DIVISION 6029
4-H Arts & Crafts

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1. See General Rules applying to all 4-H exhibitors and general rules applying to 4-H exhibits listed previously in this catalog.
2. A county is limited to one entry per class. Each Exhibitor may enter only two (2) classes in Section A and only 2 classes in section B for a maximum of 4 entries in the arts division per 4-H’er.
3. All items must have been made since the last State Fair.
4. Tags (4LO-11SO) must be attached to the lower right front corner of paintings, drawings, etc.  For other exhibits, neatly secure the ID card where it can be seen by the public with tape, or punch a hole in the corner of the tag and attach with string or rubber band.  For items with more than one piece, a description on the back of the ID card is suggested with number of pieces, color, etc.  In addition, label each item in an inconspicuous location; include a minimum of name and county (clothing label 4LO-12SO may be utilized).
5. Exhibits will be disqualified if:
a. Pictures or other hanging items do not have an attached hanger (wire hangers must be secure and attached to the frame for paintings and drawings only). No wire hooks taped to back.  All hangers must support the weight of item.  Pictures should be framed and ready for hanging.
b. Pictures are not mounted on firm mat, not foam core and/or framed with attached hanger.  No poster board allowed.
c. Entries are not labeled as to whether they are an original design, made from a pattern, or made from a purchased kit
d. If subject matter is not “family friendly” in context
e. Drawings and paintings must be framed. Plexiglas is preferred over glass.
6. Small items, which are easily separated or destroyed, may be placed in small plastic 
bags.  For items with more than one piece, a description on the back of the ID card is suggested with number of pieces, color, description, etc.  In addition, label each piece in an inconspicuous location include a minimum of name and county (the clothing label can be utilized [4LO-12SO]).
7. Class Champions will be selected from each category.
SECTION A
727 Junior Jewelry Beadwork – One piece of jewelry created by youth (Jewelry quality only).  No kits or pony beads allowed.  Glass, clay or wooden beads (painted or carved) permitted only
728 Senior Jewelry Beadwork – One set (at least two items) of jewelry created by youth (Jewelry quality only).  No kits or pony beads allowed. No elastic material used to string beads.  Glass, clay or wooden beads (painted or carved) permitted only.  Examples: earring(s) and necklace or bracelet and necklace, etc.
729 Junior Folk Art – One Item that has paint for a decorative or craft purpose other than canvas or paper.  No Clothing! 
730 Senior Folk Art - same as above.
731 Junior Weaving – One pair of place-mats, pot holders (pair) or one small wall hanging items that is made through various weaving techniques using mix media fibers, no plastic materials allowed.  Baskets are not included.  Wall hangings must be mounted and be ready for hanging.
732 Senior Weaving – One item (only one item is permitted for entry) ; rug, belt, stool with woven seat, or wall hanging item made through various weaving techniques using mixed media fibers, no plastic materials allowed. Baskets are not included.  Wall hangings must be mounted and be ready for hanging. 
733 Junior Nature Crafts - Item made from natural materials only.  No kits allowed.  If item is a wall hanging or wreath, item must include wire or hooks and be ready for hanging.
734 Senior Nature Crafts –Wall Wreath or hand carved native materials made from natural materials only.  No kits allowed.  Must include wire or hooks and be ready for hanging.  (No other item allowed)
735 Junior Basket Making - Natural materials, any size, shape or design.  Non-natural materials may be woven into design.
736 Senior Basket Making - same as above
737 Junior Leather Craft - Item made from leather.  May or may not be tooled.  Kits allowed.
738 Senior Leather Craft - same as above.  No kits allowed.
The following rules apply to all ceramic classes:  1. Original design ceramics will be accepted in that class only.  It will not be accepted in glazed or stained classes.  ALL ceramic entries must be fired.
2. Small items, which are easily separated or destroyed, should be placed in small plastic bags.    For items with more than one piece, a description on the back of the ID card is suggested with number of pieces, color, etc.  In addition, label each item in an inconspicuous location, include a minimum of name and county (the clothing label can be utilized (4LO-12SO).
741 Junior Original Design Ceramics - original item made from clay, using a process of casting, hand molding, or a potter's wheel.
742 Senior Original Design Ceramics - same as above.
743 Junior Ceramics – Item that is pre cast and has been fired.
744 Senior Ceramics – Item that is pre cast and has been fired.
745 Junior Scrapbooking – One scrapbook page including 2-4 pictures. Page must include captions or journaling.  Page must be placed in a plastic page protector.
746 Senior Scrapbooking – One scrapbook page including 2-4 pictures and embellishments (ie. Stickers, lettering, designs). Page must include captions or journaling.  Page must be placed in a plastic page protector.
747 Junior Decoupage – Any item using the decoupage process. If appropriate, must use wire or hook to be ready for hanging.
748 Senior Decoupage – same as above.
749 Junior. Paper Crafts – Item made from any source of paper including but not limited to: stamping, handmade note card, brown sack lunch bag scrapbook, gift box, etc.
750 Senior Paper Crafts – same as above.
SECTION B
Exhibits will be disqualified if:
a. Pictures or other hanging items do not have a hanger. Please include wire hangers that will support the weight of your item.  Pictures should be framed and ready for hanging. Do not use tape to secure wire hanger.
b. Pictures are not mounted on firm mat board and/or framed.  No poster board allowed. 
c. Subject matter is not “family friendly”
All drawings and paintings must be mounted on a sturdy background (mat board) and framed, ready to hang with secured hangers on the frame (wire hangers).  751 Junior Acrylic/Oil Painting - items that are made through the process of painting on paper or canvas, using any acrylic or oil process.  Paint-by-number will be disqualified.  No kits, original work only.
752 Senior Acrylic/Oil Painting - same as above.
753 Junior Watercolor Painting - items that are made through the process of painting on paper or canvas, using any watercolor process.
754 Senior Watercolor Painting - same as above
755 Junior Color Drawing - items made through the use of drawing lines using pen, pencil, pastel, charcoal, markers or chalk.
756 Senior Color Drawing - same as above.
757 Junior Black and White Drawing - items made through the use of drawing lines using pen, pencil, charcoal, markers or chalk.  No additional colors added.
758 Senior Black and White Drawing - same as above.