The informational flyer and entry form for the 4-H Animal Science Video Contest and Film Festival are available on our website. New Jersey 4-H, in cooperation with the New Jersey Junior Breeder Symposium, is sponsoring the contest and film festival, now expanded to include ALL 4-H animal project areas – including ALPACA, CAT, CATTLE (BEEF/DAIRY), DOG, GOAT, HERPETOLOGY, HORSE, LLAMA, POULTRY, RABBIT, SHEEP, SMALL ANIMAL, AND SWINE.
Youth may work individually or as a team to create short educational videos (3:30 minutes or less) about alpacas, cats, cattle (beef/dairy), dogs, goats, herpetology, horses, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep, small animals, and swine to enter in the 4-H Animal Science Video Contest. Youth must upload their video, entry form, and media release by the end of the day March 9 (see informational flyer for details). A selection of videos will then be shared at the film festival in the Round House at the Rutgers Cook Campus Farm during an afternoon session of the Junior Breeder Livestock Symposium on Saturday, March 28. Youth of the top scoring videos will receive awards, including gift cards. Videos will be scored on educational value, creativity, clarity, pacing, and technical quality (sound, lighting, etc.) – 20 points each, total of 100. Youth are encouraged to have fun and be creative in designing their video entries!
Details are available on our website. The informational flyer, an entry form, and media release are all available on this website. The top four scoring videos from each of the past five years are also featured on the website. Good luck to all – we are looking forward to viewing your videos!
By Chad Ripberger, County 4-H Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension