Department One

Clothing, Arts and Food

Clothing

Judging: Monday before Fair, 11:00 a.m. / Location: Youth Building
Style Revue: Sunday of Fair, 1:00 p.m. / Location: Youth Building

Rules:

  1. Participation in pre-fair 4-H clothing judging is required; times will be assigned through OSU Extension Shelby County. Failure of an exhibitor to be present for his/her assigned judging time will result in an incomplete project grade and premium reduction.
  2. A clothing exhibit includes attending pre-fair judging and participating in the Style Revue with a completed outfit that meets county requirements. Premiums will not be awarded to exhibitors who do not fulfill both requirements.
  3. Clothing exhibits should be placed in booths at the beginning of the Fair and then returned immediately following the Style Revue. Each club will be responsible for ensuring clothing exhibits are properly displayed.
  4. A participant will not be allowed to win an overall class award for the same class two years in a row.
  5. A “Best 4-H Construction Award” will be presented at the Style Revue to the exhibitor judged as having the best constructed 4-H clothing project. One or more exhibitors from each clothing PROJECT will be chosen at the judges’ discretion during pre-fair judging. The announcement of these winners will be made at the Style Revue, and the judges will select one outfit as the winner of the overall “Best 4-H Construction Award.”
  6. During the Style Revue, the order of classes will be determined by the Clothing Superintendents based on number of exhibitors in each class. The order will be posted online and emailed to exhibitors prior to the Style Revue. Check the order to ensure that you do not miss your class.
  7. Multiple Projects: 4-Her’s who take more than one clothing project must complete separate learning experiences related to each, including creating a separate, complete, total-look FOR EACH OUTFIT. Using items from two or more projects to form one outfit will not be considered a “completion” of either project during county or state fair evaluation.
  8. Members may repeat all clothing projects but should attempt new challenges each year, such as doing more advanced experiments and sewing more complicated patterns or harder-to-handle fabrics. When repeating a project, the member must bring the completed project book and a completed copy of the current year’s Shelby County 4-H Annual Project Update.
  9. Visit http://go.osu.edu/shelbyprefair for the most updated details regarding project requirements.
  10. Exhibitors may qualify to compete in the Ohio State Fair Fashion Review in both a morning and an afternoon class. Find OSF Fashion Revue rules under “Clothing Days” on OSF website: https://ohio4h.org/nonlivestockguidebook
  11. One exhibitor in each class (two in classes #1, #12 and #13; one junior and one senior) will be awarded Ohio State Fair qualifier and be eligible to compete in the OSF Fashion Revue. In classes #1, #12, #13 and #18, a Best of Class rosette will be awarded to the top exhibitor selected from the OSF qualifiers.

Book 409

CLASS 1: SEW FUN (OSF)

Subclasses:   A. Junior (8-10)     B. Senior (11+) Exhibit two items: a pin cushion and a “beginner” pattern garment with a full elastic waistline.

Book 419

CLASS 2: TERRIFIC TOPS (OSF)

Exhibit one self-constructed top with seams plus coordinating ready-to-wear selection(s).

Book 413

CLASS 3: SUNDRESSES & JUMPERS (OSF)

Exhibit one self-constructed jumper or sundress plus coordinating ready-to-wear selection(s).

Book 424

CLASS 4: CLOTHES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (OSF)

Exhibit at least one garment with sleeves OR a skirt OR pants plus a top.

Book 406

CLASS 5: CLOTHES FOR HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE (OSF)

Exhibit two-pieces OR a one-piece garment with sleeves plus some other style detail not tried before.

Book 415

CLASS 6: READY, SET, SEW ACTIVE! (OSF)

Exhibit garment constructed for active sportswear that includes two advanced learning techniques.

Book 411

CLASS 7: em-bel-lish:A 4-H GUIDE TO WEARABLE ART (OSF)

Exhibit a total look outfit that utilizes embellishment.

Book 418

CLASS 8: LOUNGEWEAR (OSF)

Exhibit the outer layer of an outfit constructed for lounging plus accessories for the total look.

Book 417

CLASS 9: DRESS UP OUTFIT DAY WEAR (OSF)

Exhibit complete daywear outfit made by member. Project should include two or more new experiences.

Book 417

CLASS 10: DRESS UP OUTFIT FORMAL (OSF)

Exhibit complete formal outfit made by member. Project should include two or more new experiences.

Book 420

CLASS 11: OUTERWEAR FOR ANYWHERE (OSF)

Exhibit outer garment plus coordinating ready-to-wear selections. Project should include two or more new experiences.

Book 430

CLASS 12: SHOPPING SAVVY (OSF)

 Subclasses:    A. Junior     B. Senior Exhibit a total look outfit assembled according to project book information.

Book 425

CLASS 13: LOOK GREAT FOR LESS (OSF)

Subclasses:    A. Junior     B. Senior Exhibit a total look outfit assembled according to project book information.

Book 426

CLASS 14: CLOTHING FOR YOUR CAREER (OSF)

Exhibit at least two separate pieces made as part of a total outfit appropriate for the job you are seeking.

Book 407

CLASS 15: ACCESSORIES FOR TEENS (OSF)

Exhibit at least one self-constructed accessory with the outfit for which it was designed.

Book 408

CLASS 16: CREATIVE COSTUMES (OSF)

Exhibit a self-constructed costume.

Book 410

CLASS 17: DESIGNED BY ME (OSF)

Exhibit a decorated t-shirt or sweatshirt (using at least two techniques from the book) with coordinating ready-to-wear selections

Book 412

CLASS 18: SEW FOR OTHERS (OSF)

Subclasses:    A. Junior     B. Senior Exhibit one self-constructed complete outfit for another individual.

Book 431M

CLASS 19: CLOTHING MASTER (OSF)

Exhibit a garment constructed using specialized or professional-level skills. 

Creative Arts

Judging: Wednesday before Fair, 9:00 a.m. / Location: Youth Building

Rules:

  1. Exhibitors may make only one entry per subclass and may enter no more than three different subclasses.
  2. Class 20, Subclass M and N, is for entries that do not logically fit into one of the other Creative Arts subclasses.
  3. Exhibits earning Outstanding of the Day will be considered by judges when selecting Ohio State Fair qualifiers. One junior and one senior from class #20, up to two juniors and two seniors from class #21, up to three juniors and three seniors from class #22, and one exhibitor (any age) from each class #26, #27 and #28 will be selected by the judges to represent Shelby County at the Ohio State Fair on Creative Arts Day. One junior and one senior from classes #23 and #25 and one exhibitor (any age) from class #24 will be selected by the judges to represent Shelby County at the Ohio State Fair on Quilt Day.
  4. One Best of Class winner will be selected from the Ohio State Fair qualifiers in each of the following classes: #20, #21, #22, #23, #25 and #26.
  5. Creative Arts exhibits cannot be used in another display, and items made for school are not allowed.

Book 592

CLASS 20: GET STARTED IN ART (OSF – One Junior and One Senior)

SUBCLASSES: A. Drawings Junior B. Drawings Senior C. Paintings Junior D. Paintings Senior E. Needle Work Junior F. Needle Work Senior G. Ceramics Junior: 1. Underglaze & Glazed 2. Stained & Dry Brush H. Ceramics Senior: 1. Underglaze & Glazed 2. Stained & Dry Brush I. Toys Junior J. Toys Senior K. Knitting/Crocheting Junior L. Knitting/Crocheting Senior M. Other Junior N. Other Senior

Book 497

CLASS 21: SCRAPBOOKING (OSF – Two Juniors and Two Seniors)

SUBCLASSES:  A. Junior, 1st year B. Senior, 1st  year C. Junior, 2nd year or more

Book 492

CLASS 22: CAKE DECORATING (OSF – Three Juniors and Three Seniors)

SUBCLASSES: A. Junior, Beginner B. Senior, Beginner C. Junior, Intermediate D. Senior, Intermediate E. Junior, Advanced F. Senior, Advanced

Book 499

CLASS 23: YOU CAN QUILT (OSF – One Junior and One Senior)

SUBCLASSES: A. Junior B. Senior

Book 498

CLASS 24: QUILTING THE BEST BETTER (OSF – One Exhibitor)

Book 365

CLASS 25: SELF-DETERMINED QUILTING (OSF – One Junior and One Senior)

Book 496

CLASS 26: MY FAVORITE THINGS (OSF – One Junior and One Senior)

SUBCLASSES: A. Junior B. Senior

Book 593

CLASS 27: SEEING THROUGH GRAPHIC DESIGN (OSF – One Exhibitor) 

Book 365

CLASS 28: SELF-DETERMINED CREATIVE ARTS (OSF – One Exhibitor)

Includes papercrafting (365.20), miniature fairy gardens (365.12), and any other self-determined art project.

Creative Writing

Judging: Wednesday before fair, 9:30 a.m. / Location: Youth Building

Rules:

  1. All Creative Writing projects must be submitted to Shelby County Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on July 8.
  2. Each entry is to be typed or printed neatly on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Stories should be double spaced. Poems may be single spaced. The entrant’s name, class, and subclass should be included on the cover page. The entrant’s last name along with a page number should be on each page. Submit each entry in a 9 x 12 envelope. Clearly mark entrant’s name, class and subclass on the upper left corner of the envelope. Do not use any type of folder. A paper clip or staple is sufficient to keep the pages together.
  3. Criteria used in evaluating entries include: 1) title, 2) appeal, 3) story-telling impact, 4) creativity, and 5) transition. Interviews will relate to the entry and probe project knowledge, writing technique, and story development, etc.
  4. Project books will be required at interviews.
  5. Interviews will be held on Wednesday before Fair at 9:30 a.m. No make-up interviews will be held.
  6. There will be no Creative Writing judging at the OSF.
  7. Creative Writing awards will be announced at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday of Fair in the Youth Building during the Style Revue. One “Best of Class” winner will be recognized. Overall “Best Junior” and “Best Senior” awards and Overall “Reserve Junior” and “Reserve Senior” will also be presented.

Book 588

CLASS 29: THE WRITER IN YOUSUBCLASSES

A. Rhymed Poetry, Junior- Submit a collection of 3 poems.

B. Rhymed Poetry, Senior – Submit a collection of 3 poems.

C. Free Style Poetry, Junior – Submit a collection of 3 poems.

D. Free Style Poetry, Senior – Submit a collection of 3 poems.

E. Short Story, Junior (Maximum 2,000 words)

F. Short Story, Senior (Maximum 2,000 words)

G. Essay, Junior, non-fiction (Maximum 500 words)

H. Essay, Senior, non-fiction (Maximum 500 words)

Food & Nutrition

Judging: Monday before Fair, 9:00 a.m. / Location: Youth Building

Rules:

  1. Each exhibit shall include a correct table setting displayed on a card table. Card tables will be furnished by clubs.
  2. Each exhibitor must bring a completed project book; a cost analysis of one food dish exhibited, written on an index card or paper; a complete day’s menu (for all projects, even Beginners) including snacks; and the food item(s).
  3. Specific instructions for exhibits in each class and subclass can be viewed at http://go.osu.edu/shelbyprefair.
  4. Members will do their own set-up inside the display area. Others will remain outside until the display area is opened to the public. In judging, less weight will be given to the table setting, and more emphasis will be placed on the nutrition interview, the food items, and the member’s knowledge and interest.
  5. Each exhibitor will have a maximum of 10 minutes to set up.
  6. From the “Outstanding of the Day” winners, the judges will select one exhibitor from each subclass in class #32 and one junior and one senior exhibitor from each subclass in classes #30 and #31 as the State Fair qualifiers to compete in the OSF Food and Nutrition Day. Judges will then select one Best of Class rosette winner from the State Fair qualifiers in each class.
  7. Additional Nutrition awards will be presented to the exhibitors with the best overall knowledge of nutrition. Three Dorothy Duncan awards will be presented, one each in the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. Winners will not necessarily be class winners. “Johnson Chef” awards will also be presented in each of the three classes.
  8. For Ohio State Fair guidelines for Food and Nutrition Day, visit https://ohio4h.org/nonlivestockguidebook. Exhibitors should note that OSF guidelines for Food and Nutrition projects are significantly different than county guidelines.

