4-H and Vocational Contests
ALL LIVESTOCKS EXHIBITORS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF NORTHAMPTON, MONROE, CARBON, BUCKS OR LEHIGH COUNTIES on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS, and all ANIMALS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.
A 4-H member can begin 4-H at age 8 and continue through age 19.
An FFA member begins FFA at age 14 and continues through age 21.
Section A-22: What's the Real Purpose of Youth (4-H & FFA) Livestock Projects?
One purpose is to teach young people how to feed, fit, and show their animals. The more important purpose is to provide an opportunity for personal growth and development of the young person. The Josephson institute of Ethics has developed a curriculum, which identifies six core values which may help to better describe the value of youth livestock projects. This curriculum also presents the idea that people develop and strengthen character by practicing certain behaviors just as muscles are built through exercise. Therefore, the purpose of the youth livestock program (4-H and FPA) is to provide opportunities for young people to develop character. The character traits identified and some practices (exercises) that may build character follow:
Trustworthiness - includes honesty, promise keeping and loyalty.
Section A-2: Dairy Cattle
NOTE: Classifications and premiums listed are to apply to each of these breeds:
Section A-8: Eggs
Section A-10: Goats
Section A-10: Chickens
Section A-18: 4-H Textile Science
Rules for Entry
Class 1 - Construction under Level I Project
A. Non clothing items (drawstring)
B. Clothing Item
Class 2 - Level II Project
A. Tote bag, apron, etc.
Class 3 - Clothing - Simple construction skills
A. Article with raglan sleeve - no collar
E. Pants and top as outfit
Class 4 - Clothing - Advanced construction skills
A. Knit or action wear - 2 or 3 piece outfit
B. Ensemble - 2 or more related items, one made from
wool, short pile or one-way design
C. Garment with set in sleeve
D. Two or three-piece ensemble with one or more lined
E. Two or three-piece ensemble with fabric of plain,
check or stripe.
Class 5 - Clothing - Specialty construction Skills
A. Design own fashion
B. Specialty fabrics
1. Party Wear
C. Sewing for others
D. Recycling or remaking garments
Home Related Needlecraft
Class 1 - Embroidery
A. Year 1 - one article, either free embroidery or crewel
B. Year 2 - one article, either free embroidery or crewel
C. Year 3 - one article using new stitches as listed on page 1
of project book
D. Free Lance - one article - your own design
Class 2 - Leather Crafts
A. Coin purse or key case
B. Belts and bags, etc.
Class 3 - Crocheting
A. Beginner - exhibit one (1) of the following: potholder,
beanbag, coin purse, belt, scarf, pillow, purse, headband,
knee robe, hat, mittens, etc.
B. Intermediate - exhibit one (1) of the following: vest, belt,
purse, placemat, wall hanging, skirt, poncho, shawl,
scarf, rug pillow, hat, toy, tie, mittens, lace edging,
tablecloth, carriage blanket, etc.
C. Advanced - exhibit one (1) article using a pattern stitch
or more colors or different size thread and hook than
used before, etc.
Class 4 - Knitting
A. Beginner - exhibit one (1) of the following: slippers,
headband, triangle scarf, neck scarf, head hugger, simple
B. Intermediate - exhibit one (1) of the following: mittens
and head hugger, socks, basic cardigan sweater with
button holes, etc.
C. Advanced - exhibit one (1) article using two (2) or more
colors, a design made with contrasting stitch and
transposing directions using a different size needle or
Class 5 - Needlepoint
Exhibit one (1) item per class:
Class 6 - Counted Cross Stitch
Exhibit at least one cross stitch article which must be framed,
matted, blocked or whatever is needed to make it ready for
Class 7 - Quilting
A. Level 1 - exhibit potholder
B. Level 2 - exhibit patchwork pillow or purse
C. Level 3 - exhibit appliqued pillow or purse
Section A-19: 4-H Art and Handcrafts -
Arts and Crafts
Each article must be made by a 4-H member who is enrolled in a 4-H Related Arts and Crafts Project within the current year.
Class 1 - Latch Hook
Exhibit one (1) per class (picture, hanging or rug, pillow, misc.)
A. Beginner - article made from kit - back exposed
B. Intermediate - finished article made from a kit with finished
c. Advanced - finished article made from your own design
Class 2 - Macrame
A. Year 1 - one (1) article showing two (2) basic knots
B. Year 2 - one (1) article using different materials and variations
of two basic knots
C. Free Lance - one (1) article using a variety of colors showing
your own design
Class 3 - Ceramics
Exhibit one item, set or pair:
A. Beginner - glazed/stained
C. Advanced - free lance
Class 4 - Basketry
Class 5 - Rocketry
Class 6 - Small Engines
Class 7 - Electricity
Class 8 - Club Projects
Class 9 - Posters
A. Child Care
Youth Dairy Goats: Health Rules for Goats
Exhibitors must be residents of Northampton County up to and including age 19. Pre-Register by July 1st. (Only 4 pens per farm).
All goats must have an official eartag or legible breed registration tattoo.
SECTION 1 - Dairy Goats
NOTE: The same classification and premiums as stated are to apply to each of the following breeds:
- 1st Year
- Reserve Champion
- 1st Year
- Reserve Champion