaricone
  • Junior Breakfast Casserole
    Winner: Colby Lockridge
  • Junior Main Dish
    Winner: Savannah Timney
    Honorable Mention: Chase Oldis
  • Junior Side Dish
    Winner: Claire Schaedler
  • Senior Appetizer
    Winner: Tyler Oldis
  • Senior Dessert
    Winner: Daisy Timney
  • Cloverbud Cookies, Cupcakes or Brownies
    Brice Yerkes

Ag Day 2022: Commitment to Conservation

Ag Day is a community event hosted by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that brings agriculture and natural resources to life. 4-H has a long-standing presence at Ag Day and we are planning to be part of the Extension tent again this year. One of our goals this year is to help visitors better understand all the types of topics people can learn about by engaging with Extension. The theme for this year’s AG Day is “Commitment to Conservation”. We are asking that all exhibitors embrace this theme as they determine what they will be showcasing this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 45th Ag Day, on April 30th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the University of Delaware Ag Campus, please follow these instructions:


1. Fill out the 4-H Ag Day Registration form and return it to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, March 25, 2022. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.


2. Please indicate what your club is interested in doing at Ag Day. You may check off more than one area. We would like as many clubs to participate as possible. We are suggesting you share a project area that is of interest to your club that showcases the “Commitment to Conservation” theme. We would like to have a variety of activities and projects highlighted, so knowing this information ahead of time will allow for this. Let us know if you need help with an idea or supplies.


3. Please tell us your space needs for the day. Though we will have the entire tent, we would like to utilize the space well. A standard exhibit includes 1 table (8 ft. x 30 in. x 30 in) and 2 chairs. Please try to limit the amount of extra tables and chairs your club requests as much as possible; we will do our best to honor all requests.


4. There is no cost for 4-H clubs! Because 4-H is an educational group and 4-H clubs are such an important part of Ag Day, there is no cost for Delaware 4-H clubs presenting educational exhibits, demonstrations, or activities at Ag Day.


Remember, registrations are due to the county 4-H office no later than March 25, 2022. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Kaitlin at 383-9100 or Information about set-up for the day of the event will be sent to the club contact on the registration form.

We hope to see you at Ag Day on April 30, 2022

AG Day 2022 Registration

Printable 2022 Ag Day Registration-4-H

Favorite Foods Contest

NCC 4-H Favorite Foods Contest


Saturday, April 2

8:30 am at Kirk Middle School


Due to recent updates with UD’s COVID guidelines, we’ve had to move Favorite Foods back to April 2. We will hold all registrations we have already received. Please submit by the below date if you have not yet. If you are unable to attend this new date, please reach out to Serena

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Favorite Foods Guidelines DE 2022
Favorite Food Contest Application PDF


Applications MUST be received no later than Friday, March 11.

NO late applications accepted.

We will also have Foods Judging at the Favorite Foods Contest, if you would like to participate in the Foods Judging contest you will need to attend Favorite Foods to take the judging contest. For the Foods judging information please reach out to Ms. Kaitlin.

Email to Serena, fax to 302-831-8934 or drop off to the office at 461 Wyoming Rd., Newark, 19716


County Litter Barrel Decorating Contest

In an effort to promote litter awareness and the work of the 4-H program, all clubs are encouraged to design and paint a litter barrel to place out in their community. So get your brushes out artists, and work with your other 4-H club members to design a barrel with a creative theme to promote litter awareness.

Each club should complete an entry form and submit it to the 4-H Office by March 28th. You can email them to Serena.

Barrels must be in place by April 16 and stay in place through May 14.

Litter Barrel 2022 PDF form
Litter Barrel 2022Word doc form

Junior Leader Weekend – March 4-6

Join our 4-H Jr Council leaders for a fun-filled weekend at Camp Country Center in Hockessin.  The weekend will include team building and leadership workshops and activities as well as fun and games.  A campfire will end our days (weather permitting).  The fun starts at 6:00 PM on Friday and wraps up at noon on Sunday.  The cost of the weekend (including 4 meals) is $30.  This weekend is limited to 22 youth, ages 13+, so register asap!

Date: March 4-6th, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: 1051 Sharpless Rd Hockessin DE – STEM Lodge
Cost: $30
Checks payable to: University of Delaware
Registration Due: February 25, 2022
For more information contact: Jenny Trunfio at

Register HERE

Photography Contest info

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022

Details: Photos will be displayed during the Favorite Foods Contest

Awards: Ribbons will be awarded for each exhibit, based on the Danish Scale.

Completed entries are due to the 4-H office no later than:

Friday January 14, 2022

Contact Serena Conner at (302) 831-2506 or with any questions!

Please see rules below. We’ve included a page of labels you can use for your photos.

2022 Photography Contest Rules and Labels

Photo Contest Entry Form – 2022

Public Speaking Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in last night’s Public Speaking Contest!


The below have qualified to participate in the 2022 State Fair.

Beginner I: 8-9 yrs old

Moira Jones

Beginner II: 10-11 yrs old

Evelyn Witte

Junior: 12-13 yrs old

Alexis Wolff

Senior: 14 & older

Melanie Witte

And a “job well done” to our Cloverbud participant, Ingrid Jones!

Holiday Giving Tree


It’s that time of year again! The Christmas tree for Friendship House donations is up in the New Castle office. Stop by anytime during normal business hours by December 17th and drop off a donation of gloves, hats, and scarves for either adults or children.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Pumpkin Contest Results

We had so many great entries this year! Thank you and well done to everyone who entered!

Under 12 Categories

4-H Category – Schlabachs 

Decorated category – Michela Davis

Carved category – Susan Tuschinski


13 and over Category

4-H Category – Richard Melson (there were no other entries for this category/age group)

Decorated category – Natalie Davis

Carved category – Eason Li

Club Officer Training

You’ve been elected Club President, Vice President, Secretary or Reporter. Congratulations!
… Now, what exactly does that mean?
Come find out at the Club Officer Training on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 in the NCC Office!

This will be a valuable training for newer members and a great refresher for older members. All newly elected club officials are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more info, please email Kaitlin.

Register HERE


Galactic Quest STEM Night

October 28, 2021

6:30-8:30 PM

461 Wyoming Rd Newark

Galactic Quest explores the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit. Activities will include building a telescope, engineering a mechanical arm to harvest crops, learning cyber security and decoding, and gathering resources to live and work in space.

Register HERE