4-H Communications and the Arts programs work to engage youth through hands-on experiences that connect to their lives and respond to their interests. 4-H programs develop skills in design, creative expression, and communication to teach creative and critical thinking, self-expression, and inspire kids to explore future career opportunities.

Camera Corps

Camera Corps is a talented group of youth photographers working together to make beautiful, powerful, and creative photographs of communities across Iowa.

Iowa 4-H Reporters

This program offers in-depth hands-on learning experiences with partner organizations, as well as self-directed project creation as a part of a reporting team at the State Fair.

Awardrobe Clothing Event

The Awardrobe Clothing Event provides an opportunity for youth across the state to showcase their apparel design and production knowledge.

National Photography Summit

The National Youth Summit on photography is a national opportunity for youth to engage in a timeless art form in a setting filled with historic architecture, beautiful landscapes, and more.

design camp

In partnership with the ISU College of Design, this camp provides an immersive experience for high school youth to learn about multiple design disciplines.