Contest & Event Information

4-H student from Sussex County practicing archery

 

2021 information TBA

Think you know a lot about poultry? Why not test your knowledge in an avian bowl contest.

Your club will need to create a CLUB ACCOUNT RECORD and enter your exhibit entry under the CLUB RECORD.  Entries must be made online through the Delaware State Fair website by June 1: www.delawarestatefair.com

The 2021 Delaware 4-H Avian Bowl Study Sections:

All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:

  • Raising waterfowl (Sources through General Breeding Management) - pages 26- 30
  • Avian systems (The Feather) - page 43
  • Growing Blue Ribbon Pullets (All) - pages 57-65
  • Breeds, Varieties, and Strains (Introduction, Bantams, Americans, and Asiatics) - pages 69-73
  • Eggcyclopedia (Curdling through It's All in an Egg) - pages 118-136
  • Ratites (All) - Pages 171-173  Commercial Poultry Industry (All) - Pages 175-176
  • Embryology (Parts of the Egg through Candling) - Pages 186-192

 

This contest is Sponsored by The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. (the winning State essay competes in the National contest!)
 

2021 Essay

Topic: "Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats"
 

Honey bee colonies have developed many ways to stay healthy. Their immune responses range from behaviors such as grooming to using materials such as propolis, a plant-derived substance bees coat on the interior of a hive for antimicrobial purposes. Even the gut of the honey bee contains beneficial bacteria to help the bee stay healthy!

In your essay, name at least two threats (a parasite such as Varroa, a pathogen such as a virus, a predator such as a bear, etc.) to honey bee colonies and then discuss the methods colonies use to defend against the threats. If possible, include at least one picture you have taken from Feb. 2020-Feb. 2021 that illustrates how colonies manage to stay healthy against a variety of threats.

Entries are due to the State 4-H Office by Monday, March 15, 2021.

Entries should be submitted via email to de4h@udel.edu

 

Click here for complete rules

 

Each summer Delaware 4-H provides many opportunities for 4-H members and the public to participate in camps. Some camp programs are offered as state-wide camps, while others are offered by individual county offices. Both day camps and overnight camps are offered.

The Clover Quest Trail Challenge

Ride/Drive the First State with Delaware 4-H Horse Program

 

General Information and Eligibility:

The challenge begins June 1, 2021 and is finished on August 15, 2021

  1. You must be a currently enrolled Delaware 4-H member in good standing and should be enrolled in a horse project. Both hours/miles in the saddle and hours/miles spent driving horses can be counted. 4-H leaders/adults may participate.  If adults are competing on a team, the team must contain at least (1) 4-H member.

  2. If you register after the challenge begins, you may only accumulate hours/miles from that date forward, back hours/miles will not be accepted.


Divisions:

  • Participation Division- For those that want to participate, but not competitively, there is a participation only option. Hours/mileage accumulated will not be considered for end of challenge award recognition. For example- those members who only take a riding lesson once a week.

  • Individual Division- For those that want to participate competitively. Hours/mileage accumulated will considered for end of challenge award recognition.

  • Team Division- A full team consists of 4 members, teams of three may also compete. Teams must include at least 1 4-H member. A family unit can be considered a team.  Clubs may participate as a team and clubs may submit multiple teams.  If participating as a team, select a team name and a team captain. The team captain will be responsible for submitting the team log by the submission deadline.

  • 4-H members are eligible to compete in both the individual and team divisions simultaneously.

 

Hours/Mileage:

Training/Conditioning and recreational hours/mileage count. Hours/mileage logged during any form of competition do not count. Both hours riding and hours driving may count towards this challenge. Teams do not have to ride together. Your miles and hours can be logged separately. When riding, please keep safety measures such as riding helmets, proper footwear, trail etiquette and social distancing protocols in mind.

 

Extend Your Knowledge: 

Consider reviewing the following free web based resources about trail riding safety and trail etiquette:

 

Recognition:

Top Placing individuals and teams will be recognized.

All participants will receive a participation certificate at the end of the challenge no matter your accrued hours, mileage or participation level.

