Licking County 4-H Virtual Project Judging Results

Thank you to all of those who participated in our virtual project judging! We know this year has been a challenge with lots of changes and cancellations. We certainly appreciate those members who took the time to complete the judging process. We know it was a big change and a new process, and we are so proud that many of you chose to participate in the virtual judging.

Our judges have viewed and graded all of the videos submitted and made selections for Superior, Honorable Mention, and State Fair Representative recognition. Congratulations to those who were selected for awards beyond a grade. The awards listing can be found here.

Members will receive their grade/feedback for their submission via email. It will be sent to the email address that was used when you submitted your video(s). Please allow some time for that email to arrive in your inbox. I have to go through each submission to email that feedback so it may take a few days for me to make it through all of the videos to send the feedback.

The videos will remain private unless you wish for me to make your video active for others to see. If you video is active, any person with the password (listed in the submission guidelines) used to access the grid will be able to view it. If you would like me to activate it, please let me know and I will do so. If you do not want to make it active for anyone to view but would still like to share your video with select people, you can share the unique URL that you received in your confirmation email with those you wish and they can use that URL to view your video. I’m sure your advisors would love to be able to view your videos!

All ribbons will be in club packets in the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fair during booth construction hours and if not claimed then will move to the Junior Fair Board office during fair week. Ribbons will NOT be available for pick up at the Extension Office in the days leading up to fair but any ribbons not claimed during fair will be returned to the Extension Office after fair and will be available for pick up by appointment.

Again, congratulations to all who participated. We are so proud of you!

REMINDER: Project Videos Due on Flipgrid by July 19th!

Don’t forget to complete and upload your project video to Flipgrid by 11:59pm on Sunday, July 19th in order to participate in the judging process.

The guidelines and instructions for the judging process can be found on the website here. These documents are listed on both the Member Resources & Special Interest Project Information and What’s New pages. Please review them and reach out to me with questions or concerns. You can access your project’s grid by clicking on the link next to your project’s name in the Flipgrid Project List that is found on the website here. Once you reach the correct grid (project area), you will be able to select your project from the drop-down “topic” menu.

If you miss the deadline or if you do not feel comfortable completing your project judging through Flipgrid, please work with your advisor to have them review and grade your project. They can submit that grade to Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu) by July 27th to be recognized at the fair. You WILL NOT be eligible for any award beyond a grade. Any project entered at the fair not receiving a grade will be eligible for a participation ribbon and premium only.

We look forward to seeing all of the creative and exciting things you have done in your projects!

REMINDER: Submit Your Project to the Ohio 4-H Online Project Showcase

Now that you’ve completed your project, we encourage you to submit your project to the Ohio 4-H Online Project Showcase!

You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate.

Here’s more:

  • Select your favorite project – one per person
  • Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
  • Photos will be display after September 8 at ohio4h.org

Submit your photos by August 15 at go.osu.edu/4H2020Showcase. Questions? Contact Sarah Longo at longo.79@osu.edu.

2020 Virtual Still Project Judging Guidelines

We will be holding our still project judging (foods, clothing, and special interest) through a virtual platform called Flipgrid. Flipgrid allows individuals to record video presentations which can then be viewed and evaluated by our judges. While this will not allow the back-and-forth interaction between the judges and members that we would normally have, we think this will be a great opportunity to allow judging to happen while keeping our members, volunteers, and judges healthy and safe. All videos must be uploaded between July 12-19 to be eligible for awards.

Please read through all of the guidelines and instructions as it pertains to your project. Please know that you are not limited to what is listed in the guidelines. While there are a few project area specific things that should be included, you are not limited to just those items/topics. We encourage you to be creative in how you present your project and share what you have learned.

The guidelines for the judging process can be found on the website here. These documents are listed on both the Member Resources & Special Interest Project Information and What’s New pages. Please review them and reach out to me with questions or concerns. You can access your project’s grid by clicking on the link next to your project’s name in the Flipgrid Project List that is attached or can be found on the website here. Once you reach the correct grid (project area), you will be able to select your project from the drop-down “topic” menu. Please note: No projects will be visible until July 12th. You can access the grid for your project now, but will be unable to access the project topic until the system opens on July 12th. The sample grid (flipgrid.com/licking4hsample) is open now for you to view. Some of our teen leaders will be recording sample videos over the next few days so please check back to view those videos.

