4-H Opportunities Rules
1. Exhibit must be part of a current 4-H project.
2. Each entry that is a display type exhibit shall be no larger than 28”x22”, unless otherwise stated in the class guidelines. All others will be disqualified.
3. All posters must be 14”x22” in size. All others will be disqualified.
4. Do not exhibit any substances that could be toxic or harmful to others (for example, blasting devices left in rockets, formaldehyde in containers, etc.)
Premiums: 1st-$5.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00; 4th-$2.00; 5th-$1.00
01. Three-dimensional display or poster showing embryonic development process
Pet Care Classes:
02. Poster about the natural characteristics (habitat, life span, etc.) of member’s animal, its life history, or basic pet care.
03. Kit of pet first aid or grooming supplies and equipment. Include at least six items and a list of the items and how they are used. Use replicas or empty boxes instead of real medi-cines.
Learning About Horses Class:
04. Three Dimensional Display regarding any phase of caring for horses. This is not a poster. Entomology Classes: Insects must have “locality” and “identification” labels.
05. Unit I– Display of 25 insects of 5 orders.
06.Unit I-Poster dealing with information in book 1-parts, com-munication, habitat.
07. Unit II– Display of 50 insects of 7 orders.
08. Unit III– Display of 75 insects of 9 orders.
09. Unit IV– Display of 100 insects of 11 orders.
10. Advanced– Display of 2 cases with 125 or more insects from 12 or more orders.
Veterinary Science Classes:
11. Unit I Book– The Normal Animal. Exhibit a ten-day record of observations of an animals for signs of normal and abnormal health and behaviors plus a poster display related to one of the topics in the project lessons. The record should be in a suitable binder.
12. Unit II Book– Animal Disease. Exhibit a record of the health of the member’s own animal and practices followed to keep the animal healthy, including references to signs of abnor-mal health or activities, and a poster display related to one of the topics in the project lessons. The record should be in a suitable binder.
13. Unit III Book– Animal Health and its Relationship to Our World. Exhibit a report in a suitable binder and a poster dis-play related to the member’s individual study topic for the pro-ject.
14. Unit I– Exhibit a single stage rocket.
15. Advanced– Exhibit a multi-stage rocket. Small Engines Classes– display regarding any phase of the small engines project.
16. Display with external parts identified by name & function
17. Display 10 tools (or pictures) and describe their function
18. Display or poster focusing on shop safely
19. Display with internal parts identified by name & function
20. Display or poster on engine oil viscosity & service classification
21. Display or poster focusing on personal safety in a shop
22. Display or poster on troubleshooting– how the problem was identified and fixed
23. Display or poster on starting a small engine business
24. Unit I– Circuit board using a light, buzzer, or other electric-powered object.
25. Unit II– Telegraph, burglar alarm, or rocket launch system.
26. Unit III– Electrical tool & supply kit with items labeled.
27. Unit III– Poster or floor plan(s) of your home (min. of five rooms) showing location of the service entrance panel and all switchers, receptacles and fixtures, using appropriate symbols.
28. Unit III– A switch, labeled as either single pole or three way, correctly wired.
29. Unit IV– Working integrated circuit.
30. Unit IV– LED circuit with blinking light.
31. Unit IV– Alarm built using photocell or SCR intruder alarm.
32. Book 1– drawing or photograph of wildlife. Around illus-tration, place samples of its food in summer, fall, spring and winter.
33. Book 2– Spring– Birdhouse
34. Book 3– Summer– Display of 3 plaster casts of animal tracks
35. Book 4– Fall– Poster of a map describing different types of cover for animals (labeled).
36. Book 5– Winter- Poster describing animal signs that can be found in winter.
37. Endangered Wildlife– Display wildlife workbook with a poster of the species you have chosen. Wildlife Ecologist– Completed nature journal Wildlife Manager– Completed nature journal
38. Adopt a Tree– project book and album of completed activities.
39. Treetop– tree touch box
40. Trees & Me– display representing six different trees with leaf, twig, stem or branch cross section identified for each.