 

To Enter: 

Entry is made online via a Google Form. For those competing as a team, submit one (1) completed team entry form via an online Google Form with team captain identified.

Entry will not be considered eligible for awards until your entry form and log form have been received. Mileage and team captain log sheets must be turned in no later than August 23, 2021

 

Submitting Mileage:

Submit mileage/time logs to Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu

Mileage deadlines: Individuals will report their hours and miles using the provided log form by August 23, 2021. Team members should report their hours and miles to the team captain regularly throughout the challenge.

*Reminder: You do not have to ride together as a team. Miles can be logged separately.*

It is not a requirement to use the apps mentioned below however, here are some apps that you may find helpful in logging your mileage:

  • Map My Ride

  • My Tracks-Google

  • Horse Trail

  • Equi-Trail

  • Horse Riding Tracker

We encourage you to take pictures, post on social media and use the hashtags #de4h, #DE4HHorse and #de4hCloverQuest



Get out and enjoy our beautiful state from horseback!

Go Ride!

4-Hers who want to participate in this contest need to enroll in the financial champions and consumer savvy project areas. You will need to form a team of 2-4 people.

Teams should be entered under their 4-H Club Name.  To do this, enter the Delaware State Fair website Exhibitor page.  The leader signs into the online entry system.

The contest is hosted at the Delaware State Fair in July.

Teams:

  • Beginner ages 8-10
  • Juniors ages 11-13
  • Seniors ages 14-18

Age groups are responsible for content in the project books and resources as noted below.  More information can be found at State 4-H Consumer Bowl Guide.

  • =  Beginner
  • =  Junior
  • =  Senior

Financial Champions Project Area:
Money Fundamentals – book 1 B, J, S
Money Moves – book 2 J, S
Helper’s Guide J, S
Consumer Savvy Project Area
Consumer in Me – book 1 B
Consumer Wise – book 2 J, S
Consumer Roadmap – book 3 S
Helpers Guide J, S

In a 4-H Demonstration Contest or Illustrated Talks,  4-H youth members demonstrate individually or with another member as a team entry. A topic is chosen from a 4-H project. Props and visual aids are required, as well as handmade posters or presentations using software. A successful demonstration will show the audience and judges several steps in a process, such preparing a cooked dish, grooming an animal, etc. Demonstrations are followed by a question and answer period with the judges where the contestant(s) can cite further resources or expertise.

 

Demonstration resources are listed below:

 


Lawn Tractor Contest

This event is designed to give 4-H members an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the areas of lawn care, business management, and lawn and garden tractor (less than 20 Hp) operation, maintenance and safety while competing with other 4-Hers.  Safety is stressed throughout the contest.

 

Farm Tractor Contest

This event is designed to give 4-H members an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of tractor maintenance and skill in operation, and compete with other 4-Hers in so doing. Safety will be stressed throughout the contest.

Delaware 4-H Virtual Equine Art Contest

 

General Information  Read the 2021 Tutorial: How to make a virtual entry for the Equine Art Contest

  1. Entries must include the image of a horse or horses, ponies, donkeys or mules. 

  2. Artwork and photographs must be the original work of the entrant. The work must have been completed during the current 4-H year (since Sept. 1, 2020)

  3. Contestants will upload a photo of their artwork to the correct Padlet for their category.  Links are provided by category below. This will effectively turn each Padlet into a virtual art gallery for viewing so that all the artwork can be viewed by others. 

  4. Contestants may submit one image(no image collages) for judging per piece of artwork with the exception of Class 10 Mixed Media.  Contestants will be able to submit two images per piece of artwork in the Mixed Media category in case multiple views are needed.  

  5. Contestants may submit more than on entry. A maximum of two entries per individual per class will be accepted.

  6. Artwork must be fully completed when submitted. 

  7. The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee respectfully requires the permission of the artists to reproduce their entries in future promotional publications or articles which advertise the winners, promotes future contests or 4-H equine activities.

