Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase

MSU4H SHOWCASE LOGO[7]Michigan State University Extension was excited to partner again in 2021 with the Michigan State Fair on an exciting program for Michigan youth: the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase. This statewide showcase provides a virtual platform for youth across Michigan to exhibit their work in all project areas and apply for up to $10,000 in scholarships. Any Michigan youth ages 5-19 was encouraged to participate; 4-H membership is not required. 

Results from the 2021 event are now in! The diverse array of classes celebrate all the projects and programs in which youth have developed skill and mastery. This includes livestock and companion animal classes such as showmanship, breeding and market classes, as well as still exhibits, educational projects and more. 

There is no cost to participate and youth may engage in as many classes as they wish by submitting project photos and videos. Project evaluation occurred before the start of the Michigan State Fair so that winners could be announced at the event which occurred September 2-6.  

In addition to the opportunity to showcase their skills, recognize their accomplishments and receive constructive feedback for growth and development, participants in the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase will also have the opportunity to apply for $10,000 in scholarships. Find the applications and criteria on the Michigan State Fair website.

We hope you will consider participating in this exciting new opportunity! During the inaugural year of the event, 428 youth from 63 Michigan counties entered more than 2,000 projects. Congratulations to all who took part. 

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