CLASS 30: BEGINNER (ideal for ages 8-10)

SUBCLASSES

Book 459 A. Let’s  Start  Cooking (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 484 B. Snack Attack! (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 487 C. Take a Break for Breakfast (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 481 D. Everyday Food and Fitness (OSF – Junior and Senior)

CLASS 31:  INTERMEDIATE (ideal for ages 11-13)

SUBCLASSES

Book 461 A. Let’s Bake Quick Breads (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 463 B. Sports Nutrition: Ready, Set, Go! (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 472 C. Grill Master (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 475 D. Star Spangled Foods (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 477 E. Party Planner (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 485 F. Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals (OSF – Junior and Senior)

Book 486 G. Dashboard Dining (OSF – Junior and Senior)

CLASS 32: ADVANCED (ideal for ages 14-18)

SUBCLASSES

Book 462 A. Yeast Breads on the Rise (OSF)

Book 467 B. You’re the Chef (OSF)

Book 469 C. Global Gourmet (OSF)

Book 474 D. Beyond the Grill (OSF)

Book 476 E. Pathways to Culinary Success (OSF)

Photography

Judging: Tuesday before Fair, 9:00 a.m. / Location: Youth Building

Rules:

  1. Exhibitors may enter no more than one class, make only one entry per subclass and enter no more than three different subclasses.
  2. Participants will have a personal interview with the judge. The judge will evaluate each exhibit on: photographic knowledge, story-telling ability of the picture(s);photographic ability; framing/mounting; and captions (optional).
  3. Participants need to bring their completed project book to judging. Participants may also bring any other materials they feel might demonstrate their learning experiences from the current project year (although not required).
  4. All pictures must be labeled with the participant name, age as of January 1 of the current year, class, and subclass in the upper left hand corner on the back of the entry.
  5. Participants may use either film or digital cameras. Fixed lens or “point and shoot” cameras work well for project book #584. Adjustable lens cameras are needed to complete all other projects.
  6. In all subclasses, photochemical developing and printing may be done by the participant but is not required.
  7. Pictures may be Black & White or Color. Black & White prints which have been sepia-toned, selenium-toned, hand colored, or similarly altered must be entered in the Black & White subclasses where specified.
  8. A photo story or collection of prints will consist of at least five and not more than ten photographs mounted at the discretion of the exhibitor. Use of captions is optional.
    a. A “Photo Story” uses a series of images to communicate or tell a single story.
    b. A “Collection of Prints” is a group of images with a unifying theme or style.
  9. A “News Story” print should illustrate a happening covered by a news source and be accompanied by the published article it illustrates.
  10. It is encouraged that “Single Prints” be enlargements (i.e. 5x7, 8x10, 11x14). Prints may be mounted and framed at the discretion of the exhibitor. Use of captions is optional.
  11. Equipment to view digital images or portfolios must be provided by the exhibitor. Be aware that internet/wifi services are not available in the Youth Building.
  12. It is not necessary for an exhibitor to compete in class #33, #34 or #35 prior to entering class #36.
  13. Photos that include any representation that is, or could reasonably be perceived to be, alcohol, drugs, nudity, pornography or other illegal or inappropriate gestures, activities or behaviors will be disqualified.
  14. Awards:
    a. The judges will award one entry from the “Outstanding of the Day” winners from each of the classes #33, #34, #35, and #36, an Ohio State Fair qualifier rosette (maximum of four State Fair qualifiers).
    b. Special awards:
    i. Judges will select one exhibit from the four Ohio State Fair qualifiers as “Best of Show.”
    ii. Judges will select an additional “Top Ten” entries to be displayed in a special booth in the booth building at the Fair.
    iii. Judges will select three prints for recognition as first, second, and third place Nature photos.

Book 584

CLASS 33: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY (May be repeated, recommended 3 year maximum)

SUBCLASSES

A. Photo Story/Collection of Prints (ages 8-11)
B. Photo Story/Collection of Print (ages 12-14)
C. Photo Story/Collection of Print (ages 15-18)
D. Single Print, Any Size, Black & White (ages 8-11)
E. Single Print, Any Size, Black & White (ages 12-14)
F. Single Print, Any Size, Black & White (ages 15-18)
G. Single Print, Any Size, Color (ages 8-11)
H. Single Print, Any Size, Color (ages 12-14) 
I. Single Print, Any Size, Color (ages 15-18)

Book 585

CLASS 34: CONTROLLING THE IMAGE (May be repeated, recommended 3 year maximum)

SUBCLASSES

A. Photo Story/Collection of Prints (ages 8-13)
B. Photo Story/Collection of Prints (ages 14-18)
C. Single Print, Any Size, Black & White (ages 8-13)
D. Single Print, Any Size, Black & White (ages 14-18)
E. Single Print, Any Size, Color (ages 8-13)
F. Single Print, Any Size, Color (ages 14-18)
G. Single Print, News Story (ages 8-13)
H. Single Print, News Story (ages 14-18)

Book 586

CLASS 35: MASTERING PHOTOGRAPHY (May be repeated)

SUBCLASSES

A. Photo Story/Collection of Prints (all ages)
B. Single Print, Any Size, Black & White (all ages)
C. Single Print, Any Size, Color (all ages)
D. Single Print, News Story (all ages)

Book 589M

CLASS 36: PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER (May be repeated)

SUBCLASSES

A. Photo Story/Collection of Print (all ages)
B. Single Print, Any Size, Black & White (all ages)
C. Single Print, Any Size, Color (all ages)
D. Creative/Specialized Photo Techniques (all ages)
E. Photo Genre Portfolio (all ages)

Department Two

Special Interest and Woodworking

Special Interest

Judging: Thursday before Fair, 9:00 a.m. / Location: Youth Building

Rules:

  1. Exhibitors should consult with their advisors concerning exhibit requirements for all classes. Specific instructions for exhibits in each class and subclass can be viewed at http://go.osu.edu/shelbyprefair
  2. Dogs entered in “You and Your Dog” must meet the same health and vaccination requirements as dogs entered in the Dog Show on Saturday and must be on a leash and under the constant supervision of the exhibitor while on the fairgrounds. Dogs must remain in the area of judging and be removed from the grounds immediately following judging.
  3. All Self-Determined Projects (#365) will be judged as Special Interest projects, unless otherwise indicated. For Idea Starters, refer to the guidelines on the OSU Extension web page at http://www.ohio4h.org/books-and-resources/self-determined-projects-and-idea-starters. To be considered for OSF competition, the self-determined project display must be mounted on a 36” high by 48” wide cardboard tri-fold display board with 12” wings. The display must include Title of the Project; Background – historical or general information about your topic; Areas of Interest- areas of your project you chose to focus on; Results-what you did; Conclusion – what you learned. Additional items may be brought to complement the display board and further explain the project to the judge.
  4. Guns, bows, arrows, ammunition, and other firearms are not permitted on the fairgrounds. Participants may not use any of these as part of a display.
  5. For OSF details regarding judging guidelines for each class, visit https://ohio4h.org/nonlivestockguidebook and select the appropriate category for the project.
  6. For the most up-to-date list of OSF eligible classes and number of exhibitors permitted to qualify from a county, contact the Extension Office at 937-498-7239. Some changes may have occurred after the printing of this book.

CLASS 37: HEALTH & ATHLETICS (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 351 A. Staying Healthy – Junior B. Staying Healthy – Senior

Book 352 C. Keeping Fit – Junior D. Keeping Fit – Senior

Book 353 E. First Aid in Action – Junior F. First Aid in Action – Senior

Book 357 G. Alcohol & Drug Abuse – Junior H. Alcohol & Drug Abuse – Senior

Book 358 I. The Truth About Tobacco – Junior J. The Truth About Tobacco – Senior

Book 300 K. You’re the Athlete – Junior L. You’re the Athlete – Senior

Book 359 M. Your Thoughts Matter – Junior N. Your Thoughts Matter – Senior

CLASS 38: FAMILY LIFE (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 365.17 A. Babysitting

Book 442 B. Family History Treasure Hunt (by Year)     1. Beginner, First Year Only     2. Second Year Only     3. Third Year and Beyond

CLASS 39: MONEY MANAGEMENT

SUBCLASSES

Book 445 A. Becoming Money Wise (not OSF eligible)

Book 448 B. Teens on the Road to Financial Success (not OSF eligible)

CLASS 40: HOME DECORATING AND DESIGNING (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 491 A. It’s My Home (idea for ages 8-10)

Book 494 B. Makeover Over My Space Junior (ages 11-13)

Book 494 C. Makeover Over My Space Senior (ages 14-18)

Book 495 D. Your First Home Away From Home (idea for ages 16-18)

Book 405 E. The Laundry Project

Book 432M F. Sewing & Textiles Master (not OSF eligible)

CLASS 42: WORKFORCE PREPARATION (OSF)*

SUBCLASSES

Book 382 A. Am I Ready for Work?

Book 365.19 B. The Work World is Calling… Are You Ready?

Book 365.11 C. Camp Counseling

*These projects require specific entry form for State Fair. Ask Extension Educator for more information.

CLASS 43: LEADERSHIP (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 91 A. Discovering 4-H (not OSF eligible)

Book 370 B. One on One: 4-H Mentorship

Book 371 C. Club Leadership 1

Book 383 D. Club Leadership 2

Book 372 E. Diversity: The Source of Our Strength

Book 373 F. My Hands to Larger Service

Book 374 G. Teens on Board

Book 375 H. Leadership Road Trip

Book 376 I. Pantry Panic

Book 377 J. Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking Made Easy – Junior

Book 377 K. Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking Made Easy – Senior

Book 378M L. Self-Determined Leadership (includes Leadership Master)

CLASS 44: COMPANION ANIMALS (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 200 A. All About Dogs (ages 8-10)

Book 200 B. All About Dogs (ages 11-13)

Book 200 C. All About Dogs (ages 14-18)

Book 201D D. You and Your Dog (ages 8-10)

Book 201D E. You and Your Dog (ages 11-13)

Book 201D F. You and Your Dog (ages 14-18)

Book 203 G. Dog Achievement Program (DAP) (not OSF eligible)

Book 215 H. Cavies/Guinea Pig (ages 8-12)

Book 215 I. Cavies/Guinea Pig (ages 13-18)

Book 216 J. Cat 1 – Purrrrfect Pals (ages 8-10)

Book 216 K. Cat 1 – Purrrrfect Pals (ages 11-13)

Book 216 L. Cat 1 – Purrrrfect Pals (ages 14-18)

Book 217 M. Cat 2 – Climbing Up (ages 8-12)

Book 217 N. Cat 2 – Climbing Up (ages 13-18)

Book 218 O. Cat 3 – Leaping Forward (all ages)

Book 220 P. Pocket Pets (ages 8-12)

Book 220 Q. Pocket Pets (ages 13-18)

Book 227 R. Pet Rabbit (ages 8-10)

