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Swain County 4-H
Photography Contest

Entry Rules Contest is for the Following Age Divisions (your 4-H age is calculated as of Jan. 1, 2016): <> Cloverbuds aged 5-8 <> Juniors aged 9-13 <> Teens aged 14-18 All entry photos must have been taken by the 4-Her submitting the entry during the calendar year 2016. Contestants may submit up to 3 photographs in each of the following categories <>  People <> Animals <> Nature <> Buildings <> Family Tradition Photos submissions must be 4x6 prints and can be in full color or black and white. Photos must be submitted to the County Extension Office by Friday July 1st. Ribbons will be rewarded in each category for each age division.  Winners will be displayed during the SCC Summer Arts Festival on July 16th. A completed entry form must be submitted with each photo you enter. Swain County 4-H Photo Contest Entry Form (.docx) You might also be interested in entering the Swain County Heritage Arts Contest! The purpose of the Heritage Arts Contest is to help youth discover, develop and encourage youth talent in creating Heritage Art and to provide an outlet for them to display their work.

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Swain County 4-H
Photography Contest

Entry Rules Contest is for the Following Age Divisions (your 4-H age is calculated as of Jan. 1, 2016): <> Cloverbuds aged 5-8 <> Juniors aged 9-13 <> Teens aged 14-18 All entry photos must have been taken by the 4-Her submitting the entry during the calendar year 2016. Contestants may submit up to 3 photographs in each of the following categories <>  People <> Animals <> Nature <> Buildings <> Family Tradition Photos submissions must be 4x6 prints and can be in full color or black and white. Photos must be submitted to the County Extension Office by Friday July 1st. Ribbons will be rewarded in each category for each age division.  Winners will be displayed during the SCC Summer Arts Festival on July 16th. A completed entry form must be submitted with each photo you enter. Swain County 4-H Photo Contest Entry Form (.docx) You might also be interested in entering the Swain County Heritage Arts Contest! The purpose of the Heritage Arts Contest is to help youth discover, develop and encourage youth talent in creating Heritage Art and to provide an outlet for them to display their work.

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2016 Swain County 4-H
Summer Program Extravaganza

Swain County 4-H announces the 2016 Summer Program Extravaganza lineup! There's something for everyone (ages 5-18). See what activities interest you! Registration NOW OPEN! 2016 SWAIN COUNTY 4-H SUMMER  NEWSLETTER (pdf) 4-H Summer Registration Form (pdf) Required 4-H Forms 2016 Swain County 4-H Summer Programs Click on each program name for detailed information. Program Date Cost 4-H Summer Fun Kick-Off June 7 FREE 4-H Kitchen Science June 13 $5 Cloverbud Art June 15 $7 Heritage Arts Crafting Workshop June 15 $2 District Activity Day at WCU June 18 FREE Cloverbud Sewing June 20 & 21 $6 West District Gem Mining June 22 $6/$9 Farm Tour: Preserve at Little Choga June 24 $13 Bagels with Ms. Edith July 12 $4 Heritage Arts Contest (display at SCC) July 16 FREE 4-H Junior Chefs July 19, 20, 26, & 27 $20 4-H Night w/ Asheville Tourists July 25 $5 Fontana Fun Day August 5 $12 4-H End of Summer Potluck/Cookout August 12 Bring a Dish

