California 4-H Youth Development Program
California 4-H Youth Development Program
California 4-H Youth Development Program
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California 4-H Youth Development Program

State 4-H Fashion Revue

State 4-H Fashion Revue is one of many activities that take place as part of the overall California 4-H State Field Day at UC Davis. #StateFieldDay

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2020 State 4-H Fashion Revue

State Fashion Revue logo

Theme: 20/20 Fashion ... What's your vision?

Date: May 30, 2020 Location: Olson Hall, UC Davis

Youth Chairs: Abby Milanesa (Monterey County) and Sheyla Jacobs (Orange County)

2020 Categories:

2020 Service Projects

SFR Schedule (subject to change)

  • 7:00 – 8:30 AM       Check in, outside Olson Hall
  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM       SFR participant & family orientations
  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM       SFR evaluator orientation
  • 8:45 - 9:15 AM        Olson Hall presentation evaluator orientation
  • 9:10 AM                  SFR room monitor orientation
  • 9:00 - Noon             SFR workshops, SPD presentations, Silent Auction
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM      SFR evaluations
  • 11:30 – Noon          SFR evaluation call backs, if needed
  • Noon – 1:00 PM       Lunch, on your own
  • 1:00/1:30/1:45 PM  Fashion show line up, Wellman 2
  • 1:30 – 3:30 PM        Fashion show & awards, outdoor stage
  • 4:00 PM                  Committee wrapup, Olson 118

2020 State Fashion Revue CATEGORIES


Participants in this category will construct garment(s), showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment. Participants are encouraged to construct additional garments and/or accessories to complete the outfit. The garment(s) in this category must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.

Consumer Science Purchased, $40.00 Limit

Participants in this category will shop for an entire outfit with the total cost not to exceed $40.00, including shoes but not sales tax. Receipts from the current 4-H year are required for any item that is visible. Gifts, prior purchases, and items without receipts are not eligible for this category. Receipts from yard sales, etc. may be hand written. The participant should consider value vs. cost, versatility, the shopping experience, and coordination of the outfit within the cost limit. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.

Box Challenge

For 2020: Use 2 different fabrics

Participants in this challenge will sew one or more garments that contain 2 different fabrics that are visible. They can be 2 different colors, 2 different textures, a print and a solid, or any other combination of 2 different fabrics. The fabric used for lining doesn’t count. If one garment is sewn it has to contain the 2 different fabrics. If more than one garment is sewn, the sewn garments together must contain the 2 different fabrics. More than 2 fabrics may be used but that does not increase the scorecard points.

In addition, choose from the following elements that are in your box. Junior members must include at least two (2) in their sewn garment(s). Intermediate members must include at least three (3). Senior members must include at least four (4). The garment(s) must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing project.

In the box:

  • Zipper, functional
  • Buttonholes, at least 2 that are functional
  • Pockets, 2, any type
  • Collar, waistband, or set-in sleeve
  • Gathering or ruffle
  • Darts or pleats, 2 or more
  • Trim. Examples are, but not limited to: fringe, lace, bias binding, piping, etc.
  • Hand made accessory

Vintage Challenge

The term "vintage" is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old that is also clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. To be called vintage, the piece should strongly reflect styles and trends associated with that era. Participants in this challenge will create an outfit that is inspired by or looks like a design from 1900-2000, using new fabric and notions. The entry must state the year or period of the design and include a drawing, photo, or description of the classic design that is being reproduced or duplicated. Add accessories to complete the outfit that are reminiscent of that time period. The outfit must feature at least one handmade garment made by the member. Other pieces of the outfit must be representational and recognizable as belonging to the same era as the hand made garment. The garment(s) in this challenge must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.

Cosplay Challenge

Cosplay is the practice of dressing to resemble a fictional character from a movie, book, or video game. Cosplay can also depict an original character or a historical character.

Participants in this challenge will construct a cosplay costume. Start with a photo or drawing of the character that inspired the costume. Use any crafting techniques and any materials to make the costume. Pre-made, purchased costume kits, or parts of kits are not allowed. Accessories may be purchased. Do not include real or realistic weapons. The purchased garments may be used as a starting point for the costume (purchased jeans with sewn western shirt and vest; purchased blouse with a hand made poodle skirt and scarf). The costume and its theme must be 4-H appropriate. For instance, you can modify the Wonder Woman outfit to wear pants, tights, or a longer skirt. The participant must be able to walk, sit, and use stairs while in the costume. "DisneyBounding" is not considered Cosplay for this challenge. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.



