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Judging 4-H Records

COUNTY JUDGING

Junior High

  1. County Extension agents will arrange for judging of county portfolios.
  2. County Extension agents will certify the member’s eligibility for regional competition.
  3. A county may submit the number of books determined by the regional office.

Senior

  1. County Extension agents will arrange for judging of county portfolios.
  2. County Extension agents will certify the member’s eligibility for state competition.
  3. 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.

REGIONAL JUDGING

Junior High

  1. Regional supervisors/program leaders will arrange for the judging of regional junior high portfolios.
  2. 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.

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.

STATE JUDGING

Junior High

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

Senior

  1. The state 4-H staff will arrange for judging to determine the state winners.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.