Record Book competitions

Club Review

4-H Record Books are first reviewed at the local level by 4-H Community Club/Unit Leaders and Project Leaders. Club level evaluation is based on the Danish system where 4-H Record Books are judged against a standard. Seals are awarded based on the member’s 4-H project work, personal growth and the book’s organization. Through their personal achievements and 4-H participation, members may earn Star Rank recognition.

The Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee provides a state approved Record Book Evaluation form for Club use. All 4-H Clubs that host a Record Book review must use this evaluation form.

Instructions for how to administer the Club Record Book evaluation are available from the county UCCE 4-H office.

County Competition

Members may submit their 4-H Record Books for county competition. Books are evaluated on the member’s 4-H work, leadership and citizenship development, and personal growth. County level evaluation should be based on the Danish system with all books judged against a standard. Evaluators provide a critique and suggestions for future growth and involvement. 

Instructions for how to administer the County Record Book evaluation are available from the county UCCE 4-H office. 

Virtual Record Book Evaluations

Club and County Record Book Evaluations/Competitions can be hosted virtually. This recorded webinar discusses options to consider. 

Covered in the slide deck and video recording:

Download the Slide Deck of this recorded webinar: RB Virtual Evaluations 

Record Book Evaluators 

We encourage Adult 4-H Volunteers to take the Record Book Evaluator Course to learn how to evaluate Record Books using the Danish System. The course is available on demand on the eXtension learning management system. Use the enrollment key for your county to enroll for free. For tutorials and support for using the eXtension system, please see our Learning Center.

California 4-H Record Book Evaluator COURSE