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  1. 4-H Awards Program 2010 Update Guidelines and Eligibility

  2. 2010 • Hall of Fame winners will be notified directly and Educators will be copied on the notification • All Level I & II Project Scholarships will remain at $1000.00 • Blackburn Handskills will no longer be offered • A new ranking system is in place for 2010 Level I and II Project Scholarships. The same scoring system will be used on Level II and IV Scholarships and Hall of Fame.

  3. Due Date • Record Book due date • April 1, 2010 in state 4-H office by noon • Interview date • May 3, 2010 for Levels I, II, III and HOF • Level IV (College Students) will be interviewed at another time • Announcement at Roundup • Honor Night – July 29, 2010

  4. Interview Dress • 4-H members should wear business attire for the award interviews. 4-H Officer/Ambassador uniforms will be considered inappropriate attire for interviews, because the members are representing themselves and their 4-H work, they are not representing a 4-H office or position. Clothing requirement will be enforced.

  5. Eligibility Summary Members outside these age/classification guidelines will be disqualified

  6. Minimum Standards To be selected for interviews, members must earn the following minimum score(s): • Hall of Fame – 75 points • Scholarships – 75 points

  7. News Information Sheet Each applicant for a Level I or Level II Project; Level III or Level IV Scholarship or Special Award Program must submit two copies of the News Information Sheet with their record books/award applications • Download current form from 4-H Website • No individual photo needed • Completeness and accuracy essential

  8. General Guidelines For All Applications

  9. Margins The following margins minimum margins are expected, unless a form downloaded from the 4-H web page has smaller margins, or does not print correctly on your printer • Top of Page – 1 inch • Bottom of Page – ½ inch • Left Side of Page – 1 ¼ inch • Right Side of Page – ½ inch Larger margins OK – smaller DQ

  10. Fonts Fonts must be no smaller than 12 point – larger fonts are OK Times New Roman 12 Arial 12 Courier 12 Calibri 12 Smaller Fonts will be disqualified Discouraged Fonts Any narrow, condensed, script,or novelty fonts Use of bold-face type, underlining, italics or color OK for emphasis

  11. Disqualifications • Anything extra – check guidelines • Too many pages • Too much space • Story more than 6 pages • Story not double spaced • Story printed on both sides of paper • Reduced fonts (less than 12 point) • includes copier reductions • Margins less than: • Left – 1 ¼ inch • Right – ½ inch • Top – 1 inch • Bottom – ½ inch • Reduced line spacing (less than 6 lines/inch) • Excess photos (more than 3 pages for all projects but Photography)

  12. 2010 Projects/Scholarships

  13. Projects/Scholarships • Level I Projects • Current stand alone projects • No new Level I Projects for 2010 • Level II Projects For previous state winners only • Advanced Achievement, Advanced Agriculture Advanced Citizenship, Advanced Family and Consumer Sciences, Ira Hollar Advanced Leadership • Level III Scholarships • Graduating High school seniors only • Level IV Scholarships • Full Time undergraduate college students only • Level III & IV Scholarships • One member – one form (except Collegiate 4-H and SE District)

  14. 2010 Stand-Alone Projects • Achievement • Agriculture • Beef • Breads • Child Care • Citizenship • Conservation of Natural Resources • Dairy • Fabrics & Fashions • Geology • Health/Fitness • Horse • Horticulture & Plant Science • Leadership • Performing Arts • Photography • Public Speaking • Recreation & Leisure Arts • Safety • Sheep • Shooting Sports • Swine • Vet. Science • Wildlife & Fisheries

  15. All Other Projects (AOP) All Level I Project Record Books submitted in projects other than the stand-alone projects listed will be judged in one of these groups: • AOP, Agriculture & Natural Resources • AOP, Family & Consumer Sciences • AOP, Science & Technology • AOP, Small Animals

  16. Level III 4-H Scholarships No Restrictions on College or Field of Study Required materials vary Member may only earn one of these scholarships in 4-H career Applicant must be graduating Senior • Harold & Jeanne Gibson Memorial – 1 @ $1000 • Dana Smith Memorial – 1 @ $500 • Oklahoma 4-H Key Club – 1 @ $500 • 4-H Entrepreneurship – 1 @ $1,000 • SE District Scholarship – 1 @ $500 (Limited to those in Southeast District Counties)

