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Did you do a lot in one specific area this year, and you’d really like to create a 4-H Project Record about it? Now’s the time to start a 4-H Project Record!

4-H Project Records are a summary about a project area over a one year span where you learned and gained new skills within your 4-H work, as well as in other parts of your life.

Project Records for the project year 2024 are due to the Henderson County office by 5:00 p.m.
on Monday, January 6, 2025.

**Click here to see 2023 Project Record District Results!**

**Click here to see 2022 Project Record District Results!**

Why do a 4-H Project Record? 

  • Over a period of years, your records will show how you have grown.
  • The information on your 4-H records will be useful as you fill out other forms in your life, such as 4-H portfolios, resumes, job applications, and college applications.
  • Helps a youth set and attain certain set goals.
  • Monetary rewards $50 -up depending on if you place with your project record or portfolio.

NC 4-H Project Record Forms: (**Forms do differ based on age category).

What should a project record look like once it is completed? Click below for an example of a completed project record.

(8-12 Age) Sample Project Record #1

(13-18 Age) Sample Project Record #2

What are the project record categories

NC Awards Handbook

By clicking on the above link, scrolling down to 4-H project records section, you can read the different categories offered. If you have a project you would like to complete but are unsure if their is a correct category, don’t worry! Reach out to your 4-H agent Hannah Worrell if you are unsure. There is always somewhere to list your record. 

How to begin? 

4-H project records can seem daunting at first. We are here to help! If you are unsure of how to begin a project record, what you could complete a record on, or just have general questions while going through sections, do not hesitate to reach out! 

Check out this general resource to begin!

“How to” create a project record! videos below:

Information at a glance:

  • Project Records can be typed or written neatly by hand. There are instructions on the forms that explain how to format your project record. Make sure you carefully read the directions and follow them closely.
  • Listing your community service, citizenship, and leadership activities are all important parts of 4-H! You can list activities that you have done as a Club, County, individually, or with an outside organization.
  • Only two project record books can advance to District from one individual in one year.
  • A 4-Her can only place gold once in the same category / age for project records. For example, if you are 9 years old and place gold in 8-10 aged Animal Science, the next year, if you submit an Animal Science record you could only place silver. However, once you turn 11 and are competing in the 11-13 aged Animal Science, you could place gold again.
  • Break up the sections to complete over time rather then all in one sitting.
  • Reach out to your Club leaders/fellow members to see if they have suggestions or records for community service, citizenship, and leadership completion over the year.

Are you interested in a 4-H Project Record book workshop with the county?

Click here to register!