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Department I - 4-H
Division T - Environmental Stewardship

Superintendent: Elizabeth Shackley, Lizzieshackley@gmail.com

See Tips for a Successful Still Life Exhibit

RULES

  1. Open to all members enrolled in any phase of the Environmental Stewardship/Natural Resources Program Division
  2. Member may enter a maximum of four exhibits with no more than one entry in each Lot.
  3. All exhibits must have been made, collected or grown by the 4-H member as part of his/her 4-H project work during the 4-H year.
  4. 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.
  5. Refer to listing from Extension Office regarding minimum number of specimens per exhibit.
  6. All insect exhibits must be labeled to give the order and common name of insect in the collection and scientific name to as many as possible, regardless of whether entered in forestry or entomology projects.
  7. Any preserved (dehydrated, canned, etc.) foods must be prepared under USDA standards and will be judged by the Food Preservation superintendent or judge.
  8. 4-H members enrolled in any of the Environmental Stewardship or Shooting Sports projects may participate.
  9. 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.
  10. Exhibitmanship in the 4-H Still Life Bldg. is required of all exhibitors

Points: Blue – 12 Red – 10 White – 8

CLASS 1 - DISCOVERY

LOT

  1. Survival
  2. Air
  3. Energy
  4. Forestry
  5. Marine Life
  6. Soil
  7. Water
  8. Wildlife

CLASS 2 - EARTH SAVERS

CLASS 3 - WATER RESOURCES

CLASS 4 - GEOLOGY

LOT

  1. Any item or display from Unit 1 Three Kinds of Rocks
  2. Any item or display from Unit 2 Identifying Rocks and Minerals
  3. Any item or display from Unit 3 Collecting Fossils
  4. Any other Geology item or display not included in the above lots

CLASS 5 - SPORT FISHING

CLASS 6 - SHOOTING SPORTS

LOT

  1. Any item or display from Riflery project
  2. Any item or display from Archery project

CLASS 7 – NATURAL RESOURCE ACTIVITY CONTEST

LOT

  1. Cloverbud
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior