Danish System Used To Award 4-h Ribbons

Carroll County 4-h/ffa Fair

July 28, 1991|By Carroll County 4-H/CARROLL COUNTY SUN GRAPHIC

The Carroll County 4-H uses the Danish system in determining which exhibits should receive purple, blue, red, white and green ribbons. Ratings are calculated by comparing the entry to the ideal for a specific exhibit and by factoring in the entrant's age.

Here's what 4-H says is the value of the Danish system in contrast to either the individual or group system separately:

* It makes it possible for every member's work to be recognized in some group. The club members are given a standard by which they canmeasure progress.

* The recognized differences between the groupswill be apparent, and therby the exhibit will have a greater educational value to the 4-H member observer.

* It provides some recognition for all exhibitors and the opportunity to give additional recognition to those club members whose exhibits are of superior quality without unduly embarrassing those of a lesser quality.

Ribbon..Grade.. .. ..Comments

Purple..Superior.. ..You know which exhibit(s) thejudge thinks

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..is best.

Blue.. .Excellent.. .Your are thrilled, but wonder which

.. .... .. .. .. .. exhibit(s) the judge thinks is best.

Red.. ..Very good.. .You are making progress, but need to

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. improve on the details

White.. Good.. .. .. You did your best and met exhibit

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. requirements, but need to improve

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. on creativity, quality or skills.

Green..Fair.. .. .. Did not meet entry requirements or

.. .. .. .. .. .... quality standards, but still want

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. to display exhibit(s); no premium

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. is paid.

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