4-H Competitive Event and Judging Teams

FCS Skillathon

Open to youth in grades 6-12 (grades as of January 1 in the current year). Contest info: Contest is held at Tennessee Tech University in the fall. Practices: Will be required… Held at 4-H Extension Office. Registration deadline: TBA

Family and Consumer Sciences Skillathon is a judging team that allows for participants the opportunity to learn about and identify different tools and techniques used within the following fields: Sewing and Clothing, Interior Design, and Food and Cooking. Participants will also evaluate two food judging classes, and develop answers to a team problem.

Clover Style Show

Open to: 4th-12th graders (as of January 1 of current year)
Contest Info: Contest is held at the TN State Fair in Nashville September Registration Deadline: TBA

Open to: 4th-12th graders (as of January 1 of current year)
Contest Info: Contest is held at the TN State Fair in Nashville September Registration Deadline: TBA

If you like to sew, then this competition is for you! Contestants will construct a garment from one of eleven categories (examples: school wear, formal wear, active wear, best wear, etc.). The garment(s) will be judged and participants will model outfits in a mini fashion show.

Fun with Fashion

Open to: 4th-12th graders (as of January 1 of current year)
Contest Info:  Contest is held at the TN State Fair in Nashville September
Registration Deadline: TBA 

In the 4-H Fun with Fashion event, you will have a chance to practice your shopping and consumer decision-making skills.  Contestants will purchase (with their own money) a complete outfit based on a given scenario and budget before event.  Contestants’ outfits will be judged at event based on coordination, appropriateness of ensemble, and budget followed.

Horse Judging

Open to: 4th-12th graders (as of January 1 of current year)
Contest Info: Contest is held at Miller Coliseum March
Practices: Will be required….held at 4-H Office starting in early mid-February
Registration Deadline: Early February

Horse Judging is an extra horse activity offered by 4-H, and it does not require the ownership of a horse. However, horse judging is a great opportunity for kids interested in learning to evaluate horses and want to learn more about what a good horse looks like. 4-H’ers will learn about how to recognized proper conformation, what the ideal horse looks like, and will be able to recognize faults in a class of horses.

Horse Bowl & Hippology

Open to: 4th-12th graders (as of January 1 of current year)
Contest Info: Contest is held at Cumberland University January
Practices: Will be required….held at 4-H Office starting in early November
Registration Deadline: Late October

Hippology is the study of horses. The Hippology contest consists of answering a written multiple choice test.  Then, using a slide show, 4-H’ers will answer a set of questions based on pictures. Some possible topics covered on the Hippology test include:  parts of the horse, breeds, events, parts of the saddle, identify the tack, parts of the bridle, bits, blemishes and unsoundness, digestive system, reproductive system, parasites, types of feed, horse colors, horse judging, etc…  Horse Bowl requires the 4-H’er to know the same knowledge as required for the hippology test.  However, the 4-H’ers will demonstrate their knowledge through quiz bowl competition against other teams.