Leaf Identification Contest

Learning to identify trees can be fun. Members who participate in this contest gain an appreciation of nature and will find that leaf and tree identification is basic to advancing their knowledge in other fields such as forestry, horticulture, botany, wildlife and ecology. Entries for the 2023 Leaf Identification Contest are due to the Caldwell Parish 4-H office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27.


  • Leaves must be collected during the current school year.
  • Leaves must be from trees or shrubs.
  • Submit a binder of 15 pages of leaves, one leaf per page.
  • Tape each leaf on a separate piece of construction or copy paper.
  • Identify each leaf using a pen or marker. Be specific when identifying leaves. For example, if a leaf is from a Live Oak tree, write Live Oak, not just Oak. If the leaf is from a Bald Cypress tree, write Bald Cypress, not just Cypress tree.
  • Contestants must write their name, school and grade on the front cover of their binder.
  • Entries submitted after October 27 will not be eligible to place first, second or third and will not be eligible for cash prizes.


  • 60 points for a binder of a variety of leaves.
  • 10 points for 15 different leaves, one leaf per page.
  • 30 points for neatness of work.


  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all divisions. This contest is sponsored by the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.

Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in Caldwell 4-H, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663.

Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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