2021 Rabbit and Poultry Royalty Applications Are Now Available

The 2021 Rabbit Royalty and 2021 Poultry Royalty applications are now available. Please refer to the requirements, guidelines, and due dates for each application.

2021 Licking County 4-H Rabbit Royalty Application – Due Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to the address listed on the application.

2021 Licking County 4-H Poultry Royalty Application – Due Friday, May 21, 2021 to the address listed on the application.

Licking County Recycling River Round Up Poster Contest

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) encourages participation in Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District’s (LCSWCD) River Round Up Poster Contest. The deadline for submission is April 16, 2021 and the winning individual receives $100 cash with an additional $500 in scholarship money for the student’s school!

The River Round Up Poster Contest is open to all school-aged youth in primary, secondary schools (public, private, and home school; K-12) or school-aged youth living in Licking County. Students can enter individually from home, or teachers are welcome to make it a class assignment or extra credit to encourage participation.

Posters should reflect water pollution awareness and encourage volunteer participation in the River Round Up. Winners will be announced on the River Round Up Facebook Page on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Prizes then will be awarded to students and their respective schools.

The winning individual will receive $100 in prize money and the winner’s school will receive a $500 scholarship to use for advancing science and art programs. Up to two honorable mentions will receive $50 in prize money and a $250 scholarship each for their school.

The grand prize also includes having the winning poster used as the primary electronic marketing picture for the 2021 River Round Up. Entries will be displayed on the River Round Up Facebook page. Winning posters will be displayed at a River Round Up registration sites on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Find more details about the poster contest and submit entries here.

2021 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

The 2021 4-H Dairy Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00am at Shipley Dairy Farm. All 4-H youth who will be enrolled in a Licking County 4-H Dairy Project in 2021 are invited to participate.

Please note the following changes to the 2021 program:

  • Only 4-H members who will be enrolled in a 2021 Dairy Project are eligible to participate.
  • There will NOT be lunch or a Quality Assurance program provided.
  • Only one adult may attend with each youth/family in order to adhere to program capacity limits (50 person capacity for the event).
  • Facial coverings must be properly worn in order to attend and participants should adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

2021 4-H Dairy and Dairy Feeder Princess Applications Available

Applications for the 2021 Licking County Dairy Princess and Dairy Feeder Princess are both now available. Both applications are due by Saturday, May 1, 2021 and should be mailed to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023.

Please see applications for guidelines and requirements.

2021 Licking County Dairy Princess Application

2021 Licking County Dairy Feeder Princess Application

Ohio 4-H Virtual Horse Communication Contest

Attention 4-H horse project members! Please consider participating in the Ohio 4-H Virtual Horse Communication Contest. Winners selected at this contest will represent Ohio 4-H at the national contest. For rules and registration, please visit the Ohio 4-H Horse page here. Deadline to register is March 1, 2021 and the contest will be held by Zoom on March 13, 2021.

4-H Photography Challenge

Minnesota 4-H Photography is excited to offer a photo challenge to Midwest youth in grades K-13.

Explore the world in TONES with a black and white photography challenge! We encourage you to play with shadows, look at texture, and layer dark and light tones to create stunning black and white photographs. More information and rules for the challenge can be found here.

Submit up to three (3) jpg or jpeg images to fourhphoto@umn.edu by 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2021. As this is a multi-state challenge, please make sure to rename your images as indicated in the rules.

Find more information about the challenge here: https://extension.umn.edu/event/4-h-black-and-white-photo-challenge

This contest is open to ALL 4-H youth. You do NOT need to be enrolled in a 4-H photography project to participate.

We hope to see LOTS of Ohio 4-H photos in the contest!

2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is once again sponsoring the 2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition.
The essay competition is open to active 4-H Club members only.
2021 Essay Topic: Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats
Deadline for submission to the Ohio 4-H state office is March 29, 2021. Submit essays to Lisa Jinks, jinks.2@osu.edu by midnight. Each submitted essay will be reviewed by a panel of writing professionals and the top essay selected will be submitted for national competition. Be sure to see important requirements and guidelines on the Foundation’s website. Click here for rules and overview.

Equine Education Competition Teams Forming

Have you ever considered getting involved in Horse Bowl, Hippology or Horse Judging, but didn’t know where to start? We’ve got just what you need! An informational session will be held on January 12th, that will help you in better understanding each event, and allow you to sign up to participate! For those who have competed previously, please know that we want you to attend as well! The 2021 contest schedule looks a little different than years past… The Hippology and Judging Contests will be held on April 10th, and the Horse Bowl contest on June 14th.  All 4-H members enrolling in a Horse project are eligible to participate.

Please join us for an informational meeting, so that we can establish team and plan practice dates and times…

Attendance during this organizational meeting is very important!

When:  Tuesday, January 12th  / 7-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Online – Zoom Meeting

Please send an email to Lisa Kuhn at lakuhn2010@gmail.com so you can  be sent the meeting link. Lisa is also more than happy to answer any questions you may have…


There is also a Virtual Clinic on Saturday, February 20th that you can attend to better understand how the contests will operate in a virtual setting. You can register online at:  https://ohio4h.org/events/virtual-state-4-h-horse-hippologyjudginghorse-bowl-clinic .  If you are planning on participating in the contests, we would strongly suggest signing up for this free clinic.