1. Be EXCITED about your project!
2. The 4-H judge wants to hear ALL about your project…
- How you selected this project?
- What you used as resources or information sources?
- Who helped you with the project?
- Materials, cost and time spent on the project?
- Talk about your project start to finish.
- What did you LEARN?
- What were the challenges or hardest part of the project?
3. Consider the deep thought provoking questions as a result of your project…
- What did you learn about yourself by completing this project?
- What did you learn that will help you in everyday life in the future?
4. Be careful not to use too much text on a poster…
- Use bullet points
- Only have 1 to 3 sentences per photo caption
5. If you are creating a poster and want to share more text or photos – consider adding a notebook which accompanies the poster. (exhibitors can have a poster and a notebook to explain one project)
6. Photos of YOU (4-Her) doing the project – Step by Step – in a poster or notebook is FANTASTIC!
7. When possible add 3-D objects to the exhibit.
8. On the poster or notebook always include your top 2 or 3 resources or references for the project. (books, publications, web sites, people or offices, etc.)
9. Be prepared to tell your story about your project with the judge – they want to hear all about it! For more tips and information about 4-H judging tips contact your County Extension Office and 4-H Program Coordinator or adult 4-H volunteer.
PREPARED BY: Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator, Agroforestry (email@example.com) REVIEWED BY: Tammy Lorch, Extension Educator, Youth Development (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Revised July 2015