Book 227 S. Pet Rabbit (ages 11-13)

Book 227 T. Pet Rabbit (ages 14-18)

Book 365.13 U. Reptiles and Amphibians (all ages)

Book 365 V. Self-Determined Companion Animal (includes ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs & pigeons)

CLASS 45: STEM – Veterinary Sciences Division (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 173 A. Horseless Horse (not OSF eligible)

Book 762 B. Horse Nutrition (not OSF eligible)

Book 185 C. Equine Reproduction and Genetics (not OSF eligible)

Book 244 D. Vet 1, From Airedales to Zebras

Book 245 E. Vet 2, All Systems Go Book 246 F. Vet 3, On the Cutting Edge

CLASS 46: STEM – Engineering and Food Science Division (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 503 A. Rockets Away (Solid Fuel)

Book 501 B. Rockets Away (Bottle Rockets)

Book 503M C. Solid Fuel Rocketry Master (must have completed project 503)

Book 490 D. Science Fun with Dairy Foods

Book 493 E. Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry

Book 502 F. Science Fun with Flight

Book 500 G. Science Fun with Physics

Book 507 H. Robotics 1 with EV3

Book 508 I. Robotics 2: EV3N More

Book 512M J. Robotics Master (must have completed project 508)

Book 550 K. Young Engineers in Solar Energy

CLASS 47: ENGINEERING (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 531 A. Science Fun with Electricity

Book 527 B. Magic of Electricity

Book 528 C. Investigating Electricity

Book 529 D. Wired for Power

Book 530 E. Entering Electronics

Book 540 F. Not Just Knots – Junior

Book 540 G. Not Just Knots – Senior

Book 573 H. Arcs and Sparks

Book 541 I. Crank It Up

Book 542 J. Warm It Up

Book 543 K. Tune It Up

CLASS 48: RADIO CONTROLLED VEHICLES

SUBCLASSES

Book 504 A. Electric Radio Controlled Vehicles (not OSF eligible)

CLASS 49: SAFETY

SUBCLASSES

Book 517 A. Bicycling for Fun (not OSF eligible)

Book 518 B. Wheels in Motion (not OSF eligible)

Book 555 C. ATV Safety (not OSF eligible)

CLASS 50: TRACTORS (OSF*)

SUBCLASSES

Book 551 A. Tractor Starting Up, Level A

Book 552 B. Tractor Gearing Up, Level B

Book 553 C. Tractor Moving Out, Level C

Book 554 D. Tractor Learning More, Level D

*These projects require specific entry form for State Fair. Ask Extension Educator for more information.

CLASS 51: NATURAL RESOURCES (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 641 A. Beekeeping – Junior

Book 641 B. Beekeeping – Senior

Book 644 C. Insect Adventures, Level 1

Book 645 D. Insect Adventures, Level 2

Book 646 E. Insect Adventures, Level 3

Book 623 F. Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing

Book 624 G. Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing

Book 611 H. Explore the Outdoors

Book 620 I. Why Trees Matter

Book 621 J. Ohio Birds (by year)     1. Beginner, First Year Only     2. Second Year or More

Book 622 K. Trapping Muskrats in Ohio

Book 617 L. Exploring Ponds

Book 670 M. Canning & Freezing

Book 671 N. How Does Your Garden Grow

Book 691 O. Grow Your Own Vegetables

Book 692 P. Growing With The Seasons

Book 612 Q. Geology: Can You Dig It?

Book 365 R. Self Determined Natural Resources*

*Includes the following Idea Starters: weather (365.03), crop production (365.31), canoeing (365.09), miniature gardens with live plants (365.12), climate change (365.14), Native American artifacts (365.23), shale gas extraction (365.24), flower gardening (365.25), water quality (365.29), rocks & fossils (365.05) and any other self-determined natural resources project.

CLASS 52: SHOOTING SPORTS (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 750 A. Rifle – Junior B. Rifle – Senior

Book 751 C. Archery – Junior D. Archery – Senior

Book 752 E. Shotgun – Junior F. Shotgun – Senior

Book 753 G. Pistol – Junior H. Pistol – Senior

Book 754 I. Hunting and Wildlife – Junior J. Hunting and Wildlife – Senior

Book 755 K. Muzzleloader – Junior L. Muzzleloader – Senior

Book 756 M. Living History – Junior N. Living History – Senior

Book 757 O. Crossbow – Junior P. Crossbow – Senior

Book 630 Q. Safe Use of Guns

Book 631 R. Basic Archery

Book 365 S. Self-Determined Western Heritage

CLASS: 53 SELF-DETERMINED (OSF*)

SUBCLASSES

Book 365.01 A. Astronomy

Book 365.02 B. Model Railroading

Book 365.04 C. Clowning

Book 365.06 D. American Sign Language

Book 365.07 E. Computers

Book 365.08 F. Discovering Genetics

Book 365.10 G. Local Foods: Does It Matter What You Eat?

Book 365.16 H. Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi, Oh My!

Book 365.15 I. Music

Book 365.18 J. Ways of Knowing Water

Book 365.21 K. Skateboarding

Book 365 L. Other

Woodworking

Judging: Friday before Fair, 10:00 a.m. / Location: Youth Building

Rules:

  1. All exhibits shall consist of items made by the exhibitor. Exhibitors may not use projects made for school. No kits are permitted for woodworking projects.
  2. The project may be based on plans from the 4-H project book or a project of similar size and scope from any other plan. Articles which are exhibited in subclasses A through H that do not meet the requirements will be judged, but they are at a disadvantage for class placing or awards.
  3. A member may enter the same subclass for up to 3 years before advancing.
  4. Each exhibitor will be required to demonstrate what they learned via a “skills project.” The ten-minute time limit will be strictly adhered to in the skills project. The skills project must be completed prior to interviewing with a judge.
  5. At the discretion of the judges, up to two exhibitors in each subclass will qualify to compete at the Ohio State Fair and will receive an Ohio State Fair qualifier rosette. Best of Class awards will be given to the top exhibitor in Books 556, 557, 558 and 559.
  6. No exhibitor may participate in more than one subclass at the OSF.
  7. Any project that is brought to the fairgrounds after the scheduled check-in (Thursday 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.) may be judged and receive feedback, but will not be eligible for premiums and awards and will not be eligible for the State Fair.

CLASS 54: WOODWORKING (OSF)

SUBCLASSES

Book 556 A. Measuring Up – Junior

This is strictly a handheld tool project, regardless of age or years of experience. Participants should exhibit a project which shows they have learned how to use hand tools including: all non-power hand tools (hammers, saws, clamps, layout tools, chisels, etc.). They may also use the following power tools only with proper safety instruction and under direct supervision of the designated helper: sanders, corded and cordless drills, saber saws and scroll saws.

Book 556 B. Measuring Up – Senior

This is strictly a handheld tool project, regardless of age or years of experience. Participants should exhibit a project which shows they have learned how to use hand tools including: all non-power hand tools (hammers, saws, clamps, layout tools, chisels, etc.). They may also use the following power tools only with proper safety instruction and under direct supervision of the designated helper: sanders, corded and cordless drills, saber saws and scroll saws.

Book 557 C. Making the Cut – Junior

All tools in Book 556 plus the following power tools may be used only with proper safety instruction and under direct supervision of the designated helper: power miter saw, thickness planer, table saw, cordless trim saw, drill press, power nailing devices, power sander, band saw, biscuit joiner and kreig jig. Please note that routers, shapers and lathe work is not allowed in this project.

Book 557 D. Making the Cut – Senior

All tools in Book 556 plus the following power tools may be used only with proper safety instruction and under direct supervision of the designated helper: power miter saw, thickness planer, table saw, cordless trim saw, drill press, power nailing devices, power sander, band saw, biscuit joiner and kreig jig. Please note that routers, shapers and lathe work is not allowed in this project.

Book 558 E. Nailing It Together – Junior

All tools in Books 556 and 557 plus the following power tools may be used only with proper safety instruction and under direct supervision of the designated helper: shaper, radial arm saw, lathe and router/router table.

Book 558 F. Nailing It Together – Senior

All tools in Books 556 and 557 plus the following power tools may be used only with proper safety instruction and under direct supervision of the designated helper: shaper, radial arm saw, lathe and router/router table.

Book 559 G. Finishing Up – All Ages

Any tools may be used. Project should show creativity, proper joinery technique, good layout & design. Projects might include: intarsia, carvings, marquetry, lathe work, original designs and antique furniture reproductions.

Book 365 H. Advanced Self-Determined – Woodworking Master (560)

Department Three

Alpacas/Llamas, Beef, Dairy, Goats, Poultry,
Rabbits, Sheep, Swine, Dogs, Horses & Ponies

NOTICE: The Shelby County Agricultural Society will operate under the provisions of the Ohio’s Livestock Show Reform Act and under all applicable Ohio Department of Agriculture Administrative Code Rules. All Ohio Department of Agriculture Health Requirements for Animals Exhibited on the Fairgrounds and Ohio Livestock Tampering Exhibition Rules apply. Space does not permit the re-printing of these rules in the Jr. Fair Booklet. All Shelby County Junior Fair Rules & Regulations also apply. For additional species’ specific rules, see the designated species’ section in this booklet.

1. ENTRY, ELIGIBILITY and OWNERSHIP:

a. All youth who plan to exhibit in any animal class or subclass must submit an entry for each animal.

b. Each exhibit must be a part of the exhibitor’s enrolled and supervised project, which is and has been under his or her management for the required time during the year of the Fair. Specific possession and animal identification requirements follow:

   i. All market cattle exhibited at the Fair must be weighed and tagged by the Sale Committee at the designated time and must be in the exhibitor’s possession by January 1. A maximum of three animals may be brought to pre-fair weigh-in.
   ii. All market lambs and market goats must be tagged by the Sale Committee at the designated time and must be in the exhibitor’s possession by pre-fair check-in. A maximum of three animals of each species may be brought to the pre-fair check-in by each exhibitor.
   iii. Market hogs must be in the exhibitor’s possession by May 18.
   iv. Feeder calves must be in the exhibitor’s possession by May 15 and tagged by the date designated by the Sale Committee annually. See additional rules under “Feeder Calves.”
   v. All meat pens of rabbits and all single fryer rabbits must be in the exhibitor’s possession by the third Saturday in June.

c. An exhibitor may make two entries per subclass but may only enter two species of market animals.

   i. Market Cattle: Exhibitors are permitted to show two beef steers and one beef heifer or two beef heifers and one beef steer. Note: This does not include feeder calves. For example, an exhibitor could show two beef steers, one beef heifer, and two feeder calves (dairy and/or beef) for a total of five market cattle.
   ii. Market Lambs: A maximum of two market lambs may be shown. (These may be ewes or wether lambs.)
   iii. Market Hogs: A maximum of four market hogs may be shown. (Allowable combinations: i) 4 purebreds, ii) 3 purebreds, iii) 2 purebreds, 2 crossbreds.
   iv. Market Goats: A maximum of two market goats may be shown. (These may be doe or wether kids.)
   v. Chickens: Chicken exhibitors may enter maximum of eight total entries. Only two entries may be made in the meat pens of chickens subclass. Only one entry may be made in the single fryer chicken class and one entry in the single broiler chicken class.
   vi. Rabbits: An exhibitor may show a maximum of five market rabbits (two meat pens and one single fryer). An exhibitor may show only one single fryer.

