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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

May 14, 2021

Family and Consumer Judging Contest Resources

Submitted by Becky Reid

Is your local unit interested in hosting a 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Contest/Judging experience?

Check out KSRE Resources Team, Youth Development Channel and the file folder called "FCS Contest Resources" for information. The best file to start with is called "START HERE - FCS Contest Guide."

Here are links to additional resources that will be helpful:

Webinar presentation (June 18, 2020)
• FCS Contests for local units (time 12:10): https://youtu.be/vNK_vUEgids

Spark Videos to promote FCS Contests:
• What is the FCS Judging Contest? https://spark.adobe.com/video/FjHmw70vM0JgW

In Person Options/Resources:

  • Suitcase Kits: Some area offices (SE, ? others) have suitcase kits with laminated poster board cards that can be displayed at events. The kits contain a notebook with master copies, visuals and answer keys.
  • Print your Own Resources: Visit the “KSRE Resources Team” – “Youth Development Channel” – FCS Contest resource file to access ready to print options of classes for Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors.

Components are being developed for the 2021 Kansas 4-H State Family and Consumer Sciences Judging Contest for the Kansas State Fair. Committee members include KSRE staff Susie Latta, Ashley Svaty, Becky Reid, Shandi Andres and youth members Shelvy Varner, Ainsley Horinek, Calista Covel, and Sukesh Kamesk.

For specific questions or access to Qualtrics templates, please contact Becky Reid (bkreid@ksu.edu) or 620-221-5450.