Project Bowl is a long-standing program in Minnesota 4-H and is the second-most attended event of the year. In Project Bowl, teams of 3-5 youth build skills working and thinking together while testing their knowledge in these 4-H areas: dairy, dog, general livestock, horse, llama/alpaca, poultry, rabbit and wildlife.
In a traditional year, there are four regional bowls, which lead to the state competition. Each has two divisions: Junior (grades 3-8) and Senior (grades 4 through 4-H graduation). Regional winners advance to the 4-H State Project Bowl. Winners at the state level in dairy, general livestock, horse and poultry go on to national contests!
Get your friends together, recruit a coach, study hard, and most of all have fun during the project bowl season!
In 2021, the 4-H Project Bowl program is going virtual! Each species will compete online on a separate day in a fun team trivia contest. Teams of 3-5 members (still competing in the separate grade divisions) will work together to answer the questions. Top placing teams will be eligible for national competition opportunities if available. There won't be a State Project Bowl in 2021.
Upcoming virtual competitions
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March 6: Dairy and dog
March 13: Horse and wildlife
March 20: Poultry and rabbit
March 27: General livestock and llama/alpaca
Project Bowl references used for each contest are below. Each contest selects questions from the references provided each year. For the integrity of the contest, we do not release contest questions.
There are some temporary references changes for the 2021 season to accommodate the new contest platform and for the integrity of the questions.
Registration deadline was Feb. 5, 2021. To register a team after Feb. 5, send an email to email@example.com.
The state 4-H bowl committee agrees it is important to increase bowl interest and participation, particularly for younger 4-H’ers, so we are offering a non-competitive “Bowling 101” category.
Coach and volunteer information
Interested in coaching a 4-H Project Bowl team?
This training focused on the new contest layout. The recording only shows the main meeting room, not the breakout rooms where the teams will be during the contest.
4-H Project Bowl Procedure of Play video (traditional bowl)
Tentative 2022 Dates
- March 5
- March 12
- March 19
- March 26 (snow date)
- April 9 - State