Invitational Event - 2009
INDIANA STATE 4-H ELECTRIC CONTEST
This contest is designed to give 4-H members enrolled in the 4-H Electric program an
opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of electricity, the efficient use of electricity, care,
maintenance, and safety of electrical equipment and apparatus found on the farm and in the home,
including electronics. Safety will be stressed throughout the contest.
This contest will include (time limits as shown):
1. Written examination (20 minutes)
2. Identification of Electrical Equipment and/or parts of the equipment that are found on the
farm or in the home, including electrical and electronic symbols (15 minutes)
3. Practical wiring exercise (45 minutes maximum)
4. Demonstration/Illustrated talk (3 to 5 minutes)
Designated judges will preside over the event and their decisions will be final.
The 2009 state contest will be held on Saturday, August 15th during the Indiana State Fair. To register
for the event contact your county Extension office by August 1.
The winner of this event will represent Indiana at the National 4-H Electric Contest held September
27 - 29, 2009 at Purdue University. Also, the winner will receive a $500 scholarship for education
beyond high school. NOTE: Previous winners are not eligible for the $500 scholarship, but may
compete for a special trophy.
Event No. I. Written Examination
Will consist of 25 multiple choice questions pertaining to the electric program, care,
maintenance and safety taken from the Indiana 4-H Electric curriculum.
1. Four penalty points will be given for each question
answered incorrectly or unanswered.
2. Time limit 20 minutes.
Scoring: Questions missed ______ x 4 = Total Penalty Points ______
Event No. II. Parts Identification
Will consist of a group of 25 numbered parts or symbols that must be identified. Participant will
place a number by the most correct part name on a list of various electrical or electronic parts.
1. Each p