  17. Level III 4-H Scholarships Restrictions on College or Field of Study Required materials vary Member may only receive one during 4-H career • Larry D. Anderson Memorial – 1 @ $500 • Oklahoma Youth Expo – 2 @ $1,000 • OHCE – 1 @ $1,000

  18. Level IV 4-H Scholarships Restrictions on College or Field of Study Required materials vary – see current 4-H Awards Handbook Members may receive one per year in addition to other 4-H Scholarships • OHCE – 1 @ $1,000 • Patillo/Graumann Memorial – 2 @ 1,000 • 1 to a male; 1 to a female • B.A. Pratt – 1 @ $500 • Tracey Cox Memorial – 1 @ $500 • Collegiate 4-H – 1 @ $500

  19. Special Award Programs

  20. Hall of Fame Blue Award Group • No more than 20 selected from Hall of Fame Applicants • No more than 10 finalists selected from Blue Award Group for interviews • Minimum score of 75 on written materials required to be eligible to interview • Must be at least 16 years of age by January 1 of current program year • Completed no more than freshman year in college or be no older than 18 on January 1 of current program year • Full time college freshmen may apply for Hall of Fame, even if older than 18 on January 1 of current program year

  21. National 4-H Conference • Applicants must be freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school September 1 of year of application. • Two year commitment • Attend National 4-H Conference • Implement a program in Oklahoma • Be available to present workshops throughout state • Some financial responsibility Applications due July 1 – not with Record Books and Scholarship Applications

  22. Oklahoma 4-H Key Club • Be age 15 or older by January 1 of program year • Accumulate minimum number of points shown on application form • Be approved by County Educator • Make at least one presentation about Key Club to a 4-H Group • Make at least one general presentation about 4-H to a non-4-H youth or adult group • Report on programs by published deadlines

  23. State Outstanding Alumni • Recognizes former 4-H members who have achieved success and have continued involvement in/support of 4-H • Up to four recognized at Roundup • Counties nominate • Nominations Due with 4-H Record Books

  24. State Honorary 4-H Member • Any adult with strong commitment to 4-H is eligible • May or may not have been a former 4-H member • Nominees provide continuous support of 4-H • Nominations due with 4-H Record Books

  25. News Eagle • Must be 14 by January 1 of program year • Must reside in one of the following counties: • Alfalfa • Blaine • Garfield • Grant • Kay • Kingfisher • Logan • Noble • Woods

  26. Commodity Group Awards Applicant must present talk, illustrated presentation or demonstration using or promoting product • Breads – 3 awards/county • Beef – 1 award/county • Must submit application in State Awards Handbook • Dairy Products – 3 awards/county • Pork – 1 award/county • Must submit application in State Awards Handbook • Peanut – 2 awards/county

  27. 4-H Recordkeeping Section by section tips

  28. A 4-H Record Book is… • An organized way to summarize a 4-H member’s project work, leadership and citizenship activities. • A way to compete for awards and scholarships • One of those things that kids/parents put in those stiff green folders with a clover • A real headache

  29. Parts of a Record Book • The Oklahoma Report Form • 4-H Story – up to 6 typed, double-spaced pages • 3 pages of project pictures • Plus an additional 10 pages which include examples of the members work in the Photography Project • DO NOT include the following items! • Artwork on tab/divider pages • Scrapbooking stickers • Medals, Ribbons, etc. • Publicity Photos, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence

  30. The Oklahoma Report Form • Designed to report facts and figures • Divided into Sections • IA – What have you done in this project? • IB – What have you learned in this project? • II – 4-H Leadership Experiences • III – 4-H Citizenship Experiences • IV – Awards in All projects • V – Non-4-H Experiences

  31. Section I-A Project Work 4-H Project Work – 15 points • Concise summary (no more than 2 pages) of work done as a 4-H Member in the project • Should show growth in number and complexity of activities • Number of projects completed, time spent, number of items, animals or activities • Learning experiences such as talks, demonstrations, tours, research, etc. Other Project Work – 5 points • Summary or examples of how 4-H knowledge, skills and project work were applied in other organizations and/or settings

  32. Formatting Tips • No “preferred” way • Use a chart for activities that are done every year or several times a year • Use impact statements or summaries to emphasize special projects • Use lists to show that public speaking or judging activities were project-related

  33. Food Science - chart

  34. Food Science - statement Organized a food science project club that met once per month during the school year. Average monthly attendance was 14. Participants learned healthy eating and activity habits. From the beginning of school to the end of the year, members increased activity levels by average of 20 minutes per day.