d. SCRATCHES: If an exhibitor decides to no longer enter any class or subclass they originally listed on their entry form, they MUST fill out and submit a Junior Fair Scratch Form. Scratch forms must be turned in to the Shelby County Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on the second Friday in July. Failure to properly report scratches may result in a fine, a reduction in premium, or loss of consideration for rosettes and special awards.

e. FAMILY TAGGING: Once ownership of an animal has been established by a household during pre-fair or fair tagging, tattooing, or other means of registration, such ownership may not be transferred to another household. (See Alternate Family Animal Rule for exceptions)
i. All species MUST be registered to the household at which the exhibitor permanently resides at their initial pre-fair check-in/weigh-in or on check-in day at the fair, whichever is first (dates determined by the Sale Committee and Junior Fair Board annually; cattle – January; goats/lambs – May; rabbits – June; poultry – July).
ii. The street address for the household will be referenced from 4-H Online and/or the school at which the exhibitor attends. Proof of residency may be requested at the Junior or Senior Fair Board’s discretion. Burden of proof rests on the exhibitor and parent/guardian.
iii. Cattle, Goats and Lambs: Sale Committee will initially assign an exhibitor’s first and last name to each animal at the species’ pre-fair check in/weigh-ins. In the event a family wishes to switch tag numbers among exhibitors permanently residing at the household at which the animal is registered, they must submit a Junior Fair Family Tagging Form to the Shelby County Extension Office. Family Tagging Forms must be turned in by the second Friday in July.
iv. Animals registrations may be in the form of tagging (market cattle, feeder calves, goats, lambs), pictures (hogs), tattooing (rabbits) or banding (poultry).
v. ALL livestock MUST be registered to an individual exhibitor prior to their official check-in/weigh-in at the fair on Saturday, July 20.
vi. See ORC 901-19-39 below for further clarification.

f. BREEDING CLASSES: Animals exhibited in the Beef Breeding, Dairy, and Sheep Breeding classes must be registered or eligible to be registered. Alpacas, llamas, and goats do not have to be registered or eligible to be registered. All breeding livestock in these same shows must be in the possession of the exhibitor by April 15.

g. Castrated males only will be permitted in the steer and market barrow classes. Castrated males and ewe lambs will be permitted in the market lamb class. Castrated males and doe kids will be permitted in the market goat classes. All steers and wether lambs and goats must be well castrated prior to pre-fair check/weigh-ins. Barrows must be well castrated and well healed prior to the first day of the Fair.

h. Youth who exhibit only breeding animals that are not on the grounds at the time of the species’ showmanship contest are permitted to bring a breeding animal onto the fairgrounds for that showmanship contest.

i. Scrapie Eradication Program (Sheep & Goats):
   i. All sheep and goats including lambs and kids, wethers, rams, ewes, and bucks and does of all ages exhibited in the Shelby County Junior Fair must have official USDA Scrapie Identification.
   ii. Exhibitors must ensure market lambs and goats are properly identified with official USDA Scrapie Identification, complete the Shelby County Junior Fair Scrapie Identification Form (one form per exhibitor and per flock owner), and bring this form to the spring weigh-in. Official USDA Scrapie Identification and completion of the form is MANDATORY and is required for the weigh-in process to be completed and animals to be accepted as Junior Fair entries.

j. Any animal determined to be unruly and a potential danger to exhibitors and Fair visitors may be sent home. The final decision to send an animal home will be made by the Junior Fair Executive Committee upon recommendation by department superintendents.

901-19-39 Ownership Requirements (Ohio Department Of Agriculture)

(A) No exhibitor shall register, enter, or exhibit in a junior livestock exhibition any of the livestock listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(7) of this rule unless the household, as defined in paragraph (R) of rule 901-19-01 of the Administrative Code, at which the exhibitor is registered at has owned the livestock for not less than the length of time listed:
(1) Market steers – one hundred fifty days;
(2) Market dairy steers – one hundred fifty days;
(3) Market hogs – sixty days;
(4) Market lambs – sixty days;
(5) Market goats – sixty days;
(6) Veal calves – sixty days; and
(7) Market poultry – within five days of hatch including all individual participants in a cooperative.

(B) No exhibitor shall register, enter, or exhibit livestock in a junior breeding livestock exhibition unless the household, as defined in paragraph (R) of rule 901-19-01 of the Administrative Code, at which the exhibitor is registered at has owned the livestock or has had the livestock registered under the exhibitor’s name for at least sixty days.

(C) For any exhibition other than those listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(7) and paragraph (B) of this rule, the length of time a person shall own livestock before the person may register, enter, or exhibit the livestock at an exhibition may be set by either the sponsor of the exhibition or a breed association.

2. Check-in/Weigh-in & RELEASE:

a. Exhibitors may bring to the fair and weigh in only the number of animals of each species that they are allowed to exhibit (i.e. two lambs, two steers, etc.).

b. Animal Check In Times: Refer to back of this booklet for animal specific times.
   i. Horses: Exhibitors must have at least one horse on exhibit throughout the Fair.
   ii. Dairy Cattle: If an exhibitor wants to receive a check from the Gallon of Milk Sale, s/he must have at least one Junior Fair dairy entry on the fairgrounds from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday through 7:00 p.m. the day the fair ends unless released in accordance with the rules to exhibit dairy cattle in junior shows at the OSF.
   iii. Dogs: Dogs are to be brought to the fairgrounds at least 30 minutes but no more than 90 minutes prior to the start of the show.
   iv. Breeding Rabbits: Breeding rabbits must be brought to the fairgrounds and checked in between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. the day of the show and will be released from the fairgrounds immediately following the show unless prior arrangements have been made with the Junior Fair Board rabbit department superintendents.
   v. Chickens: Chickens that do not need to be pullorum tested (NPIP-registered animals with paperwork on site) may arrive from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the day before the Fair starts. Chickens that do need pullorum tested may check in from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. *No pullorum testing in 2019 per Ohio Department of Agriculture. Meat pens of chickens and single fryer chickens will be weighed from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the day before the fair starts. Meat pens of chickens and single fryer chickens must submit an NPIP form during weigh-in.
   vi. Turkeys: All turkeys must be accompanied by documentation of a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease within ninety days of the start of the Fair. Turkey weigh-in will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the Fair. Turkeys must submit an NPIP form during weigh-in.
   vii. Ducks and Geese: Ducks and Geese may check in from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. the day before the Fair starts. Waterfowl are exempt from the rule requiring a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease. Duck weigh-in will follow the chickens.
   viii. ALL OTHER ANIMAL EXHIBITS: Must be in place by 9:00 p.m. the day before the Fair starts.

c. Market animal weights will be used to determine subclasses. Exhibitors must be present to weigh their animals or have made prior arrangements for their animals to be weighed at the designated times or forfeit their right to show and sell. All market species are divided and shown by weight; in the case where there are groups of animals, the total group weight will be used. Market animals must meet the specie minimum weight requirements in order to participate in the Jr. Fair. Any Market animal over or under the weight requirement will be sent home. Animals over or under weight must be removed from fairgrounds by 8:00 a.m. the following morning after weigh-ins.

d. In the event an exhibitor has two animals in the same weight class in a market show, they may elect to move one of their animals to a heavier weight class so that they can show both.

e. Absolutely no re-weighs will be permitted. Those animals not within weight guidelines will show in non- championship classes and will not be permitted to sell. Some exceptions to sale weight limits are detailed in species specific rules for market rabbits, market lambs, and market hogs.

f. SCALES: By order of The Shelby County Agricultural Society, there will be NO scales other than the scales Owned by the Shelby Country Agricultural Society and Certified by the County allowed on the Fairgrounds during the week of Fair and the Saturday before. Any persons caught with scales anywhere on the Shelby County Fair Grounds will have to remove the scales and themselves from the grounds immediately. Further repercussions could follow.

g. Animal Release Times:
   i. Unless the exhibitor has an approved Early Release Form (see page 11, rule 3) or unless noted under species specific rules, animals will be released from the fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m. the last night of the Fair. All exhibits must remain on the fairgrounds in their designated areas until the official release times. Any exhibitor removing his/ her entries before the official release time without prior permission from the Junior Fair Board will be barred from exhibition for the next year.
   ii. All livestock exhibitors aside from cattle MUST thoroughly and adequately clean pens and cages before exiting the grounds on or after the last day of the Fair. All shavings, mulch, other bedding material, manure, tack and trash must be removed and placed in the appropriate dumpsters. Exhibitors who are reported to have not cleaned pens before leaving the grounds will be fined $100 or the total amount of their sale check, whichever is less. The fine will be assessed from the exhibitor’s sale check, if applicable. If the exhibitor does not have a sale check, the fine must be paid to the Junior Fair Board prior to entering in the Shelby County Junior Fair the following year. Any exhibitor witnessed moving bedding, manure or trash to another pen as an alternative to appropriately cleaning his/her own pen may be assessed additional penalties at the discretion of the Shelby County Junior Fair Board.
   iii. All livestock exhibitors MUST ensure their animals have been removed from the grounds before leaving on or after the last day of the Fair. Exhibitors who do not remove or have their animals removed from the grounds will be fined $100 or the total amount of their sale check, whichever is less. The fine will be assessed from the exhibitor’s sale check, if applicable. If the exhibitor does not have a sale check, the fine must be paid to the Junior Fair Board prior to entering in the Shelby County Junior Fair the following year. Additional penalties, including being barred from exhibiting livestock at the Shelby County Junior Fair, may be assessed at the discretion of the Shelby County Junior Fair Board.

3. DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORMS:

a. A completed and approved Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) (no form, no show, no sale) MUST be submitted for Junior Fair market steers, market lambs, market hogs, veal calves, market dairy steers, market goats, lactating dairy cattle, lactating goats, meat pens of poultry. A separate form must be completed for EACH animal. Rabbits are not required to have a DUNF. Feeder calves only require a DUNF if they are going directly to slaughter from the fairgrounds.

b. Blank DUNFs will be available from 4-H and FFA Advisors or may be picked up at OSU Extension Shelby County.

c. Completed forms must be submitted to a Senior Fair Board representative who will be present at the collection times and locations (see table of back cover). Any animal for which there is not a completed DUNF on file will not be permitted to show or sell.

d. All animals for which DUNFs are submitted must be “drug free’’ by the TIME OF WEIGH-IN. That is, if an animal has a medication listed on the DUNF for which the withdrawal requirement has not been achieved by weigh-in, then that animal will not be permitted to show or sell, and quarantine arrangements will be decided by the board.

4. FITTING & GROOMING:

a. Clipping or trimming of any market animal is optional. See species specific rules for grooming requirements.

b. The Junior Fair Board strongly suggests that all fitting and grooming be done only by the exhibitor of the animal.

c. Grooming of any animals is prohibited between 11:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

d. The Senior Fair Board will enforce the same market hog grooming rules for the Open Senior Fair Market Hog Show that the Junior Fair Board enforces for the Junior

e. Fair Market Hog Show. Refer to the Market Hog rules in this booklet for specific grooming requirements.
Additional prohibited grooming practices are listed in the Ohio Livestock Tampering Exhibition Rules printed in the front of the Shelby County Fair Premium Book.

5. SHOW PROCEDURES & AWARDS:

a. Junior Fair market livestock shows will be divided into divisions if the species numbers support doing so. Divisions will be determined by the members of the species Sale Committee, the Junior Fair Board species superintendents, and the Junior Fair Board advisors involved with that species.

b. All animals must be shown by the owner unless there is a conflict with another judging, unless the exhibitor is prevented from participating due to having two animals in the same class, or unless there is illness or another unfortunate circumstance over which the exhibitor has no control. In such cases, arrangement for showing the animal by another junior exhibitor shall be made with the approval of the Junior Fair Board, department superintendents or advisors before animal is taken into the show ring.
   i. Those in need of ring side assistance must contact the Junior Fair Board at least two weeks prior to the start of the Fair for approval.

c. In each class, the judge will first grade the animals “A” or “B.” The grades will be based on the condition and fitness of the animal and the application of good livestock management practices. Animals graded “A” will be placed 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., and the first and second place animal in each class will be eligible for breed and market championship classes.

d. Ribbons and premiums will be awarded on the basis of the letter grade given by the judge.

e. In the Championship Drive of every market livestock show, the top five animals/pens overall will be placed. Places will be as follows: Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, 3rd overall, 4th overall, and 5th overall. First and second place entries from each class (in shows with classes only) or division will participate in the Championship Drive. The first place animals only will be considered for Grand Champion. The animal standing second to the Grand Champion in its class or division will be considered along with the remaining first place animals for Reserve Champion. Third, fourth, and fifth place overall will be selected from the animals remaining in the arena following the selection of Reserve Champion, with second place animals considered after the first place animal in their class or division has been awarded an overall placing.

f. Rate of gain contests will be conducted for market cattle, market lambs, and market goats. Overweight and underweight animals are eligible for this award. In the event of a tie, the winners will both be awarded.

g. The top five rate of gain winners will be showcased in the ring, and the Grand and Reserve Rate of Gain will be awarded before championship drive in each species.

6. DRESS CODE:

a. Full-length pants, belts are strongly encouraged. No shorts.

b. Hard soled shoes or boots. No slides, sandals, flip flops, or athletic shoes.

c. It is recommended that exhibitors wear a shirt with a collar and should not wear t-shirts. No shirts with business names, farm logos, or family names will be permitted in the show ring.

d. No halter tops, tank tops, bare midriff, or muscle shirts.

e. All Junior Fair animal exhibitors will wear a back or shoulder number during all Junior Fair shows. One number will be issued per exhibitor for the entire week. The same number will be worn for all departments.

f. Exhibitors may use the table below as a resource:

7. ILLNESS OR DEATH OF EXHIBITS:

a. The Junior Fair Executive Committee shall be notified if a Junior Fair animal is thought to have a contagious or infectious disease. The Executive Committee will then notify the Senior Fair Board president and the Fair veterinarian. If the condition is verified by the veterinarian the animal will be removed from the fairgrounds and will not be eligible for premiums, awards, or participation in the Livestock Sale. (See ODA rule 901:1-18-04.)

b. If an exhibitor’s properly entered animal should die, a veterinarian’s written statement of cause of death must be presented to the Executive Committee. If approved by the Executive Committee, the exhibitor could purchase a replacement animal of the same species to enter in showmanship classes and type classes for a grade and premium, but this replacement animal would not be eligible to place in the class or to be sold in the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. No substitutions are allowed for any reason after animals have been checked in at the fair.

c. In the event that a market animal dies before the Sale and the exhibitor does not have another market animal that has been shown in the Junior Fair, the exhibitor will not participate in the livestock sale.

d. In the event a market animal dies after the sale, the exhibitor will receive the premium bid minus the commission, but not the market value of the animal.

8. ALTERNATE FAMILY ANIMAL RULE:

a. At the discretion of the sponsor, alternate/family animals may be registered to an exhibitor’s family’s household (901-19-01: Household means the permanent residence address of exhibitor)

b. The alternate/family animal is not an additional project added to the maximum number of animals allowed per species registered.

c. One alternate/family animal may be registered per household. The street address for the household will be referenced from 4-H Online and/or the school at which the exhibitor attends. Proof of residency may be requested at the Junior or Senior Fair Board’s discretion. Burden of proof rests on the exhibitor and parent/guardian.

d. An exhibitor can only take the alternate/family animal if the original animal dies, comes up lame, is ill and will not recover in time for fair, or is diseased, and is documented by a licensed veterinarian.

e. Alternate/Family animals cannot be utilized once weigh-ins have occurred at fair.

f. Families do not have to utilize the Household Family Rule, but it is available. Please keep in mind that the alternate/family animal can only be used in hardship cases, not because it looks better than the rest. If an animal must be switched out due to hardship, then it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to provide documentation from a licensed veterinarian to the Junior Fair Board (via Extension Office) immediately.

9. LIVESTOCK SALE:

a. Exhibitors may only sell one “sale unit” through the sale. A “sale unit” is: 1 steer, 1 feeder calf, 1 lamb, 1 goat, 1 hog, 1 pen of chickens, 1 pen of ducks, 1 pen of turkeys, or 1 pen of rabbits. The grand and reserve champion single fryer rabbit/chicken may be sold if they are not from the grand and reserve champion pens. No other single fryer chickens or rabbits may be sold.

b. Exhibitors of feeder calves may elect to sell their calves through the Livestock Sale. The sale of feeder calves will occur at the end of the cattle sale. Feeder calves will not be eligible for Grand and Reserve Champion market cattle awards. Feeder calves selling through the sale or block must submit a DUNF at weigh-in.

c. The market animal shows at the Shelby County Fair are partial terminal shows. Grand and Reserve Champion market cattle, market barrows, market gilts, market lambs, market goats, pens of chickens, pens of rabbits, single fryers (if sold separately from the winning pens) and turkeys MUST be slaughtered. Exhibitors are required to sell these animals through the Livestock Sale. Unless otherwise noted in species specific rules, in the Livestock Sale, the Grand and Reserve Champion animals will sell first, directly followed by the Grand and Reserve Rate of Gain Champions. Skillathon winners in each age division in a specie will sell after Grand, Reserve and Rate of Gain.

d. Any exhibitor who brings a market animal to the fairgrounds but does not show the animal, then sells that animal through one of the Sale Committee blocks will be assessed a $25 fee, payable to the Sale Committee. The decision to assess a fee will be made the Junior Fair Board Executive Committee upon recommendation of the relevant Junior Fair department superintendents.

10. PEN ASSIGNMENTS & INSPECTIONS:

a. Pen/stall/cage assignments will be made by the Junior Fair Board department superintendents, Junior Fair advisors, and Senior Fair department superintendents on the Wednesday prior to Fair, and assignments will be documented. Exhibitors must house their animals in the area assigned to their club or chapter.
   i. If an exhibitor moves his/her animals outside of the assigned area, the exhibitor will be required to move back, and a $50 fine will be assessed. This fine must be paid before an exhibitor can show or sale.
   ii. Empty pens or stalls are to be used for tack only.
   iii. No animals are permitted to move to an empty pen or stall without prior permission from the Board.
   iv. Animals must be in their own individual pen prior to show/sale and for pen checks.

b. Each exhibitor shall assume the responsibility for the health, feeding, care, and well-being of his/her animals and fowl and their effect upon the entries of other exhibitors.

c. Animals remain in the care of the exhibitor until such time as they are removed from the fairgrounds.

d. Feed and bedding must be provided by the exhibitor. Waste should be deposited in the assigned area

e. Pen Inspections: Exhibitors must keep their exhibits, pens, stalls, and aisles in the area of their exhibits clean and neat at all times during the fair, including the time between the sale and the release of animals. Inspections, conducted by the Junior Fair Board Executive Committee, can occur at any time. Inspection criteria will include:
   i. Adequate amount of clean, dry bedding
   ii. Presence of water or evidence that a sufficient amount of water is provided on a regular basis,
   iii. Overall welfare and cleanliness of animal

f. The first time an exhibitor fails inspection during fair week, s/he will receive a written warning. If that same exhibitor fails an inspection of any of his/her exhibits at a later date, s/he will be fined $25/failed inspection. Fines must be paid before the exhibitor can show, sell, or receive his/ her sale check. Exhibitors who fail to pay will be banned from exhibiting in the Junior Fair the following year. Parents or advisors may accompany the exhibitor in any appeal of the fines, which must be made as soon as possible to the Executive Committee. However, the exhibitor must be present when the appeal is made.

11. BARN ETIQUETTE:

a. Always keep animal(s) clean and presented in the best possible manner. Keep animal(s) adequately fed and watered at all times.

b. Pens must be kept clean throughout the Fair. All animals and pen must be maintained and made presentable for the public by 10:00 a.m. daily.

c. Display pen assignment cards neatly and at all times.

d. Stall, pen, or cage decorations are permitted and encouraged, as long as they pose no safety hazard to the animals and do not interfere with other exhibits.

e. When cleaning pen, stall, or cage, place manure in designated area to be hauled away. Place paper and other trash in appropriate waste cans.

f. No running inside the barn, or any place where animal exhibits might be disturbed or frightened.

g. No water fights in the barns.

h. Keep aisles and walkways open and clean, and swept as much as possible for fairgoers to view exhibits. This is especially important during the time of the shows.

i. Be courteous and helpful in answering questions that fairgoers might have about animal exhibits.

j. No one other than an exhibitor and/or their immediate family may handle another exhibitor’s animals(s) or enter their pen unless permission from the exhibitor has been received.
   i. This rule excludes fair veterinarians, Junior and Senior Fair Board members and registered 4-H and FFA advisors in an emergency, quality care issue or other event that requires immediate access to the animal.

k. If it is necessary to place fans for better air circulation in the barn: Coordinate placement with that of other exhibitors’ fans so that air is moved in one direction throughout the barn; Place fan so that it does not interfere with other animal exhibits or exhibitors; and make sure that the fan does not present an injury hazard to animals, exhibitors, or fairgoers.

l. Cooperate with and assist exhibitors, Fair Board members, and others in moving animals from barn to show/ sale arena and return. Be prompt with animals for shows and sale positions.

m. Mark all equipment so that ownership is clear.

n. All animals should have permanent and easily read identification so that ownership cannot be questioned.

12. QUALITY ASSURANCE & QUALITY CARE:

a. All youth who plan to enter and exhibit (breeding and market) livestock (cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits, poultry) at the Shelby County Junior Fair must attend a Quality Assurance (QA) program or successfully “test out” of the program by June 1st. At least one parent or legal guardian of junior exhibitors only must also attend a QA program. Exhibitors and parent/legal guardians of intermediate and senior exhibitors who have successfully tested out are not required to attend a QA program.

b. Attendance at a QA program by the exhibitor is required each year unless the exhibitor properly “tests out.”

c. Complete Quality Assurance rules, program dates, and test out information can be found on the OSU Extension Shelby County website at http://www.go.osu.edu/shelbyQA. Exhibitors who do not comply with the QA rules and procedures will not be permitted to exhibit in the current year’s Junior Fair.