 

 Eligibility:
 

  1. Contestants must be 4-H members that are currently enrolled in the Delaware 4-H program.

  2. 4-H members must be between the ages of 5-19 years old as of January 1, 2021.

  3. Age divisions (age as of Jan 1, 2021) are as follows:
        Cloverbud (5-7 years old)
        Intermediate (12-14 years old)
        Junior (8-11 years old)
        Senior (15-19 years old)

  4. Entries must be made online via Padlet and will be open between June 1- June 15th, 2021 for uploading contestant’s artwork.  If you are having technical issues uploading your artwork, please contact Caroline DelVecchio for assistance cadv@udel.edu

  5. Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating.  Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914.  It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

  6. Judging will be completed and awards will be announced by the end of June. Awards for 1st-6th place will be presented for each category in each age division. A Best in Show Champion and Reserve Champion will also be chosen and presented with rosettes and medallions.  Cloverbuds will receive participation awards only.

  7. Entries that do not comply with entry specifications will be disqualified.

 

Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Classes:
 

  1. Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil – ABSTRACT   The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”.  Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing. https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/izih4itxhwtwobfy

  2. Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil – REALISTIC   The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”.  Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing. https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/eylwz8fjhlff4uo0

  3. Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon - ABSTRACT   The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”.  Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing. https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/3391duo63o523ruc

  4. Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon - REALISTIC  The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”.  Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing. https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/uj1emxold225zvcg

  5. Painting- Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor - ABSTRACT   The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”.  Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper). https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/ykbkepzkav5pxsmt

  6. Painting- Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor – REALISTIC   The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”.  Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper). https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/6fas15uvapa8wckn

  7. Photography- Color digital or 35 mm film   The same photograph may not be entered in both the Color and BW category.  Photos should be 5” X 7” or smaller and mounted (backed) on mat board not to exceed 6” x 8” total dimensions (no foam core board or construction paper). - https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/k1rxt329rz7ig0hw

  8. Photography- Black and White digital or 35 mm film   The same photograph may not be entered in both the Color and BW category.  Photos should be 5” x 7” or smaller and mounted (backed) on mat board not to exceed 6” x 8” total dimensions (no foam core board or construction paper). https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/blr0xgq63kq7gra0

  9. Cartoon- Single frame or Strip  Artwork done in any medium. Must tell a short story or make a point. Exhibitor must use his/her own illustrations. The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”.  Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper). https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/vokk0e1kdsrg26j

  10. Mixed, Altered Media, Other – Collage, Paper, Paint, Fun Foam, Felt, Metal, Wood, Leather, Combined Mediums, Altered Horse items, etc. Artwork combining several types of mediums. Artwork that does not fit any other category.  Use your imagination!  If artwork is to be hung, it may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper). If artwork is for tabletop, it may be no smaller than 6” x 6” x 6” and no larger than 11” x 17” x 17”.  You may submit two images of this piece of art work https://padlet.com/kentcountyclover/pz7eg39sdftj00vd

 

 


Download Delaware 4-H Virtual Equine Art Contest info >

 

The 4-H Favorite Foods contest is a contest open to all 4-H members currently taking any foods, bread, food preservation or Exploring 4-H project. The reasons for holding this activity are:

  1. Increase knowledge of the importance of good nutrition and create an interest in improving food standards.
  2. Help 4-H club members improve skills in food preparation and display.
  3. Encourage originality, creativity, initiative and poise in the 4-H member.
  4. Develop wholesome attitude, character and personality traits. Member prepares dish at home and brings it and a place setting to the contest site.

 

Age divisions include

  • Cloverbud: Ages 5-7 (note special requirements) 
  • Junior: Ages 11-13 
  • Beginner: Ages 8-10 
  • Senior: Ages 14-19

 

Resources

2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest

 Virtual Format

 

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Objectives:

 

1.    To provide youth with the opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills acquired in horse judging, horse bowl, demonstrations and public speaking, showing and practical horse experience into one activity.

2.    To encourage youth to continue expanding their understanding, knowledge and participation in equine science.

3.    To recognize youth for their total involvement in and comprehensive knowledge of the horse industry.

4.    To teach good sportsmanship through a friendly and competitive environment.

 

Contestants and Eligibility:

 

1.    Any Delaware 4-H members is eligible. Participants must be a currently enrolled member of a Delaware 4-H club and should have some familiarity with horses. Youth can compete in both the individual and team categories.  The same score will be utilized for both categories.

 

2.    Team entries must consist of three (3) to four (4) members each. Teams may be comprised of members from multiple 4-H clubs and/or across counties. We will do our best to create teams for those members who wish to compete as part of a team and do not have a team within their club.

 

3.    Age is calculated as of January 1, 2022

 

4.    Divisions:       Cloverbuds- Participation only- will receive an equine activity packet in the mail to                       complete. This packet does not get returned.

Beginner- Ages 8-10

Intermediate- Ages 11-13

Senior- Ages 14-19

 

Contest Rules and Regulations:

 

1.    This is an individual and team competition for 2021. 

2.    There is no entry fee for 2021.

3.    Any team whose members come from two age groups must compete in the older group.

4.    All contestants are expected to do their own work with no outside assistance (no help from members, leaders, parents, resources or internet searches). 

5.    All individual and team contestants must pre-register online via https://www.pcsreg.com/hippology2021 Registration is open November 17th to December 17th , 2021.

6.     Entries will not be accepted during the contest. If you have registered for the State 4-H Hippology Contest, you will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the contest.

7.    The link to the virtual contest will be distributed via the email address provided at registration. Please be sure to register using a valid email address that is checked regularly. If you have difficulty accessing the internet for the contest, please notify Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu so that alternate arrangements can be made.

8.    The virtual contest will be open between December 21- January 1 and must be completed in a single sitting.  Participants will not be permitted to return to questions and may only complete the contest once.

9.    Reference material - please refer to the Study Guide provided at the end of this document for this contest.  All reference material is the same as used for the Horse Bowl and Hippology contests in previous years.

 

Contest Format and Scoring:

 

1.     The contest will be comprised of four types of activities- slides(questions with images), stations(typically matching type activities), a multiple choice written quiz and judging.

 

Example:  Looking at the photos provided, please identify the colors of the horses.

 

Example: Looking at the image provided, please match the numbered parts of the horse with the correct name.

 

Example: Senior multiple-choice question-

 

When the front toes turn out and the heels turn in, the horse is said to be what?

A.    Splayfooted

B.    Pigeon toed

C.   Bow legged

D.   All of the above

 

2.     Subject matter covered will include but may not be limited to tack and equipment, breeds, feeds, colors and markings, anatomy, equine health, disciplines, horse evaluation and judging.

 

3.     Individual Score – will be calculated based on the number of correct answers and awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category.  The Danish system will also be utilized to present individual awards beyond the top placing individuals. Danish system awards will be based on:

·       Blue (90% or greater correct)

·       Red (75%- 89% correct)

·       Yellow (74% and below correct

·       Awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category.

 

4.     Team scores will be calculated by adding the top three scores from a four-member team and dropping the lowest score. In a three-member team, no low score will be dropped.

 

 

 

Suggested Study Resources for the Hippology Contest- 4-H Horse Manuals:

 

1.    “Giddy Up and Go”, “Head, Heart and Hooves”, “Stable Relationships”, “Riding the Range,” “Jumping to New Heights,” “Horse Project Helper’s Guide.,”

2.     Beginner age 8-10: Your Pony, Your Horse, by Cherry Hill

3.    Intermediate (age 11-13)Your Horse, a step-by-step guide to horse ownership, by Judy Chapple (and age 8-10 material).

4.  Senior (14 to 19) Horses and Horsemanship – by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council

     Storey’s Horse-Lover’s Encyclopedia, edited by Deborah Burns (and age 8-10 and 11-13 mate      rial).

