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We're part of a great big world. Explore new cultures from anywhere you choose, even different cultures right here in the United States. The Passport to the World project lets you explore another country and learn about it's government, history, people, and popular cultures. WeConnect helps you explore cultural differences and expand your mind and become part of the global community. These projects are open to groups and individuals.

State Fair Exhibit Rules

Each county may submit 1 individual entry from 50233 or 50234; 1 club entry from 50235; and 1 entry from 50236.

Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.

50233    Passport to the World, Individual

Prepare a display illustrating what you have learned about a country’s or U.S. region’s geography, economy, agriculture, people, language, housing, culture, music, crafts, clothing, holidays or other aspect. Exhibit should be educational in nature and should not promote one’s beliefs over another person’s beliefs. The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period. Include the project manual with completed sections that pertain to the exhibit information. Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.

50234    Passport to the World Clover Challenge

Open to 15- to 18-year-olds enrolled in the Intercultural Clover Challenge Project who have completed previous Intercultural projects.

Exhibits in this category should go “above and beyond” what the 4-H project books cover and should represent an accumulation of years of project study. The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period. The completed Illinois 4-H Clover Challenge Agreement must be presented with the exhibit. Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.

50236    Intercultural Ready4Life Challenge

Open to 11- to 18-year-olds enrolled in any Intercultural project

Exhibits in this category must include the following: a) a physical representation of the career or business product such as a model, prototype or display/portfolio that includes images of accomplished work; b) verbal or written explanations that demonstrate knowledge of the related career or business fields, potential careers, and the appropriate requirements for achievement in those fields. The judging criteria for this class values thoroughness of career and/or business exploration and pursuit above the workmanship of the physical specimen on display.

50235    Passport to the World, Club, Includes Passport to the World and Latino Cultural Arts Projects

Exhibit a display illustrating the steps that the club has completed on the project selected for the year. Include a written outline or report of accomplishments and future goals. The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period. The display must be accompanied by 3 or more club exhibitors at the time of the judge’s critique. Club members should make a 5- to 10-minute presentation to the judge. All club members present for the judge's critique should be able to discuss the project and answer questions. Only club members present for judging who participate in the actual critique and presentation are eligible for ribbons and premiums. Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.