Still Project Judging (non livestock)
- 2023 Still Project Judging Guidelines
- 2023 Judging Schedule
- Poster Display Tip Sheet 1
- Poster Display Tip Sheet 2
- Food Projects: Table Setting and Menu Planning
Pre Judging date has been set for Tuesday, June 21, 2022 between 10 am – 2:00 pm at the Defiance County Extension Office. Please call 419-782-4771 to make an appointment.
4-H Interview Grade Guidelines
Judges will be using the following guidelines when determining project grades. Please keep this in mind as you prepare your project for judging.
- Member will receive an “A” if they meet all the project requirements.
- Member will receive a “B” if they meet only some of the requirements and/or forget project books.
- Member will receive a “C” if they do not meet any of the requirements.
Project Note: Member projects cannot be a school or home school project. A reminder that 4-H projects must be different than projects which have received a grade at school. A member may not use a Science Fair project, Family Consumer Sciences project, Art project, etc. for a 4-H project.
Benefits of/Reasons for Interview Judging
- The educational 4-H project experience and the keeping of accurate, up-to-date records.
- Gains interview skills and builds self esteem and poise.
- Provides the opportunity to share what has been learned.
- Provides members with feedback on their projects.
- Provides balance for knowledge gained regardless of the features of the finished product.
Interview Judging Guidelines
- Interview judging of all projects is required for 4-H members; those not participating will be automatically graded incomplete.
- Members must bring their completed project book and records to judging.
- Members must complete all project requirements as outlined in the Defiance County 4-H Handbook.
- Consideration in judging will be given for member’s age, number of years in the same project or project area and any handicaps or learning disabilities.
Tips for 4-H Judging
- Be well groomed. Don’t chew gum.
- Use good posture. Sit and stand straight and tall.
- Be polite and use your best manners.
- Be prepared by talking about your project. Know what you did, how you did it, what you learned and what you might do differently the next time.
- When answering the judge’s questions, speak clearly and loudly enough for the judge to hear your answers.
- During your interview, look directly at the judge. Give him/her your full attention. Don’t be distracted by other people or noises around you.
- Thank the judge when the interview is finished. Remember, the real purpose of judging is sharing and learning.
- Be pleasant and confident. Smile and be enthusiastic!
- Be proud of your accomplishments!! You worked hard to earn them.