      Horse Science- by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council

5.  http://www.shoreridersponyclub.org/quiz-worksheets--documents.html

6.  Feed Ingredients to be familiar with- hay, hay cubes, straw, alfalfa pellets, whole corn, cracked corn, barley, beet pulp, dried molasses, oats, pelleted feed, rolled oats, salt, soybeans, soybean meal, sweet feed, trace mineral salt

Virtual Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl Contest

Online Competition Conducted Between April 2-11, 2021

Pre-registration Required

Registration Open 3/22/21-4/2/21

If you have special needs that need to be accommodated,
please contact the office two weeks prior to the event
so that we can make alternate arrangements.

 

General Rules, Regulations and Entry

 

1. Selection of Teams, Contestants, and Eligibility

  • Youth must be currently enrolled members of the Delaware 4-H Program. Youth can compete in both the individual and team categories.  The same score will be utilized for both categories.
  • Team entries must consist of three (3) to four (4) members each. Teams may be comprised of members from multiple 4-H clubs and/or across counties. We will do our best to create teams for those members who wish to compete as part of a team and do not have a team within their club.
  • All contestants must have passed their 8th birthday and must not have passed their 19th birthday as of January 1st of the current year.
  • Contestants may not have participated in a previous National Horse Bowl Contest as an official member or alternate.
  • Contestants must be entered in the appropriate age division (as of 1/1/21):  8-10, 11-13, 14-19. Any team whose members come from two age groups must compete in the older group.

 

2. Questions may be from: 

 

4-H Horse Manuals (blue cover 2015 version): Giddy Up and Go”, “Head, Heart and Hooves”, “Stable Relationships”, “Riding the Range,” “Jumping to New Heights,” “Horse Project Helper’s Guide.,” and 4-H Horse curriculum corrections found on-line at www.n4hccs.org.  2015 version 4-H Horse Manuals  

 

In addition to the 4-H Horse Project manuals:

Age 8-10:

Horse Care for Kids, by Cherry Hill

Age 11-13:

Your Horse, a step-by-step guide to horse ownership, by Judy Chapple (and age 8-10 material).

Horses and Horsemanship – by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council

Age 14 and older:

Storey’s Horse-Lover’s Encyclopedia, edited by Deborah Burns (and age 8-10 and 11-13 material.

Horse Science- by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council

 

Questions will be comprised from the following three categories:

  • Regular questions (worth 1 point each).
  • Toss-up questions (worth 1 point each)  The only difference between a regular and a toss-up question would be that toss-up questions would have a bonus question attached to each and, in general, would be somewhat more difficult than the regular questions.
  • Bonus questions (worth a pre-determined 1-3 points); Bonus questions will be offered only if a toss up question is answered correctly.

The Qualtrics online platform will be used to administer the contest and will be open for completion between April 2-11, 2021.  The system will close at midnight on the 11th. Youth may only complete the contest one time.  Youth must complete their own work without any outside assistance (adults, other youth, the internet, reference books etc.)

 

3. Entries

Youth must be pre-entered to compete in the contest. Entries must be made online via the University of Delaware IdLoom system and will be open between March 22 and April 2.  

A valid email address that is used regularly should be used at the time of entry. This email address will receive the contest information and link.

There will be no entry fee for the 2021 contest.

Teams must be preregistered in order to compete in the 4-H Horse Bowl. Entries will not be accepted during the contest. If you have registered for the Horse Bowl, you will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the contest.

 

4. Scoring

Individual scores will be calculated based on the number of correct answers Team scores will be calculated by adding the top three scores from a four-member team and dropping the lowest score. In a three-member team, no low score will be dropped.



5. Awards 

Awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category.  The Danish system will also be utilized to present individual awards beyond the top placing individuals.  Danish system awards will be based on the following scale:

  • Blue (90% or greater correct)
  • Red (75%- 89% correct)
  • Yellow (74% and below correct)

 

6. Rules

  • Youth must complete their own work without any outside assistance (from parents, leaders, other members and teammates, internet searches, reference books, etc.) If special accommodations are needed to complete the contest in this virtual format, please contact Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or (302)730-4000.
  • In order to assist with creating a sense of competition in a virtual format, participants will not be able to return to questions. 
  • In order to assist with creating a sense of competition in a virtual format, the questions will auto advance to keep participants from lingering too long on a single question.  Youth will have a maximum of two minutes to answer each question before it auto advances.

