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***All classes with ONE photograph must be mounted on white 10”x 16” mat board. All classes with more than one photograph must be mounted on white 16” x 20” mat board. 


ALL Photos (except horticulture classes) must include a description. The description must be typed, on white paper, and placed directly below the photograph it is identifying. Descriptions must include:




*Equipment Used (Specific Camera, cell phone, or DSLR); If using Point and Shoot or DSLR camera, please list specific Lens, Tripod, Trigger Release, Lighting, etc…)

*Skill Applied from 4-H Photography Curriculum [specific page from curricula guide should be listed]



764a Forest: Photograph showing Forest (large area dominated by trees) and/or Forestry Activities

764b Water: Photograph showing still or moving natural water system or water activity

764c Wildlife: Photograph showing unrestrained and live wildlife in natural habitat; Domestic animals are not permitted

764d Natural Scenic: Photograph showing natural scene [manmade object not as subject of photograph

764e Native Plants: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) of Kentucky Native Flora in natural area [not garden] - a plant that occurs naturally in the place where it evolved.

764f Insect: Photograph of insect(s) unrestrained and live in natural habitat


765a Livestock: Photograph uses livestock as the main subject.

765b Crops: Photograph uses crops as main focus.

765c Life Cycle: 1-5 photograph(s) clearly showing life-cycle as part of the story, crops or livestock.

765d Agriculture Scenic: Landscape photograph with agriculture as the main focus.

765e Farm Equipment/Implement:  Photograph with agriculture equipment/implement as main subject.

765f Companion Animal – 1 photograph with a companion animal as the subject.



766a Formal/Candid Portrait: Photograph that shows a person as the main subject. [Not a snapshot but a carefully arranged pose under effective lighting conditions and a candid photograph is a photograph captured without creating a posed appearance.]

766b Urban Scenic: Landscape Photograph showing an Urban setting as the main subject.

766c Event: 1-5 Photograph(s) that are focused on a community event.

766d Service: Photograph that displays service learning (community service) as the main subject.

766e 4-H Event: 1-5 Photograph(s) that cover a 4-H event you attended.

766f National/International: 1-5 Photograph(s) that focus on a National or International experience.



767a Family: Portrait or Candid Photograph of family members or event

767b Food Preparation: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) showing meal or single food item preparation

767c Culture: Photograph showing unique perspective of local or global culture

767d Fashion Portrait: Portrait Photograph with modeled fashion as the primary subject

767e Patterns/Design: Photograph Showing Natural or Manmade Pattern / Design

767f Residential: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) showing residence or residential area from inside and outside.



768a Mechanics: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) showing the applied concept of force and energy.

768b Architecture: Photograph showing the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.

768c Energy: Showing the creation or expulsion of energy

768d Movement: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) of object showing movement [manmade]

768e Construction: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) showing the steps of construction for any built structure

768f Machinery/Equipment – Photograph showing machinery or equipment used in construction, engineering, or repair.


769a Physical Activity: Photograph that shows physical activity as the main subject.

769b Competitive Sports: Photograph that shows a sport as the main subject.

769c Healthy Lifestyle: Photograph that expresses healthy lifestyles as the main subject.

769d Healthy Foods: 1-5 Photographs focused on healthy food or meal choices.

769e Careers in Health: 1-5 Photographs that focus on Careers in the health and service fields as the main focus (ex. Fire, law, medicine, emergency, education).

769f Dealing with Stress: Photograph that illustrates a hobby or interest that helps an individual reduce stress.



770a Music: Photograph showing music (written or performed)

770b Instrument/Art Utensils: Still life photograph using musical instruments or art equipment as primary subject

770c Cultural Arts Event: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) showing attended cultural arts event (Art Show, Musical Performance, etc.)

770d Arts Creation: 1 – 5 Photograph(s) with the design, construction, and/or creation of art as the primary subject

770e Created Art in Your Community: 1 – 5 Photographs showing local art in your county.

770f Word(s): Single word spelled out using built or natural environment or words within the community with personal significance or meaning.



771 Single black and white. Horticultural subject or activity. (Maximum size: 8” x 12”) 

772 Single color. Horticultural subject or activity. (Maximum size: 8” x 12”) 

773 Sequence of 4 photographs. B&W or Color representing a horticultural event or activity that tells a visual story, chronologically, without the use of words. 

774 Horticulture collection (B&W or color), consisting of 6 photographs. 

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