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Technology Competitive Events

Introduction

The Technology Department of the Evergreen State Fair provides for a series of events and activities for 4-H youth to experience during Fair.  The following descriptions provide an overview of the events.

 

Note:  The specific details of each event change year to year in order to create a new experience for youth.  This guide is general in nature.  Check out the Evergreen State Fair Handbook for specifics on these events and for registering

The following events are planned for each Fair:

  • Digital Photo Contest

  • Internet Challenge

  • 3D Printing Challenge

  • PowerPoint Competition

  • Timed Computer Assembly

  • GPS Team Event

  • Computer Troubleshooting

  • Digital Imaging Contest

  • Blindfold Parts I.D.

  • Knowledge Contest

  • Electronics Troubleshooting

  • Online Mapping Contest

  • Robotic Exhibition

  • Robotic Troubleshooting

  • Technology Quiz Bowl

  • Sumobots Competition

  • Line tracker Competition

  • Judging

  • On the spot competitions

The Fair Exhibits provides an opportunity to share in your accomplishments and for others to check out what 4-H offers.

Online enrollment is required.  Please navigate to the Evergreen State Fair Online Enrollment System

General Requirements

  1. Every participant shall be a member in good standing with a club registered in Snohomish County 4-H.  Note: A participant does not have to be a member of the 4-H Technology Program to submit project entries or participate in Program events at Fair.

  2. Every participant shall have participated in at least one 4-H Technology Program level event prior to Fair.  The events that qualify for this requirement vary from year to year and are available from the Snohomish County 4-H Technology Program Leader.  Please consult with your club leader on specific details.

  3. Every participant shall submit one informational poster at project submission date announced by the Fair Superintendent.  The poster shall convey a simple idea related to technology. Posters will be on display throughout the Fair event. Names and age shall be listed on the BACK of the poster.  The poster can be on poster board of the kind you can purchase at Target, Wal-Mart, Staples etc.  Alternatively, a group has the option to submit one Educational Exhibit as their poster entry and satisfy this requirement.  Details are available from the Fair Superintendent or the Technology Program Leader.

  4. Every participant shall perform four hours of stewardship in two hour increments. A Sign Up Genius will be provided to allow each participant a chance to sign up for a time of their choosing. Participation beyond the required four hours is strongly encouraged as we are a small program and the booth is staff from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm daily! During stewardship, the participant will support the adult mentors and Fair Superintendent with demonstrations to the public showcasing the program’s content. In addition, there may be special activities as assigned by the adult mentors. This is a great opportunity to expand your skills in public interaction and skills demonstration.

Event details

In addition to the program level event, the poster and stewardship, there are many other activities that you can participate in. They include:

  • Exhibiting your projects for judging and show them off during Fair

  • Participating in the activities during Fair

  • Receiving Awards on Labor Day

  • Just about anything technology related you worked on during the 4-H year

    • Robots

    • Programs

    • CAD drawings

    • Graphic designs

    • Electronic systems

    • 3D printing

  • Create and submit an educational exhibit

    • It’s a more extensive informational poster on multiple panels. Specific requirements are in the Fair Handbook.

    • Can be more interactive

    • Unlike 4H Informational Exhibits and Technology projects that are judged just within the Technology program, Educational Exhibits are judged against all other educational exhibits shown at the Fair.

    • More competition

    • Potentially more award money

  • Many events and project entries are eligible for premium, money distributed from the proceeds of the Fair to award winners. You can’t win if you don’t enter!

Scoring

Projects and most competitive events are judged using the Danish System. Cloverbuds are not judged in competitive fashion, but rather receive participation ribbons for all events. Judges for projects are secured outside the program and are available for personal interaction on the Sunday before Fair. Please coordinate with the Fair Superintendent to ensure you are signed up.

  • Blue Ribbon – 1st place or 90-100

  • Red Ribbon – 2nd place or 80-89

  • White Ribbon - 3rd place or 79 and below

Other Awards

  • Best of Show

  • Best of Division

  • Special

  • Judge’s choice

  • Merit

Judging is done at the age group level of 4-H.

  • Cloverbud (Primary): 5 – 7 Years Old

    • Not judged, but earn participation ribbons.

  • Junior: 8 – 10 Years

  • Intermediate: 11 – 13 Years

  • Senior: 14 – 18 Years*

* Youth must be less than 19 years old by October 1 of the current 4-H Program Year