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Aug 1, 2020 10:00 AM
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Frequently Asked Questions
What will the fair look like this year?
Our virtual fair will include opportunities for youth to play games, learn, have fun, showcase their skills, and build relationships within our community. This will look different than previous years, but working with different tools to the same end.
Click here to see a tentative schedule for Fair Week
What is changing in Fair Entry?
Because judging will be virtual this year, youth will need to upload videos and still photos through the Fair Entry program. Because of the quirks of this program, photos need to be uploaded when an entry is started, but they can be edited before youth submit them.
Since in most cases entry photos will not be ready when youth start their entries, we have provided a placeholder photo for you to use while you prepare the correct photos and videos for your submission. (Because FairEntry has been programmed to require certain uploaded files, you cannot continue with your entries until you have uploaded something.) The placeholder can be downloaded here. When you are ready to add the actual photo of your work, remove the placeholder, and save the real one.
Photo and Video file names:
All file names should be saved as
LastNameFirstName/Department/Lot/Class OR LastNameFirstName/Entry#
Are there guidelines or instructions for what documents, photos and/or videos should be submitted for each entry?
The Virtual Exhibit Recommendations document goes through each type of entry and what should be submitted. This information is also found in Fair Entry.
Click here to find resources on creating the best photos and videos for your exhibit, including how to film showmanship, still life, and animals and more.
Horse patterns are at the bottom of this page.
What if we are not good photographers, videographers?
4-H judges will be evaluating the same criteria as they would at an in-person exhibit. Outside of Still Life Photography entries, judges will not be evaluating for photographic skills. However, a well-made photo or video gives the judges the best opportunity to see your hard work and skill on the entry.
Click here to find resources on creating the best photos and videos for your exhibit.
What online programs will we need to participate?
Programs will include Fair Entry, Youtube, Word processing software such as Google Docs, Pages, or Microsoft Word, Zoom, Digital Cameras and/or Smart Phone cameras, Document Scanners.
Click here to find resources to help you navigate these tools and online accessibility.
What are you doing to keep youth safe in online spaces?
We value the privacy and security of our youth participants and adult volunteers. We have implemented a number of policies and procedures to maximize participation and minimize risk.
Click here to learn more.
What do I do if I am having tech trouble, or feel overwhelmed by all this information?
Send us an email or give us a call. We are happy to connect you with the resources your family needs to participate.