The Rockland County 4-H Project Showcase is an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit their unique talents and skills, and receive feedback for improvement.
Any enrolled 4-H member can enter a project in the 4-H showcase. Whether you participated in a 4-H program, joined a club, attended a state event, or pursued your own 4-H projects this year, you are eligible to enter a project! Not enrolled? Contact Kristin Ruggiero at email@example.com to learn how you can get involved!
Any project you can think of can be entered in the showcase, as long as it was created in the current 4-H year (October 1 - September 30). For a full description of projects, view the NYS 4-H Youth Building Premium Book.
In June of each year, the Rockland County 4-H Program will accept registrations for projects through an online portal. To enter a project, members:
All 4-H Projects are evaluated based on the Danish System of Judging. The Danish System is a method of evaluating entries or exhibits relative to an ideal for the exhibitor’s grade level and experience. Awards are broken down into four categories:
The evaluators take into consideration the “process” or what a 4-H’er has learned through their project, not just the end product. Perfection is not the goal of 4-H, youth development is.
The evaluators are selected based on their knowledge and expertise in the project areas. Evaluators may be professionals, teachers, or other volunteers.
By entering projects in the showcase, youth are able to:
The projects entered in the Rockland County 4-H Showcase will be on exhibit within the county. They may be displayed on our website and/or at a library or other community center.
Selected projects are eligible for evaluation and exhibition at the New York State 4-H Fair in Syracuse, NY. Even if a member's project is not selected for evaluation, their project may still be displayed in the Rockland County 4-H Booth. See NYS 4-H Fair for details.
Yes! Dogs, cats, rabbits, cavies (guinea pigs), chickens, goats, horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and more are eligible for shows! There are different guidelines, procedures, and requirements for animals, though. For more information on caring for and showing animals, please visit NYS 4-H Youth Development Program | Department of Animal Science (cornell.edu) and contact Kristin Ruggiero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Resource Educator
(845) 429-7085 x 103
Last updated August 22, 2022