Fashion Revue (April)
Website updated March 1, 2021
Sonoma County 4-H Fashion Revue is a fun opportunity for Sonoma County 4-H members to show off the knowledge, skills and creativity they have used to create various clothing or textile related entries. The goals of 4-H Fashion Revue are to inspire an appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development.
2021: Due to the fluctuating social distancing rules, we are making plans for a variety of levels of distancing requirements. The YAL Center is reserved for Fashion Revue from Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11. Whether or not we need to evaluate on Friday and Sunday will depend upon how many entries are received, how many evaluators are available, and the current distancing rules.
Evaluating for the Sonoma County 4-H Fashion Revue is based on the information in the State Fashion Revue's SFR Guide which includes scorecards and sample questions to ask participants. This guide is available at the State Field Day Volunteer website (under Fashion Revue). Evaluation of all categories includes: value vs. cost, versatility of entry, coordination, knowledge gained while creating entry, presentation, overall look, fit, cleanliness, complexity of skills used compared to sewing experience, and more!
In 2021, all categories are open to all 4-H members – there are no project requirements.
Members may enter multiple County and State Categories at the Sonoma County Fashion Revue, but a member may only have one entry per category and an entry may not be entered in multiple categories. All garment and accessory entries are to be worn by member (not created and fitted for someone else). Outfits must meet the 4-H Dress Guidelines.
See the Category Entry Information Chart for a summary of what is required for each category. 2021-SCFR-Category-Entry-Chart
County Only Categories do not qualify for State Fashion Revue competition.
2021 County Only Categories:
For complete County Category descriptions, see 2021 SCFR Category Descriptions
- Accessories (two coordinating different accessories)
- Embellished (using any method)
- Embellished with Sewing Skills
- Quilted Blanket
- Textile (non-wearable item)
2021 State Categories:
For State information, rules and scorecards, see the State Fashion Revue website.
Age divisions – Age as of Dec 31, 2020
- Primary 5 – 8 years old (comments only, not scored)
- Junior 9 – 10 years old
- Intermediate 11 – 13 years old
- Senior 14 – 18 years old
State Fashion Revue Eligibility
County Winners in the current year's State Categories are eligible to compete at the State Fashion Revue. A member may only enter one outfit in the State Fashion Revue. If a County Winner is unable to enter State, then an alternate entry in the same category and age division will be invited to enter. When a member is County Winner for more than one State Category, the member must choose one category to enter at State and then an alternate entry of the other category will be invited to enter State.
You must turn in a complete entry form packet by the deadlines, including all data and pictures. The evaluators use this information!
Online Participant Entry Form – due 11:59PM Friday, March 12, 2021
Category Entry Forms, two options for submission:
- Print your forms and bring or mail them to the 4-H Office. They must arrive before 4PM, Monday, March 29, 2021. Save a copy of your forms. Label your envelope "Attn: 4-H Fashion Revue".
- Email your forms in a Word or PDF format to 4HSonomaCountyFashionRevue@gmail.com before 11:59PM, Monday, March 29, 2021
NEW for 2021: ALL photos of your finished entry are due by 11:59pm, Sunday, April 4. Please resubmit your entire Category Entry Form when submitting your final photos. Email your updated forms in a Word or PDF format to 4HSonomaCountyFashionRevue@gmail.com. Any other approved minor corrections to the Category Entry Forms are due at the same time.
The 2021 Workshop will be held as a ZOOM meeting on Friday, January 22 at 6:30pm. Please RSVP and submit questions by January 21 by filling out this Google Form:
Unfortunately, we will be unable to have our fun social potluck and work on a community service project together.
A Fashion Revue Workshop is an opportunity to learn and practice Fashion Revue skills before the big event. We review the categories, explain what happens at Fashion Revue, and help members and their parents understand the whole process. This is a fun time to talk with other members interested in Fashion Revue. Come early to participate in a State Fashion Revue Community Service project.
Proficiency Pin Requirements
Sonoma County Fashion Revue offers a Proficiency Pin for members who put extra effort into their Fashion Revue participation. Earning this proficiency increases the members' knowledge about Fashion Revue topics, encourages speaking about Fashion Revue, supports community service, and promotes Fashion Revue to other members. SCFR-FashionRevueProficiencyPinRequirements
Knowledge & Judging Contest
2021: We are reviewing our options for having an online version.
The Knowledge & Judging Contest is normally held during the morning of the Fashion Revue. No pre-registration necessary (although, if we have it in 2021, you may need to register to receive the link). Any 4-H member may participate. A new contest is created each year. For a previous sample, see 2016 under Historical Information below.
Fashion Design Contest
2021: We are reviewing our options for having an online version.
While the Fashion Revue includes a Fashion Show, the Fashion Show is not evaluated! The show occurs after lunch and is a fun time for friends and family to see the members’ accomplishments. Due to social distancing rules, we will most likely not be able to have an in-person Fashion Show in 2021. We tentatively plan to hold an online Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 11, at 6pm.
Normal, In-Person Tentative Schedule
2021: We doubt this will be this year's schedule and expect to be unable to hold an in-person Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony. The 2021 schedule will depend upon how many people we can have on site at one time.
Tentative Schedule for the Sonoma County Fashion Revue. Friends and family are invited to attend the Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony.
8:30 Evaluators' orientation
8:30 Participants' orientation
9:00 Evaluation begins
10:00 Design Contest entries due
10:30 Design Contest voting starts
11:45 Design Contest voting closes
12:30 Lunch break
1:30 Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony
2021 State Fashion Revue Community Service Projects
State Fashion Revue is coordinating two service projects for 2021:
See the State Fashion Revue website for more information and patterns for the service projects.
- 2013 Fashion Revue Results
- 2016 Fashion Revue info
- 2017 Fashion Revue Info
- 2018 Fashion Revue Info
- 2019 Fashion Revue Info
- 2020 Fashion Revue Info
Questions & More Information
If you have any questions or need more information about the 4-H Fashion Revue, please email the committee at: 4HSonomaCountyFashionRevue@gmail.com