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Presentation Guidelines: Artistic Arrangement

Purpose/Objectives:

  • To teach youth how to properly arrange horticultural crops or wild plants with live or dried material.
  • To teach youth to recognize the value an arrangement plays in a decoration scheme.
  • To afford youth the opportunity to learn a skill that could yield future income opportunities.

Eligibility:

  • 9-10 – 4-H’er must be 9 years old prior to January 1 of the current year and not have reached their eleventh burthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 11-13 – 4-H’er must be eleven years old prior to January 1 of the current year and not have reached their fourteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 14-18 – 4-H’er must be fourteen years of age prior to January 1 of the current year, and not have reached their nineteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year.

Presentation Ideas:

  • Making a table arrangement
  • Using fruits and vegetables in an arrangement
  • The keys to making attractive arrangements

Resources:

Rules/Regulations:

Suggestions/Helpful Hints:

  • Use flowers and other horticultural crops in arrangements, corsages and plaques. Materials used may be live or dried. Weeds and native materials may be used.
  • Artificial plants, flowers and silks are not allowed.

Awards:

  • District Winners: $50.00 scholarship to NC 4-H Congress for each division winner.
  • State Winners: $25.00 award for 9-10, 11-13.
  • $150.00 toward trip to NJHA Convention for 14-19 year olds

Donor: PI Alpha XI, Box 7609, N. C. State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Specialist Contact:

Elizabeth A Driscoll
Horticultural Science
Extension Assoc
Phone: 919-513-7346
Fax: 919-515-2505
liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu

Go to the 4-H and Youth Horticulture page.