University of Maryland Extension

Animal Science Records Award Program and Application Process

The 4-H Animal Science Committee is pleased to inform you that the Maryland 4-H State Animal Science Project Award Application portal is open in 4HOnline to accept applications through October 20th.

The awards program will provide recognition to senior age 4-H members (14-18 years as of January 1st of the current year) who demonstrate: 1) distinguished levels of engagement in the Maryland 4-H Animal Science Program projects and related activities, and 2) excellence in project record keeping activities.

Awards will be presented in 13 categories including: 1) beef cattle, 2) camelids, 3) dairy cattle, 4) dairy goats, 5) dogs, 6) horse and pony, 7) meat goats, 8) poultry, 9) rabbits, 10) sheep, 11) small pets, 12) swine, and 13) veterinary science.  Awards will be presented at the annual Maryland 4-H Awards Gala in January 2020.

Youth interested in participating in this awards program must submit the required documents (listed below) via the 4HOnline portal (members should log into 4HOnline and select the State 4-H Animal Science Record Award Contest under the Events tab) by October 20th:

•             Completed Maryland 4-H Summary Report Form.

•             Project Essay (2-3 pages).

•             Completed Maryland 4-H Animal Science Project Record.


Please review the Animal Science Records Award Program Information Sheet or visit the Maryland 4-H Animal Science Resources webpage at for more information.

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