Summer Judging Information - 2024 Information

Should you participate in summer judging or judging in September? That depends on what aspirations you have for your project. Check out this video and chart to help you decide.

Still Project Completion Aspirations Chart

Still Projects Clinic Video

Clothing Projects and Food & Nutrition Projects have county fair awards selected at Summer Judging in July. These judging events are also used to select the participants to represent our county for Ohio State Fair 4-H competitions in these project areas. For clothing and nutrition projects, the summer judging events ARE the judging for Delaware County Fair awards. The summer judging events are also when state fair participants will be selected. Make-up judging is offered for those that cannot make summer judging. It is on September 7 and projects are judged for grade and premium only. Still exhibit projects also have the opportunity to participate in the Ohio State Fair.

Food Project Summer Judging - Saturday, July 20 - Ag Center on Fairgrounds

For Food & Nutrition Projects: Let's Start Cooking, Everyday Food & Fitness, Snack Attack, Take a Break for Breakfast, Let's Bake Quick Breads, Sports Nutrition, Grill Master, Star Spangled Foods, Party Planner, Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals, Dashboard Dining, Yeast Breads, Cooking on My Own, Global Gourmet, Beyond the Grill, Kitchen Boss

Should I attend Summer Judging or get judged the closer to Delaware County Fair?

If you are interested in competition for awards, you should attend Summer Judging. Ohio State Fair representatives and top awards for Delaware County Junior Fair are determined that day. NEW THIS YEAR there are two different paths for food judging. If you are not interested in the competitive project events, you can attend judging on Saturday, September 7th. To qualify you for the Baked Goods Auction, you must do the competitive path option. Both paths are explained with this chart that you can click to download. 

How do I register ?

Sign up for a specific time for your project level (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) through Sign Up Genius. Time slots start every 15 minutes from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Plan on about 1 hour for judging.

Food Project Sign Up Link - open July 5 until July 17) 

Information Schedule linked here: Food Fair Judging Information and Schedule 

Food Judging Score Sheet - New Score Sheet in 2023

Food & Nutrition Delaware Co. Fair Rules 

Food Awards - Saturday, July 20

Food awards and state fair paperwork will be presented at an awards program at about 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 20. OSF delegate paperwork will be passed out at this event. 

Clothing Summer Judging - Friday, July 19 - Ag Center on Fairgrounds

What is Clothing Summer Judging?

This is the day during Summer Judging clothing and sewing projects are judged. This judging day is when Delaware County Junior Fair awards and Ohio State Fair representatives are determined. Clothing Summer Judging is Friday, July 19, 2024 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. 

Should I attend Summer Judging or get judged the closer to Delaware County Fair?

If you are interested in competition for awards, you should attend Summer Judging. Ohio State Fair representatives and top awards for Delaware County Junior Fair are determined that day. If you are not interested in the competitive project events, you can attend judging either on July 21st or on Saturday, September 9th. You cannot attend both judging events.

How to I register?

Sign up for a specific time for your clothing/sewing project interview through Sign Up Genius. Time slots start every 10 minutes from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Plan on about 1 hour for judging. We will also have a construction award judging that is optional and judged “on the hanger”. Any wrinkles that happen as part of the construction award judging will not be counted against you during the interview judging. Projects eligible for construction awards are Sew Fun, Terrific Tops, Sundresses & Jumpers, Loungewear, Clothing For Middle School, Sew For Others, Ready, Set, Sew Active, Clothes For High School & College, Creative Costumes, Clothing For Your Career, Outerwear for Anywhere, and Dress Up Outfit.

Clothing Sign Up Link - open July 5th until July 17 

Information and Schedule Linked Here: Clothing Judging Information and Schedule 

Clothing Judging Score Sheet

Construction Award Score Sheet

Clothing & Textile Delaware Co. Fair Rules 

Style Revue - 6:30 PM, Friday, July 19

State fair paperwork and awards will be presented during Style Revue. Style Revue will begin at 6:30 PM, Friday, July 19 in the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Those participating in the Style Revue will need to be in their garments and ready to line up by 6:15 PM. 

