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November 13, 2019

 

 

Project Rules:

  1.  ALL completed record sheets must be turned in to the 4‑H Club leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green “Indiana 4‑H Club Member's Record Book.”  
  2. If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of this Insight book. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.      
  3. Securely fasten labels to each article exhibited. Also, inconspicuously label articles that could be easily lost from the project exhibit, such as books, figurines, etc.
  4. Any picture, bulletin board, wall hanging, etc. must be ready for hanging.
  5. A project notebook as described in the manual including past and current information, must accompany exhibits in all divisions. You might want to include a paragraph or story telling why you selected the project and exhibit, cost of materials used and a few pictures.
  6. If the exhibit is large (bed, desk, etc.) please notify the Extension Office prior to the fair to ensure that there is enough exhibit space. Special permission must be obtained if your exhibit is more than 3 ft. wide x 4 ft. deep.
  7. Plastic covering on shades to protect them from dust during the fair should bear a note stating that plastic covering will be removed for use at home.
  8. All exhibits MUST include Home Environment Exhibit Card 4-H 1011d-w

  

Categories:

Furniture Item and Notebook —
An actual piece of furniture accompanied by a standard notebook (3-ring binder) explaining the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the chosen project. We suggest including pictures showing where the item will be used. Also, we encourage 4-H members to include pictures of themselves doing the project, but this is not required. Always place your identification information in the notebook and on the furniture.

Design Board –
Standard 22” x 28” poster, following general poster rules. An identification name tag must be attached in the lower right corner.

Portfolio –
Standard notebook (3-ring binder). If 4-H members choose to do this option more than one year, we suggest that they keep the previous year’s materials in the notebook. Place materials for the current year in the front, with the previous year’s materials clearly marked or labeled at the back. Always place your identification information in the notebook.

  

Other information:

Color samples –
These can be paint samples from a paint or hardware store, or color samples the 4-H member makes with paints or colored pencils.

Other samples –
Many hardware or home improvement stores have free samples of wall coverings, flooring, countertops, and cabinet materials that can be used with the 4-H member’s design board or portfolio.

Colored pencils –
We suggest using colored pencils when coloring the design board or portfolio. Colored pencils are what professionals use! Keep in mind that the entire area does not need to be colored in, but be sure to apply enough color to adequately express design ideas. Other methods for coloring will also be accepted. These could include (but are not limited to): crayons, watercolor pencils, markers, or printing on the computer.

 

Level 1: Grades 3–5 (two State Fair entries) 
(Choose one or more of the following for exhibit) See #5 under Project Rules.

 Furniture Options for Level 1

Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete a room. Include your notebook. (See “Furniture Item and Notebook” explanation above.)

Design Board Options for Level 1

Portfolio Options for Level 1

 

Level 2: Grades 6–8 (two State Fair entries) 
(Choose one or more of the following for exhibit) See #5 under Project Rules.

Furniture Options for Level 2

Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete a room. Include your notebook. (See “Furniture Item and Notebook” explanation above.)

Design Board Options for Level 2

Portfolio Options for Level 2

 

Level 3: Grades 9–12 (two State Fair entries) 
(Choose one or more of the following for exhibit) See #5 under Project Rules.

Furniture Options for Level 3

Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete your room along with your notebook. (See “Furniture Item and Notebook” explanation above.) One piece of furniture the 4-H member has refinished.

Design Board Options for Level 3

Portfolio Options for Level 3

 

Independent Study

Option for Level 3 Youth in grades 9–12 have the option of doing an independent study project. Those 4-H members who choose this option must review their ideas with their 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator and/or Home Environment project leader to make sure they have selected an appropriate topic/exhibit.

 

 

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