Contests: 

10 Challenges for 10 Decades of 4-H Saskatchewan

Instead of a staff challenge, this year 4-H Saskatchewan has come up with a unique way to put challenges forward to our clubs and celebrate 100 years of 4-H in Saskatchewan. We are challenging 4-H clubs and members across the province to 10 challenges for 10 decades! Each month will have a different challenge for 4-H members to try their hand at – plus we will be issuing small prizes for each challenge!

Only three challenges are being unveiled for now, so make sure to continue checking this page or look at the upcoming Winter Bits & Pieces for more challenges!

January – Learn To Do By Doing 

In the spirit of starting the new year in style, we would like to encourage our 4-H’ers to use their New Year’s Resolution to try something new! 

Since our motto is “Learn To Do By Doing,” share something new you are working on or learning about through 4-H. Share your posts on social media using the hashtag #4hsknewyear. Entries must be received by January 31, 2017.

February - Caring for Our Watersheds 

In February, we want you to look at watersheds and their importance in our ecosystems. Clubs which participate in the “Caring for Our Watersheds” challenge will be entered to win a prize. More information about the program can be found at www.caringforourwatersheds.com

Share your posts on social media, using the hashtag #4hskwatersheds. Entries must be received by February 28, 2017. 

March - Back To Your Roots 

With AGM and the 100th Anniversary Gala in March, we want you to look at your own 4-H history. You can research your club’s history and share it with the world, by doing a presentation, display, poster and more! 

Then, make sure you take photos of your display or presentation and share it on social media using the hashtag #4hskbacktoroots. Entries must be received by March 31, 2017. 

April - Ready to grow

With the weather starting to improve, crops and gardens are on everyone’s minds and the April Challenge will encourage you to get growing something! 
We know it is still cold outside, however, you could start an inside herb garden, get some of your outdoor garden plants started or even plant some flowers or succulents. Share your posts on social media, using the hashtag #4hskgetsgrowing. Entries must be received by April 30, 2017. 

May - Science and Technology 

Do you have an interest in science and technology? Then this challenge is for you! Show us your best use of science or technology in your 4-H club! This can be anything from participating in science experiments, using technology to help you in a project and more! 

Share your posts on social media using the hashtag #4hskscienceandtech. Entries must be received by May 31, 2017. 

June - Cake Decorating 

With it being the 100th Anniversary of 4-H Saskatchewan, we want to see you celebrate with a cake! 

Bake and decorate your own cake for the 100th Anniversary! Then take some photos of your unique creation and share it on social media using the hashtag #4hsk100thcake. Entries must be received by June 30, 2017. 

July - 100th Club or District Celebration

All the clubs received a club pack with their club materials and resources - now is the time to use it! Put on a 4-H Saskatchewan 100th Anniversary Celebration! If you need ideas, check out page 11 of this Bits & Pieces. 

Share it on social media using the hashtag #4hskmy100thcelebratrion, Entries must be received by July 31, 2017. 

4-H Photography Contest

The Saskatchewan 4-H Photo Contest is back!

There are five photo categories:

  • Nature
    • Capture a naturally beautiful scene, whether it's a Saskatchewan sunset, ocean view, or a Prairie Lily in bloom - this is the category for your nature photos.
  • People
    • Do you like taking pictures of your friends or family? This is the category for you! It doesn't need to be a formal portrait, as long as it captures a human moment.
  • Animals
    • Domestic or wild, it doesn't matter! This is the category for all of those photos of your project animal, or that special shot of a wild bird or deer!
  • Action Shot!
    • Photos of sports scenes, animals in motion, or a funny event about to happen are perfect for this category! The perfect action shot can take good timing and lots of patience, so get out there, and remember...practice makes perfect!
  • Science & Technology
    • If you could capture one photo that represents Science & Technology – this is the category for it! 

To enter you must be a current 4-H member. ALL Saskatchewan 4-H members are eligible to enter (you do NOT have to be in the Photography project). 

Entries will be judged in two age categories:

  • 1 - for Cloverbuds & Juniors [ages 6 - 12, as of December 31, 2016]
  • 2 - for Intermediates & Seniors [ages 13 - 21, as of December 31, 2016]
  • 3 - for 4-H Adults (Parents, Leaders & Alumni)

To Enter:
Submit your photo to 4-H Saskatchewan electronically. There will be a form to submit with your photos this year. Each participant must fill out a form and submit it with their photos. To download the form, click HERE

  • You can email them to your Regional 4-H Specialist,
  • OR submit them to the 4-H Saskatchewan Drop Box. You will need our password to submit a photo. Please clink the link above for more information on how to submit photos to the Drop Box. 

Please clearly label each photo you submit with your name (first and last), your age group, the category you are submitting it to, and the title of your photograph. It is best to name each photograph you submit in the following format:

  • Category - Age Group - Your Last Name - Your First Name - Title of Photograph
  • Example: Action Shot-Junior-Lastname-Firstname-Johnny Scores A Goal.jpeg

Rules:

  1. Each member can enter up to TWO photos per category.
  2. Photos and videos must be taken by a Saskatchewan 4-H Member to enter in the Member Categories.
  3. Photos should not be digitally altered.
  4. Photos must be taken between April 30, 2016 and April 30, 2017.
  5. No late entries will be accepted.
  6. Entries will be judged on presentation, lighting, composition and creativity.

The deadline to submit photos and videos is April 30, 2017

Regional Record Book Competition

2016 Record Book Competition Rules

  • Open to all registered clubs in the each region
  • Members that place 1st and 2nd in each age category in a 4-H club are invited to submit his/her record book
  • Members that place 1st and 2nd at district competitions or regional shows are also invited to submit his/her record book
  • Only one record book per member may be submitted

2017 competition coming soon! 

Record books can be dropped off or mailed to the Provincial 4-H Office with attention to their regional specialist. Please give instructions of whether your book should be mailed back to you or if you will pick it up from the office

Journey 2050 Challenge

How will we sustainably feed nine billion people by the year 2050? Explore world food sustainability and see how our decisions impact social, economic and environmental factors locally and globally through a virtual simulation. Learn from farm families in Kenya, India and Canada as you strive to feed a growing population.

4-H Saskatchewan clubs can earn $1,000 for a community project! Participating clubs must complete the online game (www. journey2050.com) and then submit their proposal to 4-H Saskatchewan, describing how they will apply what they have learned in their own club, community and country. Seven clubs will then be awarded a grant (six $500 grants and one $1,000 grant) to implement their sustainability project! 

How to Enter:

1. Register your 4-H club and complete the Journey 2050 Online Program

2. Submit a proposal to 4-H Saskatchewan describing your Club Sustainability Project

3. If your proposal is chosen, complete your project!

Please see the Journey 2050 Program Handout here. 

Submit your proposals by March 1, 2017! 


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