Still Exhibit Summer Judging - Friday, July 19 - Ag Center on Fairgrounds

Many non-livestock projects have the opportunity to participate in the Ohio State Fair. Projects eligible include Aerospace, Arts, ATV, Archery, Beekeeping, Cake Decorating, Child Development, Citizenship/International, Electricity, Family History,  Fishing, Forestry, Gun Safety, Health, Home Decorating & Design, Insects, Leadership, Money Management, Natural Resources, Photography, Radio Controlled Vehicles, Rope, Self-Determined, Shooting Sports, Small Engines, Veterinary Science, Welding, and Woodworking.  (The 2024 Family Guide indicates a rosette by specific projects that are eligible for the Ohio State Fair.)  We can send only a small number of exhibitors in these projects. Selection of state fair delegates is Friday, July 19 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Those interested in trying for state fair should have the completed project and book. State Fair rules are at http://www.ohio4h.org/families/ohio-state-fair/state-fair-non-livestock-4-h-guidebook. Sometimes the exhibit requirements for State Fair are very specific and do not follow our county fair requirements, so it is very important to review the rules on the above website.

This is NOT the competitive judging event for Delaware County Junior Fair. Those awards will be determined during judging on Saturday, September 7. To be competitive for both OSF and Delaware County Junior Fair, you must participate on both judging days (July 19 and September 7)

You will sign up for a specific time for your judging through Sign Up Genius. Time slots start every 10 minutes from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Plan on about 1 hour for judging.

Still Exhibit Sign Up Link - open July 5th until July 17

Information Schedule linked here: Summer Still Project Judging Information and Schedule 

Still Exhibit Jr. Fair Rules 

2023 Summer Judging Results

Nutrition Winners 2023

Let’s Start Cooking: State Fair - Everett Crane, Homegrown 4-Him; Alternate - Amelia Varga, Nature's Friends

Snack Attack!, Jr.: State Fair - Alayna Adams, Scioto Dog Club; Alternate, Sydney Andrulonis, Eagles' Flight

Snack Attack!, Sr.: State Fair - Lexie Giraud, Eagles' Flight

Everyday Food & Fitness: State Fair - Eden Forman, Eagle Country

Take a Break for Breakfast: State Fair - Asher Frostic, Eagles' Flight; Alternate - Allison McGlothlin, Won by One

Star Spangled Foods: State Fair - Ashleigh Willyerd, Eagles' Flight        

Race the Clock to Awesome Meals, Jr.: Camden Brown, Powell Sew & Sows; Alternate - Whitney Burt, Berlin 4-H'ers

Race the Clock to Awesome Meals, Sr.: State Fair - ToryLea Eifert, Critter Run

Grill Master: State Fair - Hannah Gabel, Berlin 4-H'ers

Party Planner Jr. : State Fair - Cambrie Eifert, Critter Run

Party Planner Sr. : State Fair - Whitney McGlothlin, Won by One

Let’s Bake Quick Breads: State Fair - Liz Bender, Berlin 4-H'ers

Dashboard Dining: State Fair - Ellie Whittington, Eagles' Flight

Yeast Breads on the Rise: State Fair - Briannon Pfeiffer, Brown Bakers & Rakers

Cooking on My Own: State Fair - Cade Brown, Powell Sew & Sows

Global Gormet: State Fair - Elaine Bracone, Set 4 Success

Kitchen Boss: State Fair - Abigail Lust, Critter Run

Special Awards

  • Best Beginner Foods Project - Lexie Giraud, Eagles; Flight
  • Best Intermediate Foods Project - Ashleigh Willyerd, Eagles' Flight
  • Best Advanced Foods Project - Abigail Lust, Critter Run

Still Exhibit Projects State Fair Delegates 2023

Finding Your Voice, Jr.: State Fair - Everett Crane, Homegrown 4-Him

It's My Home: State Fair - Jocelyn Crane, Homegrown 4-Him

Make Over My Space, Jr: State Fair - Lily King, Berlin 4-H'ers

Cake Decorating Beginner: State Fair - Ella Altizer, Eagle Country; Alternate - Taylor Andrulonis, Eagles' Flight

Cake Decorating Advanced: State Fair - Lucy Altieri, Flour-N-Flax

Photography Basics, Level 1: State Fair - Cecelia Berry, 4-Hawks; Alternate - Eva Woodruff, Berlin 4-H'ers      

