4-H Evaluating Exhibits Handbook


This resources page provides the 4-H judging philosophy and other judging resource materials for county and state 4-H judges. For more information on judges webinars, and resources for county offices in working with 4-H exhibits judges, please visit the Judges Information Page.

Project Area Information

  • Project Area Webpages: These pages are for youth to use to assist their self-directed learning in 4-H project areas. The current list of recommended and approved educational resources are available at the bottom of each project area page.
  • Project Area Hot Sheets 4H 11xx: These printable resources summarize events, activities, education and careers related to each project area.
  • Exhibit Tip Sheets: These printable resources summarize the key aspects of exhibiting in each department and/or class at the fair.

 Judging Philosophy

Ag & Natural Resources

Child Development, Consumer & Management, Personal Development

Clothing/Clothing Activities


Creative Arts

Food and Nutrition

Home Improvement

Science Technology Engineering and Mechanics