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2020 MN State Showcase Questions & Answers

Have questions?  See if they have already been answered!  If not we will add questions as they come in!

Check out the State Website if your question is not below.  If you still don't get your questions answered please reach out to us!

763-689-1810 or Olso5484@umn.edu

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Q:  How does this whole process work?

A: View the sign up sheet to see who qualifies-->  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19iqw8JyKZYCLk0Li5Rlocm5oVzKu4ifzflfXk9Bh4rY/edit#gid=1653549448

Decide what projects  you'll be entering and contact the office to let us know what you will be showing.

Register those projects in Fair Entry--> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o4e_fLHEfTD_sQx3ljT37RZDVld2cwpjg2fKrasw5IU/edit#heading=h.ao6jwkxgee93

Proceed with Walton registration and payment when that open- Isanti County 4-H will reimburse for 2 static projects, 2 animal science projects or one of each after the state showcase.  Max of $70

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION BY 8/12/2020!

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Q: What can my child expect if they choose to participate in a statewide showcase?

A: Static: A judge will review each youth’s project entries. Youth will meet with the judge in a group setting via video conference. During registration, families will have an opportunity to select from a conference judging window based on their scheduling availability. Some projects (i.e. fashion revue and public presentations) may require a Flipgrid video uploaded for judges to watch prior to judging. Families will receive an email with instructions on how and when to submit this video. 

Livestock: Youth will participate in a virtual show where a judge will evaluate animals in a class, make placings and give reasons on the class, and select animals to advance for overall recognition. The show will be broadcast as the judge reviews videos and makes placings in real-time. It will also be recorded for future viewing.

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Q:What is the deadline for registering to participate?

A: All state registrations need to be complete by 8/12

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Q:  Is there a cost to participating in the Minnesota 4-H statewide showcase?

A: Yes

General projects and public presentations: $15 per entry

Animal projects: $35 per entry

Share the Fun and County Arts-In: no entry fee

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Q: Can my youth show more than 1 animal in the same class?

A: Yes

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Q: Will there be state premiums this year?

A: No this is a expense that the State Fair board usually pays.  They will not be proving these funds this year.

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Q: Is Isanti County 4-H providing scholarships to help cover state showcase costs?

A: Yes, we will cover 2 animal science projects or 2 static projects or a combination of both for a maximum amount of $70.

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Q: Are my pictures & video due August 12th?

A: Pictures must be in Fair Entry by August 12.  That is part of State Showcase Registraion. Video submissions need to be into Walton Webcasting from Aug 24th-31st.  

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