The primary objective of a 4-H judging contest is to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled to demonstrate their knowledge of the related subject matter.
Below are study resources for a variety of subject matter areas that may help you prepare for 4-H judging contests.
Kansas 4-H offers a variety of events and activities which include a judging contest component. Details about the contests are on each event website.
If you are working to prepare for a judging contest related to a 4-H project, and have resources to add to the list, please reach out to a Post Rock District office. We appreciate it!
Post Rock District 4-H Day Judging Contests
4-H Day is a great opportunity to try a judging contest! Each available contest will be the same at both 4-H Day events, so you should only participate in a contest one time during 4-H Days. Participants DO NOT need to pre-register for these judging contests. Judging times will be posted when each 4-H Day schedule is released, and you can judge when you are available. For those who have not participated in a judging contest before, volunteers/staff will be available to explain the process to you before you start. Each contest will have a Junior (7-12) and Senior (13+) division based on age before January 1, 2023. Results will be combined from both 4-H Day events to declare Post Rock District winners. Cloverbuds can practice by working with an adult. 4-H members will participate individually. All cell phones and other communications devices must be turned off while participating. Find more details about 4-H Day on the event’s webpage.
The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes take place in August on the K-State campus in Manhattan. It includes the state 4-H livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, livestock skillathon, and livestock quiz bowl in one action-packed weekend.