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2018 Special Contests Info

Special Contests

HANDICRAFT CONTEST - Cuddle Blanket 2’x2’ or 3’x3’

Can be donated to SC EMS to be sent with those being transported via ambulance or Eagle Med Anyone may enter. Entrants may enter no more than 3 items. There are 2 divisions junior (15 and under) and senior (16 and up) in each division. Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 18 at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, in the Handicraft division.


Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 18 at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, in the Foods division. Rules for Entry: no limit on number of entries per person Age divisions will be split depending on participation numbers. . Entry must be made by participant, may be constructed from frozen yeast dough or dough made from scratch, sculptures will not be tasted, include the recipe & shaping instructions No size restrictions. For small individual sculptures, 6 should be entered (ex turtles, bunnies) Judging Criteria: skill and overall appearance of entry. All entries will be left on display until advertised release time. Display must be presented on a sturdy disposable platter/container/plate. All entries will be awarded ribbon and premium money. This contest is also available for entry at Ks State Fair, Pre-entered by Aug 15.


“Month by Month in Scott County” (2019 Calendar) The theme for the contest may be interpreted many ways; please show Scott County in Action, involving annual events, Month by Month and Seasons. For questions, contact Deb Scheuerman. The contest will be judged during the Scott County Free Fair 2018. The pictures must be taken within the boundaries of Scott County. Pictures are to be no larger than 4”x6” and no smaller than 3 x 5”. They must be labeled with the location where they were taken. Entries must be the original work of the exhibitor and must have been taken since the last county fair. Winning entries will be made into a 2019 Scott County Calendar. A photo release will be required from each individual entering the contest. (release will be available during photo entry check-in). Officials reserve the right to use the winning entries at their discretion. Limit 6 entries per person. Contest entries may not be entered in any other class at the fair.


Grow biggest zucchini in Scott County ~~Weight and length will both be considered! Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 18 in the Exhibit Building. Let em’ grow, grow, grow!! Entrants may enter more than one item. Prizes will be awarded.

Table Setting Contest ~~ 4-H & Open Class

Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 18 at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, in the Foods division. 1. 4-H entrants must be enrolled in the Foods & Nutrition project, other 4-H’ers may enter in open class. Pre-registration by July 5th for the contest is required. Only one place setting per person is allowed 2. You will have up to 30 minutes to set up your display. Set up times will be Wednesday, July 18 from 9:30am to 10:00am at the William Carpenter 4-H building. 3. You will not be judged while setting up your display. 4. Each setting will have 24 x 30 inches to work within. The table area will be marked. Practice at home to be sure you don’t exceed your space. Centerpieces are acceptable if appropriate. 5. Plan a well-balanced menu that you would prepare. Menu should be appropriate for your skill level. Type or print menu on a 5 x 8 card or paper. Indicate your theme and your name on the card. You will also need to fill out an age appropriate entry card for your display 6. We suggest you label everything with your name. Valuable or sentimental items should not be included in the displays. We will not be responsible for broken or lost items. 7. Complete construction of table setting must be done at fair by the member. Only exhibitors will be allowed in contest area. 8. Ribbons will be given should they merit. 4-H are not eligible for over-all grand prize for Foods and Nutrition. 9. No alcoholic beverages in the menu or objectionable themes will be allowed and are subject to disqualification by choice of superintendents or judge.


A round hay bale will be provided for each participant or group. Hay bale must be reserved by July 13. Entries will be judged on eye appeal, construction, use of material and creativity. Bales will be available to decorate beginning Monday July 16. Decorating must be done by Wed July 18, 10am. Bales to be undecorated and area cleaned up by Saturday, July 21, 4 pm. Bales should be decorated with good, clean wholesome nature. No vulgar or suggestive decorations will be allowed. Decorations should be weather and wind-proof. They must be checked and maintained daily. No commercial of political party signs of any kind are allowed.


Wheat samples will be collected at the Scott County elevators during harvest. Or individuals may bring a three (5) pound sample to the Scott County Extension Office, by July 8th. The wheat will be tested for test weight and protein and placed to first, second and third places, in the following classes: KSU HRW varieties, Other Public HRW Varieties, HRW Blends, Westbred HRW varieties, All Hard White Varieties, and Other. The top two in each class will compete for the Champion and Reserve Champion Wheat. Qualifying entries will also go on to the Kansas State Fair. The wheat samples will be on display during the fair.