Wyoming 4-H and You


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The following information pertains to ALL Wyoming State 4-H Judging Contests.

Contest Eligibility

Contest Eligibility
  • Contestants must be 4-H members in good standing in the county they are representing.
  • There is no limit to the number of youth that can be entered in a contest. 
  • All ages are as of January 1 of the year in which the contest takes place.  There are three age categories in which an individual may be eligible to compete:
    • Junior (8-10 years old)
    • Intermediate ( 11-13 years old)
    • Senior (14-18 years old)
  • Contestants competing as individuals are eligible for all awards in their respective age category.
  • Each county may enter as many senior (ages 14-18) and junior teams (ages 8-13) as they would like. A team consists of 3 or 4 designated members; the sum of the three high scores will determine the team score.  Only contestants entered as a member of a county team are eligible for team awards.
  • Contestant eligibility will be verified using the ZSuite software program.  It is crucial that State 4-H Office has the most current information possible in order for this verification to take place.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of years a 4-H member can compete as an individual or as a team member in a State 4-H Contest. 
  • It is the responsibility of each participating county to certify their contestants and evaluate their eligibility in accordance with these rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Rules & Guidelines

Rules & Guidelines
  • Contestants will not be permitted to talk during any portion of the contest.
  • Contestants will not be allowed access to cell phones during any portion of the contest.  Please make sure phones are taken care of before the contest orientation.
  • Contestants may bring blank note-taking paper and a writing utensil into the contest
  • Every reasonable effort will be made to fairly and correctly score the contestant's placing cards.
    • Cards without a placing mark will receive a score of zero.
    • Cards with multiple marks will receive the lowest score of those marked.
    • Cards with undetermined, illegible, or indiscriminate marks will receive a score of zero.

Award Trips

Award Trips

Out-of-State Trips may be awarded to senior teams.  The first place senior team will have the opportunity to choose an award trip.  In the event multiple awards trips are offered, teams following first place (i.e. second, third, etc.) have the opportunity to choose from the remaining awards trips in their respective order.  In the event a team member is unable to compete at a state contest due to circumstances beyond his/her control, eligibility for award trips will be determined by the State 4-H Office.

Contestants should note that if they have participated in post-secondary (i.e. college, jr. college, etc.) course work or be on a post-secondary team undergoing training in the subject area specifically related to the National 4-H Contest that they select to attend, they may be ineligible. Be sure to check eligibility prior to choosing award trip.

Financial support for award trips is determined by donations to the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation.  See specific contest guidelines for more information regarding trips and donors.

Monetary donations are gladly accepted to provide financial support to youth in the form of awards, out-of-state trips, and competitions beyond the state level.  If you, your family, your business, or someone you know are interested in supporting the Wyoming 4-H Program, please contact:

Steve Mack
Dept. 3354
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-2528
Email: smack@uwyo.edu

Contact Us

Wyoming State 4-H Office

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3354

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5170

Fax: (307)766-3998

Email: 4h@uwyo.edu

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