How to Prepare for Judging

Part of the 4-H experience is the project interview and judging process.  In order to participate in judging, you must be a 4-H member in good standing and have enrolled by April 1st.  This includes following your club and county guidelines such as attending at least 50% of the meetings, turning in enrollment forms on time, and following your club's constitution and bylaws.

Your project interview will be an opportunity for you to show the judge the knowledge and skills you have gained through doing your 4-H project.  The guidelines or "What to Exhibits" below will help you prepare and tell you what to bring to county judging.  If you have questions you can talk to your project advisor or call the Extension Office at 937-599-4227.

We try to follow state judging and guidelines to the best of our ability. To view what state judging requires, you may follow this link: ohio4h.org/nonlivestockguidebook

2019 What to Exhibits

Topic Day of Judging Project #'s
Writing

June 17 & July 8

588
Gardening June 20 671, 691, 692
Food & Nutrition June 24 459, 461, 462, 463, 467, 469, 472, 474,
475, 476, 477, 481, 484, 485, 486, 487
Cake Decorating June 24 492
Photography June 24 584, 585, 586, 589M
Clothing & Textile Science

June 25

& July 9

406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 415, 417, 418, 419, 420, 424, 425, 426, 430, 432M
Quilting June 25 498, 499
Shooting Sports June 25 630, 631, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757
Communication July 8 377
Creative Arts July 8 496, 497, 592, 593, 
Discovering 4-H July 8 91
Engineering Excitement July 8 504, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 540, 541, 542, 543
Genealogy July 8 442
Healthy Living July 8 300, 351, 352, 353, 357, 358, 359
Home Living July 8 405, 491, 494, 495
Horseless Horse July 8 173
Leadership & Citizenship July 8 365, 370, 371, 372, 373 374, 375, 376, 383
Money Management July 8 445, 448
Natural World July 8 611, 612, 617, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 641, 644, 645, 646, 670
Self-Determined July 8 365
STEM Judging July 8 490, 493, 500, 501, 502, 503, 503M, 507, 508, 512M, 517, 518, 550, 555
Tractor & Machinery July 8 551, 552, 553, 554, 561
Vet Sciences July 8 244, 245, 246
Welding July 8 573
Woodworking July 8 556, 557, 558, 559, 560M
Workforce Preparation July 8 382
Companion Animals July 11 200, 201D, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 227, 365.13