June 25, 2020 - 8:27am -- flores.191@osu.edu

Project judging is coming up quickly! In order to receive credit for a 4-H project, exhibit at the county fair, receive a fair pass and premium (this year sponsored by the 4-H Committee); you must have non-livestock projects (including small animals & dogs) judged prior to the fair. This year, we have two options available for project completion.

Option 1: In-person Project Judging

On Tuesday, July 21st, we will have in-person project judging held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds (Multipurpose and New Barn). This day will include clothing judging. There will not be a style review this year, but youth are expected to wear their garments to judging for a quick total-look walk.

The safety measures in place are: appointment times for youth, judges and youth will wear face coverings (at this time), a 6 foot physical distance between youth and judges, and sanitation in-between appointment times. Here is the link to sign each youth up for their appointment times per project: go.osu.edu/morgan4hproject. At the end of the survey, make sure to save or screenshot the summary of your answers. If you’re having troubles accessing the link, please contact OSU Extension office for help.

Judging will consist of an interview by a judge who will look at your project, ask you questions about things you learned, and grade your project. They can also select a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention placing in the county for each project. All project books are to be brought to judging. No project book = no county placing. Award distribution is still to be determined at this time.

Option 2: Completed Project Book & Display Drop Off

In case youth and families do not feel comfortable or are at high risk, 4-H members have until Friday, July 31st to drop off a completed project book and display to the Extension office for a project completion and an A grade. If only one item is turned in, the grade will result in an automatic C. Similar to make-up judging, youth that do not participate in project judging do not qualify for county placings for each project. Clothing project members will need to turn in a total-look printed photo as their project display (no garments are to be turned in).

Other Details:

Youth cannot carry the same project in 4-H and any school program where you receive a grade toward schoolwork. Even if you make or construct a new item, it still cannot be counted. Items made for 4-H require a different pattern or plan, new skills learned, or use of different tools.

A letter is on its way to 4-H members and families! If you have questions, please call the OSU Extension office at 740-962-4854.