13. SKILLATHON:

a. All animal exhibitors MUST participate in at least one skillathon exam prior to the first day of the Fair. Skillathon exams will be administered on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Youth Building.

b. Skillathon exams will consist of a written test and an oral interview. The written portion of the exam will include three species-specific knowledge stations and a Quality Assurance station. For the oral interview, exhibitors will be asked to discuss their project experience and turn in a standardized feed record.

c. Exhibitors must participate in at least one exam, but may elect to participate in more than one at their discretion.

d. Exhibitors must be entered in a species in the current year in order to take that species’ skillathon exam.

e. Exhibitors who have a legitimate conflict on Saturday, July 21 can call the Shelby County Extension Office to make alternative arrangements for examination.

f. The highest skillathon score in each age division (beginner, intermediate and advanced) in each market specie will receive an award and will sell immediately after the Grand and Reserve Champions and the Rate of Gain Grand and Reserve Champions.

g. The highest skillathon score in each age division (beginner, intermediate and advanced) in each non-market specie will receive an award and a cash prize.

h. If an exhibitor receives the high score in more than one market specie, s/he will have to elect which specie they plan to priority sell in and notify the Junior Fair Board.

i. Exhibitors who do not complete at least one skillathon exam prior to 8 p.m. on the Saturday before Fair will NOT be allowed to exhibit in any Junior Fair show at that year’s Fair.

j. The Shelby County Junior Fair Board reserves the right to allow a 4-H or FFA activity to suffice as an alternative to the skillathon exam. Alternatives will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

* NOTICE *

JUNIOR & OPEN CLASS LIVESTOCK TAMPERING AND OR MISREPRESENTATION

NOTICE: No one is allowed in the show arena or collection area after the selection of the Grand and Reserve Champions except the veterinarians, the species department Senior and Junior Fair Board members, and the champion winning exhibitors and their parents/legal guardians. The exhibitor and the parent/ legal guardian must remain with the champion animal until the collection process is complete.

The Shelby County Agricultural Society will operate under the provisions of Ohio’s Livestock Show Reform Act and under all applicable Ohio Department of Agriculture Administrative Code Rules.

  • Tampering and/or misrepresentation as to breeding, age, ownership, custody and all other irregularity in showing will be considered fraud and deception.
  • Drenching: 901-19-01 (Ohio Department Of Agriculture): No drenching of any market livestock unless authorized by a licensed veterinarian for a medical condition.
    • Drenching (901-19-01) is defined as the act of using an instrument, including a bottle, placed in an animal’s mouth to orally administer a liquid, food, or any other substance.
    • Applies to ALL livestock, not just lambs.
    • Instrument includes hand, syringe, scoop – anything used to place substance in animal’s mouth.
  • To maintain a high degree of confidence and integrity in livestock shows, the agricultural society reserves the right to disqualify any animal fitted in an unethical manner and disqualify the exhibitor and the exhibitor’s assistants who fitted the animal involved.
  • Unethical fitting shall include any cutting or tearing of the hide, cutting or tearing underneath the hide or removal of tissue in any attempt to alter the shape or appearance. It shall also include attempts to disrupt or change normal dental development, dyeing or coloring of hair, adding tail-heads, switches, polls, hair and heels, as well as any attempt to change the conformation and degree of firmness, by administration of fluids or air internally or externally in a liquid, solid or gaseous state. Transparent grooming materials only may be used. THE USE OF CLENBUTEROL AND OTHER UNAPPROVED DRUGS IS PROHIBITED.
  • All exhibitors, their immediate family and any other parties involved in the unethical fitting and showing of an animal will be barred from exhibiting or showing at this fair and will forfeit all premiums, prize money and awards won in any junior fair and/or open class divisions.
  • SHOULD FRAUD OR DECEPTION, AND PROOF, AS DETERMINED BY THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, BE DISCOVERED AFTER THE ANIMAL OR ANIMALS HAVE BEEN SHOWN AND PRIOR TO THE SALE, such animal(s) shall not be permitted to sell.
  • Should violation be discovered after the sale, the market value shall be returned to the buyer, and the animal returned to the exhibitor. All remaining proceeds will go to the 4-H Foundation, all placing’s in the show will stand, no animal will move up. Any carcass suspected of being tampered with or suspected of containing drugs will be detained until an investigation is completed, no funds will be released until the investigation is completed.
  • IF THE CARCASS IS CONDEMNED at the packing plant for any reason, it shall be grounds for disqualification in the on-foot and carcass division of the show. Additionally, all premiums and sale money shall be forfeited and the loss of the animal be incurred by the exhibitor.

RULE VIOLATIONS

  • In the question of a rule violation, the following due process will be used: The exhibitor and/or parties involved will be questioned by Fair officials. If it is felt a violation has occurred, Fair officials will make recommendations to the designated committee of the agricultural society, which is appointed to that particular department. After the committee hears the allegations and/or evidence, they will decide if the case should be brought before the full Board of Directors.
  • In the decision of allegations being brought before the Board, all parties involved will be notified of a meeting date with all parties having the right to present their views and/or evidence. Upon hearing the case, the Fair Board will make a ruling.
  • When satisfactory evidence has been obtained by the Fair Board that any of the livestock rules have been violated, the exhibitor and/or exhibitor’s family may be barred from showing in any future agricultural fairs. The minimum number of years for disbarment is three (3) years before the right to a review. In case any premium shall have been awarded to animals shown in violation of this rule, the Fair Board will require the exhibitor to refund all premiums, trophies, awards, ribbons and sale money under each violation. Unless fraud and/or deception are involved, all championship placings stand.
  • ANYONE THAT IS BANNED FROM SHOWING AT THE STATE FAIR OR ANY OTHER COUNTY FAIR WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXHIBIT OR GROOM ANY SPECIE AT THE SHELBY COUNTY FAIR.

Department Four

FFA

FFA members are boys and girls studying agricultural education in public schools in Ohio and the nation who are members of a local (school) chapter. The instruction of vocational agriculture was initiated in Ohio public schools in 1917. The Future Farmers of America organization, now the National FFA Organization, was formed in November, 1928, to motivate and vitalize the systematic instruction offered to students of vocational agriculture and to provide further training in the farmer citizenship. The foundation upon which the National FFA Organization is built focuses on three areas: premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.

Rules:

  1. Intent to enter a class in Department Four must be communicated to an exhibitor’s respective FFA Advisor.
  2. There will be no interview requirement.
  3. NO PREMIUMS, GRADES OR PASSES WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY SHOP & CROP EXHIBITOR UNLESS CHECKED IN AT THE TIME SPECIFIED IN THE FAIR BOOK FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT.
  4. Projects must be checked in at the FFA building from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. the day before the Fair starts.
  5. All projects entered must have been constructed or grown as part of an Ag. Education class, under the direction of a Shelby County Vocational Agriculture teacher.
  6. All exhibits are to remain in place until 8:00 a.m. on the day after the fair.
  7. Awards: Each exhibit will receive either an “A” or “B” sticker and premium. No more than five premiums (maximum $15) will be awarded within class 195.
  8. 1st and 2nd place ribbons will be awarded to each sub-class at the judge’s discretion. One exhibit will receive a Best Overall Shop Trophy with the top three exhibits receiving rosettes, and one exhibit will receive a Best Overall Crop Trophy with the top three exhibits receiving rosettes.

Crops

Judging: Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Live plants must be shown with roots imbedded in a ball of earth. Ball must be securely wrapped and tied in burlap.
  2. Crop exhibitors must have a completed FFA crop project book for judging.
  3. Hay exhibits shall consist of one slab of hay. The baled hay should be securely tied.
  4. An exhibitor may make only one entry per CROP class or sub-class.
  5. Crop classes will be graded “A” or “B” on the basis of condition of the grain and freedom from damaged grain and foreign materials. Blue ribbon exhibits will be eligible to compete for variety or species champion.

CLASS 190: CORN

SUBCLASSES

A. 3 complete plants B. Shelled corn (one quart – Mason jar) C. 6 ears of field corn

CLASS 191: OATS (ONE QUART – MASON JAR)

CLASS 192: WHEAT (ONE QUART – MASON JAR)

CLASS 193: SOYBEANS

SUBCLASSES

A. 3 complete plants B. Soybeans (one quart – Mason jar)

CLASS 194: HAY – EXHIBIT SLAB OF HAY

SUBCLASSES

A. Legume Mixed (50-90% legume) B. Legume (90% or more legume) C. Grass Hay

CLASS 195: HORTICULTURE CROPS

SUBCLASSES

A. Beets, 5

B. Carrots, 6

C. Onions, 5

D. Cabbage, 2 heads

E. Beans, quart

F. Cucumbers, 6

G. Pickles, 6

H. Pumpkins, 1

I. Squash, 2

J. Tomatoes

1. Cherry, 6

2. Roma type, 6

3. Garden, 3

K. Mixed Tomato Plate, 5 varieties

L. Misc. Vegetable Variety Plate

M. Apples, 5

N. Mixed Plate of Apples, 5 varieties

O. White Eggs, 6

P. Brown Eggs, 6

Q. Honey Display

R. Gourds, 2

S. Cauliflower, 2 heads

T. Peppers, 5

1. Bell

2. Sweet

3. Hot

U. Watermelons, 1

V. Muskmelons, 1

W. Peaches, 5

X. Pears, 5, limit one variety

Y. Plums, 5, limit one variety

Z. Potatoes

1. Sweet, 2

2. White, 5

3. Red, 5

AA. Sweet Corn, 6 ears

BB. Eggplant, 2

CC. Popcorn, 6 ears

DD. Zucchini, 2

EE. Grapes, 2 bunches

FF. Berries, quart

GG. Rhubarb, 6

HH. Kohlrabi, 4

II. Turnips, 4

Farm Mechanics

Judging: Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit as many articles as desired except they must be of different type and nature.
  2. In judging farm mechanics exhibits, the judge will be instructed to take into consideration the fact that many of the articles have been in practical use on the farm and that this fact is not to be counted seriously against them.
  3. Exhibits will be rated “A” or “B” based on: Design and Utility, Construction and Workmanship and Finish.

CLASS 196: FFA FARM MECHANICS

SUBCLASSES

A. Feed Scoop

B. Hay Hook

C. Hog Hurdle

D. Nail Box

E. Other Small Wood projects of like size

F. Medium Wood project

G. Large Wood project

H. Welding Panel – a 3’’ long butt, 3’’ long lap, and 3’’ long T-weld all on 1/4’’ thick metal. The welds must also show the starting and stopping point and they must be mounted on a wood panel.

1. Arc (Stick) Welding

2. MIG

3. TIG

I. Plasma Cut

J. Oxyacetylene welding and cutting panel – a 3” long fusion corner weld, 3” long brazed T weld, 3” long steel welded but weld and an example of cutting metal with oxyacetylene mounted on a wood panel.

K. Welding Project – small or similar in size to other projects listed in this group

L. Medium Welding project

M. Large Welding project

N. Labor Saving Appliance – small or similar in size to other projects listed in this group.

O. Small Electrical Projects

P. Tractor Drawbar Pin

Q. Small Engine Display

R. Hydraulics display

S. Concrete Project

T. Reconditioned Items (Photo before, during, & after)

1. Small

2. Medium

3. Large

U. Picnic Table

V. Lawn Chair

W. Saw Horse

X. Caps Rack

Y. Family/Farm Sign

Z. Porch Swing

AA. Light Stand

BB. Garden Cart

CC. Corn Hole

DD. FFA Poster

EE. Soldering Pane

FFA CROP AWARD

This award will be given to the FFA exhibitor who receives the highest point total in the Farm Crop classes (5 pts. for 1st, 3 pts. for 2nd, 1 pt. for 3rd). To be eligible, the exhibitor must exhibit no less than two crop projects, consisting of any combination of crops, suitable for practical use on the home farm. The award will be presented on the day of judging.

FFA SHOP AWARD

This award will be given to the FFA exhibitor who receives the highest point total in the Farm Shop classes (5 pts. for 1st, 3 pts. for 2nd, 1 pt. for 3rd). To be eligible, the exhibitor must exhibit no less than two shop projects, consisting of any combination of wood and metal work, suitable for practical use on the home farm. The award will be presented on the day of judging.

