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State Fair Delegate Exhibits (Qualified by County Selection Process)

For youth enrolled in video or map projects, submit your state-fair eligible exhibit for online judging!

My 4-H Video Exhibit (50290-50294)


This section applies only to 4-H members selected as state fair delegates in Video/Filmmaking Classes 50290-50294.

Enrollment in the Video project is required.

Each county may submit two entries within this group of classes; however no more than one entry may be made in an individual class.

As a state fair delegate, all rules apply as outlined in the Jr. Show Fairbook.

Related exhibit opportunities listed in the 2012 4-H Jr. Show Fairbook include Filmmaking/Video classes 50290 - 50294 and are eligible for premiums but not the additional State Fair Online prizes.

All exhibitors are eligible for free participation in the Illinois 4-H Family event on August 11,2012 at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Exhibit Requirements

50290 Public Service Announcement - Prepare a short video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length) that communicates an educational message. The video should demonstrate skills in making and editing video.
50291 Promotional Video - Prepare a short video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length) that promotes an event or advertises a specific project/product. The video should demonstrate skills in making and editing video.
50292 Animated Video - Video in this class should represent creative animation of original artwork created by the exhibitor. Media might include: images created with graphics software or hand-drawn images.
50293 Stop Motion Video - Video in this class should use animation to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence with editing software. Clay figures are most often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning (also called claymation), but any object may be used as the subject for this class.
50294 Documentary - Video in this class should represent a research-based investigation into a topic of choice. Video credits should list research sources and may include paper or electronically published materials and/or interviews with experts or constituents related to the topic of investigation

All state fair delegate entries for the above classes must be posted on the Illinois 4-H State Fair Online website by the start of in-person judging time on August 8, 2012. In additional to receiving feedback on the website, state fair delegates will have the opportunity to meet with judges for in-person feedback and recognition on their regularly scheduled county judging day.

Videos should be no longer than five (5) minutes in length (unless noted differently in class description above).

Videos are to be original and a result of the member's current year's work.

Criteria for judging classes 50290-50294 shall include: (1) Evidence of story line; (2) Use of camera angles; (3) Use of zooming techniques; and (4) Smoothness of scene changes. Image and sound quality will be considered in relation to equipment available to and used by exhibitor.

All videos should comply with copyright regulations and display an image that is appropriate for 4-H audiences.

No time or date should be imprinted on the video footage.

All videos should include an opening title screen, as well as closing credits which include date of production, name of video exhibitor and research sources if appropriate.