4-H Record Keeping & Award Information

Click here to find 4-H record keeping forms and help sheets, as well as award applications! In order to be considered for any county awards, all record keeping and award applications must be turned in to the extension office by the Tuesday after Labor Day: September 8th, 2020!



There are several ways to keep track of your records in 4-H!  Record keeping helps show what all you've accomplished throughout your year and provides a year-by-year look at how you're growing through your involvement in the 4-H program. 


Don't forget to use the Record Book Checklist ! This is the same evaluation form that the record book committee will use to evaluate your records.


 Help Sheet: Record Keeping & Awards Frequently Asked Questions Help Sheet!

Help Sheet: Record Keeping 101 Includes examples!

Help Sheet: How to Write Goals


2020 Record Book Forms & Examples

1. Two Examples of the Title Page (Front & Back)

2. 4-H Story Example

  • You may create a 4-H Story instead of completing the Yearly Participation Summary. Be sure you follow the Yearly Participation Summary to cover all points in your 4-H Story.

3. 4-H Yearly Participation Summary (PDF, Excel)

4. Static Project Record Form

  • Use your Goal Cards from Fair
  • Static Project Record From (Goal Cards) will be used for all Static (Clover Hall) Exhibits

5. Static Reflection Form (PDF, Word)

  • This Static Reflection Form will be used for all Static (Clover Hall) Exhibits

5. Static Reflection Form with Lines (PDF, Word

  • This Static Reflection Form will be used for all Static (Clover Hall) Exhibits 

6. All Livestock- Project Record Worksheets (PDF, Word)

  • Each project area needs to fill out one worksheet
  • Livestock Project Worksheet – Beef, Bucket Calves, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Horse, Rabbit, Poultry & Small Pets



We have developed Award Packets for each area (Project & Special, Nomination & Adult Volunteer Awards).  The Award Packet contains the applications for all of the awards you are eligible for in your age division. 

There will only be ONE Award Application with the list of awards each 4-H'er is eligible for. Each 4-H'er will fill out ONE Application for all of the areas they wish to apply for. 


2020 Award Applications/Nominations

Contact Kayla Willms with questions at...
work (515)-386-2138
or email: khyett@iastate.edu

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