Summer Judging Results from Day 2 (Tuesday, July 14th): Demonstrations, Communications, Creative Arts

We are so proud of the hard work 4-H members have put into their projects this year! Congrats to all!

Here are the results of our members who participated in judging on Day 2 (Tuesday, July 14th). For a complete list of results, click here.

Summer Judging – Please Schedule an Interview Time by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 10th!

Greetings 4-Hers!

Thank you to those who recently responded to last week’s survey regarding project completion options. We have taken survey responses into consideration, along with OSU’s guidance on primarily using virtual options for events due to the potential continued spread of COVID-19. In that light, we will be conducting project judging interviews using the online video conference format called Zoom. This will allow for a live, interactive interview with a judge and 4-Her. For those 4-Hers that do not have access to adequate technology to support a Zoom interview, we will offer a few limited slots for an in-person interview. Please read details below before choosing your judging appointment.

All SUMMER project judging will be conducted the week of July 13th. Projects will be judged on these originally scheduled days:

  • Monday, July 13: Food, Home Dec, Genealogy, Laundry, Health, Child Care
  • Tuesday, July 14: Demonstration, Communication, Creative Arts
  • Wednesday, July 15: Engineering and Environmental Science
  • Thursday, July 16: Clothing

Awards this year will be simplified with Outstandings and Honorable Mentions across projects. There is no state-level competition this year, so the primary focus of county judging will be the interview experience and an opportunity for the 4-Her to share what they have learned. Note: we will not be awarding special overall food or clothing awards this year.

Project displays: in order to offer flexibility, you may create a poster and have it near you for zoom judging, or a digital poster that you could ‘screen share’ and later print out to display at the fair. Note: food projects will NOT be required to complete a portfolio this year. Instead you could do a mini poster to display at the fair. The choice is yours.

Online (Zoom) Judging for all summer projects:

  • Extension staff will ‘host’ the meeting and send a link to the judge and 4-Her. Staff will remain online throughout the meeting as tech support, timekeeper and to provide a 2nd adult to avoid any one-on-one meetings with youth.
  • 4-Her and judge will utilize their own computer with a camera or device from their own homes.
  • This is a ‘live’ interactive interview and the judge can ask 4-Her questions.
  • Training will be provided on how to participate in a zoom interview.

In-person Judging for youth without access to internet or computer/phone:

  • Note: this option is reserved for members who cannot do a zoom interview because they do not have access to technology
  • Safety measures:
    • 4-Hers, judges and staff will be asked to wear masks. (provided if needed)
    • Plexiglass tabletop shields positioned between the judge and 4-Her
    • 6-foot distance between everyone
    • Surfaces will be sanitized after each 4-Her
  • Held at the Ed Sands building at the fairgrounds the week of July 13.
  • 4-Hers will wait in their car until it is time to be judged.

As a reminder, if you have a project that you do not plan to complete, please email Missy Koenig at Koenig.398@osu.edu with the project you wish to drop from your record. You also have the option of interviewing with your club advisor for project completion. Please contact your advisor to make arrangements.

We are excited to see all that you have completed and learned in your 4-H projects this summer. Please click on this link to schedule your SUMMER judging appointment by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 10th: Summer Judging Scheduling Link Please note:  If you have multiple summer projects or multiple 4-H members, you will need to re-select the link to schedule additional projects, it is not member specific.

~Fairfield County 4-H Team

Please Respond: Member survey regarding 2020 4-H Projects

All 4-H members (excluding Cloverbuds) should have received an email from Stacy Hicks on Tuesday, June 16th that shares an overview of 4-H project completion. Families with multiple 4-H members should receive multiple emails personalized to each member. We are asking that all 4-H members reply to the survey so we can continue making plans for summer judging. We have decided to extend the deadline for response to this email to Sunday, June 21st.  Please refer to the email you received for a link to follow and complete the survey to help us plan for judging this year.  The survey will take less than 30 seconds to complete.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 740-653-5419. If you did not see an email with this survey link, please let us know (and be sure to check your junk/spam folders in your email).

Thank you for your help!

Cake Decorating Workshop RESCHEDULED for April 25, 2020

The Cake Decorating Workshop that was previously scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, 2020 has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, April 25th. See below for an UPDATED flyer. Please RSVP by April 20, 2020 to 740-653-5419 or hicks.686@osu.edu.

 

POSTPONED for 4/25/2020: Attention Cake Decorators! We have a WORKSHOP for YOU!

Updated as of 3/13/2020: This previously scheduled event has been POSTPONED until Saturday, April 25th. Click here for an updated flyer.

The Fairfield County Fashion and Nutrition Board will be hosting a Cake Decorating Workshop for 4-H youth on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center. All levels of experience welcome! Please RSVP by Friday, March 20th to 740-653-5419 or email Stacy at hicks.686@osu.edu.

Junior Fair Cakes, Pies and Candy Information

You made a Junior Fair cake, pie or candy entry.  You or your family should have received an email with this information.

Now what happens?  You keep working on perfecting your skills for the project and complete your project book.

Cakes, pies and candies will only be accepted in the 4-H Display Barn on Monday, October 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or may be brought with members to judging. NO ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED EARLIER THAN MONDAY MORNING!

Check-in for judging starts at 2:45 p.m. and judging begins at 3:00 p.m. This is a first come, first served judging.  Youth must bring their completed project book and their final cake, pie or candy entry to judging.

Results will be announced once all judging has been completed, approximately 7:00 p.m. Please check your 4-H Member Handbook (page 11), 4-H Project Guidelines (page 32),and the Junior Fair Rule Book (page 55) for additional information.

Please contact our office with questions.

Junior Fair Cakes, Pies and Candy Information

You made a Junior Fair cake, pie or candy entry.  You or your family should have received an email with this information.

Now what happens?  You keep working on perfecting your skills for the project and complete your project book.

Cakes, pies and candies will only be accepted in the 4-H Display Barn on Monday, October 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or may be brought with members to judging. NO ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED EARLIER THAN MONDAY MORNING!

Check-in for judging starts at 2:45 p.m. and judging begins at 3:00 p.m. This is a first come, first served judging.  Youth must bring their completed project book and their final cake, pie or candy entry to judging.

Results will be announced once all judging has been completed, approximately 7:00 p.m. Please check your 4-H Member Handbook (page 11), 4-H Project Guidelines (page 32),and the Junior Fair Rule Book (page 55) for additional information.

Please contact our office with questions.