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4-H Photography Contest Rules & Registration Information

All entries must be submitted online by your 4-H Professional (Agent/PA) NO LATER THAN August 17th, 2021. Register Online Here

North Carolina 4-H reserves the rights to use any of the photographs received for educational purposes.


  • This contest is open to North Carolina 4-H members ages 8-18.
    Participation is NOT limited to just those 4-H’ers enrolled in photography projects.
  • All entry photos must have been taken by the 4-H’er submitting the entry during the contest year.
  • 4-H’ers must enter their photos within the division that applies (Junior: ages 8-13 OR Senior: ages 14-18). Each 4-H’er may enter only one photo in each of the three categories (“4-H in Action,” “Nature’s Beauty,” “My Best Friend”). This means that each individual 4-H’er may have up to three entries (one in each category).
  • The same image may be entered in more than one category (if it applies to each category.)
  • Photos may be in color OR black-and-white.
  • PLEASE submit photographs at the highest image resolution possible in order to display high-quality images.
  • All entries must be submitted online Register Online Here by your 4-H Agent/PA by the deadline with the following information:
    • Name of Photographer
    • Photographer email address (that is checked regularly)
    • Home Address
    • 4-H County
    • 4-H Age as of January 1
    • Parent’s/Guardian’s Name(s)
    • 4-H Agent’s Name (First and Last Name)
    • 4-H Agent’s email address
    • Age Division:
      • Junior Division (Ages 8-13)
      • Senior Division (Ages 14-18)
    • Category:
      • 4-H in Action
      • Nature’s Beauty
      • My Best Friend
    • Photo Name and Information: Please tell us any details about your picture.

Photography Resources to help you take the perfect picture

Basic Photography – 4-H Spark Video

4-H Photography Curriculum

Please contact Peggie Lewis Joyce with any questions or concerns.