All items pertaining to 4-H Project Interview Judging can be found on this page.

JFB members are expected to assist with project judging. FFB members are expected to assist with project judging on July 11 and July 20.

Project Guidelines

All project guidelines are available online. Guidelines need completed for Interview Judging. Members taking more than one project in the same interest area need to complete guidelines for each project and cannot use the same items to support both projects.

For a member to achieve the progression of goals needed for development, 4-H projects must be separate and different from those carried in other organizations such as FHA/HERO, FFA, Scouts, Camp Fire, grange, church, and school (including industrial arts class, science fairs, etc.).

Click here for the Guidelines page.

Project Completion and Interview Judging

Completion of a 4-H project may be achieved in one of two methods. Members must choose one of the following for evaluation, based on the completion of project guidelines and knowledge gained. All projects must be judged no later than August. 4, 2023.

  • 4-H Project Interview Judging - All members are required to attend an Interview Judging evaluation to receive a project grade. All projects are evaluated using individual project guidelines. Club times will be assigned, and advisors will be notified of their club's times. Members are strongly encouraged to attend at their club's scheduled time.
  • Pre-Judging - Pre-Judging is arranged in advance. Any member who is unable to participate in 4-H Project Interview Judging may participate in Pre-Judging. Participants will be ineligible for county awards and state fair participation. Appointment times will open June 1 and will be scheduled online only. Post-Judging arrangements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if a member misses Interview Judging due to extenuating circumstances.

Updates From Kiersten (4-H Newsletters)

Please read Kiersten's bi-weekly 4-H program updates emailed directly from 4-H Online. Most answers to immediate 4-H programming can be found there. Click here to read the updates.

2023 Member Evaluation Form

The Member Evaluation Form is due to our office no later than 4:00 p.m. June 15. This allows us to have it ready for the judge's materials.

This is available from your club advisor or online here. It is to be completed by the 4-H advisor AND parent/guardian if they feel it is necessary that the judge should use special consideration concerning a 4-H member during Interview Judging.

Dress Code

Cothing and footwear need to be neat, clean, and appropriate for a professional office interview. No blue jeans or shorts. Shirts/tops and skirt length should be conservative. Wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops).

Pillars of character

The Pillars of Character can be found in the animal resource handbooks. This is not required for Miscellaneous projects.

Pillars of Character






2023 Judging Schedules

Pre-judging dates are TBA. Schedules will be posted as soon as they are available.

Project Interview Judging will be held July 10 - 13 and 20, 2023.

  • Monday, July 10: Equine (includes #173 Horseless Horse); Swine
  • Tuesday, July 11: FCS Related (includes #492 Cake Decorating, #497 Scrapbooking); Food and Nutrition; Miscellaneous (includes #200 All About Dogs, #201D You and Your Dog)
  • Wednesday, July 12: Small Livestock (all Goats, all Poultry, and all Rabbits - includes #228PE Pet Rabbit)
  • Thursday, July 13: all Beef, all Dairy, all Sheep
  • Thursday, July 20: Clothing and Style Review (Style Review begins at 7:00 p.m.). Members enrolled in clothing projects will be mailed an individualized letter with their judging time.

#201O Dog Obedience - July 10. Check with the Dog Key Leaders as to specific information.

.#588 The Writer in You - Writings are due to the Extension office before Noon on Friday, June 30, 2023.

Shooting Sports Projects (#700 Series) - Judging dates are determined by the key leaders and will be distributed at the Shooting Sports orientation meeting.

Project Ratings, Premium Requirements, and Payments

Members's presentation and attitude will affect project rating. All premiums are paid by the Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society based on project rating received at 4-H Interview Judging.

Gold - $8

  • Exceptional project knowledge.
  • Work exhibits extra effort with individual initiative to go above and beyond the project requirements.
  • A thorough understanding of proper methods to complete project.

Silver - $7

  • Very knowledgeable of project subject matter.
  • Completed project requirements.
  • Project presented in a neat and organized manner.

Bronze - $6

  • Adequate project knowledge.
  • Has made effort towards completing requirements and project presentation.

Participation - None

  • Shows little effort towards completing requirements and presentation.

2023 Interview Judging Results

Results will be posted as soon as they are available.

Note: Livestock Judging Results will be announced during each respective species show at the fair.

  • Horseless Horse
  • FCS and Miscellaneous
  • Food and Nutrition (includes Cake Decorating)
  • Dogs
  • Self-Determined
  • Pet Rabbit
  • Clothing (members are notified at Style Review of State Fair selection)
  • Shooting Sports

Members selected for State Fair participation are denoted with a star. Selected participants who are unable to attend State Fair should notify the Extension office as soon as possible so we may notify the alternate if necessary.