2019 Project Requirements

As Project Judging Day quickly approaches on July 9th, please check the 2019 Project Requirements to ensure your 4-H member has their project(s) ready for judging. The front section of the document lists information specific to Foods, Clothing, and Special Interest Project judging. Please read through these pages carefully to ensure you come prepared for judging. The main section of the document has requirements listed for each project.

Special note for Shooting Sports Projects: Guns, bows, arrows, ammunition, and firearms of any kind are not permitted. Participants may not use any of these items or three-dimensional replicas of these items as a part of any display. Displays also may not include any part of an arrow longer than 6 inches. Displays may not include any ‘loaded’ ammunition. Any shells or casings must be open so that a visual examination can show that there is no powder in ammunition (the caps must be either absent or expended).

Hartford Fair Entries Due Soon

All 2019 Hartford Fair entries are due by 5:00pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Entry blanks can be found in the Official Hartford Fair Premium Book or on the Hartford Fair Website.

Please remember that all Junior Fair Entries must be signed by your club advisor. If the entry is for a livestock project, the advisor signing the entry form must have attended an approved Quality Assurance training by the June 1 deadline. Should you need information on the number of animals that you can exhibit for each species, please refer to the Livestock Requirements Summary. This document also has important dates such as taggings, weigh-ins, and possession dates.

Non-livestock projects that are to be displayed in the 4-H Center should be entered on the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form. If your club will have a booth to display projects, your entry form should be given to your advisor so that your advisor can turn all of the club’s entries for the club booth in together. Advisors should fill out the club booth entry form and turn in the club’s entries in an alphabetized stack with the club booth entry form on top of the stack.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in their club’s booth…

If your club will not have a booth and you would like to display your still project in the Miscellaneous Booth in the 4-H Center, please fill out and turn in the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in the Miscellaneous Booth…

If you do not turn in your fair entries by the June 29, 2019 deadline, late entries can still be turned in up to July 13, 2019 with a $10 late fee per entry.


2019 Early Project Judging

Licking County 4-H Project Judging will be held on Tuesday, July 9th. All Foods, Clothing, and Special Interest 4-H projects will be judged on that day. If you know that you will be unable to attend judging on July 9th, you need to attend Early Project Judging on Friday, June 28th. The Early Project Judging will take place by appointment at the Licking County Extension Office located at 771 East Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, Ohio 43031. If you need to attend Early Project Judging, please call 740-670-5315 to schedule a time.

Appointments are scheduled for every ten minutes. You must have one time slot for EACH project you intend to have judged that day.

Dean’s Charity Steer Show

On July 30, 2019, Cathann A. Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, along with Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Telhio Credit Union, will host the inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). This event brings together our community to celebrate agriculture and support children and their families that rely on RMHC during difficult times. The show and sale will feature local celebrity exhibitors partnered with a 4-H member and their steer. All funds raised will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Ohio. Make a donation today at give.osu.edu/deanscharitysteershow.

Join us at the Ohio State Fair in the Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center on July 30. The event starts at 2:00, but be sure to arrive by 1:30 to get a good seat!

Awards will include best steer, showmanship, and people’s choice. During the event, there will be a “sale” following the same procedures as a typical livestock sale, but without the actual transfer of livestock. Instead, all bids and sale proceeds will be donated to the RMHC.

The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, the Ronald McDonald House serves as a home-away-from-home for families while a child is hospitalized. More than 4,500 families use the facility each year with 82,000 nights of lodging provided. It is also the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world with 137 guest rooms and 120,000 square feet of kitchens, dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room, and informal gathering areas.

Can you imagine what it’s like for a family traveling for childhood medical care? Or if you had to travel for care for your child for two or nine years? RMHC helps miracles thrive. To find out more click on the previous links or visit rmhc-centralohio.org.

Dean's Charity Steer Show

Cloverbuds in the Kitchen

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board invites Cloverbuds to join them for Cloverbuds in the Kitchen on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00am. Participants will make a snack to enjoy, learn about kitchen safety, make a craft, and play games. Cloverbuds in the Kitchen will be held at the Licking County OSU Extension Office. The cost of the event is $5 per participant. Please RSVP by Monday, July 1st to 740-670-5315 or anderson.1410@osu.edu. More information can be found here.

4-H Night at Great American Ballpark

Join us on Monday, June 17, as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Houston Astros.  The game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Great American Ball Park.  A group discount is being offered to 4-H: view level (upper level) tickets are $10 and field level tickets are $20.  In addition to discounted ticket rates, counties will earn $4 from each ticket purchased using the link below and have their county designated.  Ticket sales are not limited to 4-H members/volunteers; share the link as much as you would like!  The more tickets we sell the more “4-H perks” we get such as delivering the game ball, kid zone activities, or an on-field ceremony.


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Royalty, 4-H Educator in Clermont County.  Kelly’s e-mail is royalty.9@osu.edu and phone is 513-732-7070.