Department Five

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is a youth-serving organization founded in 1912 by Mrs. Juliette Low for all girls Kindergarten through Grade 12. Through its affiliation with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, it is a part of an international youth movement dedicated to the spiritual values of personal honor, duty to God and Country, and service to others. Girl Scouting trains its members for good citizenship; it gives girls a chance to put democracy into practice as they work and play together in small groups under trained adult leadership.

GENERAL RULES

  1. The Girl Scouts consider participation in the Shelby County Junior Fair a privilege and an opportunity to share their accomplishments, interests, and ideals. All exhibits and displays must show high quality in effort, originality, neatness, cleanliness, and the Girl Scout program. Items may be refused if they do not meet these standards or rules set forth.
  2. Every registered Girl Scout who is a resident of Shelby County is eligible to enter. You must have been a registered Girl Scout by May 1, 2019.
  3. Entry forms must be submitted between June 1 – July 13, 2019. Entry forms may be obtained by contacting Carol Hipple at carolhipple@hotmail.com, (937) 726-3457, Lisa Phillips at dphillips54@woh.rr.com, or your Girl Scout leader. Please see entry form for more details.
  4. Levels are determined by the GRADE level just COMPLETED in school:
    D = K-1, B = 2-3, J = 4-5, C = 6-8, S = 9-12
  5. Each exhibitor will be permitted to enter a maximum of 10 craft items. No more than one entry can be made by any one girl in any one category (not class).
  6. All exhibits must be made by the exhibitor. Only those items made after the previous year’s Fair are permitted to be entered. Projects made in or for school or for 4-H will not be accepted.
  7. Exhibits cannot exceed 22 x 28 x 22 inches with the exception of sewing projects that may be folded.
  8. Your name may not be visible on the front of a project.
  9. An Index Card should be attached to all projects. The card should tell about the project (how, what, why, etc.). Your name MUST NOT be on the card. Judges read these cards.
  10. All projects may be brought to the Girl Scout (Lochard) Building on the Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please contact Carol Hipple or Lisa Phillips beforehand if you need an earlier drop-off time.
  11. All Paintings or Drawings must be on a stiff surface such as cardstock, cardboard, or framed. All posters must ready to be hung by holes or hook.
  12. No projects containing plants or animals/insects are allowed.
  13. Exhibits will be kept under supervision and every effort will be made to prevent them from loss or injury. However, neither the management of the Shelby County Fair nor the Girl Scouts will be responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits
  14. Fair pass photos (digital only)
       a. Can be emailed to carolhipple@hotmail.com (front face, head and shoulders only).
       b. Can be submitted/taken with your entry form.
       c. Can be submitted/taken when you drop off your entry on July 13.
       d. By submitting your photo early, your fair pass “may” be available for pick up when you drop off items.
  15. All exhibitors must do at least a one-hour individual booth watch.
  16. The voucher for premium awards may be obtained at the Girl Scout Building during the fair.
  17. All items must be picked up on Sunday, July 28, 2019, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Please be prompt.
  18. Failure to abide by rules may result in an exhibitor being ineligible to enter in the future.
  19. Each entry will receive an “A” or “B” ribbon. Best of Class, Reserve Best of Class, and Honorable Mention rosettes will be awarded based on number of eligible entries and judge’s decision.
  20. Exhibitors may receive no more than $15 in premium awards.

Life Skills

B J C S 11 Nutrition (recipe books, food diary, menus)

B J C S 12 Personal Sewing (dress, skirt, shirt, etc.)

B J C S 13 Recreational Sewing (doll clothes, toys, etc.)

B J C S 14 Blanket (sewn or tied)

J C S 15 Sportsmanship and Sports Skills (instruction books, how-to-play, etc.)

J C S 16 Money management

J C S 17 Travel Logs (trip planning, trip diary, etc.)

J C S 18 Career Exploration

B J C S 19 Other (not listed already)

Customs and Traditions

D B J C S 21 Heritage (family trees, sayings, traditions, etc.)

D B J C S 22 Heritage Crafts (tin punch, candle dipping, quilting, etc.)

D B J C S 23 Friendship Projects (pen pals, etc.)

D B J C S 24 Holiday Crafts

D B J C S 25 Collections (must be a POSTER with information about the collection)

J C S 26 Historical People, Sites, and Tours

D B J C S 27 Other (not listed already)

Science

D B J C S 31 Recycling, Ecology, or Energy Awareness Projects

D B         32 Science Experiments (rock crystals, etc.)

J C S 33 Science Projects, Robots, and Weather

D B         34 Weather (rain gauge, wind vane, weather station, etc.)

D B         35 First Aid, Personal Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Poison Control

J C S 36 First Aid, Substance Abuse, Personal Safety, Emergency Preparedness

J C S 37 Personal Development and Child Care (growing up, etc.)

C S 38 Computer How-tos (email, use a program, netiquette, web pages)

D B J C S 39 Other (not listed already)

The Arts

D B J C S 41 Paintings (see Rule #11)

D B J C S 42 Drawings (see Rule #11)

D B         43 Puppets

J C S 44 Performing Arts (drama, handmade musical instruments, costuming, etc.)

D B J C S 45 Sculpture (clay, dough art, etc.)

D B J C S 46 Ceramics

D B J C S 47 3-D art project

D B J C S 48 Duct Tape project

D B J C S 49 JewelryD B J C S 50 Bead Projects

J C S 51 Knitting or Crocheting

D B J C S 52 Macramé, Weaving, String Art

D B J C S 53 Hooked Rugs/Pillows

B J C S 54 Needlecraft (crewel, embroidery, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, etc.)

D B J C S 55 Art to Wear (decorate purchased shirt, hat, shoes, etc.)

D B         56 Scrapbook Page

J C S  57 Scrapbook Album (must have at least 8 sheets/4 pages)

D B         58 Craft Foam Project (may be from kit)

D B J C S 59 Creative Writing: Story with/without illustrations (must be in report cover)

D B J C S 60 Creative Writing: Poem with/without illustrations (must be in report cover)

D B J C S 61 Photography (should be in frame)

D B J C S 62 Carpentry Project (doll house, bird house, etc.)

D B J C S 63  Other (not listed already)

Nature

D B J C S 71 Outdoor Projects (made from nature’s castoffs, animal track castings, rubbings, bird feeders, etc.)

D B J C S 72 Animals (animal care, poster about an animal, etc.)

B J C S 73 Camp Planning (trail signs, kaper charts, meal planning, knots, etc.)

D B J C S 74 Other (not listed already)

Girl Scout Program

D B J C S 81 Girl Scout Promise and Law (collage, poster, game, etc.)

D B J C S 82 Girl Scout Ways and Traditions (petal/badge work, songs, etc.)

D B J C S 83 Community Service Projects

D B J C S 84 Juliette Gordon Low (life and times)

D B J C S 85 Girl Scout history (local or national)

D B J C S 86 Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award Project (description/photos of completed project only)

D B J C S 87 Destinations (description/photos of completed Destination-attended event)

D B J C S 88 Other (not listed already)

 

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Department Six

Special Events

King & Queen Contest

Interviews: July 18, 4:00 p.m. | Contest: Sunday, 5:00 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Contestants must be an active member in good standing of one of the following organizations: 4-H, FFA or Girl Scouts and meet all eligibility requirements to exhibit in the Shelby County Junior Fair. They must also be entered to exhibit a project in the 2019 fair to participate in the contest.
  2. Contestants must be 16 years of age by January 1, 2019.
  3. A minimum of THREE contestants for both king and queen must apply in order for the king and queen contests to be held.
  4. Entries are due to the Shelby County Extension Office by Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
  5. Contestants will be privately interviewed on July 18 and publicly interviewed on July 21 by a committee of judges appointed by the Junior Fair Board Leadership.
  6. The contestants will be judged on community service, scholastic involvement, knowledge of current events, leadership, participation and achievement, personality, poise, and presentation of own self. Decisions of the judges will be final.
  7. Each contestant must be of high moral standards and abide by the Shelby County Fair Rules and Regulations as posted in the Shelby County Junior and Senior Fair Books.
  8. All contestants will be introduced on stage and asked two “fish bowl” questions.
  9. One king candidate and one queen candidate will be recognized for their congeniality as voted on by the contestants.
  10. Three finalists for queen and three finalists for king will be named during the contest. There will be no ties. Only one contestant will be crowned Shelby County Fair Queen and only one contestant will be crowned Shelby County Fair King. The remaining two finalists in each contest will be ranked and recognized as runners-up.
  11. There will be a monetary prize of $150.00 each for the crowned King and Queen. First runner-up contestants will receive $50.00 each and second runner-up contestants will receive $30.00 each. Mr. and Miss Congenitally will be awarded $20.00 each. Cash awards are sponsored by the Shelby County 4-H Foundation.
  12. Once crowned, the King and Queen will be expected to attend and participate in all days of the Junior Fair. Participation will include passing out trophies and awards at shows, greeting and hosting visitors to the fair, introducing his/herself at Grandstand activities, and more. The 2019 Shelby County King and Queen will also be encouraged to represent the Shelby County Fair at other area county fairs and county events, such as parades, festival, celebrations, and banquets, when they are available and at the request of the Junior or Senior Fairboard.
  13. Once crowned, the Queen will be encouraged to participate in the following year’s Ohio Fairs’ Queen Contest at the Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention in Columbus, Ohio. If the Queen is unable to attend the contest, the first runner-up will be given the opportunity to attend.
  14. Once crowned, if a King or Queen cannot complete the term of their reign, the title will pass to the next immediate runner-up in order of the contestant’s rank, commencing with the second runner-up.
  15. Once crowned, if a King or Queen violates any of the provisions set forth in rule 7 of this document, he or she will relinquish their title as set forth in rule 14.

Modeling Contest

Judging: Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
SUBCLASS 1: 8-10 YEAR OLDS | SUBCLASS 2: 11-13 YEAR OLDS | SUBCLASS 3: 14-18 YEAR OLDS

Rules:

  1. Contestants must be a member in good standing of one of the following organizations: FFA, 4-H, or Girl Scouts and meet all eligibility requirements to exhibit in the Shelby County Junior Fair.
  2. Registration forms are available at Extension Office or online. Forms must be completed, signed, and submitted by 4:30 p.m. on June 1.
  3. DRESS CODE: NO JEANS, NO SWEATERS, NO FORMALS. The Modeling Junior Fair Board Committee will determine permissible accessories.
  4. Contestants will be judged on attire, poise, social graces, personality, posture, and reaction to a question.
  5. A participant may not win the same class two years in a row but may enter the next older age class. All ages are as of January 1 of the Fair year.
  6. Contest order will begin with the 14-18 year olds, followed by the 11-13 year olds, and then the 8-10 year olds.

4-H Club Booth

Judging: Monday, 1:00 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Any Shelby County 4-H club may enter a club booth, space permitting.
  2. No pre-fair entry for club project booths is required. Clubs will automatically be assigned the same booth as the previous year. If a club decides not to have a booth, the club president or advisor should contact the Extension Office prior to June 1, and the booth will be assigned to a different club. Clubs that did not have a booth space last year but would like one this year should contact the office.
  3. Booths are to be used to display members’ projects.
  4. Each booth should follow a theme. Clubs should create their own theme, with attention to both creativity and originality.
  5. Premium vouchers for booths may be picked up from Junior Fair Headquarters by the advisor or president after 7:00 p.m. on Monday. Vouchers must be cashed by 9:00 p.m. on the last day of the Fair, or they will be void.
  6. Projects may not be removed from the booth before 8:00 a.m. on the day after the Fair ends without prior approval of the Junior Fair Board. Exhibitors granted early release of a booth project will be given a letter to show Junior Fair Headquarters before removing their project.
  7. Clubs that fail to clean their booth space by noon on the day after the Fair ends will not be permitted to have a booth in the following year’s Fair.

