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).
Contact your local county NDSU Extension 4-H agent for registration forms.
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
All members participating in North Dakota State 4-H competitive events except Clothing Revue will be neatly dressed and must wear a solid-colored white, yellow, gray or green shirt/blouse with the 4-H emblem prominently displayed and securely fastened on the front. The emblem can be sewn, silk-screened, fused or securely fastened using a Velcro-type fastener or spray adhesive. 4-H members should not wear short shorts or short skirts, or shorts/tops that are low-cut or allow the midriff to show or are sleeveless. Shirts should be of sufficient length to be tucked into the pants/skirts.
DISPLAY (40 percent)
- Related to the 4-H project
- Developed one main idea
- Attracts and holds attention
- Posters, illustrations and examples
KNOWLEDGE (20 percent)
- Knowledge of subject emphasized in the exhibit
COMPLETED PRODUCT or EXHIBIT (25 percent)
- Originality and creativity
- Concepts taught
EXHIBITOR (15 percent)
- Appropriately dressed
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.