Information for 4-H Judges
Self-Study for Exhibit Judges Training or Refresher
To judge 4-H exhibits you must watch the State Fair Update Webinar and access the webpage 4-H Projects to study and print the Tip Sheets & Hot Sheets. Your county Extension office or the county you are judging in should also provide the sheets to you upon request.
- State Fair Update Webinar
- Letter/Information about April 4 webinar
Judges Tip Sheet 2011
2011 Informational Letter for ALL Exhibit Judges
2011 Informational Letter for Food & Nutrition Judges
2011 Informational Letter for Home Improvement, Clothing, Sewing Exhibit Judges
2011 Informational Letter for Visual Arts Judges
- The Evaluating 4-H Exhibits Handbook web page is available. Here you will find resource materials conected with 4-H project areas.
Current 4-H Judges, who have changes to their contact information or judging preferences
new 4-H Judges, who have completed a recent training, please use the 4-H Exhibit Judges Preference Form (PDF download or type-in MSWord) to let us know your judging preferences and personal contact information.
(Livestock only judges, see info below.)
If you would like more information about 4-H Exhibit Judge opportunities, please e-mail Mary Kay Litzel and she will send you pertinent information.
Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibits Information
- Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook
2013 Combined ISF 4-H Exhibits General Rules and Class Descriptions,
with special rules, for county fairbooks
4-H Livestock Judges Information
Individuals who want to be considered for Iowa 4-H Livestock Judges need to fill out the 4-H Livestock Judge Preference form (PDF download or type-in MSWord). Please be sure that you include livestock show judging experience and qualifications (i.e. county fair judging experience, regional, national show experience, etc.). The completed form should be mailed to the State 4-H Office (or e-mail attached to Mike Anderson). After review, your name may be placed in the State 4-H Judges database where Iowa County Extension offices have access to names of potential livestock judges for their county fairs and shows. For further information contact Mike Anderson, 515-294-8617.
4-H Clothing Event Judges
Clothing Event Judge's Tips webpage explains the different areas of and rules for the 4-H Clothing Event at the Iowa State Fair--Clothing Selection, The $15 Challenge, and Fashion Revue. This page also has many links to webpages and information participants will be using. All Clothing Event forms will be found in the Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook.
4-H Food & Nutrition Judges Information
Answer Line, 800-262-3804, is the final word for food safety and preparation along with the Ball canning and processing information.
A special online Food & Nutrition judges training was held online Monday, April 27, 2015. The session was on 4-H Food & Nutrition Judges Training Webinar on “Gluten-Free Myths, Truths, & Baked Goods” and how to evaluate products and informational posters as fair exhibits. Use the left column menu to go to the Judges Training webpage for this timely information.
On the Food & Nutrition Project webpage are the following helps.