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The purpose of 4-H is to assist youth in realizing their potential and to help them develop a positive self image. Through learning by doing, 4-H builds confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.

All 4-H projects are for young people. In the spirit of fair and honorable competition, it is expected that the young person take full ownership for every aspect of the project. The role of the adult helper is to support and encourage youth in his or her efforts, to ask and answer questions about the project, and to help youth learn specific techniques that he or she might use in the project.

The purpose of judging is to provide youth with an evaluation of their work and suggestions for improvement. Local, county, and regional events will establish awarding of ribbons for events and activities.

For additional guidelines, click to download a printable PDF of 4HYD-2241 Competitive Events General Contest Policy.

Click to download a printable PDF of the Competitive Events Risk Management Form.

List of Contests

When entering Alabama 4-H Competitive Events, a young person may only compete in one event at regional and state competition because of contest scheduling. Each county may register one Senior Level I and one Senior Level II individual in each state event that is offered. Each contest has its own list of policies and guidelines.

Competitive events offered by Alabama 4-H:

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