Sr. Contest Overview

State Contests is held yearly on Utah State University’s campus.  It is a collection of youth in grades 9 – 12 whose talents have earned them the privilege of competing against each other for the title of being a state champion often leading them to national competitions.

State Contests is not just a place for friendly competition, but also a very social atmosphere. On the last evening of State Contests there is a dance that is followed by a late night party that allows everyone to relax and get to know each other after all the competitions.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Extension office at 435-738-1140

Contest Descriptions & Overview

4-H Demonstrations: Demonstration dealing with one of the three mission mandates -1) Science, Engineering and Technology, 2) Agriculture (excluding horse), or 3) Other. Presentations should not exceed 20 min. (May win in all 3 areas)

 

*Fashion Revue: Participants are judged on clothing construction; modeling, fit, confidence, poise, and how well they respond in an interview during the modeling portion. There are two categories - beginning and advanced.

 

*4-H FCS Presentations: Presentations pertaining to home economics or family and consumer sciences. Presentations must be at least 10 minutes in length but no longer than 15 minutes.

 

*Favorite Foods: Participants are judged on selection, knowledge and presentation of a favorite food.

 

*4-H Public Speaking: Participants give a 6-8 minute original speech specifically related to their personal 4-H experience.

 

*Healthy Cuisine: An individual or team of two prepare and serve a quick, nutritious meal in one hour.

*4-H Public Speaking: Participants give a 6-8 minute original speech specifically related to their personal 4-H experience.

 

*Horse Bowl: Participants work as a team to answer various horse science oriented questions.

 

*Chef Extraordinaire: An individual or team of two prepare and serve a meal for 4 guests and a judge within a three hour time limit.

 

*Horse Demonstrations: Demonstration of skills or methods learned in any area in the 4-H Horse Project. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length. May compete as team of two or as an individual.

 

*Congress Interviews: Participants prepare their 4-H Portfolio and submit it to the State 4-H Office by February 15. The portfolios are then judged and the top individuals will be invited for an interview at State 4-H Contests.

 

*Horse Judging: Participants evaluate horses. Individual scores will be added to comprise a team score.

 

*Consumer Bowl: Participants work as a team to answer various questions from all sections of family consumer sciences — foods & nutrition, clothing & textiles, financial management, consumer decision making, and child care.

 

*Horse Public Speaking: A 7-10 minute original talk on any appropriate topic related to the horse industry.

 

*Livestock Bowl: Participants work as a team to answer various livestock oriented questions.

 

*Impromptu Public Speaking: Participants will give a 3-5 minute speech on a randomly selected topic.

 

*Livestock Judging: Participants evaluate livestock: beef (market and breeding), sheep and swine. individual scores will be added to comprise a team score.

 

*Shooting Sports: Each participant may compete in three shooting activities, an outdoor skills test, and complete a written test. The three shooting activities include: archery, rifle, and shotgun.

 

*Sewing Contest: Contestants will sew an item and then will create a display to highlight how and why the item was created.

 

*Talent: All performances need to be under five minutes since the major focus of the State 4-H Talent Show is entertainment. Categories include: dance, piano, variety, vocal, and instrumental.

 

*Shop Smart Challenge: Select and model an outfit for a set of judges, sharing decisions made in the selection of the outfit. They also demonstrate decision making skills in selecting the most suitable of three outfits.

 

*Video Production: Participants are to develop short film using their choice of music and video production techniques while at State Contests. The participants will have 24 hours to create a short film using a unique film element announced the first day.

 

*World of Work: Participants submit a resume and job application and then they interview with human resource professionals.

 

*State Contests Winners of this contest also win the right to compete in a National Contest.

TRACKS: Each year we offer four fun, education tracks, such as:

Shift into a New Gear - Learn how to handle two problems that affect teen’s everyday: bullies and distracted driving! Your fellow peers will be teaching how to have healthy and safe relationships with others and how to decrease the risk of distracted driving.

 

Adventurous Living - Come learn how to make adventurous living a part of your lifestyle! Whether it’s getting outside more or skipping your daily dose of sugar, every little bit can help you feel and look your best!

 

Cooking up Fun - Join Extension Specialist, Karin Allen, as she helps you explore the scientific components of sugar cookies in a kitchen laboratory.

 

Become a Textile Pro with Black Diamond - Learn about what it takes to be an outdoor clothing designer with help from one of the fastest growing performance clothing brands in the world, Black Diamond.