UGA Extension Office

Competitive Teams

Whitfield County 4-H promotes several competitions in the areas of archery, robotics, and judging teams.
Contact us to for more information and to sign up!


SAFE - Archery

Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) provides youth a place to develop a sense of belonging, learn teamwork in a safe environment and increase concentration skills. SAFE is curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities. Safety and the responsible use of archery equipment is a primary goal. Well-trained certified adult volunteers lead the Whitfield County 4-H Archery Team.

Application TBD


FLL Robotics

Students ages 9 to 14 can take part in this robotics competition that engages them in hands-on STEM experiences. A main goal is to help youth gain confidence, grow their knowledge and develop habits of learning. While connecting STEM concepts to real-world examples, students are encouraged to try new ideas and use failures as a diving board to start again.

FIRST® LEGO® League is theme-based and has challenges that require research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. Throughout this process, leaders emphazise the Core Values of discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, teamwork, and fun!

Application tbd


Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging

This consumer decision making contest teaches 4-H'ers how to observe, compare and make decisions based on facts collected. It also provides experience in organizing thoughts and defending decisions with oral reasons. In this contest, 4-H'ers learn to evaluate consumer items, rank the articles or products based on standards/quality/needs, and explain why they think one is better than the other.

Juniors (4th- 8th Grade)

  • Judge four classes of items and give oral reasons on one class. 
  • Deliver a commercial promoting cotton: 30 seconds max.  Must have a 14x22 poster (half a sheet of poster paper) to accompany commercial.  Props and costumes may be used.

Seniors (9th- 12th Grade)

  • Judge four classes of items and give oral reason on one class.
  • Deliver an advertisement about cotton: 90 seconds max.  Limited props and costumes may be used.


Forestry Judging

Forestry Field Day is a competitive contest where 4-H'ers learn about one of Georgia's most valuable resources. Participants learn to identify trees, insects and diseases/tree disorders. They also participate in compass and pacing activities and learn how to complete saw timber volume estimations. Forestry Judging provides an opportunity for youth to gain a better appreciation for local forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of life.

Juniors (4th- 8th Grade) will learn

  • Identification of 44 species of trees
  • Identification of 17 forest insects
  • Identification of 14 diseases/disorders
  • Tree Measurement Estimation
  • Pacing

Seniors (9th- 12th Grade) will learn

  • Identification of 70 species of trees
  • Identification of 30 forest insects
  • Identification of 23 diseases/disorders
  • Tree Measurement Estimation
  • Compass and Pacing
  • Forest Site Evaluation Team Event (State Contest Only)


Poultry Judging

A livestock evaluation event that teaches 4-H'ers how to judge live hens, eggs, read-to-cook poultry, and identify poultry parts. In this contest, 4-H'ers learn toevaluate and rank items based on standards and quality, 4-H'ers gain experience in organizing thoughts and defending decisions with oral reasons in preparing and delivering their explanations to the judges.

Juniors (4th- 8th) & Seniors (9th- 12th)

  • Classes A & B -  Live Birds & Reasons
  • Classes C & D - Grade Ready-to-Cook
  • Class E - Knowledge Test
  • Class G - Broken-Out Eggs
  • Class H - Exterior Quality
  • Classes I & J - Candling/Interior Quality
  • Class K - Parts Identification