Davis County 4-H - County Contests

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Davis County 4-H offers many different contests each year. Contests are a great way for youth to demonstrate what they have learned. Contests are FREE and are open to all enrolled youth 3rd -12th grades unless noted. Each event will require pre-registration 1 day prior to the contest at 4h.zsuite.org. Youth who qualify will be prepared to compete at the state level at various events throughout the year. All contest participants receive an accomplishment prize, but there is a larger 1st place prize. Judges are adult volunteers involved with 4-H and/or the specific topics. If you are interested in volunteering to judge a youth contest please contact the Davis County 4-H office.

*Events are subject to change. Contact the Davis County 4-H office with questions regarding registration and event details.


Calendar of Events 2021

Dates

February 12

March 26

April 30

May 28

June 25

July 30

October 29

November 26

December 17

Contest

FCS Skill-A-Thon

STEM Makers

Shooting Sports

Talent Contest

Photography/Videography

Horse & Livestock Skill-A-Thon

Cosplay & Sewing Construction

STEM

Graphic Design

Location

Virtual

Virtual or In-person

In-person

In-person

Virtual or In-person

In-person

In-person

Virtual or In-person

Virtual or In-person

Contest Details

Contest Description                                                  
FCS SKILL-A-THON In preparations for state FCS contests, this contest helps youth prepare for consumer decision making, specialties in sewing and fabric construction, cooking and meal prep, and fashion. Youth will be presented with various questions and can compete as individuals or a team of 2 or 3. 
STEAM MAKER STEAM Maker contests allow youth 15 minutes to present their made STEM project. STEAM Maker projects can be anything in the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics areas. Youth present their make, the thought process behind the make, share learned experiences and overcome challenges. Judges then will take 3-5 minutes to ask questions of the demonstrations. 
SHOOTING SPORTS Each participant may compete in three shooting activities, an outdoor skills test, and complete a written test. Individual scores will be determined from the combined target scores (900 points) and the outdoor skills test (100 points max) for a total of 1000 points. The written test score (100 points) will be used as a tie breaker.
TALENT SHOW Youth share a talent performance in the discipline of their choice such as vocal, drama, dance, instrumental, comedy, public speaking, acting, etc in 5 minutes or less. 
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY This contest is a great opportunity for youth to show their take photos and filmed videos as they had created them. Youth will have 5-8 minutes for photos, 8-10 minutes for videos to present. Youth will describe their process and editing of the presented item to judges. Judges will have 3-5 minutes for questions.
HORSE & LIVESTOCK
SKILL-A-THON
In preparations for state Horse & Livestock Bowl contests youth will be presented with various questions and can compete as individuals or a team of 2 or 3.  Contact bailey.horton@usu.edu for practice questions
COSPLAY & SEWING CONSTRUCTION Youth are to develop a cosplay outfit/costume to show off to the judges. “Cosplay” is a contraction of the words costume play. It is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Each contestant or team will model their costumes as well as give a 8-10 minute oral presentation and allow for 3-5 minute of questions from judges. Ability to “be in character” is key.
ROBOTICS Youth can participate as individuals or as a group of 3 to have the opportunity to compete in robotic challenges determined by judges. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length for seniors, 5-10 minutes for Juniors and Intermediates. This includes 5 minutes for set up and take down.
GRAPHIC DESIGN Youth will be given 30 minutes to design a series of graphics covering topics from greeting and holiday cards, advertisements, shop signs, logos, etc. Participants will then share graphics to judges and answer questions to determine a winner

State contest information can be found here. Davis County 4-H county contests are scheduled to happen before state events happen to prepare youth for state contests and events.

General FAQ for State Contests

Contact Information

Davis County 4-H Extension Office: (801) 499-5370 (option 2)

Davis County 4-H Program Coordinators: