MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently launched a Virtual Showcase contest, open to 4-H and FFA youth located within their footprint, to submit their animal projects in an essay or video format.
“We know that most kids are missing out on their fair experiences this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Jenny Kreisher, Director of Communications at MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “We wanted to provide them with a way for them to share their animal projects that they’ve worked so hard to raise this year with the community. The opportunity for winning awards for the essay or video adds a little bit of competition, making it feel more like a real fair show.”
The contest is open to 4-H and FFA youth, ages 8-18. They are encouraged to enter the showcase either via essay or video with their livestock, dairy, horse, poultry, or rabbit projects. All essay and video submissions are due by October 16, 2020 and must be submitted electronically. Each participant is limited to one entry. All winners will be announced on November 6, 2020 live, on MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s Facebook page. The entries will be judged by a selection committee using the contest scoring rubrics found on each contest's page.
The Junior Division is for youth 8-13 years of age and the Senior Division is for youth 14-18 years of age. Visit mafc.com/showcase for more information on the contest and to submit an entry.