  35. Section I-B – Learning5 points • Should reflect age-appropriate knowledge and skills • Should show growth in technical expertise and skill • Generally listed in chronological order • Should relate to project objectives – some objectives can only be met by learning

  36. Section II Leadership Experiences Summary – no more than 2 pages total 4-H Leadership – 15 points • Relates directly to the project reported • Projects led, organized or assisted • 4-H visible as “lead” group/organization • Highlight teaching and/or elected leadership Other Leadership – 5 points • Leadership in other 4-H projects • Use of 4-H Leadership skills to benefit other organizations/groups Use an asterisk (*) to designate project-related leadership

  37. What is Leadership • One to one assistance (4-H or other) • Teaching/organizing workshops • Organizing activities • Promotional activities • Serving as volunteer leader for club or project club • Officer or committee chair

  38. Section IIICitizenship Experiences Summary – No more than 2 pages total 4-H Citizenship – 15 points • Community service projects/activities related to the project reported which are organized by/through 4-H • Individual service activities representing 4-H Other Citizenship – 5 points • Community Service related to other 4-H projects • Community projects organized by other groups Use an asterisk (*) to designate project-related citizenship

  39. What is Citizenship A member’s relationship with others and the community, as demonstrated by: • Organizing and participating in activities that deal with community issues • Activities that contribute to welfare of individuals and the community • Empowering others • Representing 4-H on community boards

  40. Section IV Awards in all 4-H Projects Scoring – 5 points • Summary – no more than ½ page • New ORF template has a table for this section • Grouping similar items OK • County Medals in 12 projects • 19 grand champion fair exhibits • Champion Illustrated Presentation 5 years • Should be most significant 4-H awards

  41. Section V – Non-4-H Experiences Scoring – 5 points • Summary – no more than ½ page • New ORF template has table in this section • Grouping similar items OK • Superintendent’s Honor Roll – 12 years • Student Council Officer – 3 years • Academic Awards in Math, English & Science • Should be most significant non-4-H activities

  42. 4-H Story No more than 6 pages – double spaced Scoring: Project Growth – 5 points Personal Growth – 5 points Application of 4-H Knowledge & skills – 5 points • Should be personal & conversational • Show personal and project growth • Share triumphs and disappointments • Why or how involvement in 4-H or the project changed the individual, family, or business

  43. Photo Section – 5 points • Suggested Pictures • 1 page of project work • 1 page of leadership activities • 1 page of citizenship activities • 3-4 pictures per page • Up to 6 pictures if digitally cropped and captions printed as one unit • Descriptive Captions

  44. Overall Record Book – 5 points • Well organized • Tabs for ORF, Story and Photos are helpful, but not required • Easy to read • Effective use of bold fonts, white space and color to draw attention to headings etc. • Correct spelling and grammar • Don’t depend on spell and grammar check • No extra materials

  45. REPORTINGProject Work Where does it go?

  46. Oklahoma Report Form Where does this “go”? • Breed, raise and show animals • Learn how supply and demand affects commodity markets • Organize a civic group presentation • Serve as Teen Leader for a project club • Interview/shadow a breeder or broker • Participate in judging activities

  47. Oklahoma Report Form Where does this “go”? • Keep reproductive records • Donate seeds or plants and work in a community garden • Supply animals for a petting zoo • Research how substances enter the food chain

  48. Oklahoma Report Form Where does this “go”? • Obtain infant/child CPR certification • Organize an adopt a grandparent program • Teach workshops on healthy snacks • Provide childcare for OHCE events • Serve as a page in House or Senate • Learn the difference between rights and responsibilities

  49. Oklahoma Report Form Where does this “go”? • Inventory of clothing construction techniques learned and used • Research types of sewing equipment • Learn how to complain about an inferior product • Construct costumes for school play • Organize a fashion show

  50. A word about other organizations 4-H members often belong to other organizations, and they utilize the knowledge and skills gained as a 4-H member in that other organization (church youth group, FFA, FCCLA, FBLA, Boy/Girl Scouts, Jr. Breed Associations, etc.).