Iowa 4-H Camera Corps is a program for all 4-H youth, specifically designed to support photographers that plan on participating in the photography project area at county fairs. Many Camera Corps participants go on to represent their counties at the state fair!
Register for the 2022-2023 Iowa 4-H Camera Corps
Once you log-in, find Camera Corps in the 4-H Events Tab within 4hOnline.
Each month, a photography theme is chosen with a different focus. Technical tips and suggestions are provided to help youth practice and create the most successful photographs for that theme. Jurors/Mentors provide individual feedback to each photographer about what is working well and ways they can keep practicing! Each submitted photograph will be exhibited digitally on the Iowa 4-H Facebook page where voting will be open to the public.
While learning, youth will make beautiful, powerful, and creative photographs of communities from across the state of Iowa. It is a valuable opportunity to practice photography skills and receive public recognition and juror feedback on their creations monthly.
The top ten Juror's Choice and top ten People’s Choice photographs will be printed, framed, and shown in gallery exhibitions around the state of Iowa. This is a great honor and opportunity for Iowa communities to see the amazing creativity and talent of their youth. After the photographs are exhibited, youth can take them home to hang on their own wall!
All youth from all counties are encouraged to join the Iowa 4-H Camera Corps. We want to help everyone become the best photographers they can be!
“I just want to say that I have really had a lot of fun doing these assignments and using my camera more. For a while I was starting to lose interest in photography, but this has really helped me practice more.”
“Each month I seem to find a new way to enjoy each theme! This theme has to be one of my top favorites. At first it was a challenge to create a photo during golden hour that wasn't going to be a silhouette, I am so thankful for these monthly themes to help myself and others grow!!”
This Months Theme
March's Iowa 4-H Camera Corps Theme 71 is "Self-Portrait Flat Lay" For this challenge, you are tasked with creating a self-portrait with a twist! This self-portrait cannot include you in it. This self-portrait is about your identity, things that are important to you, and things that make you who you are!
Submit your completed photograph using this jotform link by March 31.