4-H Dog Bowl Contest – Registration Deadline is 5/17/2017

The Ohio 4-H Dog Bowl Contest will take place on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – Postmark deadline for teams to enter, pay the $30.00 team entry fee, and submit questions is Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.

Objective of Dog Bowl: The primary objective of the Dog Bowl Contest is to provide an opportunity for youth involved in 4-H dog projects to demonstrate their knowledge of canine-related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. The Dog Bowl Contest should provide an educational experience for both participants and spectators.

 Entry Rules:

Team and contestant eligibility:

  1. Each county may enter two (2) junior and two (2) senior teams of four (4) or five (5) contestants. One team member will be designated as the alternate if five contestants are entered. The team may be selected by any procedure the county deems appropriate.
  2. A junior individual may compete on a senior team; however, once a junior does compete as a senior, he/she may never move back to competing as a junior on a junior team.
  3. Teams of three (3) will be permitted the day of the contest if a 4th team member is unable to participate. Teams of three are not eligible for team bonuses.
  4. Senior contestants must be at least 14 years of age on January 1, 2017, and not older than 18 years of age as of January 1, 2017.
  5. Junior contestants must be at least 8 years old and in the third grade and younger than 14 years of age as of January 1, 2017.
  6. Team members need not own or show a dog to participate. However, they must be enrolled in a 4-H Dog Project, which includes Project 200 All About Dogs and Project 202 Dog Achievement Program (DAP), in their county in 2017 to participate.
  7. If one county does not have enough members to complete a team, cross-county teams are allowed to participate.

For cross-county teams:

  • Members must represent their county of 4-H enrollment.
  • Members from one or more additional counties can make up a cross-county team.
  • Cross-county team members do not need to be from neighboring counties with adjacent borders.
  • One Extension professional from the county or counties where the cross-county team member(s) is enrolled must provide enrollment documentation in the form of a letter(s) written on county Extension letterhead. This letter must be sent to Dr. Lucinda Miller, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210 postmarked by Wednesday, May 17, and attached to the team’s entry form. Documentation may also be emailed to miller.78@osu.edu by the deadline, and will be attached to the team’s registration form.
  • One Extension professional from the county in which the team is registered must sign the registration form.
  • Documentation will be confirmed upon receipt of entries.

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