Family Consumer Science
4-H Favorite Foods Contest
The Favorite Foods contest is held in January and open to all Benton County youth aged 5-19. The contest is an opportunity for youth to prepare a favorite food at home. Participants will be interviewed by a judge who will taste their prepared food and recognize their efforts with a ribbon.
4-H Presentations Contest
The Presentations contest is held in February and open to 4-H members aged 5-19. 4-H members present to a judge, using one of the following categories:
- Demonstration (show how to do something – great for new presenters)
- Illustrated Talk (use visuals/equipment)
- Speech (no visuals or equipment – challenging for experienced presenters)
- Impromptu (on-the-spot presentation)
The 4-H Presentations Contest can also qualify Intermediate and Senior 4-H members for State Contests like Spring Classic and State Fair.
4-H Food Preparation
The Food Preparation contest is held in March and open to 4-H members aged 9-19. This event gives 4-H members a chance to prepare a food item in front of a judge. 4-H'ers can demonstrate their knowledge of safety, time management, nutrition, table settings, and preparation.
4-H Fashion Revue
Fashion Revue is held in April and open to 4-H members aged 5-19. 4-H members can walk the runway and showcase their clothing, sewing, crocheting and knitting projects. 4-H members are judged earlier in the day on their projects and then take to the stage for a free public viewing that evening.
4-H Table Setting Contest
The Table Setting Contest occurs during the week of County Fair. It is open to all 4-H members ages 5–19. The contest is a fun way learn how to:
- properly set a table
- plan nutritious meals
- express originality and creativity in choosing a theme
- present to the judge
- express knowledge of food, nutrition and food safety
Participants provide one place setting, including table covering, dishes, glassware, silverware, centerpiece and menu.