4-H Awards


  • Achievement – each fall leaders receive a check list of 4-H club members. They are asked to check off if the individual has achieved. Youth achieving receive a disk for their plaques and credit for the years work in 4-H. Achievement may be measured differently with each club group. Be certain your club establishes a policy clearly identifying how one achieves. For example, Independent Members must, 1) complete project work, 2) show at a Fair, and, 3) complete their record book to achieve. Note: Youth who are in market animal and do not achieve are not allowed to sell the following year.
  • County Project Awards – are only awarded to youth who complete the green record book. Each club should establish a 1) deadline for submission to the club leader, 2) a core of volunteers to recommend youth in project areas, 3) a plan for submitting books and recommendations to the UW-Extension Office by deadline, and 4) appoint no less than one volunteer to assist with record book reviews at the county level. Project awards are given to individuals scoring 90 points or more at the county level.
  • State Fair Awarded Trips – youth are eligible for State Fair trips at age 14. They may qualify by, 1) being selected as the outstanding demonstration at the county contest, 2) being designated with their garment at the county clothing revue (2 people), or 3) qualifying to compete in the tractor operators, bicycle or rocketry contests. Youth may also travel to State Fair by volunteering to teach in the Action Center in the State Fair Youth Building. This is done by application. Watch the Cloverbud for details.
  • Portfolio Awarded Opportunities – to qualify for Older Member Portfolio awards, youth must be in at least eighth grade, submit a member evaluation form, a record book from the current year, a letter of reference, and participate in an interview. Support for these award trips is provided at the rate of 1/2 the registration cost. This is paid for by the 4-H Adult Leader’s Association and the 4-H Youth Leaders.
  • Arts Leadership Lab West – Explore leading the arts. Tracks include communication, music, photography, theatre arts, video, culinary arts and visual arts. Note: Youth can just register to attend this event at their own expense.
  • Wisconsin State 4-H and Youth Conference – a four day “mini” college experience held on the UW-Madison campus. Approximately 900 youth from across the state attend this event. Cost: $190+.
  • Citizenship Washington Focus – after a cross country bus trip to Washington DC, youth spend five days at the National 4-H Center with teens from across the United States. They study civic responsibility, government, learn about our national heritage and enjoy urban cultural opportunities. Cost: $915+.
  • National 4-H Conference – youth are nominated for selection of a statewide delegation to attend the spring conference in Washington DC. Issues affecting youth programs are discussed. Cost: $ varies $500+.
  • National 4-H Congress – an educational, cultural and social event attended by youth from the United States. Held in December in Atlanta, GA. Designed to recognize youth for their accomplishments in projects. Cost: $ varies $475+.
  • I DARE YOU National Leadership Camp – youth from the U.S. and around the world attend Camp Minnewonca in lower Michigan or they may opt for the leadership distinction in the form of a book and certificate. Scholarships are available ($300). Your cost – $100 plus transportation
  • 4-H Key Award – the highest distinction one can earn in the 4-H program. It recognizes leadership, project growth, community service and contributions to church and school. Recipients receive a certificate and key award charm/tie tac. This program is sponsored by Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Growmark, Inc.

All awards except State Fair are announced at 4-H Achievement Day in the fall.


  • All recognition is given at the annual 4-H Achievement Day.
  • Recognition of club/project leaders is at the discretion of the club they are involved in. The organizational leader verifies recognition by checking off leaders who have contributed as expected. They are recognized along with their years of service printed in the Achievement Day program.
  • Recognition done by nomination only Each club group is encouraged to make nominations each fall. Urge all your families to submit nominations.
  • Friend of 4-H –  given to honor individuals, agencies or organizations that have supported the 4-H program in Price County. These people are not enrolled members of 4-H.
  • 4-H Leader Awards (Outstanding 4-H Leader, Outstanding 4-H Club Leader and Outstanding Project or Activity Leader)r – awarded to a leader who is recognized as giving substantial contribution to 4-H project leadership and/or 4-H program support.  Annual 4HAward Nomination Form- Fillable
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