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Tips for conference judging

During the Conference Judging:

  • Always look at the judge when she/he is talking to you or you are talking to them
  • RELAX - you are telling them about what you have done!
  • Be polite
  • Smile
  • Have fun!

Possible Questions during the Conference Judging:

  • How many years have you been enrolled in this project?
  • How did you get interested in this project area?
  • What was your favorite part of making this project?
  • What kinds of exhibits or projects have you made in the past?
  • What skills did you learn that were new to you?
  • Did someone assist you with this project? Who? How?
  • If you could make this project again, what would you do differently?
  • How do you see using the knowledge you have gained from doing this project as you get older?
  • What do you plan to do next year?

Determining Ribbon Placing:

  • White (Fair): 4-H'er is not able to explain project or how they did it. Exhibit and 4-H'ers knowledge is below expectations
  • Red (Average): 4-H'er knows information but doesn't explain very well. Exhibit is acceptable quality
  • Blue (Good): 4-H'er knows and explains accurately the project and knowledge. Exhibit is of high quality
  • Purple (Champion & Reserve Champion): 4-H'er goes beyond project emphasis and personal goals. Exhibit is of exceptional quality.

Related Events

Lac qui Parle County Fair

September 5, 2019 to September 8, 2019

4-H Entry Day

August 1, 2019


4-H Exhibit Building