2022 Dr. Kim Ingold 4-H Photography Contest!

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Are you creative? Do you like to take pictures? Do you want to explore new photography skills? Put your skills to the test and enter the 2022 Dr. Kim Ingold 4-H Photography Contest!
All entries must be submitted to Melissa Vaughn NO LATER THAN August 15, 2022.
4-H in Action 2022 Winner
4-H in Action, Junior Division: 1st Place: “More than just the power of wind…..but the power of minds!” by Halle Taylor, Onslow County


  • This contest is open to North Carolina 4-H members ages 8-18.
  • Participation is NOT limited to just those 4-H’ers enrolled in photography projects.
  • All entry photos must have been taken by the 4-H’er submitting the entry during the contest year.
  • 4-H’ers must enter their photos within the division that applies (Junior: ages 8-13 OR Senior: ages 14-18).
  • Each 4-H’er may enter only one photo in each of the three categories (“4-H in Action,” “Nature’s Beauty,” “Special Effects”).
  • This means that each individual 4-H’er may have up to three entries (one in each category).
  • The same image may be entered in more than one category (if it applies to each category.)
  • Photos may be in color OR black-and-white.
  • PLEASE submit photographs at the highest image resolution possible in order to display high-quality images.
  • All entries must include the following information:
    • Name of Photographer
    • Photographer email address (that is checked regularly)
    • 4-H Age as of January 1, 2022
    • Age Division:
      • Junior Division (Ages 8-13)
      • Senior Division (Ages 14-18)
    • Category:
      • 4-H in Action
      • Nature’s Beauty
      • Special Effects
    • Title of Photo: Please give your photograph a title and give any details about your picture.
4th Nature Jr
Nature’s Beauty, Junior Division: 4th Place: “Skyline from Devil’s Courthouse” by Henry McMahan, Jackson County

NC State University Communications will judge the contest entries and winners will be announced during National 4-H Week via Facebook Premier. Winning photographs will be printed out and sent to the respective county offices for display during National 4-H Week.

North Carolina 4-H reserves the rights to use any of the photographs received for educational purposes.
Examples of the Special Effects Category:
  • Position a friend so it looks like a tree branch is growing out of their mouth.
  • Maybe take a photo where everything is blurred except the focal point.
  • Create an image of someone that has an extra set of hands or legs.
  • Use a crystal ball to capture a reflection.
  • Maybe take a photograph of your friend holding up a building with the palm of their hand.

Check out the 2021 4-H Photography Contest Winners and get additional information. Don’t be afraid to BE CREATIVE!

Please contact Melissa Vaughn, Administrative Assistant, for more information at 828-488-3848.