2011 YC 4-H Small Farms Week Poster Contest

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

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Yancey County 4-H

Small Farms WeekPoster Contest 2011

On March 20‐26, 2011, The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host its annual Small Farms Week celebration. This year is the 25th anniversary of this annual salute to small farmers. Small Farms Week is designed to highlight the work of and show appreciation to the state’s small, part‐time, limited‐resource and socially‐disadvantaged farmers. The theme for this year’s activities is “Small Farms Week 25: Planting Dreams, Cultivating Success.” Because this is a milestone year, we want to make this year’s celebration extra special.

The 4-H Small Farms Week Poster Contest is designed to be an educational activity for youth to learn about our farming industry across North Carolina.  This year’s theme is “Planting Dreams, Cultivating Success.”  Youth should incorporate this theme into their posters.  Posters are due in the 4-H Office by Monday March 14th at the N.C. Cooperative Extension10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville.

Please note the following rules:

Competition in this contest will be conducted on an individual basis in:

Cloverbud Division 1 (6-8 years of age) non-competitive: each entry will receive a ribbon

Division 2  (9-12 years of age)   and    Division 3  (13-16 years of age)

Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd Place, both Divisions 2 & 3 All entries will receive participation ribbons and certificates.

Poster instructions:

  • Posters should be a standard 22″ X 28″ size.
  • Name, age (as of January 1, 2010), address, phone number (on card taped to back of poster)
  • Posters MUST NOT contain copyright material such as cartoon characters, etc.
  • Posters may include original drawings, photos, etc.
  • Posters will be displayed and winners recognized during Small Farms Appreciation Day, Friday March 18
  • Posters will be judged on: attracts attention, originality, creativity, design, easy to read, use of theme, accurate & factual information, neatness (age appropriate), and name and information (taped to poster on the back).

For further information contact:

Linda Semon Linda_Semon@ncsu.edu or Sybil Chapman Sybil_Chapman@ncsu.edu         

Phone: 682-6186

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011
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