Become a Farm Credit Showcase Champion

Missing out on your fair experience? Checkout a new virtual experience to showcase your 4-H and FFA animal project! We know how important the fair experience is for you and we are excited to offer an opportunity to enter our essay or video contest with your youth livestock, dairy, horse, poultry or rabbit projects.

Who is eligible?

The contest is open to 4-H and FFA youth, ages 8-18, who reside in our footprint.

All essay and video submissions are due by 11:59pm on October 16, 2020 and must be submitted electronically. Each participant is limited to one entry. All winners will be announced on November 6, 2020 via Facebook live. The entries will be judged by selection committee using the contest scoring rubric.

  • Junior Division: 8-13 years of age
  • Senior Division: 14-18 years of age

Immediate family members of MidAtlantic Farm Credit Staff or Directors are not eligible to apply.

Contest Details

How to enter?

Answer the following question in either a written essay of no more than 500 words, or a video no longer than three minutes:

What was your summer fair project and what life lessons have you learned from your experience? We encourage you to tell us as much as you can about your project and what goals you have accomplished. Photos of your animal project are encouraged with your essay, but not required.

Awards

Essay Awards

We will award the following prizes for both the Junior and Senior Division winners:

  • Division Champion - $500
  • Division Reserve Champion - $400
  • 3rd Place Winner - $300
  • 4th Place Winner - $200
  • 5th Place Winner - $100
  • Farm Credit Essay Showcase Champion Winner – Chest Style Show Box  
  • Farm Credit Essay Showcase Reserve Champion Winner – Hanging Show Box

Video Awards

We will award the following prizes for both the Junior and Senior Division winners:

  • Division Champion - $500
  • Division Reserve Champion - $400
  • 3rd Place Winner - $300
  • 4th Place Winner - $200
  • 5th Place Winner - $100
  • Farm Credit Video Champion Winner – Chest Style Show Box  
  • Farm Credit Video Reserve Champion Winner – Hanging Show Box

Good Luck!