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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 or


Beekeeping Essay Contest

The annual Beekeeping Essay Contest is an exciting opportunity for student to test their writing abilities and learn something new about Honey Bees and their importance in the environment. Students who enter will have a chance to win a State Prize and the 1st place winner will then move on to the national competition. This competition is open  to all "active club members" per national contest rules. Entries are due to your local Fulton 4-H Agent by March 11, 2020.

For rules, eligibility, and other information regarding the Essay Contest visit the Georgia 4-H website at


State Awards include $250 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place.




Watermelon Growing Contest

It is once again time for the Watermelon Growing Contest sponsored by the Georgia Fruits and Vegetables Growers Association and the Georgia Watermelon Association! This contest offers 4-H'ers a chance to learn skills of farm management, along with initiative, self-reliance, and preparation skills. We are happy to announce this competition is now open, and 4-H'ers are encouraged to begin preparing to grow their best watermelons. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website for rules and details.


This contest is open to all 4-H'ers, K-12th grade, and only one submission is allowed per 4-H'er. This year’s results will be announced on Monday, August 3rd, National Watermelon Day. The weights for watermelons must be measured and verified by the county Extension Office, and all entries must be submitted by Friday, July 31, 2020.

2020 watermelon growing contest