Update: This event has been moved online as a virtual contest to comply with University of Missouri guidelines for events. Registered participants will receive more information about specifics after registration is complete. The contest will still be held on Oct. 10, 2020.
Save the date: Oct. 10, 2020
Registration will run June 15 through August 31, 2020 in 4-H Online. No late registrations will be accepted.
The State 4-H Fashion Revue is open to any 4-H member that is selected as a winner of a county 4-H Fashion Revue. County rules or policies determine local project enrollment requirements. During county and state 4-H Fashion Revues, youth have the opportunity to demonstrate what they've learned about clothing construction, consumerism, appearance, grooming habits, clothing selections and more.
State 4-H Fashion Revue is a day-long event that will include hands-on educational workshops, one-on-one time with a set of judges, a keynote speaker from Fashion, Supply Chain or Textile industries and a Fashion Show that is open to all.
Each county may send one participant per category & age group for a maximum of 15 participants per county. For more information on categories, see the section below.
Objectives are to provide:
- An opportunity to demonstrate skills and knowledge of clothing and textile construction and consumerism
- A reflection of the fashion trends of young people
- A learning experience in dressing and grooming for the "total" look
- An educational workshop for learning to project a smile, enthusiasm and poise, and help build self-confidence
- An opportunity for each 4-H participant to involve his or her special talents
- An educational program that may be adapted and reproduced at the county/area level
Fashion Revue categories
There are six different categories of competition:
- Constructed Dressy — A garment/outfit constructed by the participant.*
- Constructed Casual — A garment/outfit constructed by the participant.*
- Purchased Dressy — A full outfit purchased by the participant.
- Purchased Casual — A full outfit purchased by the participant
- Knit — an outfit built around a garment or set of garments made by the contestant using knitting techniques
- Crochet — an outfit built around a garment or set of garments made by the contestant using crochet techniques
Dressy & Casual are defined as:
- Casual — for school and casual after school activities, such as spectator sports, picnics, and casual dates. Examples are: pants, jeans, skirts or shorts and tops, jumpsuit, casual or sporty dresses, skirts or pants with casual/sporty jackets, school coats, and coordinated separates. (No swim wear.)
- Dressy — for ensembles worn to dressy activities such as church, dinner dates, theater, and job/scholarship interviews. Examples would be: slacks, blouses, blazers, and special occasion dresses.
*To be eligible to attend Western National Roundup, Senior constructed participants must submit a full constructed outfit to the State Fashion Revue.
Participants in Constructed, Purchased, Knit & Crochet categories are judged on these general criteria:
- Ability to demonstrate skills used to create a sewn, knitted or crocheted garment
- Ability to communicate and defend their choices
- Ability to demonstrate good financial decision-making skills
- Ability to exhibit poise and confidence
- Ability to create a finished look that reflects their personality
- Ability to exhibit the skills necessary to plan, select, and acquire clothing for different occasions
- Ability to select compatible and flattering accessories to wear with garment
- Ability to maintain good posture and exhibit good grooming habits
- Ability to create a cohesive ensemble in the particular fashion style chosen. This includies hairstyle, make-up, and accessories
One junior (age 8-10), one intermediate (age 11-13) and one senior (age 14-18) may participate in the Constructed Casual, Constructed Dressy, Purchased Casual, Purchased Dressy, Knit & Crochet categories. Each county may send up to fifteen Fashion Revue contestants.
High-point individuals in each category and age division will receive awards at the awards ceremony following the Fashion Show.
Eligible youth must complete the registration within 4HOnline.
County 4-H youth staff members must approve each registration verifying youth eligibility in 4HOnline.
Online registration will open June 15 and close August 30, 2020. No late registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.
Cost is $35 per youth (cost includes lunch).
Refunds will not be given for cancellations due to contestant withdrawal. In the event that Fashion Revue is cancelled or facilitated in a different format (virtually), the Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development reserves the right not to issue refunds or to issue partial refunds.
Instructions for completing forms
We need to know what participants will be wearing in the State 4-H Fashion Revue. Your ensemble and accessories should be the exact garment that won at the County level. No alterations are allowed. However, exceptions due to fit or damage to the original garment may be made as needed at the County level.
A summary description of the outfit be asked for during registration. (The back of the pattern envelope is a good source of descriptive terms for those in the Constructed categories).
You must include one full-length, color photograph of you wearing the complete outfit (including accessories) that you will model at the State Fashion Revue. We recommend that this photo be taken at your 4-H county event. The photo is used for category placements and background information for the judges. The photo should be uploaded during registration.
Fashion Show Commentary
Each contestant should write the commentary that they will walk to as they model their garment during the State 4-H Fashion Revue's Fashion Show. This commentary should be submitted as part of their registration in 4HOnline.
Writing this commentary ahead of time gives each participant the opportunity to showcase their personality and their garments from their perspective. It also gives them something to practice their Fashion Show walk to and can help them recall what they hope to share with the judges during the judging process.
Resources on how to write your commentary are shared in the Resources tab below!
For eligibility or competition questions, contact Samantha Brandeberry.
Garments may be made 100% Cotton or more than 60% Wool will be eligible to win additional prizes donated by community donors. Please be sure to indicate your fabric content during registration.
This year's philanthropy project will be partnering with Project Linus. Project Linus began in Belton, Missouri and now has chapters in all 50 states. They have been featured in many national publications and news outlets from People to the Today Show. The Linus Project's first goal is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
- One of this year's workshops will be a presentation from Project Linus who will facilitate making fleece blankets during the workshop.
- Each county is invited to collect fleece for blanket making for this purpose.
- We will also be collecting handmade blankets for Project Linus to distribute. Donations of afghans, quilts and finished fleece blankets are encouraged. Even 4-H'ers who are unable to attend or aren't competing are encouraged to send blankets and supplies to be collected.
- The county that contributes the most will win a special prize!
- Our goal is to collect or create 50 blankets by the end of the State 4-H Fashion Revue!
Western National Roundup
The top 2 highest scoring Senior Fashion Revue participants will be invited to represent Missouri 4-H at Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado, January 6-10, 2021!
- Delegates to WNR 2021 will be selected by from high score participants in the Constructed and Purchased categories.
- Participants will be responsible for their costs to attend.
- More information will be shared soon!