County Awards


Polk County Awards and Recognition Page



Rules and Regulations for Award Applications

  • Awards are based on the work done during the 4-H year: September 15, 2017, through September 14, 2018. Members can apply for a maximum of four project awards, one leadership award, and one citizenship award.

  • Award applications can be found below, but are also available at the Extension Office.

  • Supplemental Information is defined as one side of two sheets of paper with photographs, clippings, and other documentation showing what you’ve done in the award category during the year. This means you may submit two pages that are each one-sided. The application and supplemental information are to be stapled in the upper left corner rather than in a booklet or folder.

  • The Award Application and Supplemental Information are to be stapled in the upper left corner rather than placed in a report folder

  • You must be available for scheduled award interviews: October 23 or October 25 in the evening

  • Awards will be presented on Sunday, November 11, 2018

(!) Clarification: Youth may only receive the Peer Award once as a Junior, once as an Intermediate and once as a Senior. Youth may receive a Record Book Award every year they submit a record book. This applies to Citizenship and Leadership, with the exception of the Senior Leadership category.

(!) The Citations section on the rubric says to cite EVERY photo and article, etc. If you’ve included photos you took or your family took, please indicate that in a general statement on a visible spot toward the front; you won’t have to cite each photo. However, you will need to cite each newspaper article or other photos not taken by yourself or a family member.


Award Applications

View a list of available project awards

Junior Award Application Forms

Intermediate Award Application Forms

Senior Award Application Forms

Banner Club Form

County Council Application

Clover Dash 5K Scholarship

Clover Dash Club Grants

All applications are due to the Extension office no later than 12:00 PM on Monday, October 1, 2018. (Unless noted in the application)


All applicants for awards will participate in an interview appropriate for the grade level. Applicants must be available for the following scheduled interview times:

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m.

View helpful interview tips here.

4-H Record Books

Information to complete your record book can be found at the 4-H record keeping website.


Please contact Madisen Gaskin at or 515-957-5771. 


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