State Clothing Revue
Clothing Revue includes entries for Buy & Show, Sew & Show, and Decorate Your Duds categories. Buy & Show participants purchase or recycle a major item of clothing which relates to a wardrobe plan. Sew & Show participants construct half or more of clothing that is modeled. Decorate Your Duds participants create embellishments for a garment or accessory.
The purpose of the State 4-H Clothing Revue is to help youth:
- build self-confidence and poise;
- make and model a garment that is needed in the wardrobe; and
- share knowledge and skill learned through 4-H Constructed Clothing Revue participation with others.
Who May Enter
Any youth enrolled in a 4-H project related to clothing and textiles, ages 8 to 12 on September 1st (Pre-Teen) and ages 13 to 18 on September 1st (Teen).
County: Each county may conduct a Clothing Revue and may select members to participate in the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. County awards are determined locally.
State: All entries at the State Fair will be awarded a ribbon. Outstanding overall presentations in each division will be recognized with Awards of Excellence
Buy & Show
Sew & Show
Decorate Your Duds Revue
Communication Arts Contest
The 4-H Communication Arts program:
- help participants develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime;
- provide participants an opportunity to practice their skills before a group;
- provide participants an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentation;
- develop participants' confidence in making public presentations; and
- evaluate and enhance communication skills.
The Communication Arts program is open to any youth involved in Extension youth programs. It includes two age divisions: the preteen division (youth 8 to 12 years-old before Sept. 1) and the teen division (youth ages 13 to 18 before Sept. 1), the start of the current 4-H year.
Levels of Involvement
Club: All 4-H members are encouraged to give a public presentation at the club level.
County: Any youth can participate in the county or multi-county 4-H Communication Arts contest.
District: Ten district events are held. Each district consists of the group of counties in the multi-county program units (MPUs).
Additional information on the 4-H Communication Arts program is available through your local extension office.
- Demonstration (BAA506)
- Public Speaking (BAA507)
- Broadcasting (BAA512)
- Commercial (BAA513)
- Short Take (BAA514)
- Illustrated Talk (BAA810)
- Presentation Software (BCC504)
- Web Site Design (BCC505)
- 4-H Promotion (BCC508)
- Video Production (BCD509)
- Dramatic Presentation (BBC510)
- Interpretive Reading (BBC511)
State 4-H Consumer Choices Contest
Every day you make choices. It might be what you are going to eat, what you are going to wear, or what to buy. Consumer Choices teaches you how to make decisions based on information that you have learned and studied and on facts that you have collected. It can also help you learn to defend your decisions.
The 4-H Consumer Choices Contest can help you practice making decisions by matching your knowledge, skills and abilities against those of others. You will learn to rank articles or products over others based on standards and quality.
Contact your local extension office for information on local contests.
Consumer Choices Links
Consumer Choices is divided into three age categories: (Ages are as of September 1st of the current 4-H year. Check with your county extension office to see county policy on age categories.)
- Beginner - Ages 8, 9, & 10 (10 year-olds may participate in either the Beginner or Junior Age Division)
- Junior - Ages 11-13 (13 year-olds may participate in either the junior or senior division
- Senior - Ages 14-19
North Dakota 4-H Film Festival
A film showcase for youth
Participants create and submit a one- to 10-minute video to be evaluated. The top three videos in each category will be shown at the North Dakota 4-H Film Festival. Judges will select winners for each category prior to the festival, and audience members will vote for the People’s Choice Award after the videos have been shown at the festival.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
Norsk Room, State Fair Center, ND State Fairgrounds, Minot, ND
Who can participate?
This event is for production teams of youth who are between the ages of 11-18 as of January 1, 2013. At least one member of each team must be a 4-H member (learn how to join 4-H at www.ndsu.edu/4h.)
Check out the Submission Guidelines for more details on entering this film festival. Teams are encouraged to use the Team Checklist to make sure that they have completed and mailed in all required parts of the entry form.
Each production must contain one to four members, at least one of which must be a 4-H member. All awards will be shared among production team members.