41. Advanced Forestry– Poster of two completed round-up ideas
Meet the Plant Classes:
42. Plant propagated with a 5”x7” card describing the steps used.
Indoor Gardening Classes:
43. Display a flowering plant with a 5”x7” card listing common name and scientific/botanical name.
44. Completed experiment from the project book with a 5”x7” card describing the process and results.
Landscape Gardening Class:
45. A landscape plot plan for the site you landscaped with be-fore and after photographs.
Vegetable Gardening Classes:
46. Garden and calendar plan showing the vegetables used in your garden and photographs showing them growing.
47. Completed experiment from project with a 5”x7” card de-scribing the process and the results.
Photography Classes: (Submit entry in Photo Album or 3-ring notebook)
Unit 1: Focus on Photography
48. Year 1-(3) Photo journal pages from project book.
49. Year 2-(3) Photo journal pages from project book.
50. Year 3-(3) Photo journal pages from project book.
Unit II: Controlling the Image
51. Year 1-(3) Photo journal pages from project book.
52. Year 2-(3) Photo journal pages from project book.
53. Year 3-(3) Photo journal pages from project book.
Unit III: Mastering Photography:
54. Year 1-(3) Photo journal pages from project book.
55. Year 2-(3) Photo journal pages form project book.
56. First Aid Kit For Home or Car
57. Poster: Health Topic
Generation Celebration Class:
58. Completed project book.
At Your Disposal Class:
59. Poster illustrating what you learned from the project.
Learn and Earn Class:
60. Poster advertising goods or services produced in project.
Sign Language Class:
61. Poster illustrating any part of sign language project.
Small Animal Poster Classes:
62. Beginner– Members age 8-10
63. Intermediate– Members age 11-13
64. Advanced– Members age 14-19
Large Animal Poster Classes:
65. Beginner– Members age 8-10
66. Intermediate– Members age 11-13
67. Advanced– Members age 14-19
Seeing Eye Puppy Class:
68. Poster illustrating any part of the project.
69. Poster illustrating any part of the project.
70. Unit I– Beginner album collection.
71. Unit II– Album plus 1 topical collection.
72. Unit III– Album plus 2 topical collections and foreign collection.
73. Unit IV– Album plus 3 topical collections and foreign collection.
74. Unit V– Album plus 4 topical collections and foreign collection.
Shooting Sports: Air Pistol, Air Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloaders, Archers, 22 Rifle Class:
75. Poster on any phase of safety presented in the project
Collectibles Classes: Prepare an educational display about your collection interest area.
80. Rocks & Minerals
81. Sports Cards
Other Poster Classes:
85. 4-H Promotions
87. 4-H School Enrichment
88. Any other 4-H project not covered in other poster classes
89. Small Accessory, age 8-14
90. Small Accessory, age 15-18
91. Small Furniture, age 8-14
92. Small Furniture, age 15-18
93. Large Accessory, age 8-14
94. Large accessory, age 15-18
95. Large Furniture, age 8-14
96. Large Furniture, age 15-18
1: Hiking Trails
97. Display a poster that includes a narrative story about one hiking experience and new skills used or knowledge learned from the project on the hike. Include at least 3 pictures on the poster showing different aspects of the hike.
Outdoor Adventures 2: Camping Adventures
98. Display a poster that includes a narrative story about a camping experience including new skills used or knowledge learned from the project during the camping trip. Include at least 3 pictures on the poster showing different aspects of your camping experience.
Outdoor Adventure 3: Backpacking Experiences
99. Display a poster that includes a narrative story about a backpacking experience including new skills used or knowl-edge learned from the project during the backpacking trip. Include at least 3 pictures on the poster showing different aspects of your backpacking experience.
Fishing Project Classes:
100. One poster of pictures of four (Level 1) or seven (Level 2 & 3) species of fish caught in Pennsylvania with label and brief description. At least one of these pictures must include a picture of you with a fish you caught. (Poster size must be 14”x22” horizontal or vertical)
101. Three types of tackle and three types of bait (artificial bait or drawings only– no live bait) labeled (Level 1 only).
102. Three types of tackle and five types of bait (artificial bait or drawings only– no live bait) labeled (Levels 2 & 3).
Small Animal Rules
1. 4-Her must be enrolled in the 4-H Cat, Dog, or Pet project.
2. Exhibitors must present a statement from their veterinarian showing rabies vaccination or health certification.
Pet Project Classes– history of pet; pamphlet or book about type of pet; pet properly groomed.
103. Beginner– Members age 8-10
104. Intermediate– Members age 11-13
105. Advanced– Members age 14-19
Dog Grooming & Showmanship
106. Exhibitors age 8-12
107. Exhibitors ages 13-15
108. Exhibitors age 16-19
*All shots must be up to date.
Cat Grooming & Showmanship
109. Exhibitors age 8-12
110. Exhibitors ages 13-15
111. Exhibitors age 16-19
*All shots must be up to date.
Rabbit & Cavy
112. Pet Rabbits
113. Pet Cavy
*Shown on Sunday during the Rabbit & Cavy youth show.