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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

March 28, 2017

2017 4-H FCS State Judging Contest

Submitted by Andrea Feldkamp

Preparations are underway for this year's 4-H FCS Judging Contest. The contest will be held on Saturday, September 16, in the Encampment Building at Kansas State Fair. Details about the contest follow below:

  • Two age divisions will be offered: Intermediate ages include 9-13 and Senior ages include 14-19 -- as of January 1, 2017.
  • Each local unit may enter one team of 2 youth, per age division.
  • Pre-entries will be due August 15.
  • A team registration fee of $15 will be assessed per registered team.
  • The contest theme is Nutrition.
  • The contest will included three components: an interactive experience related to nutrition, a hands on immersion experience and an oral presentation.
  • The contest will occur from 9 to 2, with awards presented at 3:30 p.m.

Local units may utilize resources found here, http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/contests/fcs-judging/fcs-judging-preparation.html, for local contest options.

Special thanks to Becky Reid, Cowley County FCS; Erin Petersilie, Walnut Creek FCS; Anita DeWeese, Pratt County 4-H Volunteer; and Patsy Maddy, Twin Creeks 4-H; for their assistance in developing contest components. We look forward to having you join us in September!