• By April W Bowman
  • Posted Wednesday, May 5, 2021

2021 NC 4-H Horse Program Artistic Expression and Creative Writing Contests

Registration for both contests can be found under “events” in NC 4-H Online 2.0. The deadline for entries for both contests is June 15.

For additional details and information about the contests, please visit this page. https://equinehusbandry.ces.ncsu.edu/equinehusbandry-nc-4-h-horse-program-educational-events/artistic-expression-events/

Artistic Expression Contests
The Artistic Expression contests provide an educational opportunity for participants to exhibit their artistic skills, in a variety of different events, pertaining to horses and the 4-H horse project. Exhibits must be submitted in person in the dining room of the James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh at the NC 4-H State Horse Show on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entries will be judged beginning at 5 p.m. Exhibits will be on display on July 10 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and projects and awards can be picked up starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Creative Writing Contests
The goals of the Horse Creative Writing Events are to provide an outlet for written expression for the 4-H member in horse-related topics while encouraging youth to express their experiences and ideas in a creative manner. Furthermore, the Creative Writing Contests will recognize youth who have creative writing talent by expressing their ideas through writing. Each participant must be a current 4-H club member. Participants do not need to own their own horse. The contest will consist of a Junior and Senior Division. Youths who have reached age 14 but have not reached age 19 as of January 1 are considered Seniors. Junior individuals must not have reached age 14 as of January 1. State winners in a contest/division are ineligible for future competition in the same contest/division.

Entries/stories/documents for creative writing must be digitally submitted by June 15. Your registration confirmation in 4-H Online will have further details on where and how to send your entry.

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