4-H Wood Science Division 

 

674 Level 1, made from a kit- ex. small bird house, non-hopper bird feeder

675 Level 1, NOT from a kit- ex. napkin holder, letter holder, simple picture frame

676 Level 2, made from a kit- ex. pine wood car, large bird house

677 Level 2, NOT from a kit- ex. puzzle, foot stool, cutting board

678 Level 3, NOT from a kit- ex. corner shelf, garden bench, planting box, tool box.  

This exhibit is to be made up of two parts: 1) the item and 2) a folder containing photographic documentation of the steps taken in order to complete this exhibit.

679 Level 4, NO kits- Furniture quality finish- ex. coffee table, end table. This exhibit is to be made up of two parts: 1) the item and 2) a folder containing photographic documentation of the steps taken in order to complete this exhibit.

680 Level 4, NO kits- ex. porch swing, chaise lounge, picnic table, lawn chair. This exhibit is to be made up of two parts: 1) the item and 2) a folder containing photographic documentation of the steps taken in order to complete this exhibit.

 

ENTOMOLOGY, NATURAL RESOURCES, & HONEY

687A First year project (Up to three 9” x 13” official cardboard boxes, or up to two 18” x 24” wooden boxes, with minimum of 25 insects, maximum 50 insects, from at least four orders.  Identification beyond order not necessary.  All specimens must have date and locality label.)

687B First year project (minimum of 25 insect photographs, maximum 50 photographs, from at least four orders. Identification beyond order not necessary. All photographs must have notation field.) 

Specifications for insect photography exhibits: 

a. Images will be submitted on a USB memory device with no other data except for the images and folders. Should be identified externally with a tag. Example folder name: Doe-Fayette-6026-687a-24531 

b. Each image will be .jpg format, 1920X1080 pixels. 

c. Each image will have a filename that matches the following: “lastname-county-#.jpg,” where “#” indicates the number of the image inside the folder. Example filename: Doe-Fayette-1.jpg 

d. Each image will include a 400X225 pixel, white notation box with important information about the photo. This notation field may be placed anywhere inside the image. See county rules packet for details. 

688A Second year project (Up to three 9” x 13” official cardboard boxes, or up to two 18” x 24” wooden boxes, with minimum of eight orders and not less than 50 insects, nor more than 100 insects.)  Half of the insects should be identified with a common name.

688B Second year photo project (40-50 photographs total, representing 2 kinds of insect eggs, 8 nymphs, 8 larvae, 2 pupae, and a minimum of 20, maximum of 30, images showing insect adaptations and/or behaviors). Specifications for exhibits are the same as for 687A except:

  1. Each image will include a 400X300 pixel (or larger) white notation box with important information about the photo. May be placed anywhere inside the image. Recommended fonts are Ariel, 18pt, black, non-bold, or larger. The notation field will include the following information, with one space between each line: 

  2. [4-Her’s Name, County, Lot Number, Class Number] 

  3. [Date of original photograph]/[Location of original photograph. Location may be in the form of a street/city/zip code address or GPS coordinates.] 

  4. [Brand and type of camera or camera phone] 

  5. [Settings, including type of lens, relevant camera settings, and “flash” or “no flash”] 

  6. [Insect Order – Common Name (if applicable)] 

  7. [Brief description of life stage, behavior, or adaptation] 

  8. Second year entomology photography exhibits are judged on the following categories: Diversity, Identification, Description of life stage, behavior, or adaptation, Labels, Quality of Photographs. Check with county 4-H Agent for point distribution on score sheet. 

  9. Identification to order (or class for non-insect arthropods) is necessary for any eggs, nymphs, larvae, pupae, and adult insects in the project; common name identification is necessary for at least one-half of adult insects in the project. 

  10. No images from the first-year insect photography project may be reused for this project. 

689A Third year project (Three 9” x 13” official cardboard boxes, or two 18” x 24” wooden boxes, with a minimum of 10 orders and 100 insects, a maximum of 150 insects.)

689B Third year project (50-100 photographs total, with images showing insects and other arthropods that impact humans). Specifications for exhibits are the same as for 687A except:

  1. Each image will include a 400X300 pixel (or larger) white notation box with important information about the photo. This notation field may be placed anywhere inside the image. Recommended fonts are Ariel, 18pt, black, non-bold, or larger. The notation field will include the following information, with one space between each line:

  2. [4-Her’s Name, County, Lot Number, Class Number]

  3. [Date of original photograph]/[Location of original photograph. Location may be in the form of a street/city/zip code address or GPS coordinates.]

  4. [Brand and type of camera or camera phone]

  5. [Settings, including type of lens, relevant camera settings, and “flash” or “no flash”]

  6. [Insect Order – Common Name (if applicable)]

  7. [Brief description of impact that the depicted arthropod has on humans]

  8. Third year entomology photography exhibits are judged on the following categories: Diversity, Inclusion of life stages, Identification, Description of impact, Labels, Quality of Photographs. Check with county 4-H Agent for point distribution on score sheet.

  9. Identification to order (or class for non-insect arthropods) is necessary for any eggs, nymphs, larvae, pupae, and adult insects in the project; common name identification is necessary for all adult arthropods in the project.

  10. No images from previous insect photography projects may be reused for this project.

690A Fourth year project (Three 9” x 13” official cardboard boxes, or two 18” x 24” wooden boxes, with minimum of 12 orders and 150 insects, no maximum)  An addition cardboard or wooden box with an example of insect damage, the stage of the insect causing the damage and any other stage of the insect that helps identify the problem.  Include information in the display that tells how the insect is controlled.  Life cycle of two insects may be displayed.

690B Fourth year project (100-150 photographs total, with images showing insects and other arthropods that impact humans). Specifications for exhibits are the same as for 689B except for the additional number of photographs. No images from previous insect photography projects may be reused for this project.

690C Junior Level Entomology Video Project. 1-3 minute entomology video submitted to social media platform (YouTube or TikTok), focusing on one insect or insect relative (including arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans) that lives in Kentucky. For specific instructions, contact the Extension Office.

691 Fifth year project (may be repeated for successive years of eligibility but must be a different exhibit.  No exhibit that has been judged in any previous State Fair may be entered.)  Any type of display that pertains to experiences beyond those of previous projects.  Special collections of native and/or exotic butterflies, beetles to some other insect order; a study in depth of one insect or small group of insects: a display of insect camouflage: a display of plastic embedded insects: a collection of insect larvae and nymphs are examples.  Charts, photographs, models or any other visual aids may be used.  4-H'ers are encouraged to write a short (1 or 2 paragraphs) statement developing the theme of their fifth-year display.

691C Senior Level Entomology Video Project. 1-3 minute entomology video submitted to social media platform (YouTube or TikTok), focusing on one insect or insect relative (including arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans) that lives in Kentucky. For specific instructions, contact the Extension Office.

 

HONEY

692 Two one-pound glass Queenline or Classic jars of white extracted honey

693 Two one-pound glass Queenline or Classic jars of light amber extracted honey

694 Two one-pound glass Queenline or Classic jars of amber extracted honey

695 Two one-pound glass Queenline or Classic jars of dark amber extracted honey

696 Two wide mouth pints or Classic jars of chunk honey, any color.

697 Any frame of capped honey suitable for comb honey (Light)

698 Any frame of capped honey suitable for comb honey (Amber)

699 Any frame of capped honey suitable for extraction (Light)

700 Any frame of capped honey suitable for extraction (Amber)

701 Best display of one-frame observation hive of honeybees consisting of worker bees, a properly marked queen, and brood.