Category Archives: Winter Events

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


Photography Contest

CONGRATULATIONS to all our members who submitted photos for the 2022 Photography Contest!


Elijah Roberts                   Summit Bridge

Waverly Wilson                 Holy Angels

Daniel Work                      Holy Angels

Neve Taylor                      Holy Angels

Jordan Price                      Holy Angels

Brinley Jacob                    Holy Angels

Brianna Kabagi                  Holy Angels

Whitney Shelman              Holy Angels

Liam Aber                         Holy Angels

Bruce Patrick                    Stump Corner

Paloma Jaramillo              Holy Angels

Photos and ribbons will be displayed at the Favorite Foods Contest

2022 Winter Workshops


Saturday, February 19

NCC Office


Photography- FREE

9:30 am- 11 am

This photography workshop will be geared to intermediate/advanced picture taking.  We will first delve into STILL LIFE photos by using non-life objects centered around a common theme.  This will be a team exercise so that you can share your ideas and help each other.  The second area will deal with COMPOSITION – mainly texture, lines and shapes.  Both areas will be looked at in color and black and white.  If we have time we will also look at PATRIOTISM – something other than the flag.  Please bring your camera or phone as you will be taking the pictures.  Remember it’s never too early to start on your entries for the Delaware State Fair.

CS Pathways- FREE

12 pm- 2 pm

Please contact Jenny Trunfio for more info.

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

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!

UPDATE: Favorite Foods/Photo Contest NEW LOCATION

This year, the Favorite Foods and Photography Contests will be moved to the Embassy Suites in Newark (across from the Bob Carpenter Center) on MARCH 6.

Favorite Foods registration forms are due to Serena via email only by February 12. If you have any trouble with emailing the forms to her, please reach out to her and she will be happy to help!

Updated info and registration forms are below.*

*Please make sure to read through the Favorite Foods Guidelines. Some categories have been changed and updated. 

Favorite Food Contest Application PDF

Favorite Foods Contest Application- Word Version

Favorite Foods Guidelines 2021

Photo Contest Entry Form2021

2021 Photography Contest Rules


Virtual State Teen Conference

Delaware 4-H 2021 Virtual State Teen Conference
Theme:  4-H Heroes:  Masking up for 4-H (Superhero Theme)
Event Date:  February 13, 2021
Time:  10am-Noon and 1pm-2:30pm (All day event)
 4-H Members 13 and older are invited to join DE 4-H State Teen Council members as they lead workshops on leadership, teambuilding, STEM, Healthy Living and Community Service.  UD Collegiate 4-H will also be leading a panel discussion.
Register By:  January 22, 2021

The Zoom link and password will be sent out 1 week prior to the event.  Event supplies will also be provided 1 week before.  Please contact Melissa in the State Office with questions.

Winter Workshops recap

A great time was had by all during this year’s Winter Workshops!

THANK YOU to our wonderful and knowledgeable Winter Workshop presenters:

Cole Simpson – Ozobots

Richard Melson – Photography

Ann Blackmore and Angela Brown – Wool Basics

Bings Bake and Brew Staff – Cupcake Decorating

Appoquinimink High School FFA – Flower Arranging

Favorite Foods and Photography Contest Results

Favorite Foods

The 2020 New Castle County Favorite Foods Contest was held on a soggy January 25th morning. Nonetheless,  4-H members prepared a dish and brought it along with a place setting and centerpiece to Kirk Middle School.

4-H members learn a variety of life skills in this activity including:

  1. Knowledge of good nutrition and meal planning using MYPlate food guide.
  2. Food preparation skills, food safety and display techniques.
  3. Originality, creativity, initiative, time management, interview skills and poise.

Contestants are judged based on the following: menu, recipe, food preparation, table setting and member knowledge. Master Food Educators, 4-H volunteers and 4-H Alumni serve as judges.  The Delaware 4-H Foundation sponsors awards for this event.

Congratulations to all the participants!

Below are the results:

Cloverbud participants: Wallace Bonner, Emma Comegys, Anastasia Gallaher, Cecilia Gallaher, Nathan Hunt, Moira Jones and Jacob Patrick

Beginner:  Brogan Raughley-Appetizer-Champion

Michela Davis-Bread-Champion                                                  Anna Schaedler-Hon. Mention

Karmyn Sposato-Meat or Main Dish-Champion                       Colby Lockridge-Hon. Mention

Abby Cochrane-Side Dish-Champion

Max Lewandowski-Soup, Stew or Chili-Champion                   Chase Oldis-Hon. Mention

Emma Patrick-Dessert-Champion                                                Michaela Patrick-Hon. Mention

Stella Latkowski-Cookies, Cupcakes or Brownies-Champion    Claire Schaedler-Hon. Mention

Junior:      Giana Ruggeri-Appetizer-Champion                                               Chase Pugh-Hon. Mention

Emily Campbell-Meat or Main Dish-Champion                            Micaela Pennachi-Hon. Mention

Melanie Witte-Side Dish-Champion                                              Liam Aber-Hon. Mention

James Patrick- Soup, Stew or Chili-Champion

Alana Sharpe-Dessert-Champion                                                    Katie Campbell-Hon. Mention

Senior:     Tyler Oldis-Appetizer-Champion                                                     Brandon Tang-Hon. Mention

Daisy Timney-Dessert-Champion                                                    Noah Everett-Hon. Mention

Photography Contest

We received a record number of photography entries this year for the Photo Contest- we’re proud of all our entrants!

We have awarded 2 Best in Show titles:

Best in Show- Color: Skylar Brennecke, Holy Angels 4-H Club

Best in Show- Black & White: Micaela Pennachi, Summit Bridge Club

Favorite Foods & Links Adult Appetizer Contest

Calling all soup makers, bakers and main dish lovers! We are looking for you! Who will be the next Favorite Foods Champions?

Favorite Foods Contest: January 25, 2020 @ Kirk Middle School Cafeteria

Favorite Foods Contest Applications Due: Friday, January 10th

2020 Favorite Foods Guidelines

Favorite Foods Contest Application

Calling all Grandparents, Parents, Volunteers, Links and Alumni! Who is going to brush off those skills learned and compete in the 2020 Links sponsored Adult Appetizer & Snack contest?

2020 Links Appetizer Contest

Leader’s Forum

2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


We want to invite you to join us in bringing fellow and potential leaders together for the 2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum…you won’t want to miss this special day!

We are pleased and excited to be having the event back at Polytech High School in Kent County. So many of you responded to the evaluations last year
saying that the mid-state location in Kent County worked well for you, so we decided to go ahead and make it happen again!

Due to your feedback, we have also changed the schedule which we hope will bring a richer experience to your time with us! Following the first two
workshops and before lunch, we will be offering a third, shorter session that will include topics relating to challenges many of you have shared where you
felt you needed more skills. These are our “Jackpot” sessions.

After our “Jackpot” sessions, we will be enjoying lunch and fellowship as we recognize our 2020 Salute to Excellence award winners. We plan to end our
day at 2:30 p.m. so you’ll have time to get home early and start putting all of the new ideas you learned into action!

Below are the registration form, workshop descriptions, and schedule for the day. Please be sure to select two choices for each workshop in order of your preference. Registration will be available online beginning Friday, January 3, 2020. This is the preferred method. The link is:

Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice. The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code.

Deadline to register is Monday, January 27. We look forward to seeing you at Polytech on February 1!

2020 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet