Information for 4-H Judges

Iowa 4-H Judges can access judges' resources related to Iowa 4-H judging philosophy, project area information, training videos, and resources that support judges in the different project areas on the Resources for Evaluating Exhibits webpage. You can also click on "Resources for Evaluating Exhibits" in the upper right Judges Resources section of this page.

Static Judges' Information

How to become a 4-H Judge:

  1. Complete "Evaluate, Educate, Encourage: 4-H Judges Training" for general knowledge about the role of a 4-H judge and expectations. This is a live training at this time (either in person or via Zoom).
  2. Complete the project area training offered. Many of these trainings are recorded and can be found on the Resources for Evaluating Exhibits webpage.
  3. Complete the judges database form.

Livestock Judges' Information
  • Livestock Judges' Information
  • For information about livestock judging, contact Iowa 4-H, 515-294-1017.
  • 4-H Livestock Judge Preferences Form  (MSWord)   (PDF)
  • Iowa Horse Show Judge's Database and Related Information (ISU Equine Science)
Judges' Training Offerings
This section will be updated when offerings are scheduled for the 2023-24 4-H Program Year.