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Tennessee 4-H Awards and Recognition Handbook

 

IV. Judging 4-H Records

 

A.

COUNTY JUDGING

  1. Junior High:
    a. County Extension agents will arrange for judging of county portfolios.
    b. County Extension agents will certify the member's eligibility for regional competition.
    c.

A county may submit the number of books determined by the regional office.

  2. Senior:
    a. County Extension agents will arrange for judging of county portfolios.
    b. County Extension agents will certify the member's eligibility for state competition.
    c. A county may enter three Level I and three Level II portfolios in state competition in each project awards program. These records are to be submitted to the state 4-H office.

B.

REGIONAL JUDGING

  1. Junior High:
    a. Regional supervisors/program leaders will arrange for the judging of regional junior high portfolios.
    b.

It is the responsibility of the regional supervisor/program leader to check the portfolios submitted from each county for ELIGIBILITY of each 4-H member.

  2. Senior: Senior project achievement portfolios are not judged on the regional level. All senior portfolios are sent from the county to the state 4-H office.

C.

STATE JUDGING

  1.

Junior High: Junior high project achievement portfolios are not judged on the state level.

  2. Senior:
    a. The state 4-H staff will arrange for judging to determine the state winners.
    b. A 4-H portfolio will be considered in only one program by the state judging committee at any one state judging. However, a member may enter portfolios for two projects, but will be eligible to be a finalist in only one project. Members who submit portfolios for two projects must designate a first and second project. The second portfolio will be considered only if the member's first portfolio is not a state finalist.
    c. Breaking ties - When a tie occurs in any state awards program involving records, the following priorities shall be followed:
      (1) Highest portfolio score will be given preference.
      (2) If portfolio scores are identical, preference will be given to the member with the highest score on Section III: Leadership Experiences of the portfolio scorecard.
      (3) If total portfolio scores and leadership scores are identical, preference will be given to the member with the highest combined score on Section I: Project Completion Experiences and Section II: Project Plan of the portfolio score card.
 
 

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