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Subject: Need help with judging criteria for school fair projects.
Date Posted: 9/21/2008 5:16 PM ET
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I posted this in the Homeschoolers' Corner but wanted to ask here too.

Our homeschool group is having our very first fair and I'm trying to write up judging criteria for entrys. It's small and we want to keep it simple by only having 4 categories:

  1. Art (subdivisions will be hanging art & model art)
  2. History 
  3. Science 
  4. Home Art (subdivisions will be baked goods & table settings)

I've scrounged the internet and found some things but it's limited so any help would be appreciated. The one I'm having the most trouble with is History.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 8:39 PM ET
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I would check online for your state's 4H extension office and see what their fairs are judged on for these things.  I know I have seen written examples before.  Search on "4h and rules and judged on"  In my state these are called demonstrations sometimes, so you may want to google search on that term too.  I found the following about a 4H cooking contest:

Your Cookies will be judged on:1.Appearance - attractive, evenly browned, noflour spots or burned edges.2.Texture - tender, moist, not crumbly. If thin- crisp, tender. If thick - moist, tender.3.Flavor - pleasing, well-blended, notexcessive.4.Recipe card - neatness, completeness,including all ingredients and preparation instructions.

Hope that helps!




Last Edited on: 9/22/08 8:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/23/2008 3:15 PM ET
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Thank you Mel. I did get some good info from a 4H manual but I didn't find anything to cover our History category. I think we've left it too broad, may have to talk to the committee about that.