SUPERINTENDENT: Deb Gallo
Learning Objective: To develop teamwork and communication skills while working on club exhibits.
Rules: This department is to promote 4-H and your club. Enter on a separate entry form; do not include a club entry on an individual member’s entry form. Enter each class only once except for Divisions 4 and 11. The exhibit in each division should be designed and constructed by club youth and be a new project each year unless otherwise stated in the individual divisions. It is required that a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of six (6) youth from the club be present at the time of judging. If you have any questions contact the Superintendent.
Placings and Awards:
Divisions 1-10: 1-6 Strip Ribbons and Premium Money.
Best of Show: 1-6 Rosettes, First Place- $5.00 and Trophy
Set Up: July 12th by 6:00 PM.
Judging: July 13th , 9:00-NOON, Meet at Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall. Judging times will be assigned.
DIVISION 1 – FAIR THEME DISPLAY
Rules: Displays are to be a Tri-fold. Exhibit must incorporate the current Fair theme. The 2020 Theme is: “WE’RE STILL HAVING FUN”
540101 Fair Theme Club Exhibit
DIVISION 2 –CLUB GARDENING
Rules: Vegetable/Fruit Garden Exhibit will consist of 5 or more vegetables or fruits to be displayed in a container along with a trifold. Mandatory exhibit on display will include tri-fold. Exhibit may consist of photos, pictures, and drawings of developmental stages of garden and members’ participation.
540201 Vegetable Garden
DIVISION 3-CLUB STRAW BALE
Rules: Use A regular sized rectangular straw bale and decorate for outdoor display. After judging these bales will be displayed on the grounds. All parts must be attached. No loose props. Not to be part of Fair theme exhibit. Class:
540301 Club Decorated Straw Bale
DIVISION 4 – PROJECT AREA CLUB
Rules: A club may choose to exhibit in 2 different project areas in the Exhibit Hall departments. Each exhibit should be displayed and entered separately on a club exhibit entry form. Exhibits
must conform to Exhibit Hall size requirements.
540401 Project Area (Make sure you list each exhibit here)
DIVISION 5 – CLUB BANNERS
540501 Club Banners –Must be a 3’ X 6’fabric banner and must include club name to identify your club.
DIVISION 6-ELLIS BARN STALL DISPLAY
This contest is open to clubs to have an opportunity to decorate a stall in the Ellis Barn. Stalls are to be decorated using a theme selected by the club. (Examples of themes are History of the Oakland County Fair, a safety topic, an animal care issue, what the 4 H’s stands for, etc.) There is a limit on the number of stalls available and stalls will be assigned on a first come first choice basis by the Exhibit Hall Chair. Each stall is 10’ X 10’ and will have two 8’ tables and an electric light. DO NOT use any fasteners of any type in the stalls.
Scoring: 30%-overall appearance and neatness, 20%-content (visual aids) and correctness, ease of understanding, 20%-interest to Fair goers, 20%-education value, and 10%-knowledge of members on topic with judge interview.
Prizes: 1st Place-$100, 2nd Place-$80, 3rd Place-$60, 4th Place-$40, 5th Place-$20
540601 Ellis Barn Stall Display
DIVISION 7 – COMMUNITY SERVICE
Rules: At least 5 of your club members must participate in a community service project to help someone (or a family in need), to assist a charitable organization in a fundraising event, or to fill a need in your community. A trifold display and notebook of this project is to follow the general rules concerning displays. Clubs may enter both classes, one entry per class.
540701 Club Community Service-Single Project
540702 Club Community Service-Multiple Projects
DIVISION 8 – DRILL TEAM
Rules: Drill teams may be animal groups or may consist of non-animal groups. Presentations limited to not longer than 12 minutes.
540801 Horses (See Horse Schedule)
540802 Dogs (See Dog Show schedule for judging day and time)
540803 All other animals or non-animal groups
DIVISION 9 – PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
Rules: Each club is to follow an agenda and conduct a proper club meeting based on Robert’s Rules of Order. Presentation should be 10-15 minutes in length. Must include the following: a call to order, proper reports, at least one motion, and adjournment. Clubs must have a minimum of 5 members and a maximum of 10 to participate
540901 Club Demonstration
DIVISION 10 – SCRAPBOOKING
An artistic display and organization in a book produced showing your club activities.
541001 CLUB SCRAPBOOKING- An organization of photos and/or memorabilia artistically arranged in scrapbooking paper in a book
541002 CLUB SCRAPBOOKING DISPLAY-A scrapbooking display using traditional scrapbooking tools and accessories. The display can be a framed 12X12 scrapbook page (without glass) or a 12X12 canvas.
Best of Show
DIVISION 11-DECORATED BOWLING PINS
See Contests in Department 93 for entry information