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Horse Poster Contest

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The Horse Poster Contest provides a medium for 4-H youth to visually show their interest in horses while enabling 4-H youth to improve their skills in linking words and visuals into an appealing unit and learn the process of developing good design and experience the need for careful craftsmanship and neatness. The Horse Poster contest also strives to increase public awareness of the 4-H Horse Project through illustrative displays.

The poster can depict any topic related to the Horse and Pony Project (for example: care, training, health, nutrition, psychology, breed, history of breeds, anatomy, careers, safety, reproduction, youth leadership in project, colors, and markings).

Effective posters should focus attention on one idea that encourages people to stop, look, read, and remember. Posters should include a combination of illustrations and captions that effectively promote one main idea.

A poster or poster idea that an entrant submitted in previous years cannot be entered again.

Please thoroughly read the Horse Poster Contest section in the NC 4-H Horse Program Official Rulebook  (pages 179-193) for additional information on contest rules, regulations, submission procedures, etc.

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NC State 4-H Horse Show, the entry and project submission process has been altered to make contest entry submission completely electronic.

Projects must be digitally submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., July 1, 2020. There is no entry fee for any division.

The sewing contest is temporarily suspended this year due to the nature of evaluation, we feel that we evaluate this division well via virtual submission.

Please be sure to consult the modified rules referenced below.

2020 Artistic Expression Modified Virtual Rules


  1. Complete the Google Entry form (there is no entry fee):
  1. How to submit Projects (due date for digital uploads is July 1, 2020):

Please email your photos of your project(s) to using “NC 4-H Artistic Expression Entry” as your subject. Include the following entry information with your email:

  • Name of 4-H’er
  • 4-H County
  • Entry Division: Cloverbud (Ages 5-7), Junior Division (Ages 8-13) OR Senior Division (Ages 14-18)
  • Category: Drawing, Painting, Craft, Poster, Photography, Digitally Enhanced Photography
  • Picture File Naming: Submit everything as a JPEG or PNG file

Save file as: “Last Name, First Name, Age Division Contest” – Example “Stroud, Landon, Cloverbud Poster”