2023 4-H Spring Art Contest!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The 4-H Ashland County Spring Arts Contest is officially open starting today through Tuesday, May 30! The theme this year is decoupage, and you can pick up canvases, mod podge, and paper materials starting Saturday May 6 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Ashland County Courthouse. Materials will also be available from 8:00-4:00 the following week! Contact the office if you need a different time to pick up materials. Please see important information below:

Age Groups

5-6 years old

7-8 years old

9–10 years old

11–12 years old

13–14 years old

15–16 years old

17-19 years old

Contest Rules & Reminders

  • Exhibits are judged on 3 categories: Originality (design), Quality (composition), & Aesthetics (color/tones)
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • All artworks must be the individual entrant’s original creation.
  • Participants should write their first and last name on the back of the work.
  • Use the Extension Office materials (ready Saturday, May 6, 10AM-1PM), and/or your own items.
  • Artwork entries are due by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
    • Hand-in artwork at the Ashland County Extension Office.
    • Remember to bring artwork with a finished 2023 Spring Art Contest Entry Form
    • All artworks will be displayed in a public venue!
    • After artwork is returned, consider keeping yours for the County Fair!


Monetary awards are given to each age group winner. Judging will be before the awards ceremony on June 1.

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