Congress Essay Contest


Jenny Yeary (backpack and cinch bags) and Former University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Workers Association (cash award)


  1. Each delegate to Tennessee 4-H Congress will prepare an essay of no more than 500 words on the Congress theme.
  2. Each region will submit one essay for state competition. The state winner will be chosen from the three regional winners.
  3. Each essay will be judged on the following scale:
    1. Subject matter contest – 50 points
    2. Grammatical composition – 30 points
    3. Originality-creativity – 15 points
    4. Neatness – 5 points


  1. Regional winners: 4-H cinch bag and a $25 cash award.
  2. State winner: Backpack