Montana 4-H State Contests
State contests are designed to provide educational and state level competitive events to Montana 4-H'ers age 14 years and older (13 year olds attending Montana 4-H Congress are able to participate in contests , but are not eligible for award trips). Most state contests take place and are recognized at Montana 4-H Congress each year.
If you wish to participate in a state contest, contact your MSU Extension office for county specific deadlines for qualifying event and county specific participation rules.
Montana 4-H Congress Contests
The following contest will take place on Thursday July 15, 2022 in conjunction with the Montana 4-H Congress event. Please review the contest guidelines for individual contest information.
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.