Judging is based on what you know, as well as the quality of the project exhibit created. Here are some helpful hints to help you prepare for the 4-H Judging Events:
During the Conference Judging:
* Always look at the judge when she/he is talking to you or you are talking to them
* RELAX - you are telling them about what you have done!
* Be polite
* Have fun!
Possible Questions during the Conference Judging:
* How many years have you been enrolled in this project?
* How did you get interested in this project area?
* What was your favorite part of making this project?
* What kinds of exhibits or projects have you made in the past?
* What skills did you learn that were new to you!
* Did someone assist you with this project? Who? How?
* If you could make this project again, what would you do differently?
* How do you see using the knowledge you have gained from doing this project as you get older?
* What do you plan to do next year?
Determining Ribbon Placing:
* White (Fair): 4-H'er is not able to explain project of how they did it. Exhibit and 4-H'ers knowledge is below expectations.
* Red (Average): 4-H'er knows information but doesn't explain very well. Exhibit is acceptable quality.
* Blue (Good): 4-H'er knows and explains accurately the project and knowledge. Exhibit is of high quality.
*Purple (Champion & Reserve Champion): 4-H'er goes beyond project emphasis and personal goals. Exhibit is of exceptional quality.