2012 Illinois 4-H State Fair Online

What Is State Fair Online?

A video or map exhibit posted on an interactive website that gives 4-H members an opportunity to share what they've learned in their enrolled project area.

  • An additional state judging opportunity
  • Feedback from subject matter experts
  • Recognition of mastery – ribbons and additional prizes!!
  • Free participation in recognition event at Illinois State Fair

Who Is Eligible?

Open to any Illinois 4-H member who meets state fair age requirements (at least 10 years of age by September 1 of the current program year)

No county-level selection process is required

No limit to # of exhibits, as long as member is enrolled in related project areas (e.g. clothing, horse, robotics, etc.)

How Can I Get Started?

Step 1: Pick something you've learned in one of your 4-H project areas that you'd like to share with others

Step 2: Create a 3-5 minute video – do a demonstration, interview an expert, or share something you've learned about your project. Ask your county Extension office to borrow a camera! Or create a map that share information about your project area using a free tool like GoogleMaps.

Step 3: Post your video to the IL 4-H State Fair Online website by August 1, 2012

Go to the Illinois State Fair Online website to see exhibits from 2011

Watch for updates on the 2012 event at this same website – coming soon!!

For More Information

Dr. Lisa Bouillion Diaz


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