State 4-H Recognition Day

Recognition

 


State 4-H Recognition Day March 30, 2019

Applications will open in 4HOnline on November 1, 2018


Print or Review Before You Arrive March 30

  • Interview Tips (5-2018)
  • Interview Evaluation Form (linked below per application area) will help you see how Committees are scoring information gained in your interview
  • Tentative Youth Schedule by County with Committee #, Time, & Interview Rooms (Available late February)
  • Floor Maps of Committee Rooms in Carver & Pearson Hall (Available late February)
  • Online Campus Map
  • General Schedule (Available late February)

If You Are Unable to Attend State Recognition Day

In revision.


February 1, 2019 Online Application Deadline

Prepare to Apply Through 4HOnline (opens November 1)

  • Organizing Your Application Materials and Instructions for Applying Online (in revision)
  • You will only prepare ONE one-page resume to be used in reviewing and evaluating all of your award applications.
  • All application materials must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on February 1.  Entries are time-stamped. 

Opportunities For Which Iowa 4-H Members May Apply

National 4-H Conference 
National 4-H Conference is a week-long trip to our nation's capital, March 28 – April 2, 2020. Youth stay at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD with delegates from across the nation.  This is a working event where youth will share their perspective on the 4-H program with national leaders, including Congressional members.

  • Applicants must be in grade 9-11 at the time of application
  • 5-6 delegates will be chosen (dependent on funding)
  • $500 cost per participant (dependent on funding), estimated trip value $2500
  • Submit APPLICATION in 4HOnline, 1 page resume
  • Applicants may only attend either National Conference or National Congress in one year, if you apply for and are selected for both, you will be awarded the National 4-H Conference trip.
  • Youth may only attend National Conference one time.
  • Program Overview, Goals and Expectations
  • Conference Interview Evaluation Form

National 4-H Congress 
This event is held over the Thanksgiving holiday, November 22-26, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. The event includes dynamic keynote speakers, community service in the Atlanta area, workshops on leadership, cultural issues, and team building. Delegates will also get a chance to tour the city of Atlanta.

  • Applicants must be in grade 10-11 at the time of application
  • 18 delegates will be chosen (dependent on funding)
  • $500 cost per participant (dependent on funding), estimated trip value $1300
  • Submit APPLICATION in 4HOnline, 1 page resume.
  • Applicants may only attend either National Conference or National Congress in one year, if you apply for and are selected for both, you will be awarded the National 4-H Conference trip.
  • Youth may only attend National Congress one time.
  • Program Overview, Goals and Expectations
  • Congress Interview Evaluation Form

State 4-H Council 
This group of high school students works directly with Iowa 4-H Youth Development staff to represent the program across the state. They speak to local 4-H groups, represent 4-H'ers ideas to staff, and work in committees to plan the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, 4-H'ers for 4-H campaign, and 4-H promotional ideas.  

  • Applicants must be in grade 10-11 at the time of application
  • Up to 40 applicants will be chosen with geographic and 4-H delivery mode representation disbursement considered.
  • Terms will be from the upcoming June through July of the following year.
  • All youth may apply.  A minimum of four members should represent 4-H delivery modes beyond traditional 4-H club membership. 
  • Submit APPLICATION in 4HOnline, 1 page resume.
  • Applicants may only serve each year as either a SESS Ambassador or State 4-H Council Member (choose preference if applying for both)
  • Youth may apply for a second year if requirements are met.
  • Program Overview, Goals and Expectations
  • State Council Interview Evaluation Form

State Project Awards
4-H'ers who have focused on specific project areas during their 4-H experience can apply for recognition for their efforts through this program. Awarded to 4-H'ers who have demonstrated mastery, leadership, communication, and service in their project. 

  • Applicants must be in grade 9-12 at the time of application
  • Up to 50 award recipients chosen
  • $100 per award (dependent on funding) made possible by Iowa 4-H Foundation donor
  • Submit APPLICATION in 4HOnline, 1 page resume.
  • Applicants may apply for two project area awards, but may only be awarded one per year, each area awarded to a youth only once
  • Program Overview, Goals and Expectations
  • Project Interview Evaluation Form

State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program Information
The 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program is designed to promote 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports. Youth selected to serve as Ambassadors, from June of the current year to June of the upcoming year, will receive training to become advocates for the program at county, regional, and state levels. Through the program, Ambassadors develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.

  • Applicants must be in grade 9-11 at the time of application, and at least 15 but not over 18 on January 1 of the application year. 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and have at least 3 years of enrollment in SESS. 
  • Up to 2 members may be selected to participate in National 4-H SESS Teen Institute.
  • Up to 20 applicants will be chosen with geographic disbursement considered.
  • Term will be the upcoming June through the July of the following year. 
  • Submit APPLICATION in 4HOnline and 1 page resume.
  • Applicants may only serve each year as either a SESS Ambassador or State 4-H Council Member (choose preference if applying for both)
  • Youth may apply for a second year if requirements are met.  
  • Program Overview, Goals and Expectations
  • Shooting Sports Ambassador Interview Evaluation Form

Iowa 4-H Reporter Program Information
The 4-H Iowa 4-H Reporters is an opportunity for youth who have an interest in media and the communications project area. Selected participants will get to work with professional media mentors from Iowa Public Television, WHO Radio and the Iowa Newspaper Association and develop news media during two consecutive weekdays of the Iowa State Fair. Participants will also attend a workshop in mid-July.

  • Applicants must be in grades 9-12 at the time of application.
  • Up to 16 of applicants will be chosen to participate in the following July/August.
  • Submit APPLICATION in 4HOnline, 1 page resume.
  • Opportunities in this experience include producing, audio, social media, video, and photography as a part of a team.
  • Applicants may apply multiple years.
  • Program Overview, Goals and Expectations (in development)
  • Project Interview Evaluation Form (in development)

Past Event Results

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