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Photography Group

Educational Event Donors Needed! If you would like to sponsor the creative writing and/or artistic expression contest, please complete this form: 2024 NC State Educational Contest Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsored by:

2024 NC 4-H Horse Program Creative Writing & Artistic Expression Contest

The deadline for entries for both contests is June 1. Entry fees must be received by June 15.

2024 Artistic Expression Contest Entry Form

Link to the Creative Writing Contest Page

Link to 2023 Conetst Results & Winners

Link to 2022 Contest Results & Winners

Link to 2021 Contest Results & Winners

Link to 2020 Contest Results & Winners

Link to 2019 Contest Results & Winners

Craft Horse Contest – Exhibit your craft skills by creating horse items for your horse or yourself. This opportunity allows the youth to explore and develop economical alternatives for themselves and their horse.

Horse Drawing Contest – Broaden your horizons and use your creative talents to increase awareness of the horse project through drawing exhibitions.

Horse Painting Contest – Encourages members to apply their artistic talent within the horse project area by increasing their knowledge and skill in equine painting while learning the value of developing visual exhibits for a specific topic.

Horse Digitally Created Art– Encourages members to broaden their horizons and utilize creative talents within the Horse Project. All artwork submitted must be digital paintings and or drawings created with illustration software and highlight some aspect of horses/equine, horseback riding, etc.

Horse Poster Contest – Provides a medium for youth to visually demonstrate their interest in horses. Enables youth to improve their skills in linking words and visuals to create an appealing display.

Horse Photography Contest Encourages youth to gain self-confidence, while developing life-time photographic skills. While learning the value of organizing and developing visual exhibits, youth will increase their knowledge of photography as it relates to horses.

Horse Sewing Contest – Exhibit your sewing skills by creating horse items for your horse or yourself. This opportunity allows the youth to explore and develop economical alternatives for themselves and their horse.

Horse Creative Writing Contests Learn to become a more effective writer while exploring the wonderful world of horses.