4-H Award Nomination
The 4-H program is here to build character and develop life changing skills in our youth. We do this by providing experiences in the form of club projects as well as county and state events. We love to recognize the amazing efforts of our 4-H youth and celebrate the mastery they have obtained.
Each fall we review the past year and highlight some of the amazing things our youth have done during our annual 4-H Achievement Night banquet. We would love your help in identifying those youth who deserve to be recognized.
We are looking for 4-H youth who are examples to others; those who show a level of mastery in their project area, participation in local club and county/state programs, and mentorship. They can be of any age. Please take 5 minutes and nominate a 4-H youth (even yourself) on this GOOGLE FORM.
We will be awarding an “Outstanding Youth” award to a member in each of the eight
4-H project areas. Below are the “project” nomination categories and a brief description.
1. Citizenship and Civic Education
Youth that participate in this project area complete projects that focus on citizenship, cultural education, global
education, intergenerational programming, understanding physical & mental limitations, volunteerism, or service
learning/community service. Students may choose to keep a portfolio, create a poster, or write a report to submit in county and state contests.
2. Communications and Expressive Arts
This project area is very broad and covers many different aspects of 4-H. Communication arts (such as preparing a speech or writing a poem), Performing Arts (dance, musical talent), Arts and Crafts, Graphic Design, and
Photography are just a few examples of projects that can be completed under the Communications and
Expressive Arts heading.
3. Consumer and Family Sciences
Youth that complete projects under the Consumer and Family Sciences title might focus on Child care/Babysitting,
Clothing, Sewing Construction, Quilting, Knitting, Crochet, Needlecraft, Spinning/Weaving, Consumer Education,
and Interior Design.
4. Environmental Education and Earth Sciences
Youth who are interested in Forestry, Rangeland, Shooting Sports, or Waste Management can complete projects
in this category. Creating posters, writing reports, and giving speeches on these (and many more) topics are all
excellent examples of projects for this area.
5. Healthy Lifestyle Education
Anything to do with cooking or baking can be considered a Healthy Lifestyle Education project. Topics can include
Food Preservation, Food Preparation, Breads, Outdoor Cooking, and Cake/Cupcake Decorating.
6. Personal Development and Leadership
Projects in this area exemplify personal development and leadership among 4-H youth. Typically posters, reports, or demonstrations are used as a way to show these completed projects. They include categories such as 4-H
Promotion, Leadership Skills Development, and Collections of coins, stamps, or trading cards.
7. Plants and Animals
Many of our youth will complete with animal projects. These range from competing in the horse program to small stock such as poultry and rabbits. Youth that cultivate a garden, take care of house plants, study insects, or promote agriculture in any form typically fit into this category.
8. Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
STEM 4-H participants’ completed projects range from science experiments, computer technology, robotics, woodworking, electronics, rocketry, and more.
Thank you for your participation in this nomination process.