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Department I - 4-H
Division Z - Special Interest Programs

​Contact 4-H Office (360) 867-2157


  1. The special interest programs division is for youth involved in Thurston County 4-H out-of-school programs.
  2. Entries are to be still-life exhibits entered in the appropriate building.
  3. Lots to be determined at the discretion of the superintendent and/or judge.
  4. Skill levels will be defined as: Simple (basic skill level), Complex (intermediate skill level), and Advanced (advanced variety of skills).
  5. Exhibits do not qualify for the State 4-H Fair.
  6. 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.



  1. Simple articles
    Points: Blue - 8 Red - 6 White - 4
  2. Complex articles
    Points: Blue - 10 Red - 8 White - 6
  3. Advanced articles
    Points: Blue - 12 Red - 10 White - 8

Open to youth teams participating in 4-H portable challenge (adventure-based activities). Groups will demonstrate at least one cooperative activity and one initiative.


  1. Simple
    Points: Blue - 8 Red - 6 White - 4