FCS Classic Contest

The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Classic is open to all members enrolled in FCS project areas (Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition, Home Environment, Knitting and Crocheting). The FCS Classic consists of several contests and is supported by a National event. Members aged 14 and above can qualify to represent Oregon 4-H at the FCS Classic held in Denver, Colorado.

The National event contests include:

  1. Fashion Revue
  2. FCS Presentations
  3. FCS Bowl
  4. FCS Skill-a-thon 
  5. Consumer Decision Making

For the 2016-2017 4-H year, Oregon 4-H will choose members to represent Oregon in three contests: 

  • Fashion Revue – Participants qualify for the State Fashion Revue through their county. Then during the State contest held during the Oregon State Fair, the judges will identify the top construction contestants who will be offered the opportunity to represent Oregon. To clarify: the youth representatives will be chosen from the fashion revue contest where they have sewn their outfit or garment; not the ready-to-wear contest or the new Fashion Revue Challenge. 
  • Presentations – Participants qualify for the State contest through their county. Then during the State contest held during the Oregon State Fair, judges will chose individuals or team to represent Oregon at the National FCS Presentation Contest. Saturday, Sunday and Monday August 26, 27 and 28th are the days designated for county qualifying FCS presentations.
  • FCS Skill-a-thon – This contest will be offered at the county level for all ages and top intermediate and senior contestants will qualify for the State contest to be held on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 10:00 am to noon. The top team or individuals (4 persons) would then qualify for the National event.

This contest will consist of one Foods and one Clothing judging class, three Identification classes (one for sewing, one for foods and one for Home Environment) and a life-skills presentation (which takes the place of oral reasons). The FCS Skill-a-thon will replace the traditional food and clothing judging contests.

The life skill presentation part of the FCS Skill-a-thon contest is a group (or individual) presentation on a pre-determined life skill. The topic chosen for the 2017 contest is emergency preparedness. The participants will be given a scenario, determine best options as they relate to the scenario, then present on their decision.

Study materials and supporting documents are available for all classes (ID and judging) and the life skills presentation.

For more information, contact your 4-H County Extension Educator or Lynette Black, 4-H Youth Development Project Specialist at lynette.black@oregonstate.edu.

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