Videos will be hidden until judging time and will NOT be available to the public. Members can share their own video by sharing the unique URL for their video directly with whoever they wish to see it. Once the judging process is completed, if members would like their video to be made public, I can do so at their request.

Our judges will be reviewing the project videos once the system closes on July 19th. Besides assigning a grade to each project, judges will also be able to select Superior, Honorable Mention, and State Fair Representative award winners.  Once the judging process is completed, we will post the results to the website as well as email the results to all families. Advisors can pick up their club’s ribbons at the Hartford Fair during booth construction times.

Should a member not wish to participate in our virtual project judging, but would like to have their project judged for completion, they may work with their advisor to set up a time for the advisor to review their project work. The advisor can award them a grade for their project, but they would not be eligible for any awards beyond that grade. Advisors must submit the member grade(s) to me by July 27th in order for those grades to be recognized at the fair. Any project entered at the fair not receiving a grade will be eligible for a participation ribbon and premium only.

As with any new process, there are likely to be some bumps along the way. Please reach out to me as you have questions or concerns or as you need assistance. As always, should there be a need for accommodation please just reach out to Lisa and me so that we can work through what would work best for your 4-H member. We want to ensure that anyone who wants to participate in this opportunity has the ability to do so.

2020 Still Project Judging Information

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.

2019 Project Judging Results

Results for the 2019 Special Interest and Food Project Judging have been posted here.  Clothing Project results will be posted after the results are announced at the Style Revue and Awards Night. Members who received a Superior, Honorable Mention, or State Fair Representative will be recognized at the 2019 Style Revue and Awards Night on Thursday, July 18th at the Reese Center at the OSU Newark/COTC Campus. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the modeling portion of the clothing judging. The awards recognition portion of the program will follow the style revue.

Members who were selected as a state fair representative will receive a packet of information by mail. Packets went in the mail Friday. If you do not receive your packet, please contact the Extension Office to have a new packet made. If you cannot participate in your project’s judging at the Ohio State Fair, please contact the Extension Office at 740.670.5315 immediately to let us know that you cannot attend. This will allow us to contact the project member who was selected as the alternate and offer that member the opportunity to participate in the project judging at the Ohio State Fair.

We are so proud of all of the hard work that our project members have exhibited throughout the judging process. Congratulations to all of our members!

Reminder: 4-H Project Judging on July 9th

All Clothing, Foods, and Special Interest projects will be judged on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at C-TEC in Newark (150 Price Road). Please use entrance 4 (far west entrance). Clothing projects will be judged in the morning, Foods projects in the afternoon and Special Interest projects throughout the day. Please find your club’s scheduled judging times here.

Please note: Quilting and Cake Decorating projects are considered Special Interest projects and will be judged during Special Interest project judging times.

Special Note for those taking Shooting Sports Projects:  Guns, bows, ammunition, and firearms of any kind are not permitted. Participants may not use any of these items or three-dimensional replicas of the items as a part of any display. Displays also may not include any part of an arrow longer than six inches. Display 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).

2019 Project Judging Day Schedule

The schedule for our Project Judging Day on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 can be found here. Project judging will take place at C-TEC, located at 150 Price Road in Newark. Please use entrance 4 (the far west entrance).

Please note that the schedule will vary compared to how judging has been done in the past. Special Interest project judging has been scheduled throughout the day as it has been done in the past. All Clothing project judging will take place in the morning. All Foods project judging will take place in the afternoon.

Please plan to arrive by your club’s scheduled judging time. The judging times are scheduled based on the number of projects enrolled in each club in order to evenly distribute them throughout the judging period to help keep the project judging process moving along.

When you arrive, please check in with our volunteers at the registration tables to sign in for each of your projects and to fill out the top portion of your scoresheets. You will be given a number for each project that you will have judged. Please take a seat and listed for your judge and number to be called.

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).

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.