Washington County 4-H Arts and Craft Showcase

  • Are you a Washington County youth that has an interest in arts and crafts?
  • Has staying at home inspired you to try a new artistic hobby?
  • Do you want to receive a 4-H prize?

Washington County 4-H wants to see what you’ve been creating!


  • Fiber Arts (knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc)
  • Fine Arts (drawing, painting)
  • Sculpture (clay, woodworking, welding)
  • Non-traditional materials (sculptures or collages using materials not typically used in making art – plastic bottles, newspaper, toilet paper rolls, tin foil, etc)
  • Theme (all mediums) – “At home” – express your experience of learning from home, spending extra time with family, social distancing, the challenges and/or rewards of being at home all of the time.
  • Theme (all mediums) – “Outdoors” – express your time in the outdoors (examples: fairy house you created in the woods, garden rocks you painted, a snowman you built)


  • Artwork must have been created between March 1 and May 31, 2020 by a youth, age 5-18, who lives in Washington County, Maine.
  • Artwork must be original (no paint by number), with minimal assistance from parents. Acceptable assistance includes: acquiring materials, safety precautions, choosing a feasible project
  • Artwork must be accompanied by a brief narrative describing the work: the materials and tools used, the process (how long did it take, was it painted, sewn, knitted, carved, etc), and why the artist/craftsperson chose to create this particular piece of art/craft.
  • Participants may submit artwork to as many categories as they would like, but may only submit one (1) entry per category.
  • Because this showcase is not judged, all artwork that is submitted will be eligible for submission to the fairs, as long as it follows the relevant guidelines.

Submitting Entries:

  • All entries must be sent to tara.a.wood@maine.edu and must be received by 11:59 pm on June 15, 2020. Emails should contain the entry image (see below), the name and age of the artist, club affiliation (if applicable), and the title of the artwork.*
  • Entries should be submitted as a JPEG image of the original artwork. Sculpture entries may have 2-3 images, showing multiple sides of the artwork if necessary.
  • Narratives can be a JPEG image of a neatly handwritten or typed page.  The youth may also type it in the body of the email.
  • Please be aware that all entries will be showcased online.

*If sending an electronic copy of the artwork and narrative is not feasible due to limited internet access or other challenges, please contact Tara at tara.a.wood@maine.edu or call the Extension Office at 207-255-3345 or 1-800-287-1542(in Maine). We will do all we can to ensure all who want to participate can participate.


All youth who submit an entry will receive a 4-H prize!