Enter Illinois 4-H's #thats4h Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2014
means something different to every member, every leader, every parent, every
supporter, every alum, everyone! At Illinois 4-H, we want to celebrate
everything that 4-H is to YOU! We thought we'd make it as FUN and REWARDING as
possible … because #thats4h! So, we're having a CONTEST with almost
$1,000 in PRIZES!
are five different categories of things you can submit—and five different age
divisions, so everyone has a chance—even adults! You may submit a photograph,
six-second video, three-minute video, inspirational story or poem, or a 4-H
promotional piece which advertises how great 4-H is to you! We'll show off as
many entries as possible, and the top entry in each category will be used in a
statewide Illinois 4-H promotion. We'll award nearly $1,000 worth of prizes
throughout the contest!
How do you know what types of things
to submit—If something happens and you can say, "Now, THAT'S 4-H!" then you are
on the right track to WINNING this campaign!
Photograph—submit a photo of any size you took which shows "THAT'S 4-H" to you. It may be about a project, about your
4-H friends, about a 4-H adventure, about your 4-H family or anything else that
says "That's 4-H" to you. Email a high-quality version of the photo along with
this entry form to email@example.com.
6-Second Video—submit a 6-second video you made (like the popular Vine videos) that shows "THAT'S 4-H" to you. Post the video to YouTube and send an
email with the link along with this entry form to illinois4H@illinois.edu.
3-minute Video—submit a
video you made of 3 minutes or less
that says "THAT'S 4-H" to you. Be
creative—create a club "4-H Flash Mob,"
show your project progression over time, video show day (from start to finish),
create a "join 4-H" video, or anything else that says "That's 4-H" to you. Post
the video to YouTube and send an email with the link along with this entry form
to illinois4H@illinois.edu. You can't use copyrighted music in your videos, but there are
lots of places to download "royalty-free" music. Ask your Extension staff if
you need help.
Inspirational Story or Poem—submit a story or poem you wrote about what 4-H means to you. Limit 1,500 words. Email
your story in a Word document along with this entry form to illinois4H@illinois.edu.
Illinois 4-H Promotional Piece—create an ad, flyer, social media graphic,
PowerPoint or other piece which advertises what it means to be a 4-H member.
Use a computer or draw it by hand. Take a photo and add text or graphics. Write
your own song and record it. Submit your JPEG, PDF, or PowerPoint files to Illinois4H@illinois.edu, or post your audio/visual entry to YouTube
and send an email with the link to Illlinois4H@illinois.edu. Be sure to include this entry form! Please be sure to follow all
rules for using the 4-H Clover. Ask your Extension staff for rules or check
online at: http://nifa.usda.gov/nea/family/res/pdfs/policy_guide_2014.pdf.
the official rules, go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/cat79_4241.html , or
contact your local Extension office. Enter as many categories, as many times as
you want! The contest runs from March 1 to Aug. 1, 2014. We'll show off the
finalists during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and online at our
Source: Judy Mae Bingman, Media Communications Specialist, 4-H, firstname.lastname@example.org