2022 4-H Spring Art Contest – String Art!

The time has come for the 2022 4-H Spring Art Contest! This year, the theme is String Art! With help from an adult, work to create a masterpiece by winding string around nails on a square wood block. The possibilities are endless… from a green 4-H Clover to abstract sunset scene! Monetary prizes will be given to the top art pieces from each age category. Please call 715-682-7017 with any questions or email blake.frost@wisc.edu. The Extension Office is located at 201 West Main Street room 107, Ashland WI, 54806.

Age Categories:

  • 5-6 years
  • 7-8 years
  • 9-10 years
  • 11-12 years
  • 13-14 years
  • 15-16 years
  • 17-19 years


  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • All artwork must be the individual entrant’s original creation.
  • Art work must be done using wood and nails: provided at the Extension Office starting April 18th or use your own
  • Wood can be left plain, stained, painted, or covered with fabric.
  • All string types and colors are allowed (embroidery floss, crocheting thread, yarn, etc.).
  • Participants should write their first and last name on the backside of the wood at the top.
  • Entries must be dropped off with an entry form at the Extension Office by 4:00 pm on May 2nd, 2022
  • Exhibits will be judged on: Originality, Quality, and Aesthetic Quality (design, composition, color/tones).
  • All exhibits will be displayed at the Vaughn Library starting Mid May!
  • All exhibitors are strongly encouraged to enter their exhibits in the Ashland County Fair.


2022 Spring ‘String Art’ Contest rules and entry form

Examples Below!