Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Name & Logo Contest

The Utah State Fair Committee is working to organize a center focusing on education and baby farm animals. As part of this, they are hosting a naming/logo contest to name the baby farm animal center at the State Fair and to provide a logo that will identify the center both on-site and through promotions.

Prize: $200 and 8 passes to the 2015 State Fair.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by June 1, 2015

Send Submissions to:, or Sarah Buttars 10980 S. Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, UT 84095

Applicant Qualifications: To enter, applicants must be between the ages of 12-18 and a resident of Utah.

Final Artwork Requirements: Digital submission should be 300 dpi and saved as a layered tiff, Photoshop file or Illustrator (EPS) and be CS6 Compatible. Entries may be of any media (e.g. pastels, oils, full-color photos, prints, digital design, etc.). Hard copy artwork will also be accepted. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS WITH SUBMISSIONS. Please consider how well the design will reproduce on various mediums. By submitting, you give organizers the right to reproduce any portion of the work submitted, including the submission in its entirety.

3 Tips for Giving a 4-H Presentation

Giving a Presentation for 4-H soon?

Here are a few quick tips!

Tip #1: The Intro
Before talking about your chosen topic, introduce yourself. State your name, your year in 4-H, and what you will be talking about. Don't forget to smile! :)

Tip #2: The Topic
If you're not interested in your topic, why should your audience be? When giving a 4-H presentation, you will be much more excited and confident if you speak about something you enjoy.

Tip #3: The Visual
When presenting in front of an audience, visuals are great because they help people follow along with what you're saying. Consider making a poster, bringing props, showing a PowerPoint, or creating some other related visual aide to really enhance your presentation.

Need more tips?
Check out this guide,watch the videos below, and visit the Sevier County 4-H blog in the future. Good luck on your presentation!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scholarships- ITS Kids Science Camp

We are pleased to announce that we have scholarships available for youth interested in attending ITS Kids Science Camp this summer. 

For youth in grades K-2:

We currently have three half-scholarships available for youth in grades K-2. These half-off scholarships can be applied to the Early Bird price of camp ($100) and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for one of these scholarships, click HERE.

One of these scholarships is made available thanks to a generous donor from Classic Motors. As we receive more donations, we may be able to offer more scholarships, so please apply if you are at all interested in receiving a scholarship for the Summer 2015 ITS Kids Science Camp. 

For more info, please contact Aris at or swing by the 4-H office.

For youth in grades 3-6:

We currently have one full scholarship and two half-scholarships available for youth in grades 3-6. These scholarships can be applied to the Early Bird price of camp ($100) and will be given out to the top three participants of the following scholarship competition:

On Saturday, May 2nd from 1PM-6PM at the Fairgrounds, we will be hosting a scholarship competition for youth in grades 3-6 who are interested in attending ITS Kids Science Camp. Youth will prepare a 3-5 minute presentation that provides a creative solution to the topic below and will be presented before a panel of judges.

Topic: Design a new or improved invention that solves a real-world problem of your choice. To really impress the panel of judges, use two or more areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) to solve your chosen problem.

For example:

Problem: School assignments are way too long and boring.

Solution: If we had virtual reality homework assignments, they would be much more exciting. We could turn them in through an app on a smart phone.

Areas of STEM: Both virtual reality and smart phone apps fall into the technology category.

How do I sign up?
Youth in grades 3-6 may sign up HERE.

What if I can't attend on Saturday, May 2nd?
If you cannot attend but would still like to be considered for a scholarship, send a 3-5 minute video of your presentation by May 1st to

For more tips on presenting at 4-H competitions, check on Facebook and the Blog within the next few weeks. We will post several tips and hints to help you prepare your presentation.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Aris at or swing by the 4-H office at 250 N Main Richfield, UT 84701.

Monday, April 6, 2015

STEM Camp - Scholarships

The STEM Action Center has opened up a scholarship opportunity for youth interested in attending a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math Camp in Utah. Guess what that means?

Anyone interested in attending ITS Kids Science Camp can apply for this scholarship, and if they win the scholarship, they can attend camp free of charge!

Click HERE to start that application. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, May 1, 2015 at Midnight.

Good luck!