Contests

Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter-based challenges are a way for you to apply what you’ve learned in your 4-H projects to real-life situations. The challenges involve 4-H'ers working in teams, solving problems, and applying subject matter knowledge to a specific situation. For example, in the food and nutrition challenge you might use your creativity to create multiple menu options based on the needs of the situation and your budget.

Your challenge team can have two, three or four members. If you can’t find someone in your county who is interested in being on your team, your county extension office will help you find someone from a surrounding county. A county Life Challenge packet was emailed to your county office. This packet can help you practice before you get to the state event. The top teams in each challenge area will be recognized during the award ceremonies on Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon. The challenges in each area will involve information from 4-H project manuals and educational websites. These are listed as Resources under their respective contest tab.

Foods and Nutrition Challenge

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Child/Human Development Challenge

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Home Environment Challenge

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  • Design Decisions (including web links listed within the curriculum)
  • Design My Place

Clothing & Textiles Challenge

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  • Shopping in Style
  • STEAM Clothing 2 and 3
  • STEAM Clothing Beyond the Needle
  • Quilt Quest

Personal Finance Challenge

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