National 4-H Week is a time to celebrate 4-H and spread the word about Cornell Cooperative Extension’s exciting 4-H Youth Development Program. There are several ways to celebrate the week through participating in an activity or contest!

4-H Secretary Book Contest

Club secretary should deliver the completed book to the 4-H Office by Friday October 11th. All books will be judged and given a ribbon. The top 3 blue ribbon books will receive $10.00, $7.50, and $5.00 respectively.

Display Contest

  1. Must be in Wyoming County store or business window, school or bank - a place where it will be seen by the public.
  2. Must pertain to the theme- "Inspire Kids To Do"
  3. Must include club name and 4-H week dates, October 6-12, 2019.
  4. Must be in place by 6:00PM October 6th and remain in place through Saturday, October 19th (almost 2 weeks). 
  5. Be sure to notify the 4-H office by Tuesday, October 8th regarding the location of the exhibit. (585-786-2251)
  6. Awards for the display will be Blue awards- $15.00, Red awards-$12.50. In addition-1st, 2nd and 3rd blues will receive an additional $5.00, $4.00, and $3.00 respectively.

Poster Contest

  1. One poster per club or individual. (Poster should not be part of “display contest.”)
  2. Posters must be on standard poster board, 22" by 28"
  3. Poster must include the following information:
    • National 4-H Week dates - October 6-12, 2019
    • 4-H club name and contact info for the 4-H Office: Address: 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569 Phone: 585-786-2251 Website:
    • Incorporate the theme: “Inspire Kids To Do”
  4. Any media may be used: paint, magic markers, etc.
  5. Poster must be put up in a public place in the county by 6:00PM on Sunday, October 6th.
  6. Be sure to notify the 4-H Office by Tuesday October 8th as to where the posters are placed, (585-786-2251). Posters will be picked up by Friday, October 18th and returned to the 4-H office for judging. Please ask the storekeeper to save the poster until pick up!
  7. All posters will receive a ribbon and cash incentive. Blue ribbons will receive $3.00, red ribbons $2.00, and white $1.00. Also, the first blue will receive $5.00, second blue $4.00, and third blue $3.00.

Essay Contest

  1. Topic: “Inspire Kids To Do”
  2. Awards will be offered in 3 age categories:
    • Ages 8-11, essay must be at least 50 words.
    • Ages 12-15, essay must be at least 150 words
    • Ages 16 and older, essay must be at least 250 words.
  3. Essays must be written, typed or printed neatly so they can be easily read.
  4. Essays are due by Friday, October 11th at the 4-H Office, 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569 for judging. Blues - $3.00, Reds- $2.00, & Whites - $1.00. The 1st blue in each group will receive $5.00, 2nd blue - $4.00, 3rd blue - $3.00.

Letter to the Editor Contest

  1. Topic: “Inspire Kids To Do”
  2. Letters must be printed in local newspapers (Batavia Daily, Country Courier, Arcade Herald, Perry Herald) during National 4-H Week.
  3. Notify the 4-H Office that you have submitted a Letter to the Editor
  4. Prizes: Blues - $3.00, Reds - $2.00, & Whites - $1.00. The 1st blue in each group will receive $5.00, 2nd blue - $4.00, 3rd blue- $3.00.

Last updated September 25, 2019