AWARDS

Six “Outstanding of the Day” – $20.00 each and all other acceptable booths – $12.00 each.

BASIS FOR JUDGING CLUB BOOTHS:

WORKMANSHIP – 25%

  • Durable, well-constructed
  • Inventive use of materials
  • All projects have easy to read exhibit cards
  • All projects are easily viewed

APPEARANCE – 25%

  • It is simple and well balanced
  • Is neat and well organized
  • Attracts and holds interest
  • Has ideas shown in a unique way

USE OF THEME – 25%

  • Creative and appropriate use of theme
  • Projects are displayed to compliment theme
  • Letters, props, and background materials support theme
  • Theme communicates intended message

4-H MESSAGE – 25%

  • 4-H is evident throughout (use 4-H pledge, colors, or motto)
  • Officers or other leadership roles exhibited
  • Shows involvement in community service and/or citizenship
  • Shows project results of 4-H members

Livestock Showmanship

Judging: Time and Day Varies, See Table Below

Rules:

1. All 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors may participate in Livestock Showmanship but only in those species in which they exhibit livestock in the current year at the Shelby County Junior Fair. For example, a junior fair exhibitor who shows hogs only in the current year at the Shelby County Junior Fair may show in a hog showmanship class, but not in a sheep or other species showmanship class.

2. Ages are determined as of January 1 of the year in which the fair is held.

3. Guidelines for DAIRY and BEEF CATTLE; RABBITS, DAIRY and MEAT GOATS, SHEEP, and SWINE:

  • Junior (ages 8-11), Intermediate (ages 12-14), and Senior (ages 15-18) contests will be held.
  • Previous winners of the Junior contest, regardless of age, must compete in the Intermediate contest.
  • Previous winners of the Intermediate contest, regardless of age, must compete in the Senior contest.
  • Previous winners of the Senior contest must compete in the Showman of Showmen contest.
  • No class times will be changed to accommodate an exhibitor participating in his/ her showmanship class.

4. POULTRY and ALPACAS/LLAMAS: Depending upon the number of entries each year, Showmanship classes will be arranged similar to the other species.

5. Showman of Showmen: This contest will be the final showmanship event held in each of the species.

  • All winners of the showmanship divisions (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior) of the current year are eligible to participate in the Showman of Showmen contest.
  • Previous winners of the Senior division and the Showman of Showmen contest may only show in the Showman of Showmen contest thereafter.

6. Entries for Showmanship will be handled with a sign- up sheet in the barn the day prior to the show. This sign-up sheet will be collected two hours prior to the show. Additional sign-up and scratches will be accepted at the announcers stand at the start of the show.

7. All Showmanship contests will begin with the senior level classes, followed by intermediate, then junior. The Showman of Showmen will be the last class.

8. Winners of Showman of Showman are eligible to compete in Showmanship Sweeptakes. If the winner of a department is not available, the opportunity to participate will be offered to the second place exhibitor.

Showmanship Schedule:

RABBIT: After Breeding Show Sunday

DAIRY: Before Colored & Holstein Monday

SHEEP: 4:00 p.m. Monday

DAIRY GOATS: End of Dairy Goat Show Tuesday

BEEF: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday

SWINE: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

POULTRY: End of Poultry Show Wednesday

MEAT GOATS: 4:00 p.m. Thursday

ALPACAS/LLAMAS: End of Alpaca/Llama Show Wednesday

Showmanship Sweepstakes

Contest: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. / Location: Kent Feeds Arena I

Rules:

1. All current Showman of Showman Contest winners in Dairy Cattle, Beef, Dairy Goat, Meat Goats, Sheep, and Swine are eligible to compete if enough livestock is avail be for all participants to be in ring at same time. If the winner of a department Showman of Showman is not available, the opportunity to participate will be offered to the second place exhibitor. If the second place exhibitor is unavailable or chooses not to participate, the opportunity to participate will be offered to the third place exhibitor and so forth through fifth place. If none of the top five exhibitors are available, there will be no representative from that department in the contest.

2. If an exhibitor wins in more than one department, he/she must select which department to represent. See rule #1 for determination as to how the other department will be represented.

3. The winner in each department will not show that specie. The department winner will automatically receive the first place points and the remaining contestants be placed by the judge. Participants must sit in a designated chair when their specie is being shown.

4. Contestants will show each species. Contestants may not show their own animal. Contestants can select the animal of their choice from those animals provided by the Sweepstakes Committee.

5. Six judges will be present – one representing each department. The judges will rank each contestant.

Department Representative: 10 points

2nd place: 8 points

3rd place: 6 points

4th place: 4 points

5th place: 2 points

6th place: 0 points

6. If the case of a tie, the tied contestants will each draw a question at random. These questions will be written by each specie judge prior to the competition. The judge will determine if the contestant’s response is correct. The tie will be broken when a contestant answers a question incorrectly; the other contestant will then be named the winner.

7. If there is no Showman of Showmen division winner, then the winner of Senior Division will be that department’s representative to the Showmanship Sweepstakes.

8. Previous first place winners of Showmanship Sweepstakes cannot reenter this contest.

9. All contestants will receive a plaque and the overall winner will receive awards upon donor sponsoring.

Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks (OSF)

Judging: Wednesday before Fair, 11:00 a.m.

Rules:

  1. The Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks Contest is open to any Junior Fair exhibitor.
  2. Entries must be submitted to OSU Extension Shelby County on the appropriate entry form on or before June 1. Entry forms available at the Extension Office or online.
  3. A participant may enter only one sub-class; All ages as of January 1.
  4. A judging schedule will be forwarded to all participants prior to the start of the Junior Fair. Any change in the schedule will be posted at the Extension Office.
  5. The contest will be conducted in accordance with the rules and requirements of the current Ohio State Fair “Communications Days,” which may be downloaded for reference at: http://www.ohio4h.org/4-h-youth/ohio-state-fair/state-fair-non-livestock-4-h-guidebook. Refer to the current Ohio State Fair “Communications Days” description for rules and criteria for each specific sub-class.
  6. Participant(s) are expected to give a new and different talk in each year.
  7. All work is to be the original work of the presenter, created for this contest as part of their 4-H, FFA, or Girl Scout program. Presentations prepared for school, science fairs, etc. are not permitted.
  8. No large animals (Horse, Beef, Sheep, Goat, Dairy, or Hogs over 20 pounds) may be used in a demonstration or illustrated talk. Small animals (under 20 pounds) may be used provided they do not place the public at risk and provided they meet all of the health requirements established by the Ohio Department of Agriculture Livestock Health Requirements as published elsewhere in this fair book. Current health and shot records must be carried with the animal. Animals must remain caged or leashed before and after the presentation.
  9. Firearms, bows, arrows, and weapons are not permitted on the fairgrounds and may not be used in a presentation.
  10. OSU Extension Shelby County will provide a laptop computer and LCD projector, a demonstration table, and easel. All other equipment and supplies must be provided by the participant(s). Participants using computer technology should bring their presentations on a USB “memory stick” or CD.
  11. “A” and “B” ribbons and premiums will be awarded to all presenters based on the judge’s evaluation. One “Outstanding of the Day” or one “Honorable Mention” rosette may be awarded at the judge’s discretion in sub- classes with fewer than five participants. Up to 20% of participants in larger classes may be recognized with each of these rosettes. Entries must receive an “A” premium to be eligible for rosettes.
  12. OSF: At the judge’s discretion, up to five 4-H presenters/teams in each sub-class may be selected to represent Shelby County in Ohio State Fair competition. Entries must receive an “A” premium to be eligible for OSF competition. 2018 State Fair clock trophy winners may not compete in the same class at State Fair in 2019, and Shelby County may send no more than 25 entries to OSF.

CLASSES: PRESENTATION DIVISION – Illustrated Talk or Demonstration

SUBCLASSES

1. Junior Individual, ages 8-10 (No technology), 6 to 9 minutes

2. Junior Team, ages 8-10 (No technology), 6 to 9 minutes

3. Intermediate Individual, ages 11-13 (With or without technology), 9 to 12 minutes

4. Intermediate Team, ages 11-13 (With or without technology), 9 to 12 minutes

5. Senior Individual, ages 14+ (With or without technology), 9 to 12 minutes

6. Senior Team, ages 14+ (With or without technology), 9 to 12 minutes

CLASSES: MARKETING DIVISION – Illustrated Talk or Demonstration

SUBCLASSES

1. Junior Individual, ages 8-10 (Thank You Card)

a. Without use of computer graphics or scrapbooking tools.

b. With the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking tools.

2. Intermediate Individual, ages 11-13 (Holiday Card)

a. Without use of computer graphics or scrapbooking tools.

b. With the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking tools.

3. Senior Individual, ages 14+ (4-H Infomercial Promoting 4-H), 2 to 4 minutes

Dairy Judging Contest &
Genereal Livestock Judging Contest

Dairy Judging: Monday immediately following Dairy Show
General Livestock Judging Contest: Thursday at 10 a.m.

Rules:

  1. Any Shelby County 4-H or FFA member who is an exhibitor in the current year’s Junior Fair is eligible to compete.
  2. Team entries will consist of at least three (3) but not more than four (4) individuals meeting the above requirement and all enrolled in the organization under which they enter, 4-H or FFA. The top 3 individual scores on each team will comprise the team score.
  3. A club or chapter may enter as many teams as they desire.
  4. Participants will be required to place several classes and answer five (5) questions for each class in each contest.
  5. The official placing will be final.
  6. Check-in times for the contests will be one half hour prior to the beginning of each judging contest.

Goat Judging Contest

Dairy Judging: Tuesday following the Dairy Goat Show

Rules:

  1. The Goat Judging Contest will be held in conjunction with the Junior Fair Dairy Goat Show on Tuesday.
  2. Any 4-H or FFA member exhibiting a goat in the current fair may participate in the Goat Judging Contest.
  3. Entries will be made by sign-up one-half hour prior to the judging contest.
  4. Participants will be required to place and answer questions for each of the rings in the contest.
  5. There will be one class of market goats and one class of dairy goats to judge. The official placing will be final.

Cloverbud Sharing

Sharing: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – NOON | Display of Projects: Thursday, NOON – 7:00 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Participation in the Cloverbud Sharing is open to any youth who is enrolled as a member of the Shelby County Cloverbud 4-H program by April 1.
  2. All enrolled Cloverbuds are encouraged to participate.
  3. Participants should bring one or more completed Cloverbud activities (activity sheets, crafts, etc.) to the Youth Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds between 10:00 a.m. and noon on Thursday of Fair.
  4. Participants will share their activities and experience face-to-face with a member of the Junior Fair Board.
  5. Participants are encouraged to leave their activities on display in their club exhibit for the duration of the Fair, or in the Youth Building until 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.
  6. All participants will receive a participation ribbon.

Barnyard Olympics

Event: Friday, 4:00 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Any Shelby County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter may participate.
  2. Clubs and chapters may enter an unlimited number of team. Each team must have four members. Clubs and chapters are encouraged, but not required, to involve youth of all ages and both genders on their teams.
  3. All participants must be exhibitors in the current year’s Fair.
  4. Entries will be accepted at the arena’s announcer’s stand 30minutes prior to the start of the contest.
  5. The contest will include a number of activities, such as relays, egg tosses, and similar events. Events will vary from year to year and will be determined at the discretion of the Barnyard Olympics Committee.