2020 County Awards Information

Did you go above and beyond in your project work this year? Do you know a 4-H volunteer or community member that has greatly impacted the Delaware County 4-H program? Below are the award categories, how to apply, and helpful resources for completing a successful award form.

Listed below you will find the links for instructions and forms for the various awards. After you complete the appropriate form, please print it and obtain your advisor's signature. Submit applications to the Delaware County Extension Office email, mail, or drop the form(s) off directly at the Extension office, 149 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. Forms are due on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Forms not reaching our office in time for the selection committee meeting will not be considered for awards.

All award applications are due December 1, 2020.

Applications must be completed by the 4-H member who is applying for the award. Parents or advisors may guide them in completing the application. 

In the award category line, please use drop down feature for the the title of the award area. A member can turn in a maximum of 4 county achievement award forms, not including the Susan Bargar Memorial Award. You must use the application forms as is, without any alteration. and use the default font of 11 pt font. Those not meeting these requirements will be disqualified from selection. Please note that you may need to download the form to your computer before the fillable fields appear in the form. It is acceptable to use an app that allows you to type into the forms, but you must use an 11 pt font.

Awards Categories for Members

County Achievement Award

Eligible Youth: All 4-H members

Award Time Frame: Entire 4-H Career

Submission Requirements:

  1. Award Form (choose which version to use to submit the form) – Word   PDF
  2. 4-H Story (page 7 of Award Form, you can include one additional page for a total of two pages dedicated to your 4-H story)
  3. Photo Page (instructions on page 8 of awards form)

NOTE: All content, pictures, and 4-H stories must be the original creation of the 4-H youth and cannot be copied from another 4-H member’s previously submitted applications.

Resources:

Project Areas (Guide for which projects fit into which project areas)

Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Communications, Companion Animals, Creative Arts, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Goats, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Llama and Alpaca, Mechanical & Engineering Science, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Veterinary Science, Woodworking

Secretary Award

Eligible Youth: must currently hold the Secretary office for youth’s 4-H club

Award time frame: current 4-H year

Submission Requirements:

  1. Attendance record for the club
  2. List of Advisors and Officers
  3. List of committees, Chairs, and committee members
  4. Minutes from each meeting
  5. Club by-laws, if applicable. (Many clubs do not have by-laws, so you may not have this item. Check with your organizational advisor.)

Resources:

Treasurer Award

Eligible Youth: must currently hold the Treasurer office for youth’s 4-H club

Award time frame: current 4-H year

Submission Requirements:

  1. Record of club finances
  2. Treasurer’s Report for each meeting
  3. Yearly Summary
  4. Monthly bank statements year-to-date
  5. Additional documentation may also be submitted, but is not required

Resources:

Susan Bargar Horse Achievement Memorial Award

Eligible Youth: must be 4-H age 14 or older and have taken any horse project at any point in their 4-H career. Members can win this award only once in their 4-H career.

Award time frame: entire 4-H career

Submission Requirements (complete either the google form or the fillable PDF form, not both):

Cunningham Leadership Award

Award description: The award is a clock trophy that is funded from an account that was set up with memorial funds when Paul Cunningham passed away. Mr. Cunningham was the Delaware Co. Agriculture Agent from 1940 to 1964.  In 1965, after his death, a memorial fund was established in his name to recognize outstanding 4-H teen leaders.

Recipient eligibility: 

  1. Currently active 4-H, FFA and FCCLA members who are a high school junior, senior, and in their first year out of high school are eligible.
  2. Advisors may nominate one boy and one girl from their club or chapter.
  3. Persons currently nomintated or who have previously received the Ashley Junior Fair Award are not eligible to be nominated for this award.

Application process:

  1. Club advisors must decide who will represent their club and submit nomination through the online survey at http://go.osu.edu/awardnominations by November 8
  2. The application will be sent to nominees and due on December 1st. The following point scoring is used for selection: Leadership - 50; Community Activities - 25; School activities - 25; and Interview - 25 points.
  3. Top candidates will be interviewed the beginning of December, and two winners will be selected.

Ashley Jr. Fair Award

Award description: The cash award is funded by the Delaware County Agricultural Society and was started from a trust fund set up after the Ashley Independent Fair ended in 1949. The first Junior Fair in the United States was held at Ashley, Ohio in 1923. The fund was set up to recognize the outstanding youth exhibitors in the Delaware County Junior Fair..

Recipient eligibility: 

  1. Currently active 4-H, FFA and FCCLA members who have shown high quality and quantity at the Delaware County Fair, and who are a high school junior, senior, and in their first year out of high school are eligible.
  2. Advisors may nominate one boy and one girl from their club or chapter.
  3. Persons currently nomintated or who have previously received the Cunningham Leadership Award are not eligible to be nominated for this award.

Application process:

  1. Club advisors must decide who will represent their club and submit nomination through the online survey at http://go.osu.edu/awardnominations by November 8
  2. The application will be sent to nominees and due on December 1st. The point scoring is based on Delaware County Junior Fair grades and awards through the member's career.
  3. Two winners will be selected.

Award Categories for Adult Volunteers and 4-H Supporters

Delaware County 4-H Hall of Fame

Award description: This award was established in 2014 with the first recipient, Terry Hatcher.

Recipient eligibility: Nominees should have significant service to Delaware County 4-H.

Application process:

  1. Volunteers cannot nominate themselves
  2. The application must be completed by a 4-H Club Advisor, Species or Committee Chairs, Key Leaders, 4-H Parent, 4-H member or 4-H Alumnus
  3. Two letters of recommendation from a current 4-H member, former 4-H member, 4-H volunteer, and/or community member must be included with the application.

4-H Hall of Fame Application Form: 4-H Hall of Fame Application Form

Friend of Delaware County 4-H Award

Recipient eligibility: These awards go to adults, groups or businesses that have helped the Delaware County 4-H program at either the club or county level.

Application process:

  1. The nominees must NOT be 4-H volunteers and should not have previously received the award
  2. There is not a form for this award.
  3. 4-H volunteers or members must submit their nominations by writing a paragraph or two letting us know how this business, individual, or group helped your 4-H club or at the county level
  4. Email or mail your nomination to the Extension Office by December 1st