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4-H Heritage Arts
Contest

The purpose of the Heritage Arts Contest is to help youth discover, develop and encourage youth talent in creating Heritage Art and to provide an outlet for them to display their work. This contest is open to any enrolled 4-Her in Swain and surrounding Counties. All entries must have been created within 12-months prior to the submission deadline (Nothing can be submitted that was created prior to July 12th 2015). Contestants may only submit one entry per category/item number. Contestants must submit a properly filled out entry form when turning in their entry. Cloverbud aged contestants may submit entries where they had minimal assistance from a grown up. Youth, Junior and Senior age contestants may not submit any entry that had adult assistance to complete, unless otherwise noted. Please submit all entries to the Swain County Extension Office located at 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC 28713. Entries must be received not later than Tuesday, July 12th. Contact Swain County Cooperative Extension at 828-488-3848 to arrange a drop-off date/time. Judging will take place on Thursday, July 14th and results will be posted online at the Swain NCCE website (swain.ces.ncsu.edu) and on the Swain County Facebook page. All entries will be displayed at the Southwestern Community College Heritage Arts Summer Festival July 16, 2016. Exhibits must be picked up at the Swain County Cooperative Extension between Monday, July 18th and Friday, July 22nd 9am-5pm. Swain County 4-H and Southwestern Community College or its affiliates can not be held responsible for damage during public display. Judging Criteria Craftsmanship…………………………………..60 points Originality & Creativeness…………………20 points Practicality &Usefulness……………………10 points Awards Ribbons will be awarded to contestants in all age groups.  All Cloverbud contestants will receive participation ribbons.  Youth, Junior and Senior contestants will be competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons.  The entries with the highest points score, will be in the running for the Best in Show winner.  The Best in Show ribbon will be awarded to a youth, junior and senior age contestant and the recipients will be determined by the Judges. 4-H Heritage Arts Entry Form (printable .docx) Name: _________________________________________ Age as of Jan. 1, 2016: ___   Cloverbuds 5-8; Youth 9-12; Junior 13-15; Senior 16-18 County ___________________  Club: _____________________________________ Category Description of Craft Basket Weaving Candle making Crochet Knitting Cross stitch/needlework Hand weaving Jewelry Making Natural Material Art Pottery Quilting Sewing (not clothes) Woodwork** Contestants in this category may have assistance cutting with power tools but not with design, measurements and assembly Recycled Material Art** Contestants in this category may have assistance cutting with power tools but not with design, measurements and assembly You might also be interested in entering the Swain County 4-H Photography Contest Show off your photography skills! Ribbons will be awarded in each category for each age division.  Winners will be displayed at SCC's Heritage Arts Summer Festival on July 16. 

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4-H Presentations &
Record Keeping

The 4-H Presentation Program and 4-H Record Keeping are some of 4-H’s most beneficial and rewarding experiences. They are most often credited by 4-H alumni as having given them an edge above peers in both college and professional careers. Presentations provide a unique opportunity to gain self-confidence before a group, learn to express ideas clearly, respond spontaneously to questions, and gain subject matter knowledge. Record Keeping teaches a 4-Her how to set goals and make plans. How to self-evaluate the results of your goals setting.  How to organize, communicate in writing, and summarize. It also teaches responsibility.  Presentation and Record Keeping Workshop will be held on April 18. Individual club presentation days are listed to the right. Club presenters will advance to County Presentation Day, which will be held on May 27. Winners will then go on to District Activity Day on June 18.  Presentations are a major component of 4-H. You are strongly encouraged to attend the Workshop and your Club Presentation Day. These will provide participates with the opportunity to practice their presentation.  The County Presentation Day will be an all clubs event with judges and ribbons. District Activity Day will involve presentations from 4-Hers in the Western Counties of NC. Cloverbuds do not compete but will be awarded participation ribbons. Check out this website for information about presentations: http://www.nc4h.org/nc4h-publications/presentations For questions contact Jennifer Hill at 488-3848 or jrhill@ncsu.edu.

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Swain County Farmers
Market

Are you involved in any activities such as gardening, farming, growing flowers and other woody ornamentals, or beekeeping (Honey)? If you answered yes to any of these endeavors and would like to sell the “fruits of your labor” then, set-up a booth and join us! Potential vendors must agree to Farmers Market policies and submit an application prior to any sales. Please contact Christy Bredenkamp for an application and/or more information: Swain County Cooperative ExtensionChristy BredenkampPO Box 2329Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-3848 Policies of the Swain County Farmers Market (pdf) LIKE on Facebook - Swain County Farmers Market _________________________________________________________________________ Sellers must reside and produce the items they sell within Swain and adjacent counties (Graham, EBCI, Jackson, Macon and Clay). Sellers must be the original producer (or family member) of all items being sold.  No buying and reselling of produce or other products are allowed.  

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Strawberry Jam and the Heritage Festival

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Easy Movements - Exercise Program for SeniorsThu May 26, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Swain County Senior Center, Brendle Street, Bryson City, NC
— 19 hours away
Organic Pest Management Seminar - JacksonThu May 26, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, Scotts Creek Road, Sylva, NC
— Tomorrow
West Swain 4-H ClubThu May 26, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— Tomorrow
In-Step Line DancingThu May 26, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— Tomorrow
Medicare 101Thu May 26, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— Tomorrow
Organic Pest Management Seminar - SwainFri May 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 2 days away
Swain County 4-H Presentation DayFri May 27, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 2 days away
Backyard & Beyond 4-H Club MeetingSat May 28, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Oconaluftee Visitor Center & Farmsted, Cherokee, NC, United States
— 3 days away
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