 

 

Download Virtual Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl Contest info >

55th Annual Delaware 4-H Horse Show

 Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9am, Rain or Shine
Quillen Covered Arena, Delaware State Fairgrounds, US Route 13, Harrington, DE

 

Important links:
 

 



2021-2022 4-H WOOD SCIENCE JUDGING CONTEST
 

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In this contest, 4-H members will learn a variety of wood science topics including equipment, safe practices, skills, and workmanship. In addition, decision-making skills and the ability to clearly express one’s self are lifelong attributes that have a positive impact on mastery. 4-H judging contests helps members develop these skills. Judging involves making a decision and then telling why you made it. Through judging, youth learn to appreciate standards, observe carefully, and develop reasoning ability.  

There are two divisions for this contest: Junior and Senior. 

Junior participants must be between the ages of 8 to 12 in 4-H age. Individuals 13 and older must complete the senior contest. If a junior chooses to participate in both divisions, they must complete the senior level contest first. The top ten senior participants from each county are eligible to participate in the state contest. Should ten seniors not be available, juniors may be asked to participate in the state event.

 

Resources
 

  • Woodworking Wonders 4-H Project Series.  Levels 1-4

 

Junior Judging Contest
 

  1. Be able to Identify the 13 tools listed. (Level 1, pg. 8). 
  2. Be able to identify three safety practices that can be followed when using the tools identified in item #1 above. (Level 1, pgs. 10-11).
  3. Be able to identify the parts of a hammer (Level 1, pg. 17) and the parts of a screwdriver (Level 2, pg. 18).
  4. Be prepared to demonstrate the following skills:
    1. Countersink a nail (Level 1, pg. 18).
    2. Measure a piece of wood using the provided measuring tool (Level 1, pg. 14 and 16).
    3. Properly remove a nail from a piece of wood (Level 1, pg. 18)
  5. Rank a class of 4 finished or unfinished items considering workmanship, appearance, suitability, and quality of the finish.

 

Senior Judging Contest
 

  1. Given the list of tools found in Levels 1-4, be able to identify each tool and provide one safety practice for each. Youth should be prepared to indicate why this safety practice is important to follow. 
  2. After reading scenarios provided, be able to respond to questions presented as to what you feel would be the best safety practice to follow when working with table saws and cutting wood. (Note: Refer to link in resource area)
  3. Be familiar with the terms in the glossary of Levels 1-4.
  4. Be able to provide a brief description of the proper use and function for the following tools:
    1. Chisel
    2. Combination Square 
    3. Miter Box 
    4. T-Bevel
    5. Table Saw
    6. Router
    7. Portable Electric Drill
    8. Brace and Bit
  5. Be prepared to demonstrate the following skills:
    1. Screw two pieces of wood together (Level 2, pgs. 18 and 19).    
    2. Demonstrate the use of a rasp and clamp to smooth the edge of a piece of wood (Level 1, pg. 21). 
    3. Demonstrate how to use a T-bevel and protractor to mark an angle cut on a piece of wood (Level 2, pgs. 22-23). 
    4. Demonstrate how to use a miter box (Level 2, pg. 22). 
    5. Demonstrate how to use a chisel (Level 4, pg. 20).
  6. Rank one class of 4 finished or unfinished items considering workmanship, appearance, suitability, and quality of finish. Provide written reasons for your placings.  

"The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others."  – USFWS JDSP Website

Learn more

 

Join fellow 4-H volunteers across the state for a day of professional development, friendship and learning! There are a variety of workshops being offered in the areas of leadership, media and marketing, healthy living and 4-H project work, just to name a few.

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Delaware 4‐H Legislative Day promotes Delaware 4‐H. It is an educational opportunity to learn about Delaware’s government and an opportunity to express appreciation to our legislators for their continued support of 4‐H.

