Sugar and Seafood Contest

Suzanne Troxclair, Smith, Vickie L.

Round cake with yellow icing and green decoration.
Seafood dish.

Just a reminder of the upcoming Sugar and Seafood Contest to be held on Nov. 4, 2023, at Galliano Elementary School. Registration will be between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Judging will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and should be concluded by noon with awards to follow. No dishes may be removed until the conclusion of the awards.

Your dishes can be brought to the contest by another person. Elementary, Middle and Senior High school members will compete separately for purple, blue and red ribbons. Overall Champion dishes will receive trophies. Members may enter one seafood dish and/or one sugar dish.

Categories for Seafood are Oyster, Crab, Shrimp, Fish/Other Seafood and Crawfish. Sugar categories are Cakes (homemade or mixes), