4-H Poster Contests

Judging Procedures

There are two types of poster contests that 4-H’ers can participate in: (1) Regular Poster Contest or (2) Digital Marketing Poster Contest. An overview and rules of the contests can be found in the tabs below.

  1. Your poster must promote 4-H and include the 4-H emblem. When using the 4-H emblem on a poster, follow criteria specified by the national guidelines regarding use of the 4-H emblem.
    1. Do not place text or other images over or on top of the 4-H emblem.
    2. No photo, drawing, symbol, word, or other figure or object may be placed on or obscure the 4-H emblem.
    3. The official colors should not be altered.
    4. The clover stem should turn to the right only.
    5. The clover should not be slanted.
    6. For more information on the proper use of the 4-H name and emblem, visit the National 4-H Website.
  2. Name, address, county, age, grade, and email address of the 4-H member should be included with submission.
  3. Design must be original.
  4. Well known cartoon figures cannot be used because they are copyrighted such as Marvel superheroes, Disney characters, Lego characters, etc.
  5. The same scorecard will be used for both the Digital and Regular Poster Contest.
  6. The awards include a rosette and a $25 cash award to the top ten entries in each division.
  7. A 4-H member may submit one entry to the Digital and one entry to the Regular Poster Contest.
  1. Digital posters should be submitted to the County Extension Office. Check with your county office for deadlines.
  2. Each regional office may submit 15 digital posters in the state digital poster contest.
  3. Must be submitted in a PDF or PNG format.
  4. Entries should be clear (not be blurry, grainy, or pixeled).
    • (In most cases, 640 x 480 pixels should provide a clear image.)
    • Tip: If using a computer program such as Microsoft Publisher, when you save your image as a PNG in the dialogue box, there is a “resolution” box and you can change it from “standard printing” to “high quality or commercial.”
  5. Examples of programs that could be used for designing your digital poster include, but are not limited to:
    1. Microsoft PowerPoint
    2. Microsoft Publisher
    3. Adobe Illustrator
    4. Adobe InDesign
    5. Canva
  6. Digital posters should be in the landscape (or horizontal) format.
  7. Digital posters are not photographs of a regular poster but rather computer graphics / design created on the computer.
  1. Regular posters should be submitted to the County Extension Office. Check with your county office for deadlines.
  2. Each regional office may submit 15 regular posters in the state poster contest.
  3. Posters must be horizontal and measure 14 x 22 inches.


State: Rosette and a $25 cash award to the top ten entries


University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Retirees Association

2023 Regular Poster Winners

  • Cooper Kinsler, Hamblen County
  • Owen Reuschel, Hamblen County
  • Elias Greer, Knox County
  • Acelynn Maddron, Meigs County
  • Jacob Warner, Claiborne County
  • Kalli Crowder, Cocke County  
  • Blake Turpin, Campbell County
  • Bailey Bell, Campbell County 
  • Bella Treadway, Roane County
  • Katey Marshall, Johnson County
  • Carabeth Chrisawn, Carter County
  • Rayan Ghazi, Hamilton County
  • Audrey Clark, Hamilton County
  • Callie-Ann Parsons, Hawkins County
  • Eleni Martinez, Hamilton County*

2023 Digital Poster Winners

  • Curtis Bomar, Henry County*
  • Casidy Wiegand, Henderson County*
  • Max Hughes, Henry County
  • Roland Harris, Crockett County
  • Landon Cummins, Henderson County
  • Alonaa Broadway, Henderson County
  • Lexie Williams, Crockett County
  • Justin Bolanos, Crockett County
  • Camilla Castilla, Crockett County
  • Sky Smith, Crockett County
  • Alayna Barrett, Henry County
  • Micah Sellers, Cumberland County*
  • Richard Shank, Hamilton County*
  • Mary Zengel, Knox County*
  • Lillian Goins, Blount County
  • Shelby Kelley, Blount County
  • Jack Lamar, Hamilton County
  • Sophie Cook, Hamilton County
  • Allison Keeler, Knox County
  • Tripp Soyster, Rhea County
  • Mary Daniel, Rhea County
  • Gabriel Matthews, Seiver County
  • Emma Bailey, Hawkins County
  • Madelynn Banks, Hawkins County
  • Matthew Dixon, Hawkins County
  • Caydin Guzman, Seiver County


