Egg Demonstration Contest

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Location: Missouri State Fair

Judging Criteria: Each contestant prepares an egg dish and also presents information that reflects the contestant’s knowledge about eggs, including: nutritional value, preparation, storage, function, grading-sizing, versatility and economics of cooking with eggs.

County entry Limit: Two (2) per county – 1 from ages 8-13 and 1 from age 14 and older

Age: 8-13; 14 and older

Length of time: No more than 12 minutes

Project enrollment: May be enrolled in any 4-H project

Sample required: Present a finished product for judges' sampling and a recipe handout for the judges

Team demonstrations: Not applicable


  1. Recipe must contain 1 whole egg per serving if a salad or main dish, ½ egg per serving if an appetizer, snack, dessert or beverage.
  2. The event is held in the Electric Theatre in the State Fair 4-H Building.
  3. National contest opportunity: The winner in the 14 or older division may represent Missouri at the national contest in Louisville; travel and lodging will be available. Specific rules apply.

Learn more by contacting:

Dr. Jesse Lyons
UMC Animal Science Extension
S-133 Animal Science Center
Columbia, MO 65211
[email protected]


Jo Manhart
Missouri Egg Council
1000 West Nifong, Building 1
Columbia, MO 65203
[email protected]

They will provide critique and encouragement for the Missouri winner to help perfect a winning demonstration for the national level. Additional recipes, criteria and score sheets available at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference website.