 

Register Online

(Pay with credit card or mail a check.)

or

Download a print Registration form

(Mail a check.)

 


Youth will participate in various workshops, such as:

  • Legislative Hall Session with Legislator
  • Public Archives Workshop
  • Tour of Legislative Hall
  • Superior Court Workshop
  • A Balancing Act: Delaware and the Constitution
  • “Stories of the Green” Walking Tour

4-H Public Speaking contests begin at the county level. 4-H members select a topic, research facts, and present timed speeches, graduated in length as required by their age division. 4-H contestants are judged on a variety of criteria. The contestant with the highest score in each age category advances to the state-level contest held during the Delaware State Fair in July.

Public Speaking resources are listed below:

 

View the 2020 County Contest WinnerS!

4-H Public Speaking Examples

4-H Public Speaking Examples: youtube.com/watch?v=pPHsAlLQklw

The State 4-H Talent Show is held during the Delaware State Fair.   

Selection of acts will be made on a first-come, first-served basis based upon when an entry is submitted. Shortly after the June 1st entry deadline, you will receive a confirmation email and a talent details form that needs to be completed and returned.

Presentations will be by both Individuals and Groups. 4-H members may only participate in ONE OF THESE CATEGORIES, NOT BOTH.

For GROUP acts, register under the 4-H Club name.

For INDIVIDUAL presentations, there will be two age categories.  Age is determined as of January 1 of the current year.

  • Beginner (ages 8-12 years old)
  • Senior (ages 13-19 years old)

Cloverbud members are permitted to participate but cannot compete. Green participation ribbons will be awarded to all Cloverbud members.

All talent show acts will be limited to a 2-minute maximum set-up time. Talent acts must not exceed 5 minutes.

All equipment needed for the talent presentation is the responsibility of the performer.

Register onLINE

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity

All Breed Summer Calves

Co-Chairs:  John Hickey & Charmayne Busker

To participate in the 2022 Futurity for Summer Calves, a calf must be nominated by May 1, 2022.  All calves, born June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021 inclusive, of any dairy breed are eligible to enter the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity. Calves MUST be exhibited by a Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Exhibitor. Leased animals are eligible and an exhibitor must be named on the last entry on May 2, 2022.

 

                        1st payment of $5.00 due on or before November 30, 2021

                        2nd payment of $10.00 due on or before February 1, 2022

                        3rd payment of $15.00 due on or before May 2, 2022 (last one)

 

Late Entries: If you do not enter the animal on the first due date, the entry fee will be doubled. If your first entry is made on February 1, you will pay $30 on February 1. If you do not enter until May 2, your fee is $70 on May 2.

Purses in this event shall consist of all moneys received by this association in connection therewith by any of nomination fees, grants, and donations from any person or persons or sponsors of this show.

The premium schedule for this class is as follows:  1st place: $450; 2nd place $350; 3rd place $250, 4th place $200, 5th place $100, 6th-10th place $75. The remaining entries will receive no less than $50.  Best Bred and Owned will receive $100 in memory of Sam Dixon, Jr. Each exhibitor will receive a Futurity Shirt that must be worn during the show with white show pants. Sizes must be given on the May entry.  The premium schedule is subject to change.

Name and Registration numbers must be supplied with each entry. No “papers pending” entries are eligible. A copy of the registration papers must be sent with the final entry. A copy of the signed lease papers must be submitted with the final entry along with a copy of the registration papers.

Animals shown in the futurity are not eligible to be shown in the Junior Dairy Show at the Delaware State Fair. However, the top placing animal for each breed may compete for Junior Champion of the Junior Dairy Show.  Exhibitors may use this animal for Showmanship and Fitting. The Futurity is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Saturday July 23, 2022 at the Delaware State Fair.

All entrants must agree to be amendable to all rules and regulations of the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity and the Show Ring Code of Ethics.

 

ENTER ALL OF YOUR SUMMER CALVES!

The one you omit might prove to be the Best in 2022
 

Download / Print Entry Form (PDF)

 

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