Summer Judging Results from Day 3 (Wednesday, July 15th): Engineering & Environmental Science

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 3 (Wednesday, July 15th). 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!

2020 4-H Essay Contest: Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. – 2020 4-H Essay Contest –   Each state can only have one submission and it must be submitted by the State 4-H Office. The 2020 Essay Topic is Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season. This contest is open to active 4-H members only. Cash awards are available to the National Winners placing 1st through 3rd! Additionally, the three-prizing wining essays will be published in ABF Quarterly, the magazine of the American Beekeeping Federation.

Deadline for submission to the Ohio 4-H State Office is March 23, 2020. Submit essays to Lisa Jinks, jinks.2@osu.edu by midnight 3/23/2020. Submissions will be reviewed and the top state essay selection will be forwarded to the Foundation for national competition. CLICK HERE FOR RULES/OVERVIEW.

Sponsors Needed: 2019 Junior Fair Awards

Award sponsors should have received their invoices to make payment toward sponsoring 2019 Junior Fair Awards. Please send payment in as soon as possible. If questions, contact Marguerite Grimm at 740-654-8749 or by email at marg.grimm@columbus.rr.com.

The following awards are currently not sponsored for 2019 as of July 9, 2019. Please contact Marguerite Grimm (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!

DAIRY CATTLE

  • Supreme Junior Champion Dairy Female – Trophy: $19.00
  • Reserve Grand Champion Jersey Female – Trophy: $17.00
  • Grand Champion All Other Breeds – Trophy: $18.00
  • Junior Champion Heifer All Other Breeds – Trophy: $18.00
  • 2nd Place Dairy Breed Showman of Showman – Trophy: $17.00
  • 3rd Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award: $50.00
  • 4th Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award: $25.00

SWINE

  • 3rd-5th Place Market Hog Each Weight Class – 7 Rosettes: $28.00

HORSES 

  • Hunter Under Saddle/Horse (Age 8-11) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-6th Place Hunter Under Saddle (Age 8-11): 5 Rosettes – $20.00
  • Hunter Under Saddle/Horse (Age 12-14) – Trophy: $16.00
  • Hunter Under Saddle/Horse (Age 15 & Over) – Trophy: $16.00

PYGMY GOATS 

  • 1st Place Senior Pygmy Showmanship (15-18) – Trophy: $18.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Sr. Pygmy Showmanship (15-18) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Inter. Pygmy Showmanship (13-14) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 2nd Place Junior Pygmy Showmanship (11-12) – Trophy: $17.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Jr. Pygmy Showmanship (11-12) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Pygmy Showmanship (9-10) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 1st Place Pygmy Showman of Showman – Trophy: $18.00
  • 1st-5th Place Pygmy Goat Project Book Competition – 5 Rosettes: $20.00

POULTRY 

  • 1st-3rd Place American Class Hen – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 2nd-10th Place Breed Turkey – Rosette: $4.00
  • Reserve Champion Market Duck – Trophy: $17.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Fancy Duck – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 1st Place Premier Poultry Exhibitor – Cash Award: $50.00

RABBITS

  • 2nd Place Premier Rabbit Exhibitor – Rabbit Hole Carrier: $50.00

CROPS 

  • 1st-5th Place Vegetable or Fruit – 4 Rosettes: $16.00

 DOGS 

  • 2nd-5th Place Senior You & Your Dog – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • 1st Place Beginner Novice A – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Dog Obedience( Novice A) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-5th Place Dog Obedience (Novice B) – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • Interm. Showmanship (A) Age 12-14 – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Dog Obedience (Grad. Novice B) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Dog Obedience (Open A) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-5th Place Junior Showmanship (A) – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • 2nd-5th Place Intermediate Showmanship (A) – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • Junior Showmanship B (Ages 8-11) – Trophy: $16.00
  • Intermediate Showmanship B (Ages 12-14) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Dog Obedience Graduate Novice A – 2 Rosettes: $8.00

COMPANION ANIMALS

  • Champion Cat Overall – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st-5th Place Cat 1 (Ages 8-11) – 5 Rosettes: $20.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Cat 2 – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • Champion Rodents – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st-3rd Place Rodents (Ages 8-13) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Rodents (Age 14-18) – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 2nd Place Amphibians, Birds & Reptiles – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Cavy (Ages 8-11) – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 1st-5th Place Pet Rabbit (Age 8-11) – 5 Rosettes: $20.00

4-H MISCELLANEOUS

  • 1st Place On Cutting Edge (Vet. Science) – Trophy: $16.00
  • Outstanding Veterinary Science – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • Outstanding School Projects (Enrichment) – 10 Rosettes: $40.00
  • 1st Place Self Determined Sr. (Other Projects) – Trophy: $16.00

4-H ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

  • 1st Place Exploring Ponds – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Ohio Birds – 1st Year – Trophy: $16.00
  • Outstanding Environmental Science – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • Outstanding Beekeeping – 2 Rosettes: $8.00

4-H ENGINEERING 

  • 1st Place Rockets Away (Estes Rockets) – Trophy: $16.00

 NUTRITION 

  • 3rd Place Sports Nutrition: Ready Set Go – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st Place Snack Attack – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Star Spangled Foods – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd Place Global Gourmet – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd Place Party Planner – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st Place Take A Break For Breakfast – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd Place Buttercream Frosted  (Cakes) – Rosette: $4.00

 CLOTHING 

  • 2nd Place Sew for Fun – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Tops for Tweens – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 3rd Place Clothing for Middle School – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Sew for Others – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Clothes for High School & College – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Accessories for Teens – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Loungewear – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Dress-Up Outfit – Formal – 2 Rosettes: $8.00

