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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Clallam County Spring Virtual Fair

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H Program Coordinator
(360) 417-2398/360-912-2062 • melanie.greer@wsu.edu

What is the virtual fair?

It’s like the Clallam County Fair, but all online!

Each week there will be competitions where you can submit entries in order to win fair ribbons. Fair ribbons will say “Clallam County Spring Virtual Fair”, while supplies last, if we run out the Clallam County Fair has offered official Clallam County Fair ribbons.

Most of these competitions will be geared toward meeting requirements and preparing you for the 2020 Clallam County Fair.

Photo by Amy McIntyre

Entry Submission

Email entries to Melanie.greer@wsu.edu including the name and age of person entering.

Submissions may be shared on Social media:

  • Each competition will have a corresponding Facebook post on Clallam 4-H Facebook
  • On Instagram at @Clallam4h. If you choose to post your progress or finished product on your Instagram please include @clallam4h #ClallamSpringVirtualFair #4H #wsuextension

Rules

  • Clallam County Fair rules apply.
  • Must have active or pending enrollment on 4-H online in a Clallam County club.
  • All submissions will by judged by standard WSU scorecards – but not by the same judge who will judge them at the Clallam County Fair in the summer. So a ribbon placement is not guaranteed to be the same as the one you receive at the Clallam County Fair.
  • All submissions will be judged in your age group – cloverbuds will receive participation ribbons.

Week 1: March 16- ongoing

Competition 1: Posters

For details on how to do a poster and how they will be judged please refer to the educational posters and display page

Submissions for this will be accepted until Monday, March 23rd. Again, you can submit your poster by email to melanie.greer@wsu.edu, submissions must include first and last name and age.

Submissions will be judged by age group and WSU posters scorecard.

Poster credit: Laci

Competition 2: Educational Displays

For details on how to do a poster and how they will be judged please refer to the educational posters and display page

Submissions for this will be accepted until Monday, March 30th. Again, you can submit your poster by email to melanie.greer@wsu.edu, submissions must include first and last name and age.

Submissions will be judged by age group and WSU posters scorecard.

Week 2: March 23rd-ongoing

Competition 2: Educational Displays

We will continue to accept educational displays throughout this week with a deadline of end of the day on Monday, March 30th.

 

Competition 3: Photography

Time to pull out a camera, even the one on your phone, and take some photographs of what you are seeing.

Submissions for this will be accepted until Monday, March 30th. Again, you can submit your poster by email to melanie.greer@wsu.edu, submissions must include first and last name and age.

Submissions will be judged by age group and WSU photography scorecard. Photography is normally judged to include a border, that ranking will not be considered for the Virtual Fair, since few people are able to print a photograph at home.

Photo credit: Ryleigh

Week 3: March 30-ongoing

Competition 4: Demonstrations

We are now accepting videos of your demonstration! Remember to have someone ask you at least one question, so the judge can assess your answer, including if you re-stated the question. Submissions can be uploaded directly to Melanie’s  google drive here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p4b0VuUnjUB6_d75vf-RwssClAOeXhuB

Suggested time by age:

4-H Age Division Age Time limits
Cloverbuds 5-7 years old Less than 5 minutes
Juniors 8-10 years old 3-8 minutes
Intermediates 11-13 years old 5-15 minutes
Seniors 14-<19 years old 10-20 minutes

 

There is more information on our Presentations page including this video on how to do a presentation:

Week 4: April 13-ongoing

Competition 5: 4-H in Action

For this week we want to be introduced to one of your projects. Create a short less than 3 minute video where you show us one of your projects.

Tell us:

  • What it is
  • It’s name (if it has one)
  • What kind it is (breed or brand)
  • How old it is
  • What you have to do to take care of it
  • Why you like this project.

This doesn’t have to be an animal project. You could tell us about your mountain bike, your camera, sewing machine, or of course your animal.

You can email submissions to Melanie or post it directly to the facebook post that will be created for this week.

Week 5: April 20-ongoing

Competition 6: drawing/painting

Submit a drawing or painting you create by emailing it to Melanie.greer@wsu.edu. As usual entries should include the exhibitor’s name and may be shared on Facebook and Instagram.

Entries will be judged using the creative arts scorecard.

Week 6: April 27-ongoing

Competition 7: Cardboard Creations

As part of “Items Created During Quarantine”, we are this week asking that you create something out of cardboard including items you already have.

These submissions can be emailed to Melanie.greer@wsu.edu. As usual entries should include the exhibitor’s name and may be shared on Facebook and Instagram.

Entries will be judged using the creative arts scorecard.

Do you have a competition idea?

If you have a competition idea, please email it to melanie.greer@wsu.edu, remember that competitions need to be able to be submitted virtually and judged from afar. Also, we are limited in judging capability – translation if we want one week to be showmanship videos for example, we need judges who are able to assess performance.

Melanie is also taking ideas on special prizes for Grand Champions.