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Judging Contest Guide

4-H Judging Contest Guide


Family & Consumer Science Judging

Kansas 4-H is currently working on revamping the FCS Judging Contest.  More information will be posted when it is available.


Horticulture Judging

Contest consists of three parts; quality judging of plant materials, plant identification, and a written exam.

Plant identification study site: http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/hort-judging/

Written exam study materials

Quality judging guidelines


Livestock Judging

Contest consists of quality judging of livestock and oral reasons.

Livestock Judging Guide for 4-H Club Members: http://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/S92.pdf

Reasons note taking page

Websites with practice judging classes:


https://4h.unl.edu/livestock (Scroll down to the Online Livestock Judging Video Series)


Photography Judging

Contest consists of quality judging of photographs, a problems class, and a written exam.

Practice Classes: https://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/contests/photography-judging.html

Resources to study for the written exam are available to be borrowed from the Extension Office