State contests are designed to provide educational and state level competitive events to Montana 4-H'ers age 14 years and older. Most state contests take place and are recognized at Montana 4-H Congress each year.
Montana 4-H Congress Contests
The following contest will take place Wedensday July 11, 2018 in conjunction with Montana 4-H Congress. Please review the contest guidelines for individual contest scoring and information.
Career Communications (fillable job application)
Demonstrations and/or Illustrated Talk
Gavel Games (Parliamentary Procedure)
Horse Hippology (Horse Skill-a-Thon)
Montana 4-H Congress Participants that are 13 years of age are permitted to compete in the state contest at the discretion of the County. However, they may not be eligible for an award trip due to age requirements set by the national/regional event. They do not lose their eligibility and can compete in future years to again earn eligibility for a national award trip.
If you plan to compete in one of the many communications contests check out the resources available here. There are examples and documents that will help you prepare for participation in these contests.
Other State Contests
Meats Judging Contest takes place each year during KMON Events in Great falls each January. Contact MSU Cascade County Extension Office for details.
The Montana 4-H State Shoot (early March) serves as the state level competition and qualifying qualifying events for the National 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament.