Department I - 4-H
Division Y - Plant Sciences and Entomology

​Superintendent:Alison Halpern 360-888-2701 adhalpern@gmail.com

RULES

  1. All exhibits must have been made, collected or grown by the 4-H member as part of his/her 4-H Natural Sciences project work during the 4-H year.
  2. Exhibits entered in previous years, which have been significantly added to since then, will be accepted if the exhibit description in the Exhibitor Guide is followed with a plus (+) and the entry is accompanied by a note describing the additions made to the entry. Entries entered this way, which in the judge’s opinion, have not been significantly enlarged, will receive a ribbon, but no premium points.
  3. Refer to 4-H Publications EB1610 for quantity required and EB1103 for preparation of exhibits available at the Extension Office.
  4. Exhibitor is responsible for providing appropriate container for the display.
  5. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.
  6. Exhibitmanship in the 4-H Still Life Bldg. is required of all exhibitors.

CLASS 1 - HORTICULTURE
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Fruit & Pod Vegetables
  2. Leafy & Stem Vegetables
  3. Root, Bulb & Tuber Vegetables
  4. Vine Crops
  5. Small Fruit & Berries
  6. Herbs
  7. Nuts (in shell or shelled)

CLASS 2 - FLORICULTURE
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Cut Flowers
  2. Mixed Cut Flowers
  3. C Potted Plant
  4. Terrarium
  5. E Container Garden (variety of plants)
  6. Hanging Baskets
  7. Corsages

CLASS 3 - HANGING BASKETS
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Flowering single variety
  2. Flowering mixed variety
  3. Foliage only
  4. Container Garden (variety of plants)
  5. Collection of 12 native plants (other than weeds) identified and labeled

CLASS 4 - SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Points: Blue - 20 Red - 15 White - 5

LOT

  1. Tallest corn
  2. Tallest sunflower
  3. Earliest ripe tomato, etc.
  4. Club Garden at the Thurston County Fairgrounds
  5. Other

CLASS 5 - WEEDS
Identify by common and scientific names. Specimens of each lot should be mounted or displayed in a manner showing individual identification and location. The recommended control for the weed should be listed if the exhibitor has been in the project for more than two years.
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White– 10

LOT

  1. Common weeds, at least 15 in variety.
  2. Primary noxious weeds, at least six in variety.
  3. Poisonous weeds and plants at least ten in variety. In addition to the common and scientific name, the degree of toxicity and the poisonous parts of each plant should be listed.

ENTOMOLOGY
See Tips for a Successful 4-H Still Life Exhibit

RULES

  1. All insect exhibits must be labeled to give the common name, order, and scientific name to as many as possible.
  2. Exhibit entered in previous year, which has been significantly added to, will be accepted if the exhibit description in the Exhibitor Guide is followed.

CLASS 6 - INSECTS
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. First year 25 insects from 5 orders
  2. Second year 50 insects from 10 orders
  3. Third year 75 insects from 10 orders

CLASS 7 - BEEKEEPING
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Display a labeled collection of honeybees in different stages