Western Region, Regular

Central Region, Regular

  • Reed Dickens, Bedford County
  • Jayden Shannon, Cannon County
  • Adalina Cox, Giles County
  • Annabelle Fisk, Lincoln County
  • Trinity Nash, Macon County*
  • Jacob Willis, Macon County*
  • Cade Reagan, Overton County
  • Blaine Dickens, Robertson County
  • Gracie Ring, Robertson County
  • Kara Brooks, Smith County
  • Tristan Garcia, Sumner County *
  • Anya Brewer, Van Buren County
  • Aspen Davis, Van Buren County
  • Haley Poyner, Williamson County
  • Naomi Todd, Wilson County

Eastern Region, Regular


Western Region, Digital

Central Region, Digital

Eastern Region, Digital

  • Gracie Blankenship, Cumberland County
  • Finnley Shaver, Cumberland County*
  • Emma Grace Meadows, Greene County
  • Lila Bettis, Hamilton County
  • Hannah Carter, Hamilton County
  • Sophie Cook, Hamilton County*
  • Lacy Collier, Hawkins County
  • Blake Cope, Hawkins County
  • Jim Jenkins, Hawkins County
  • Layton Bullard, Loudon County
  • Matthew Huff, Loudon County
  • Madison Ridge, Sevier County
  • Raelyn Whaley, Sevier County
  • Suzanne Amos, Sullivan County
  • Kendall Moore, Washington County



  • Joseph Hatley, Benton County
  • Audrey Matlock, Benton County*
  • Ellie Doede, Carroll County
  • Bryant Ward, Henry County
  • Haylee Daniel, Humphreys County
  • Laney Cunningham, Lawrence County
  • Allie Willcutt, Lewis County
  • Eryn Carothers, McNairy County
  • Lillie Dunaway, McNairy County
  • Carrie Goodman, McNairy County
  • Charlotte Wood, Montgomery County
  • Laken Stark, Stewart County
  • Connor Wynn, Stewart County
  • Emily Brown, Weakley County*
  • Gus Leiva, Weakley County



  • Abby Wallace, Anderson County*
  • Carabeth Chrisawn, Carter County
  • Sarah Gildford, Carter County
  • Landree Brewer, Claiborne County
  • Bella Finchum, Jefferson County
  • Lyla Finchum, Jefferson County
  • Carlee Cross, Polk County
  • Laney Williams, Polk County
  • Lydia Habermas, Rhea County*
  • Amir Dugger, Washington County



  • Josh Bolanos, Crockett County
  • Ethan Carter, Crockett County
  • Lilly Hollingshead, Crockett County
  • Kamri Powell, Crockett County
  • Zoe Monterroso, Crockett County
  • Claire Pogue, Gibson County*
  • Landon Stricklin, Henderson County
  • Ansley Stanford, Henderson County
  • Serenity Lee, Henry County
  • Allie Mckinnie, Henry County
  • Dalton Phillips, Henry County
  • Audrey Thomasson, Henry County
  • Zali Daniels, Wayne County
  • Brody Holt, Wayne County
  • Madalyn Overstreet, Wayne County



  • Logan Johnson, Hamilton County
  • Roman Medina, Hamilton County
  • Nora Kate Holzhauer, Hamilton County
  • Eli Boyd, Hawkins County
  • Kendyl Fields, Hawkins County*
  • Maggie Snapp, Hawkins County
  • Lulu Bridges, Loudon County
  • Emerson White, Sevier County
  • Dan Kear, Sevier County
  • Aiden Roddam, Union County

* State Winner (click on the name to see the winning poster)

Questions about the poster contests? Contact Celina Menard.