4-H Alberta wants YOUR video | Fortis Cares Contest | Win a Safeway Summer Backyard BBQ!
Why 4-H is Great! Contest
Deadline May 24
on Why 4-H is Great Contest
Concert Contest Entry Form
Contest Entry Form
Why 4-H is Great contest has returned for the 4th year.
What is the "Why 4-H is Great" Contest?
ATB branches and 4-H members across Alberta can partner together to competefor an opportunity to host a 4-H District Community concert on Thursday, November 14, 2013, with Gord Bamford, a Canadian country music star and 2010 CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year! The ATB Financial sponsored event will enable the winning 4-H District to use the community concer . . . to fundraise for 4-H.
This year, the annual contest is encouraging all members to apply by submitting audio visual entries that highlight "Why 4-H is Great" or "Why 4-H loves Alberta". The top three entries will be posted to Facebook to be judged by the general public. The winning candidate, with the most Facebook "likes", will be announced August 2013 and will receiving a Gord Bamford community concert on November 14, 2013, to fundraise for their local 4-H District.
4-H members and alumni across Alberta can also enter the Musicians Contest, via audio visual submissions for the chance to become Gord Bamford’s opening act! The top six entries will compete at live auditions held at the Alberta 4-H Centre at Battle Lake, Alberta in August and the selected candidate will open for Bamford at the "Why 4-H is Great" community concert.
The deadline to submit a audio visual presentation is May 24, 2013. Visit "Why 4-H is Great" on Facebook for contest details http://www.facebook.com/pages/Why-4-H-is-Great-Contest/361263033926976?fref=ts
Alberta Beef Young Guns Contest
deadline May 31
Sponsor: Alberta Beef Producers
Prerequisites: If you are between the ages of eight and 21, and are involved in beef 4-H, junior cattle shows or beef production you are eligible to enter. Must be an Alberta resident.
Program Description: Do you have some cool ideas on being the future of our beef industry? This is a great time to use those ideas to win cash. It’s time for the annual Alberta Beef Producer Young Guns Contest and we want you to tell us your Alberta beef story. You can interpret this in any way just be sure to use your imagination to tell your story. Submit your entry as an essay, video, blog, poster, social media campaign, etc. Be creative.
Do you have some cool ideas on being the future of our beef industry? This is a great time to use those ideas to win cash. It’s time for the annual Alberta Beef Producer Young Guns Award and we want you to tell us your Alberta beef story. You can interpret this in any way just be sure to use your imagination to tell your story. Submit your entry as an essay, video, blog, poster, social media campaign, etc. Be creative.
Three prizes are available:
1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $250
Send your entry form and contest submission to:
Alberta Beef Producers
320, 6715-8th Street, NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
We must receive your entry by midnight Friday, May 31, 2013 to be eligible to win. The winners will be determined by a panel of judges at the ABP semi annual meeting on June 12 and will be contacted on or before June 21.
Young Guns Contest web site and entry form
FortisAlberta and 4-H Alberta Community Cares Contest
deadline Jun 30
Information on Community Cares Contest
Community Cares Poster
FortisAlberta is partnering with 4-H Alberta in order to continue the 2nd Annual Community Cares Contest.
This contest will recognize the efforts of 4-H Alberta clubs that are working to improve the communities in our province by cleaning up and improving their own local community.
Clubs will be required to document their progress and compile it into a final presentation, or Journey, which can then be submitted on the contest Facebook event page. All entries will be judged by a panel chosen by FortisAlberta.
Ideas for community improvement projects include (but are not limited to): cleaning up or repairing community property (ie. the local hall where club hosts meetings), organizing a recycling drive, removing graffiti, planting a garden or flowers in community space, or coordinating events or fundraisers that benefit other charitable nonprofits with an environmental mandate.
Clubs are welcome to submit qualifying retroactive projects, as long as they occurred during the 2012-2013 club year.
Clubs can join together to commit as one entry and then split the prize.
For more information or club discussions around suitable Clean Up/Improvement projects please contact Rae-lee Pieschel, Executive Assistant, 4-H Foundation of Alberta.
