Bucket of Junk Challenge

Bucket of Junk creations

Join Clay County 4-H for this super fun challenge of welding and/or creating your own structure from what will be found in your “Bucket of Junk”. Premiums and ribbons are earned and Demco Manufacturing is also offering additional premiums of $30 for 1st Place, $20 for the 2nd Place and $10 for 3rd place as well as plasma cut plaques. The judging will take place during Achievement Fair, 1:00pm in the 4-H Auditorium.
 
The buckets of junk will be available after March 9 at the extension office and their availability will be announced in the Clover Notes.
 

BUCKET OF JUNK CHALLENGE

1. Open to all Clay County 4-Hers grades 4-12.
 
2. There will be no entry fee.
 
3. Limit of 1 bucket per 4-Her.
 
4. Youth may register for the Metal Fabrication SpIn event (held every other year) to learn welding basics and/or may work independently and have an adult mentor teach and give advice for the challenge.
 
5. Registration for the Metal Fabrication SpIn event (every other year) may be found on the ISU Extension – Clay County website.
 
6. Please call the extension office to register for the Bucket of Junk challenge. Registered participants will be notified of the Bucket of Junk pick up date and location via the Clover Notes.
 
7. Each participant will receive steel pieces that are similar.
 
8. 75% of the items in the Bucket of Junk must be used to make the sculpture. Extra pieces may be added in order to create the sculpture of your vision.
 
9. All items of the junk may be cleaned, sanded, welded, cut, bolted, fastened, bent, shaped, painted or finished in any manner the sculptor desires.
 
10. The sculpture may be welded by a parent. But, if the parent welds the sculpture, the exhibit may only be judged in the Creative Art project area (Visual Art - Class 630).
 
11. If the 4-Her welds the sculpture, the exhibit may be judged as Mechanics (Welding - Class 920) or as Creative Art (Visual Art - Class 630).
 
12. Please remember to fill out a goal sheet for this exhibit.
 
13. The Bucket of Junk Challenge exhibits will also be judged by Demco Manufacturing employees for: 1) originality 2) craftsmanship and 3) general overview of the metal work. This judging will include additional premiums of $30 for 1st Place, $20 for the 2nd Place and $10 for 3rd place as well as plasma cut plaques. All the additional awards are provided by Demco Manufacturing.
 
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.

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