Get Started in Art Jr.: State Fair - Lanie White, Eagles' Flight

Scrapbooking Jr.: State Fair - Taylor Andrulonis, Eagles' Flight

Scrapbooking Sr.: State Fair - Zak Beaver, Scioto Dog Club

Seeing Through Graphic Design: State Fair - Nadia Tong, Liberty 4-H Club

Measuring Up Jr. Unit 1: State Fair - Hannah Wenner, Set 4 Success

Woodworking Master: State Fair - Ethan Day, Berlin 4-H'ers

Shooting Sports Archery, Jr.: State Fair - Viviana Ayers, Eagles' Flight

Shooting Sports Rifle, Jr.: State Fair - Isaiah Walter, Going 4 Gold

Shooting Sports Pistol, Jr: State Fair - Lanie White, Eagles' Flight

Shooting Sports Pistol, Sr.: State Fair - Lexie Giraud, Eagles' Flight

Beekeeping Jr.: State Fair - Sadie Batterson, Berlin 4-H'ers

Beekeeping Sr.: State Fair - Zane Batterson, Berlin 4-H'ers

Science Fun With Dairy Foods: State Fair - Olivia Moran, Eagles' Flight; Alternate - Ciella Rosetti, Homegrown 4-Him

Self-Determined STEM: State Fair - Thomas Rosetti, Homegrown 4-Him

All About Dogs, Jr: State Fair - Caleb Snodgrass, Eagles' Flight; Alternate - Ciella Rosetti, Homegrown 4-Him

All About Dogs, Int: State Fair - Ella Ayers, Eagles' Flight; Alternate - Amanda Estep, Homegrown 4-Him

Vet Science 1: State Fair - Jocelyn Crane, Homegrown 4-Him

Can You Dig it?: State Fair - Amelia Varga, Nature's Friends; Alternate - Lucas Woodruff, Berlin 4-H'ers

Grow Your Own Vegetables, Jr.: State Fair - Hannah Wenner, Set 4 Success

Grow Your Own Vegetables, Sr.: State Fair - Zak Beaver, Scioto Dog Club

Explore the Outdoors: State Fair - Samuel Dusthimer, Set 4 Success

Why Trees Matter: State Fair - Samuel Dusthimer, Set 4 Success

Self-Determined, Sr.: State Fair - Renee Johnson, Halters and Collars

Quilting The Best Better: State Fair - Madison Fate, Set 4 Success

Clothing Winners 2023

Designed by Me: State Fair - Ciella Rosetti, Homegrown 4-Him

Sew Fun: State Fair - Ellie James, Eagles' Flight ; Alternate - Alayna Adams, Scioto Dog Club

Sundresses and Jumpers: State Fair - Stella Young, Shadow Riders; Alternate - Ciella Rosetti, Homegown 4-Him

Sew for Others, Jr.: State Fair - Ashleigh Willyerd, Eagles’ Flight

Sew for Others Sr.: State Fair - Lauren Matz, Flour-N-Flax

Creative Costumes: State Fair - Mallory Callison, Berlin 4-H’ers 

Dress up Outfit Daywear: State Fair - Lily King, Berlin 4-H'ers

Outerwear: State Fair - Gretchen Stoner, Flour-N-Flax

Special Awards

  • Best Consumer & Textile Award – Madison Fate, Set 4 Success
  • Best Beginner Clothing Award – Stella Young, Shadow Riders
  • Best Intermediate Clothing Award – Lauren Matz, Flour-N-Flax
  • Advanced Clothing Award – Gretchen Stoner, Flour-N-Flax
  • Beginner Construction Award – Maelee Jenkins, Rabbits & S’mores
  • Intermediate Construction Award – Lauren Matz, Flour-N-Flax
  • Advanced Construction Award – Gretchen Stoner, Flour-N-Flax
  • Jr. Master Clothing Educator Nominee – Lily King, Berlin 4-H’ers
  • Sr. Master Clothing Educator Nominee – none
  • Harbage Clothing Nominee – Gretchen Stoner, Flour-N-Flax
  • Rising Star Nominee - Stella Young, Shadow Riders
  • State Fashion Board – Lauren Matz, Flour-N-Flax