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Tennessee 4-H Awards and Recognition Handbook

XIII. Judging Team Awards Programs
 
 
GENERAL RULES
1.
 
All 4-H members enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th school grade on January 1 during the calendar year of the state contest, and who have completed at least five months of club work during the current 4-H year, are eligible for all senior division judging teams on the state level.
*Exception: Participants in the state land judging and forestry judging contests must be in the 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th school grade on January 1 during the calendar year of the state contest.
2.
 
Members of a team shall represent the same county and belong to 4-H in that county.
3.
 
Each county may enter three teams of three or four individuals in each senior judging contest on the regional level.
4.
 
Counties may enter one or two individuals in each judging area on the regional level when it is not possible to enter a team of three or four individuals. These individuals would be eligible for individual recognition and could serve as substitutes.
5.
 
In case a member of a regional judging team, eligible for state or national competition, cannot participate in the state or national contest, substitution may be made by the 4-H agent from other 4-H members who participated in the same regional judging contest either as an individual or as a member of a second or third team from that county. No more than two members may be substituted. At least two members of the original team must compete in the event. In case a county has three teams eligible for the state contest in the same judging area, no substitutions will be allowed unless they come from within those teams.
6.
 
Each region will send four teams to the state contest in all areas.
* Exceptions: Dairy, dairy products, and poultry are non-qualifying events. There is no limit as to the number of teams that may participate from a county.
Forestry – each region can only send three teams to the state contest.
7.
 
Members of each state winning team and the second place land judging team shall be ineligible to participate on the same team again; however, if still eligible, may participate on other teams.
8.
 
A state 4-H project winner may participate on judging teams if otherwise eligible.
9.
 
All team members who represent Tennessee in any national 4-H judging contest must have passed their 14th birthday and cannot have passed their 19th birthday on January 1 of the year the national contest is held.
10.
 
If regional contests are held in the same calendar year as the state contest, members who enter the junior high division must be in the 7th or 8th school grade on January 1. For regional contests held in the calendar year prior to the state contest, members who enter the junior high division must be in the 6th or 7th school grade on January 1.
*Exception: Participants in junior high land judging and forestry judging contests must be in the 6th or 7th school grade on January 1 during the calendar year of the state contest.
11.
 
State sponsorship funds to national contests will be forfeited unless a qualified team represents Tennessee in the national event.
A.
 
Consumer Decision Making
DONORS: Greever 4-H Endowment and Mary Stanfill 4-H Endowment
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
State:
 
 
1.  Dinner for teams and coaches.
 
 
2.  First place team award of $1,000 to use towards trip to compete in the National      Consumer Decision Making Contest at the National Western Roundup in Denver, CO.
 
 
3.   Second place team award of $1,000 to use towards trip to compete in the National FCS Bowl at the National Western Roundup in Denver, CO.
 
 
4.  Plaque for champion team and high scoring individual.
 
 
5.  Medallions for members of the champion team.
 
B.
 
Dairy Judging
DONORS: Tennessee Farmers Cooperative; Tennessee Holstein Association; Tennessee Jersey Cattle Club; West Tennessee State Fair; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Basse; and Mr. Howard Wilkerson.
 
 
State:
 
 
1.
Luncheon for teams and coaches.
 
 
2.
The winning team will receive a trip to the national 4-H dairy judging event and lifetime membership in the Dairy Shrine.
 
 
3.
Second, third and fourth place teams are eligible to participate in other out-of-state 4-H dairy judging trips.
 
 
4.
Medallions to members of champion team.
 
 
METHOD FOR BREAKING TIES:
 
 
1.
If tied for an award, the contestant or team having the highest reason score will be listed first.
 
 
2.
If still tied, the contestant or team scoring highest on a tiebreaker class will be listed first. The official judges at the beginning of the contest will designate the tiebreaker class(es).
 
 
3.
If still tied, for a team award, the team whose alternate's score is highest shall be listed first.
C.
 
DAIRY PRODUCTS JUDGING
DONORS: American Dairy Association of Tennessee; Tennessee Dairy Products Association; and Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
State:
 
 
1.
Dinner for teams and coaches.
 
 
2.
First place team will receive a plaque and educational trip.
 
 
3.
Plaque to high scoring individual.
 
 
4.
$600 educational scholarship to high individual in all products.
 
 
5.
Medallions to members of champion team.
D.
 
FORESTRY JUDGING
DONORS: John B. Sharp Jr. Forestry Endowment and Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
1.
County: Trips to regional judging activity.
 
 
2.
Region: Trips to state judging activity for four teams.
 
 
3.
State:
 
 
 
a.
Dinner for teams and coaches.
 
 
 
b.
Awards to champion team and high scoring individual.
 
 
 
c.
Partial funds to attend National 4-H Forestry Invitational for champion team.
 
 
 
d.
Medallions to members of champion team.
E.
 
HORSE JUDGING
DONORS: Tennessee Department of Agriculture; Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (Trip to National Contest)
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
1.
County: Trips to regional judging activity.
 
 
2.
Region: Trips to state judging activity for four teams.
 
 
3.
State:
 
 
 
a.
First place team - Trip to the Eastern National 4-H Horse Judging Contest.
 
 
 
b.
First and second place teams - An opportunity to participate in the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Judging Contest at their own expense.
 
 
 
c.
Appropriate awards will be made to high teams and individuals.
 
 
 
d.
Medallions to members of first place team.
 
