Egg-Cellent Egg Contest 2022

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Egg-Cellent Egg Contest Important Dates

It’s an EGG-CELLENT time to be in 4-H!

Entry Guidelines:
The Egg-cellent Egg Contest assesses the ability of 4-H members to raise chickens that produce high-quality eggs. Participants submit up to 2 dozen eggs, which are judged for uniform appearance and consistent interior quality using the same testing measures applied in commercial poultry production.

Who Can Participate:
Any enrolled North Carolina 4-H member who has a flock of chickens that are currently laying eggs. The chickens may be from a 4-H Chick Chain, Poultry Project, or other program source. Youth must be an enrolled member in 4-HOnline to participate.

Participants may submit up to 2 dozen eggs in different categories, which will be judged for uniformity, exterior and interior quality. Participants will also complete supplemental project components based on their age which is part of their final score.

Youth must participate in the two MANDATORY Zoom sessions on September 13th and 27th. Youth must complete supplemental project components and submit online by November 3rd. Eggs must be submitted by November 3rd to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Beaufort County Center.

• September 9th ‐ Registration Deadline
• September 13th at 5:30 p.m. ‐ Initial Training Zoom
• September 27th at 5:30 p.m. ‐ Cloverbud and Junior EGG‐citing, In Depth Egg Training Zoom
• September 27th at 6:30 p.m. – Intermediate and Senior EGG-citing, In Depth Egg Training Zoom
• November 3rd by 5 p.m. ‐ Egg Submission Deadline to your county Extension Office. Supplemental sections must be submitted on this day too.
• November 15th at 5:30 p.m. ‐ Winners Announced by Zoom

For more information, please view the 2022 Egg Contest Guidelines