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4-H Awards and Recognition

2020 Award Winners


Outstanding 4-H Leader Nomination due August 11, 2021 Nomination Form
Take time to nominate your leader for Outstanding 4-H Leader of the Year. Leaders will be recognized in two categories. The first is for New Leaders with one or two years of service and the second is for Experienced Leaders with 3 or more years of service. Winners will be recognized at the 4-H Awards Banquet in November with a plaque and gift. Additionally the Experienced Leader will be recognized at the State 4-H Forum in October.

Outstanding Teen Nomination Form due September 15, 2021
Outstanding Teen Nomination Each year a junior or senior high school 4-H member(s) is recognized as an Outstanding 4-H Teen(s). However, they can’t win unless nominated, so nominate a teen from your club. Winners are selected through a nomination and interview process, based on their entire 4-H career. Winner(s) will honored at the 4-H Awards Banquet with a plaque, gift, and $25 from the Mace Memorial Fund.

Horse Sportsmanship Award Nomination Form due September 15, 2021
Horse Sportsmanship Nomination Every year a 4-H Horse Project member is recognized for displaying a high degree of sportsmanship as a 4-H member. If throughout the year you notice a horse project member displaying good sportsmanship then nominate them for this award. They will be recognized with a special plaque at the 4-H Awards Banquet.

County Medal Applications
County Medal Application
4-H County Medal Applications are due to the Extension office by October 15. County medals are awarded in project areas and are based on participation, achievement, and learning in your 4-H project. Filling out a separate application for each project makes it easier for the judge to see what you’ve done in your project. Any 4-H member can apply for a county medal and be recognized for their project work. County project medals are awarded at the 4-H Awards Banquet. Medals for events like judging contests, fashion revue, and public presentations do not to be applied for—they are selected based on scores earned at contests.

Head, Heart, Hands and Health Awards
This award can be for a leader that goes above and beyond (heart), a member with a great community service project (hands), or a community member that helped the 4-H program. Anything and anyone is eligible – you just need to nominate them and explain how it relates to head, heart, hands, or health. Nominations are due by September 30, 2018. There is not a form just email the information to Shannon at