 
METHOD FOR BREAKING TIES:
 
 
1.
If tied for an award, the contestant or team having the highest reason score will be listed first.
 
 
2.
If still tied, the contestant or team scoring highest on a tiebreaker class will be listed first. The official judges at the beginning of the contest will designate the tiebreaker class(es).
 
 
3.
If still tied for a team award, the team whose alternate's score is highest shall be listed first.
F.
 
LAND JUDGING *
DONOR: Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
1.
County: Recognition pins for each member.
 
 
2.
: Plaques will be awarded to the regional winner and runner-up teams. The first and second place teams will each receive $50 as expense money to the state contest.
 
 
3.
State: Winner and runner-up will represent Tennessee at the National Land, Pasture and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma. Each team will receive $400 to cover expenses to the national event or forfeit award money. In case of forfeit, the award money will go to the next highest scoring team. Plaques will be awarded to the state winner and runner-up teams. These plaques will remain with the team even though the team does not participate in the national event.
 
 
METHOD FOR BREAKING TIES: In case of ties, the following procedures will be used to determine the winner.
 
 
1.
Score of the alternate team member.
 
 
2.
The team making the highest score on "Part I."
 
 
3.
The team making the highest score on "Part II."
 
 
4.
The team making the highest score on "Part III."
 
 
5.
The team making the highest score on "Part IV."
 
 
6.
In case of further ties, the team making the highest score on "A, B, C" of Part II; and "A, B, C" of Part III respectively.
 
 
* For complete information, see EC586, "Tennessee Land Judging Activity."
G.
 
LIVESTOCK JUDGING
DONORS: Block and Bridle Club, UTK; Merial Limited; Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers; Tennessee Farmers Cooperative; Tennessee Cattlemen's Association; Tennessee Sheep Producers Association; Tennessee Pork Producers Association and Tennessee Livestock Producers, Inc.
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
1.
County: Trips to regional livestock judging event.
 
 
2.
Region: Trips to state judging activity for four teams.
 
 
3.
State:
 
 
 
a.
First place team - Trip to national 4-H livestock judging event.
 
 
 
b.
Plaque to coach and members of winning team (UTK Block and Bridle Club).
 
 
 
c.
Dinner for teams and coaches.
 
 
 
d.
Plaque to champion team (Tennessee Livestock Producers, Inc.).
 
 
 
e.
Plaque to second place team (UT Block and Bridle).
 
 
 
f.
Plaque to high individuals in swine, beef and sheep (Tennessee Pork Producers Association, Tennessee Cattlemen's Association and Tennessee Sheep Producers Association).
 
 
 
g.
Plaque to overall high individual.
 
 
 
h.
Plaque to high scoring individual in oral reasons (Tennessee Farmers Cooperative).
 
 
 
i.
Medallions to members of champion team.
 
 
METHOD FOR BREAKING TIES:
 
 
1.
If tied for an award, the contestant or team having the highest reason score will be listed first.
 
 
2.
If still tied, the contestant or team scoring highest on a tiebreaker class will be listed first. The official judges at the beginning of the contest will designate the tiebreaker class(es).
 
 
3.
If still tied for a team award, the team whose alternate's score is highest shall be listed first.
H.
 
MEATS JUDGING
DONORS: Hardison/Melton Endowment; Tennessee Beef Industry Council; Tennessee Sheep Producers Association; Tennessee Cattlemen's Association; and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
1.
County: Trips to regional meats judging activity.
 
 
2.
Trips to state meats judging activity for four teams.
 
 
3.
State:
 
 
 
a.
Dinner for teams and coaches.
 
 
 
b.
Awards to champion team and high scoring individual for beef, lamb, pork and poultry.
 
 
 
c.
Funds for trip to national 4-H meats judging contest for first place team.
 
 
 
d.
Medallions to members of champion team.
I.
 
POULRY JUDGING
DONORS: Tennessee Department of Agriculture; Tennessee Poultry Association; and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
State:
 
 
1.
Dinner for teams and coaches.
 
 
2.
Partial funds for trip to national 4-H poultry judging event for first place team.
 
 
3.
Plaque to champion team and high scoring individual for production and market products.
 
 
4.
Medallions for members of the champion team.
 
 
METHODS FOR BREAKING TIES:
 
 
1.
If tied for an award, the contestant or team having the highest reason score will be listed first.
 
 
2.
If still tied, the contestant or team scoring highest on a tiebreaker class will be listed first. The official judges at the beginning of the contest will designate the tiebreaker class(es).
 
 
3.
If still tied for a team award, the team whose alternate's score is highest shall be listed first.
I.
 
WILDLIFE JUDGING
DONOR: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
 
 
AWARDS:
 
 
1.
County: Trips to regional wildlife judging event.
 
 
2.
Region:
 
 
 
a.
Junior High:
 
 
 
 
(1)
First place team - Plaque and 4-H wildlife judging T-shirt to team members.
 
 
 
 
(2)
First and second high individual scorers - Plaques.
 
 
 
b.
Senior:
 
 
 
 
(1)
First place team - Plaque and trip to state contest; 4-H wildlife judging T-shirt to team members.
 
 
 
 
(2)
First and second high individual scorers - Plaques.
 
 
 
 
(3)
Second place team - Plaque and trip to state judging activity.
 
 
 
 
(4)
Third and fourth place teams - trips to state judging activity.
 
 
3.
State:
 
 
 
a.
First place team - Plaque and qualify to attend the national 4-H wildlife judging contest/medals to team members.
 
 
 
b.
First and second high individual scorers - Plaques.
 
 
 
c.
Coach of winning team - Plaque (if coach is a volunteer leader).