December Project Feature Theme: Family!

As the holiday season is right around the corner, time with family will be increasing. Youth can utilize some of this time to learn more about family traditions, history, and heirlooms during this time. Examples of this could include:

Cooking 401

E412002 - Family Food Traditions - (SF145) - any recipe, at least 3/4 of baked product or 4 muffins or cookies on a paper plate. May be baked in a disposable pan. Any baked item associated with family tradition and heritage. Entry must include (A) recipe, (B) tradition or heritage associated with preparing, serving the food, (C) where or who the traditional recipe came from

The 2022 State Fairbook Food and Nutrition section can be a good resource to utilize to find general rules and documentation needed. Rules may change slightly in 2023.

Heriloom Treasures/Family Keepsakes

C256001 - Trunks - (SF206)- including doll-sized trunks or wardrobes.

C256002 - An Article either a repurposed "treasure" (accessory) from an old item or an old "treasure" (accessory) refinished or renovated - (SF205)- May include a display of a collection or collectibles, being careful not to destroy value of the collection.

C256003 - Furniture - (SF205)- either a repurposed "treasure" from an old item or an old "treasure" refinished or renovated. May include doll-sized furniture.

C256004 - Cleaned and Restored Heirloom Accessory or Furniture - (SF205) - A reconditioned and cleaned old piece of furniture or accessory that is functional for use or display. Item might be cleaned and waxed, and simple repairs made. Item would not be refinished or repainted, but reconditioned to restore it to its original look or to prevent it from further damage as a valuable heirloom. Consult extension publication Care and Conservation of Heirloom Textiles for information on textiles. This publication can be found in the Digitial Commons at: https://go.unl.edu/gcnh (Refinished items go in classes 2 – 3.) This class is for situations where it may be best to do very little to the item to maintain its antique value. Item or article should be of complexity suited to an advanced project.

Find the 2022 State Fairbook here for more general guidelines of required documentation. Rules may change slightly in 2023.

Heritage Beginnner:

A101001 - Heritage poster or flat exhibit - (SF71) - Entries may be pictures, posters, items that depict family heritage. Exhibits must be supported by a written explanation.

A101002 - Family Genealogy/History Notebook - (SF71) - Include pedigree charts/family group sheets, with documentation for two-three generations of one family line, expanding each year. If multiple books included in exhibit, only bring book with most current year’s work.

A101004 - Framed family groupings (or individuals) of pictures showing family history - (SF71) - Pictures must be supported by a written explanation.

A101005 - Other exhibits depicting the heritage of the member's family or community - (SF71) - Exhibit must be supported by a written explanation. May include, biographical album of themselves or another family member, family cookbooks, etc.

A101011 - Family Traditions Book - (SF71) - Exhibitor scrapbook depicting family traditions of the past.

A101012 - Family Traditions Exhibit - (SF71) - Story or illustration of a family tradition or event. Exhibits must be supported by a written explanation.

A101014 - 4-H Member Scrapbook - (SF71) - Scrapbook relating to individual 4-H members' 4-H history. If multiple books included in exhibit, only bring book with most current year’s work.

A101015 - Special Events Scrapbook - (SF71) - A scrapbook relating to a 4-H special event, such as Congress or CWF or a personal or family special event, such as a trip, family reunion, etc.

Heritage Advanced:

A102001 - Heritage poster or flat exhibit - (SF71) - Entries may be pictures, posters, items, etc. that depict family heritage. Exhibits must be supported by a written explanation.

A102002 - Family Genealogy/History Notebook - (SF71) - Include pedigree charts/family group sheets, with documentation beyond two-three generations of one family line, expanding each year. If multiple books included in exhibit, only bring book with most current year’s work.

A102004 - Framed family groupings (or individuals) of pictures showing family history - (SF71) - Pictures must be supported by a written explanation.

A102005 - Other exhibits depicting the heritage of the member's family or community - (SF71) - Exhibit must be supported by a written explanation. May include, biographical album of themselves or another family member, family cookbooks, etc.

A102014 - Video documentary of a family or a community event - (SF71) - Must be produced and edited by 4-H member.(Must be entered as a DVD or USB.)?

A102016 - 4-H Member Scrapbook - (SF71) - Scrapbook relating to individual 4-H members' 4-H history. If multiple books included in exhibit, only bring book with most current year’s work.

A102017 - Special Events Scrapbook - (SF71) - A scrapbook relating to a 4-H special event, such as Congress or CWF or a personal or family special event, such as a trip, family reunion, etc.

The 2022 State Fairbook link for Heritage can be found here. Rules may change slightly in 2023 but will give you a general idea of required documentation.

When registering for the fair, utilize the letters and numbers in front of the description to match the project to the 2023 Fairbook.