Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook

2016 Iowa State Fair, August 11-21

 

General Information

2016 Combined ISF 4-H Exhibits General Rules and Class Descriptions
     with special rules, for county fairbooks
2016 Letter of Changes in above
 
2016 Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibits Building Fair Book & Schedule
2016
County Quotas
 
2016 County State Fair Insurance Information
2016 County State Fair Insurance Form--REQUIRED OF ALL COUNTIES

2016 Tuesday, August 9 Exhibit Check-In Times
2016 Exhibit Checkout Form
2016 Exhibit Check-Out Posted Times
         
2016 CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT INSTRUCTIONS: Preparation of 4-H Exhibits for Check-In and Check-Out at Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibits Building--this is how to prep and get your county exhibits to/from the 4-H Exhibits Building--for actual Exhibit Entry see FairEntry Manual
2016 Additional Sunday Night Checkout Instructions
 
2016 FairEntry Manual: Fair Entry Static Exhibits
Fair Entry Printed Exhibit Tags = Avery 8387, perforated, 4/page
 
2016 State Fair 4-H Exhibitor Instructions & Letter
 
County Ticket Order Form - Due July 10 - Send directly to Iowa State Fair
Exhibitor Ticket Order Form - Due July 20 - Send directly to Iowa State Fair
Youth Inn Information -- send directly to Youth Inn
 
State Fair Gate Map
Exhibits Building Map
Suggested County Judges Orientation
General 4-H Evaluation Form (PDF) (MSWord)
 
2016 County Fairs by Date or 2016 County Fairs Alpha
 

Judging Philosophy

Strengthening Goal Centered Learning-Adults, 4H 203
4-H Judges Information webpage
Evaluating 4-H Exhibits Handbook: where you may find more information
 

Communications

2016 Communications Reservation Process and Entry Form (in JotForm)
https://form.jotform.com/61573405143955
 
Reservation questions, please contact 4h.comm@gmail.com
 
FairEntry County Communication Entry Helpsheet - Staff
 
2016 4-H Exhibit Building Communication Information & Rules 
 
4-H State Fair Communications webpage 
Counties may bring up to 6 Educational Presentations, 4 Working Exhibits, 3 Share-The-Fun, and 2 Extemporaneous Speakers.  We will not schedule more than two (2) performances from a county during a Noon Share The Fun show.  2 Communications Posters per County 
 
Exhibitor Letters, Report Forms, Evaluations, Copyright
Exhibits Building Map
 

Family and Consumer Sciences

2016 Awardrobe Clothing Event (ACE) main webpage
2016 Awardrobe Clothing Event (ACE) County Groups -- Day of County Participation August 11 or 12 at Memorial Union-ISU, Ames
 
2016 Awardrobe Clothing Event (ACE) Entries Helpsheet - Staff (coming soon)
NOTE: ALL participant information will be entered and uploaded in FAIR ENTRY
 
Awardrobe Clothing Event Categories webpage - Cited Publications in right column

2016 ACE UPDATES below

6-F Clothing Event Schedule orPDF
6-F1 Duties of a Group Volunteer/Coordinator
6-G Clothing Event Eligibility Requirements 
6-G1 The $15 Challenge Q/A
6-H County Checklist--COUNTY STAFF
6-I Clothing Event Participant Letter, PREForm, & Information (MSWord)  (PDF)
      PRE-Form only (MSWord)
6-J Clothing Selection Participant Report Form (MSWord)  (PDF)
6-J Fashion Revue Participant Report Form (MSWord)  (PDF)
6-J The $15 Challenge Participant Report Form (MSWord)  (PDF)
6-K Clothing Selection Report Help
6-K Fashion Revue Report Help
6-K The $15 Challenge Report Help
6 4-H 315ABC Adventures In Clothing Publication
6-L Clothing Event County Intent to Participate - Staff
6-M Clothing Event Writing Stage Commentary Help
6-N Clothing Event Judges Orientation
6-N1 Suggested Interview Questions
6-O Clothing Selection judges Evaluation Form (MSWord)  (PDF)
6-O Fashion Revue Judges Evaluation Form (MSWord)  (PDF)
6-O The $15 Challenge Judges Evaluation Form (MSWord)  (PDF)
6-P County Clothing Report Form for Junior/Intermediate (MSWord)  (PDF)
6-Q Importance of the Fashion Show
6-R Checklist for Ready To Wear
Campus/Memorial Union Map

 

Food & Nutrition

Inappropriate Food Exhibits for Iowa 4-H Fairs, 4h 3023, April 2009 Preserved Food 4-H Exhibit Label, Word, VI-991291, December 2000
Food & Nutrition Evaluation Form (PDF) (MSWord)
 
Food & Nutrition Project Webpage -- Check here for more information
 

Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT QUOTAS: Counties see 2016 County Quotasfor details of restrictions.
Photography FairEnry Help Sheet

 
Photo Label - Full Sheet, single sided (PDF) (MSWord)
Photo Label - Half Sheet, double sided (PDF) (MSWord)
Photo Label - Half Sheet, two per page, double (PDF) (MSWord)
Photography Evaluation Form (PDF) (MSWord)
 
NEW--10304X Digital Photography Exhibit -- Deadline Extended to August 1
The addition of this experimental class is intended to provide a different photography exhibition experience for 4-H members. It also serves to provide legitimacy to on-line galleries as a medium for photography exhibition. Additionally, the class may reduce barriers for some 4-H’ers who may not have ready access to matting and mounting expertise or materials. We will keep this class at least two years before evaluating if the class is achieving the desired goals. See above Combined ISF 4-H Exhibits General Rules and Class Descriptions, with special rules, for county fairbooks. Photography and Digital Photography will use the same Photo Label and Evaluation. 
 
Will be evaluated on good photo criteria:  Composition, technical factors, rule of thirds – all criteria for photos whether they are digital or printed.  For digital photos – won’t have a finish (matte or glossy) or matting/mounting choices.  That portion of the evaluation sheet will not apply.
 
The youth should still be able to answer/explain all other decisions made as they would with any other photo. Cropping, enhancement, camera settings, etc. Would be appropriate to ask (not as a ribbon deciding question but a process type question) why they chose to exhibit as a digital image. Whatever it is, they should be able to tell you why they chose digital.
 
10304X Photography Help Sheet = Directions to enter, upload, and submit your digital 10304X photograph in FairEntry.  August 1 submission deadline.
 

Science, Mechanics, Technology

2016 Auto/Motorcycle Exhibit Form (Word, PDF)
2016 Tractor Exhibit Form & Letter (Word, PDF)
State Fair Gate Map
 

4-H Iowa State Fair Results & News Releases-2016

Available in August

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