Thursday, April 20, 2017

NC 4-H Photography Contest

The statewide NC 4-H Congress Photography Contest is sponsored by the North Carolina Agricultural Communicators Network (formerly the North Carolina Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association) and coordinated by the CALS Communications at NC State University.

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a showcase of 4-H members' photographic accomplishments. The exhibit is unveiled at 4-H Congress in Raleigh, North Carolina each summer. The winning photos are then displayed at select meetings and events throughout the year until the next Congress. New category for 2017: “Textures”

** All entries must be submitted digitally or postmarked NO LATER THAN May 26, 2017.
** NEW THIS YEAR: Please submit digital entries to
** This exhibit is open to (and only to) all North Carolina 4-H members ages 9-19.
** Participation is NOT limited to just those 4-H’ers enrolled in photography projects.
** All entry photos must have been taken by the 4-H’er submitting the entry during the contest year.
** Entrants must submit their photos within the division that applies (Junior/ages 9-12 OR Senior/ages 13-19).
** Each entrant may submit only one photo in each of the three categories ("4-H in Action", "Nature's Beauty", "Animals"). This means that each individual 4-H’er may have as many as three entries so long as they submit each entry in a different category.
** The same image may be entered in more than one category (if it applies to each category.)
** Photos may be in color OR black-and-white.
** Please end your entries at the highest image resolution possible so that we can display high-quality images.
** Please email all entries to, using “NC 4-H Photo Contest 2017” as the subject line.
** You may attach as many as three contest entries per person to one email.
** Each email containing photos must also contain the following information:

Name of Photographer
Home Address
4-H County
Parent’s/Guardian’s Name(s)
4-H Agent’s Name (First and Last Name)
Entry Division: Junior Division (Ages 9-12) OR Senior Division (Ages 13-19)
Category: 4-H in Action, Nature’s Beauty, Animals
Picture Name and Information: Please tell us any details about your image

4-H Citizenship NC Focus

Who: Youth ages 14-18 (must be 14 as of Jan 1, 2017)
(limited to three participants from each county)
When: June 12-14, 2017
Where: Sheraton Raleigh
Cost: $200 per youth (scholarships may be available)
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2017

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus will be held June 12-14, 2017 in Raleigh at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Some of the highlights include: * Citizenship themed workshops * Panel discussions * Distinguished speakers * Legislative breakfast * Visits with elected officials
In order to be considered as a participant, please fill out the registration form found on the blog or Facebook page and return to the office with a $50 deposit. Since spaces are extremely limited, if you are not chosen your deposit will be refunded

4-H Citizenship NC Focus Application

AIRE (Application, Interview, Resume & Essay)

Who: Youth ages 11-18 (age as of Jan 1, 2017)
Cost: FREE
Deadline to submit packets – Wednesday, May 7th
Why: Makes you eligible to be selected to attend national events such as National Congress,
National Conference, and International Leadership Conference.

AIRE (Application, Interview, Resume and Essay) is a workforce development and college prep
program. Want to know more about AIRE??? Contact the office to schedule and AIRE overview

Youth are eligible participate in this program in one of two ways:
Option 1: Youth participate in this program by completing the
AIRE program portfolio (online PDF) and submit it for review by
our AIRE judges. All participants submitting an AIRE portfolio will be
invited to participate in either the competitive portfolio review (open
to youth ages 14-18) or in the non-competitive portfolio review (open to
youth ages 11-13), which takes place annually during NC 4-H Congress.
Youth participating in the competitive AIRE review process are eligible to
be selected to attend national events such as National Congress, National
Conference, and International Leadership Conference.

Option 2: Youth participate in this program by completing the AIRE program portfolio (online
PDF) as self-study and/or as part of their local 4-H program. Option 2: Does not require the
participant to submit their AIRE portfolio for review.
Requirements for the AIRE packet submission are listed on the Application Cover Sheet. Please
note that the packets are due to the office by Wednesday, May7th. *AIRE Interviews will take
place on Monday, July 31, 2017 (during NC 4-H Congress).

Prep and Application Packet 

2017 AIRE Mock Application (non-competitive youth ages 11-13) | 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Teen Camp 2017 - Washington

Awesome opportunity coming Summer '17.... 
we are heading to Washington, D.C. 

What:  Teen Camp - Washington, D.C.
Who: Youth ages 13 - 19
When:  June 12-15
Cost:  $250 includes lodging, meals (excluding lunch), transportation and tours ~scholarships may be available

We'll be seeing some amazing sites including museums, the National Zoo, monuments and more. Spaces are EXTREMELY limited so contact the office @ 336-372-5597 to reserve your spot or find out more information. Open to youth ages 13-19.

museum of natural history