- Narrative: A film which tells a story. Can be based on fact or fiction.
- Animation: A film created by techniques, which simulate movement from individual images.
- Documentary: A film which presents factual information about a person, event or process.
- 4-H Promotional: A short film, PSA or service announcement meant to publicize 4-H programs.
- Voices of 4-H History – A historical perspective on 4-H. This may be a narrative, documentary, animation, etc.
How to enter
For each video submitted, teams must submit the necessary paperwork and video and mil it by the June 21, 2013 deadline to participate.
Your production team will need to complete and mail in the following along with the video in DVD format (do not use DVD-RW):
Preparing your video
Before preparing your video, be sure to review the submission guidelines so you follow them when shooting and editing your video. Be aware that you will need to get a media release from every individual who participates in your video.
Submitting your video
Video must follow the submission guidelines and must be in the mail by the June 21 deadline to be evaluated and included in the festival. You will receive notification that your video was received. Include the Team Registration, Team Roster, Team Reflection and Media Releases with your video in DVD format (do not use DVD-RW).
Mail your registration form, video, and required paperwork by June 21, 2013 to:
North Dakota 4-H Film Festival
NDSU Dept. 7280
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Submitted video will be judged by independent judges. The top three videos in each category will be shown during the North Dakota 4-H Film Festival on Sunday, July 21, 2013. The festival will start at 2 p.m. in the Norsk Room in the State Fair Center.
Best of Each Category
- $100 cash award (to be split among team members)
- $100 cash award (to be split among team members)
North Dakota 4-H Film Festival Links
Resources to help
For great training videos, examples, and tips and tricks on filming and video editing, check out the
4-H Filmmaking Studio and Workshop
For more great information about Digital Storytelling, visit http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/index.html
What is copyright?
A copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including but not limited to music, video, sounds and photographs. You must get permission from the author to use such original works. Videos submitted to the North Dakota 4-H Film Festival must not include any copyrighted works of other authors. Only public domain music should be used in video submitted to the North Dakota 4-H Film Festival.
For free clips, sound effects and music you can use in your videos, check out:
Learn more about copyright laws
- FACE (Friends of Active Copyright Education)
- Taking the Mystery out of Copyright (from the Library of Congress)
- Public Domain Information Project
Learn more about the proper use of the 4-H name and emblem and to download 4-H emblem graphics:
2013 4-H Film Festival entries:
- "We're 4-H Crazy" by Seth K. and Sara H. of Stutsman County - 1st Place Promotion
- "The Adventures of Melvin and Marvin" by Brittany B. and Kelsey H. of Stark County - 1st Place Animation
- "I am From" by Laura H. of Emmons County - 1st Place Documentary
- "The Princess and the Peasant" by Megan T. and Ashley T. of Barnes County - 1st Place Narrative
- "A Trip to Grandma's House" by Bethany R. of Barnes County - 2nd Place Narrative
State 4-H Project Expo
Project Expo provides youth with an experience in planning, preparing and displaying an article or an educational exhibit. It is an opportunity for self-expression both verbally and visually. Project Expo also provides the opportunity to share with others what has been learned in the specific project.
Who May Enter
Any youth enrolled in 4-H, ages 8-12 on September 1 (Pre-teen) and ages 13-18 on September 1st (Teen).
What the Member Does
Select and research a topic or project directly related to a 4-H project in which you are currently enrolled. Prepare an exhibit for display from this project.
Some examples are:
- Picture Perfect - Photography
- Sew What's New - Clothing
- Horse Sense - Horse
- Get a Blast Out of Rockets - Aerospace
- Get a Rise out of Bread - Foods and Nutrition
- Pyramid Power - Foods and Nutrition
County: Each county may conduct a Project Expo and select members to participate at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. It is preferred (but not required) that the Pre-teen and Teen Divisions be equally represented. County awards are determined locally.
State: All entries at the State Fair will be awarded a ribbon. Outstanding overall presentations in each division will be recognized with an Award of Excellence.