Clubs in the South, East Central, West Central, and Northeast Regions will be eligible to enter the contest, complete a community improvement project, and submit their project presentation.
Four (4) $1,000 prizes will be awarded (one winner from each of the four regions, for a total of $4,000).
Many 4-H clubs engage in community improvement and or community cleanup projects, and FortisAlberta would like to recognize the efforts of these clubs. All entries will be showcased, in order to highlight some of the great community improvement projects 4-H clubs engage in.
South, East Central, West Central, and Northeast Regions have been selected as areas to the cleanup contest will be focused on and piloted in 2012.
Win a Safeway Summer Backyard BBQ!
Canada Safeway is challenging 4-H clubs in Alberta to help raise awareness for Prostate Cancer
Deadline May 24
Poster - Win a Safeway Summer Backyard BBQ!
What Can Clubs Do?
Canada Safeway will launch its month-long Prostate Cancer Campaign, a fundraising and awareness campaign, with a goal to raise over $1 million to fund valuable research and awareness tools for Canadian on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
Canada Safeway is inviting 4-H clubs to partner with their local Safeway store in order to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness that same day.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer affecting Canadian men. During his lifetime, 1 Canadian man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
For almost 100 years, through its pledge of “hands to larger service”, 4-H has a proud history of giving back to the community by encouraging young people and adults to volunteer. Community service, making a difference in our communities and improving quality of life for all has been something all 4-H members have been committed to for generations.
What better campaign to get involved with than promoting Prostate Cancer? Becoming involved in this worthy initiative will teach 4-H participants to care and lead while raising awareness for the cause – the most common cancer to afflict the men we love. We all have a father, uncle, brother or son who we do not want to see affected by Prostate Cancer.
Examples of how clubs can get involved:
Volunteer to set up a Prostate Cancer Information Awareness Booth in your local Safeway Store
Volunteer at the in-store BBQ or Float Day, with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer
Be a volunteer celebrity 4-H bagger and help Safeway store employees bag groceries
Wear fun colourful neck ties and hand out prostate awareness material!
Members can choose to volunteer with their dads and make it into a father-daughter or father-son event!
Win a Safeway Summer Backyard BBQ!
All participating clubs that have registered to participate by May 24, 2013 will be entered in a prize draw to receive a Safeway Summer Backyard BBQ for their club. The prize will include:
Local Alberta grown produce from Canada Safeway
The best selection of AAA Canadian Beef
Canada Safeway Employees to Serve Your BBQ Meal
Valued at: $500
Are you interested?
Respond “Yes, I want more information” or “Yes, I want to participate” to Vanessa Bosworth, 4-H Foundation of Alberta, Ph:1.877.682.2154, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ree-Lee Pieschel, 4-H Foundation of Alberta, Ph:587.999.2240, Email: email@example.com along with your club information and contact information by May 24, 2013 and you will be contacted regarding the Canada Safeway Prostate Cancer Awareness Opportunity.
4-H Alberta wants YOUR video
Poster and "How to Submit" your video
These days it’s easier than ever to capture your own video footage. Chances are that if you don’t yet own a video phone, Webcam, or digital camera with video, someone you know does. With this in mind, we want to see your 4-H Experiences, whether they’re educational, very funny, funny, or just fun!!
Here are some ideas and topics for the kinds of videos we’re looking for to help get you started:
Take your camera along as you journey through your 4-H project
Show off what happens during your project year
Present examples or portfolios of project work
Show a project in process (woodworking, welding, sewing, etc.)
Club Activities and Community Services
Create a “How to” video
- Prepare for Achievement Day
Show Important Learning activities and Skill development sessions
Celebrating 4-H Milestones
Basically, if you make a video that has anything at all to do with 4-H Alberta, we want to see it! Potentially, you and your video could be showcased in promotional materials!
To get started uploading footage and videos, contact: Vanessa Bosworth, Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, 4-H Foundation of Alberta, Email: Bosworth@4hab.com, Ph: 780.682.2153.