4-H  HEALTH & OTHER FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES 

  • 1st Place First Aid in Action – Junior – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st Place Makeover My Space – Rosette: $4.00

SUPER SHOWMANSHIP

  • 2nd-5th Place Small Animal Contest – 3 Rosettes: $12.00

SPECIAL 4-H CLUB AWARDS

  • Family & Consumer Science Honorable Mentions – 10 Rosettes: $40.00
  • 5 Year 4-H Member Pins – 50 Pins: $125.00
  • 12 Year Member Pins – 10 Pins: $25.00
  • 13 Year Member Pins – 5 Pins: $12.50
  • 14 Year Member Pins – 5 Pins: $12.50         

Final Reminder – Sign up for Summer Judging!

The sign ups for summer judging opened Friday afternoon, June 14th.  By participating in this judging, you may be selected to represent Fairfield County at the Ohio State Fair.  If you need to know what projects are being judged what days at the state fair, they are available at this link.

To participate in judging you’ll need to schedule an appointment using the following instructions (Registration will close on July 3rd):

  • Go to https://oh.4honline.com to log into your account using the same email and password you used to register for 4-H this year.  Please remember to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser.  Also, use a regular computer, not your phone please. 
    • If you don’t know which email you used, reply to this email or contact the extension office (740-652-7260)
  • Once you are logged into your account, you should be on the page with ‘Announcements and Newsletters’ as well as an arrow that says ‘go to family’. Directly above the “Announcements and Newsletters” you will find the My Meetings section in small blue font. Select My Meetings. If you are not on this page, please select the house symbol on the top right of your profile to get to the page.
  • This will show your available meetings.  There should be the 4 days of judging listed.  Choose the correct project area and go to the far right to the blue ‘Sign Up‘.
  • Use the drop down box to select the correct family member and then the topic (which we have as project number).  Once you have selected the project number, the times will populate.  Use the drop down box to select the time you would like for judging. There are projects being judged by more than one judge, so please check the second (or third) judge as well to see if they have a time available that fits your schedule better.  If there are multiple judges, you only need to sign up with 1 judge. Multiple judges mean there are more members signed up for the project that one judge can complete in a scheduled day.
  • If you have problems getting your judging scheduled, please contact Missy at 740-652-7264 or koenig.398@osu.edu.
  • We also have additional instructions on the website at https://fairfield.osu.edu/sites/fairfield/files/imce/4hPDFs/Scheduling%20Judging%20Times.pdf

Please Remember to THANK YOUR SPONSORS!

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth. This would include applying for the Bertha Wilson Scholarship, receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as receiving awards at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Please make sure if you are receiving awards (or have received awards already this year), to write a thank you note to your sponsor for these awards. Several people took lots of time making sure there was an address label for your particular sponsor on the back of rosettes/ribbons and attached to trophies.

Please note that we often lose sponsors because they do not receive a note of appreciation and thanks from our youth members receiving the awards that they have sponsored. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or the Fair, please contact the Extension Office and we will help you get the information you need.

We also strongly encourage youth to share information about their project, award(s) received, and perhaps a picture! Sponsors really enjoy reading this information.

Please Remember to THANK YOUR SPONSORS!

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth. This would include applying for the Bertha Wilson Scholarship, receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as receiving awards at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Please make sure if you are receiving awards (or have received awards already this year), to write a thank you note to your sponsor for these awards. Several people took lots of time making sure there was an address label for your particular sponsor on the back of rosettes/ribbons and attached to trophies.

Please note that we often lose sponsors because they do not receive a note of appreciation and thanks from our youth members receiving the awards that they have sponsored. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or the Fair, please contact the Extension Office and we will help you get the information you need.

We also strongly encourage youth to share information about their project, award(s) received, and perhaps a picture! Sponsors really enjoy reading this information.

Summer Judging Continues on July 16th and 18th!

Although the 2018 Summer Judging Schedule is no longer available in 4-HOnline, we welcome all members who are ready for their projects to participate in their respective judging days! Feel free to the call the office 740-652-7264 next week if you still need to schedule your judging time.

The schedule is based on the purple Member Handbook, pages 22-30.  Please read these pages and make sure you are signing up for the correct project on the correct day.  (An example are the Self Determined projects – there are some that are judged on a different day – see page 22).

Judging Dates 2018   

  • Thursday July 12, 2018 – Demonstration Contest (NO ONLINE SIGN-UP), Self Determined Projects, Writing, Leadership and Citizenship, Cake Decorating, Scrapbooking, Collectibles, Creative Art, Quilting, Theatre Arts, Photography. Judging results are posted here.

  • Friday July 13, 2018 – Health, Babysitting, Genealogy, Home Decorating and Design, Money Management, ALL Food and Nutrition Projects. Judging results will be posted here.

  • Monday July 16, 2018 – Science Fun projects, Rockets, Airplanes, Radio-Controlled Vehicles, Robotics, Electricity, Rope, Small Engines, Solar Energy, ATV, Computers, Woodworking, Welding, Veterinary Science, All Environmental Science, Gardening, Horseless Horse, All About Dogs.  Judging results will be posted here.

  • Tuesday July 17th – Modeling Practice at Liberty Union High School

  • Wednesday July 18, 2018 – All Clothing Projects.  Style Review in the evening at Liberty Union High School.  Judging results will be posted here.

Good luck with your summer judging projects!