SFR participant registration opens March 15 and closes at 5:00 PM on May 13, 2020 at

SFR Evaluator and Room Monitor registration is at

Members qualify to enter State Fashion Revue at their county Fashion Revue. There is no fee to enter State Fashion Revue. Each county may send one delegate per category and age division. The information here is for STATE Fashion Revue. See your county website to enter County Fashion revue. 

Dual Participation

You must enter each event separately by its due date. Indicate "dual-entry" on your SFR registration and for the other event too.

State Fashion Revue and State Presentation Day

Every effort will be made to accommodate 4-H members who qualify for both State Fashion Revue and Presentation Day individual, team or Cultural Arts presentations. Scheduling conflicts may not allow SFR delegates to participate in Share the 4-H Fun. Check in for dual-registered SFR members is at Olson Hall only.

State Fashion Revue and State Interview Contest 

Dual entry in Interview Contest may be possible depending on interview time. Please try to schedule a time during the lunch break. Check with registrars of the events if you have questions. 


Counties are required to provide one adult evaluator per every five SFR entries. Evaluators should be familiar with the fashion revue event, the Guide for Evaluators, and the category scorecards. The 2020 Guide will be available in January 2020.

In addition, we need 12 presentation evaluators for Olson Hall to accommodate members dual registered in SFR and State Presentation Day, and 11 adult SFR Room Monitors.  

SFR Guide for Evaluators 2019  

2020 Scorecards as pdf files: 

2020 files in Word, for counties to personalize: 

Participant Information

AGE DIVISIONS (As of December 31st of the program year)

  • Junior age 9-10
  • Intermediate age 11-13
  • Senior age 14-18


  • The outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member during judging and the fashion show (not created for someone else).
  • All outfits must meet the 4-H Dress Guidelines, found at For State Fashion Revue (SFR), all shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length due to the raised stage for the fashion show. County Fashion Revue coordinators will review all outfits based on these guidelines before SFR entry, with further review by the SFR Committee if needed.  
  • All outfits entered in SFR must be suitable for comfortably walking, sitting, and going up and down stairs because of the schedule and location of SFR and the fashion show.
  • The 5 categories for 2020 SFR are Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased $40 limit, and the 3 challenges: Box Challenge, Vintage Challenge, and Cosplay Challenge. Only these 5 categories are included for 2020 at the state event. All entries in the state event must conform to the SFR category rules.
  • A member may only enter one outfit in State Fashion Revue.
  • Counties may offer additional categories at the local level. Counties may allow members to enter more than one category at the local level. If so, each entry must contain different garments, shoes and accessories. A garment worn in one entry may not also be worn in a different entry. For example, a top entered in a Challenge category may not also be entered in the Traditional category.
  • A county may qualify one member in each age division (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) and each of the five categories to advance to State Fashion Revue. Participants should expect competition at SFR to be at a higher level than at the county events. SFR Rubric scorecards are available below.
  • For all constructed categories, if you personalized a pattern for your style or fit, there is a section where you can explain this on your entry. 
  • The information submitted at entry is printed for the evaluation panel. In addition, participants are encouraged to give a short oral presentation about their outfit. For juniors and intermediates, the time limit is 30 seconds. For seniors (changed for 2020) the time limit is 1 minute. The evaluators will also ask questions and look at the outfits. 
  • Participation in the afternoon SFR Fashion Show is a required element of the event.
  • Participants entering SFR may be dual-entered in State Presentation Day. It may not be possible to also enter Share the 4-H Fun skit due to scheduling conflicts. Talk to the SFR Registrar with questions before you sign up.
  • All SFR participants and family members are invited to attend the SFR Skillathon, workshops, and Silent Auction.
  • Additional rules may be added by the SFR committee as needed.


2019 SFR Committee
2019 SFR Committee


SFR Committee

The State Fashion Revue (SFR) Committee: 

The SFR Committee is open to youth and adults enrolled in California 4-H. The SFR committee meets 4-5 times per year utilizing both face-to-face and conference call meetings. If you would like to be part of the committee or receive our news, contact Sue Moore, Registrar, 209-743-2020 or Mary Engebreth, Adult Co-chair,, 707-996-2981.

The purpose of State 4-H Fashion Revue is to:

  • Provide educational activities for youth who are learning and growing in citizenship, leadership and life skills
  • Inspire appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development
  • Introduce opportunities to extend youth leadership and communication
  • Promote self esteem through individual expression

State Fashion Revue History

(click on the link for past results and information)

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