Become a Farm Credit Showcase Champion

Show up for your 2021 fair experience! Showcase your 4-H and FFA animal project in this year's virtual competition. We know how important your fair experience is and the effort you put in behind the scenes. You've been working hard this season and now we are excited to hear about what you are looking forward to this summer. This is 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 as of January 1, 2021, who reside within MidAtlantic Farm Credit's footprint.

All essay and video submissions are due by 11:59pm on September 15, 2021 and must be submitted electronically. Each participant is limited to one entry. All winners will be announced on November 5, 2021 via a virtual awards ceremony. The entries will be judged by a selection committee, using the contest scoring rubrics found on each contest's page.

  • Junior Division: 8-13 years of age (as of January 1, 2021)
  • Senior Division: 14-18 years of age (as of January 1, 2021)

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

Contest Details

How to apply?

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

  • What is one new skill you learned this summer with your fair project?
  • How can this experience positively influence your future?

We encourage you to tell us as much as you can about your project. Photos of your animal project are encouraged, but not required.

Essay: Click here to apply for the essay contest!

Video: Click here to apply for the video contest!

Award Details

Essay Awards

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

1st Place Winner - $500

2nd Place Winner - $400

3rd Place Winner - $300

4th Place Winner - $200

5th Place Winner - $100

Essay Champion and Reserve Champion - Hanging Show Box

Video Awards

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

1st Place Winner - $500

2nd Place Winner - $400

3rd Place Winner - $300

4th Place Winner - $200

5th Place Winner - $100

Video Champion and Reserve Champion - Hanging Show Box

Good luck!