DEPARTMENT 240 – 4-H EVENT JUDGING DAY

CO-CHAIRPERSON – John Lilly, Jefferson County Extension Director/4-H Agent
CO-CHAIRPERSON Allison Leo, Leon County Extension
ENTRY DEADLINE: PREREGISTRATION POSTMARKED by October 17, 2019
REGISTRATION: Saturday, November 16, 2019, Time 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
JUDGING CONTESTS: Saturday, November 16, 2019, Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
STEM Challenge: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
AWARDS PROGRAM: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CONSUMER CHOICES CHAIRPERSON: Judy Corbus, Holmes/Washington County FCS Agent
AGRICULTURAL CHAIRPERSONS: Shep Eubanks, Gadsden County Extension Director (SEND ENTRIES TO GADSDEN OFFICE); Angel Granger, Jackson County 4-H Agent
HORTICULTURAL CHAIRPERSON: Mark Tancig, Leon County Horticulture Agent
STEM Challenge: Heather Kent, NW District Regional Specialized Agent
WILDLIFE ECOLOGY: Alex Boswell, Leon County 4-H Program Assistant
AWARDS CEREMONY CHAIRPERSON: John Lilly, Jefferson County Extension Director/4-H Agent
REGISTRATION FORM LINKclick here

RULES &   REGULATIONS

  1. A Florida county may enter two teams per age division or participants may compete as individuals (a maximum of 24 participants total per county) in the Consumer Choices event, (the remainder of the rules outlined in the Rules and Regulations section will apply to Consumer Choices as well), six teams and unlimited individuals in the Agricultural Judging event, four teams in the Horticultural, and four teams (no individuals) for STEM Challenge events. Three or four members comprise a team unless stated otherwise. There will be no intermixing of age divisions on teams. Team members for all judging events must be from the same county. Counties will also be allowed to enter individual participants as well as teams. Individuals will be eligible to compete for individual awards. Registration forms must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and mailed to the appropriate individual contest chairperson. Teams who do not pre-register by the deadline may participate but will not be eligible for awards or premium money.
  2. Ties will be broken by the 4th individual’s score on the team or pre-determined tie-breakers. If a tie cannot be broken (by the pre-determined tie-breaker(s)) and every category is identical, those tying will receive duplicate awards.
  3. Judging teams should provide #2 pencils for judging. Clipboards would be very helpful for team members. No written materials allowed in contest area. No assistance is permitted from team coaches or parents during contest. Teams/individuals not abiding by contest rules will be automatically disqualified.
  4. 4-H Judging Participation ribbons will be available for pick-up by one designated person per county on Saturday, November 16th in the Entertainment Area immediately after the awards ceremony. Please have numbers of judging team participants from your county available.
  5. Duplicate prizes will be awarded in both the 4-H Junior, 4-H Intermediate and the 4-H Senior Divisions.
  6. For a new plant list for the Horticulture Judging, contact Leon County Extension Horticulture at (850) 606-5202 or visit http://florida4h.org/programsandevents_/horticulture/ The list may be revised so check the link.
  7. For a STEM Challenge Study guide, email hckent@ufl.edu
  8. All 4-H members, leaders, and agents will be admitted at no charge into the Fairgrounds until 2:00 PM.  All adults must have their 4-H card to enter. Vehicles should be parked outside of the Fairgrounds in free parking.
DIVISION A – 4-H JUNIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H’er who reaches his/her 8th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 10th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.
DIVISION B – 4-H INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
Any 4-H’er who reaches   his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.DIVISION C – 4-H SENIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H’er who reaches his/her 14th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 19th birthday prior to September 1st of the current 4-H year.

CLASS 1: AGRICULTURAL JUDGING – TEAM
CLASS 2: AGRICULTURAL JUDGING – INDIVIDUAL

Topics will be selected from the following:

    1. Market Beef (Steers)
    2. Questions
    3. Breeding Beef (Senior Heifers)
    4. Questions
    5. Breeding Beef (Junior Heifers)
    6. Questions
    7. Poultry
    8. Hay

Six teams/unlimited individuals


CLASS 3: HORTICULTURAL JUDGING – TEAM
CLASS 4: HORTICULTURAL JUDGING – INDIVIDUAL

  1. Identification of ornamental plants
    Div. A – 10 specimens – 7 minutes – 100 points
    Div. B – 15 specimens – 7 minutes – 150 points
    Div. C – 20 specimens – 15 minutes – 200 points
  2. Identification of fruits
    Div. A
    – 10 specimens – 7 minutes – 100 points
    Div. B
    – 15 specimens – 7 minutes – 150 points
    Div. C
    – 20 specimens – 15 minutes – 200 points
  3. Identification of vegetables
    Div. A –
    10 specimens – 7 minutes – 100 points
    Div. B –
    15 specimens – 7 minutes – 150 points
    Div. C –
    20 specimens – 15 minutes – 200 points
  4. Identification of flowers and foliage
    Div. A – 10 specimens – 7 minutes – 100 points
    Div. B – 15 specimens – 7 minutes – 150 points
    Div. C – 20 specimens – 15 minutes – 200 points

CLASS 5: WILDLIFE ECOLOGY – TEAM
CLASS 6: WILDLIFE ECOLOGY – INDIVIDUAL

        1. Identification of Trees (15 specimens – 10 minutes – 150 points)
        2. Identification of Signs, Sound, Skins and Pictures for Mammals (15 specimens – 10 minutes – 150 points)
        3. Identification of Sounds and Pictures for Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians (15 specimens – 10 minutes – 150 points)

CLASS 7: CONSUMER CHOICES – TEAM
CLASS 8: CONSUMER CHOICES – INDIVIDUAL

Topics to be announced

Please contact your county 4-H Agent for Consumer Choices study guides.


PREMIUM SCHEDULE (Classes 1-8)
(Each team member will receive a place strip ribbon.)

1st Place Team – $40.00 & Trophy
2nd Place Team – $32.00 & Rosette
3rd Place Team – $24.00 & Rosette
4th thru 5th Place Team – $16.00 per team

1st High Score Individual – $20.00 & Trophy
2nd High Score Individual – $15.00 & Rosette
3rd High Score Individual – $10.00 & Rosette


CLASS 9: STEM CHALLENGE – TEAM

The 2019 theme is Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge. In order to prepare for this contest, teams should be familiar with engineering, hurricane damage and natural disasters.  In this engineering design challenge, students build a tower to resist a simulated hurricane.

  1. The study guide with background information, examples and sample activities to help coaches or leaders prepare their teams can be found at https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/interactive/building-hurricanes-engineering-design-challenge.
  2. Teams will be asked to demonstrate their hurricane ready structure for the judges and audience, and then give reasons. They must plan out and build a tower as tall as possible that will hold up a tennis ball while resisting the force of wind from a fan. For an extra challenge, a spray bottle can be used to simulate rain.  After the towers are built, the group comes together to test them. Adults will not be able to assist members with the design.
  3. All tools and supplies will be provided.

PREMIUM SCHEDULE (Class 9)
(Each team member will receive a place strip ribbon.)

1st Place Team – $40.00 & Trophy
2nd Place Team – $32.00 & Rosette
3rd Place Team – $24.00 & Rosette
4th thru 5th Place Team – $16.00 per team & Rosette