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Georgia 4-H offers many contests throughout the year.  Below are the contests which are currently accepting entries.  Please direct questions regarding contests to

Georgia 4-H Photography Contest

The Georgia 4-H photography contest is open to youth in 4th-12th grade and adults.  Categories include Agriculture and STEM, Camp and Environmental Education, Citizenship, Leadership, and Service, Healthy Living, and Volunteerism. Awards and prizes will be given for the top five youth in each category. Entries are due Wednesday, June 6th.

To enter: All entries are submitted online. Form more information and the entry link, see the complete contest rules here.


June Dairy Month Poster Contest

June is Dairy month and all Georgia 4-H’ers are invited to participate in the 4-H June Dairy Month poster contest sponsored by The Dairy Alliance.  To enter, create a poster promoting dairy using the theme below.

There are three age groups for the poster contest:  Grades 4-6 - Cloverleaf, Grades 7-8 - Junior, and Grades 9–12 - Senior.  The theme of this year’s contest  is “Undeniably Dairy – How Do You Love Your Dairy?”.

State Winners:   Prizes are furnished by The Dairy Alliance.  First place ‐ $100 gift card in each age division;  Second place ‐ $75 gift card in each age group;  Third place ‐ $50 gift card in each age division. 

To enter: Contact Laurie Murrah-Hanson at for entry details. Entries are due May 21.


Watermelon Growing Contest

Like to garden? Enter the Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest! Plant and raise your own watermelon and see if you can grow the largest watermelon in the state! This contest is open to 4th-12th graders. Tips and suggestions for growing your watermelon are available on the Georgia 4-H website. Any variety of watermelon may be used, but Carolina Cross is a highly recommended variety.  Seeds are available online but may be available locally. You will need as much time as possible for your watermelon to grow to its full size so you may want to start your seeds indoors and transfer outside after the last frost.

To enter: You must bring in your watermelon to the Fulton County 4-H office to be weighed no later than July 30.


Georgia 4-H Pantry Pride Contest

In partnership with the Arby's Foundation and the Georgia Food Bank Association, Georgia 4-H is proud to once again offer the Pantry Pride Recipe Contest.

The goals of this contest are to:

  1. Raise awareness among 4-H’ers about poverty, hunger and the underprivileged in Georgia.
  2. Challenge 4-H’ers to think creatively about food and cooking by developing recipes using ingredients commonly found in Georgia Food Banks.
  3. Educate 4-H’ers about the cost of food, and what it takes to feed a family.
  4. Provide youth and families across Georgia with a “recipe bank” for inexpensive, nutritious meals.

This contest is open to youth in 4th-12th grade and challenges youth to create healthy, tasty recipes using ingredients commonly found in Georgia Food Banks. Entries are due July 27, 2018.

To enter: For complete contest rules and entry information, contact Laurie Murrah-Hanson at