4-H Fall Yard Display Contest

For Grafton County 4-H Families

National 4-H Week yard display

Promote 4-H throughout Grafton County by putting up a display in your yard during National 4-H Week, October 3-9, 2021. Use your design to encourage new families to join the program and to celebrate how much you love 4-H!

Use haybales, wooden boards, scarecrows, leaves, banners, pumpkins, 4-H clovers, signs, recyclables, toys, whatever you have to create your display.  Photograph your creation, then, register your display.  Photos will be posted on-line where the public can vote for their favorite entry.  The display that collects the most votes will earn a prize.


Displays should:

  • Promote 4-H.
  • Be in place by October 2 and remain in place until October 10.
  • Be a minimum of 3 feet across.  (There is no maximum size.)
  • Be outside and easily seen by those who walk or drive by.
  • Be completed by:
    • An individual OR
    • A family OR
    • A group or club (if UNH Extension / CDC guidance allows)
  • Only include 4-H appropriate content.
  • Only contain props that can withstand any rain, wind, and sun that the display may experience during the week.

Tips for 4-H'ers

  • Talk with the adults in your home to help select a location that will work well for your display.  Since your display will be in place for a week, be sure it is out of the way of walking, lawn mowing, parking cars, etc. 
  • Decide if you’ll be doing the display on your own, or if others will join you.
  • Gather as many props as possible before you start designing.
  • Make your display easy to read and eye-catching.  Consider using bright colors to attract attention.
  • Be creative and be flexible.  If something doesn’t work, try something else.
  • Be sure to have fun.  After all, that is the whole point! 


Once your display is in place, register by e-mailing ce.grafton@unh.eduThe registration deadline is October 11.  Be sure to send the following information when registering:

  • First and last name of everyone who helped create the display 
  • Town where the display was located
  • Title for the display
  • Photo of the display (without people)
  • (OPTIONAL) Photo of the display with people
  • Photo permission for anyone shown in the optional photo

If you have any questions, contact Donna Lee.