We know many of you have been anxiously awaiting word of our Food, Clothing and Special Interest Project judging process for this year. While we don’t have all of the details finalized, here are some of the basics to help you plan…
For 2020 we will NOT have in-person judging. Instead, we will be using a virtual platform that will allow members to upload a video presentation for judging. We will be using the Flipgrid online platform that allows participants to either upload a video that they record on another device or to record their video directly within the platform. This can be done with a computer, tablet or mobile device. Judges will then be given access to the videos to view and grade them as well as provide comments. While this does not allow for the face-to-face interview process that we would prefer, we feel this is the best option to provide a safe judging experience for our 4-H families and volunteers.
We are currently building our judging platform within the Flipgrid system and once it is complete we will have detailed instructions on how to upload/record videos, what to include in your project video, as well as sample videos from some of our teen leaders.
Project videos will need to be uploaded between July 12-19 in order to be judged. We will then allow our judges time to view and grade each of the videos and provide comments. While there will not be a state judging option for 2020, we feel it is important that we still recognize those projects that would have been sent to the Ohio State Fair if it had not been cancelled. We will therefore have our judges select projects for Superior, Honorable Mention, and State Fair Selection awards. We will NOT be awarding any of the specialty awards (i.e. Best of Show, Best Foods Display, Modeling Award, etc.). Once the judging process is complete, we will email the results to all families as well as post them on the website. Ribbons will be placed in club packets to be picked up by advisors during the Hartford Fair. Project award definitions can be found on page 11 of the Project Judging Requirements found here: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/MemberResources/2020%204-H%20Project%20Requirements.pdf
If a member does not have their project judged through this judging process, but would still like to make a fair entry and display their project in their club booth or the miscellaneous booth, they may do so for participation. Please remember that in order for a member to receive their photo ID for the fair (which is their fair pass) they MUST have a junior fair entry made to the fair by the deadline and have that project on the grounds during the fair.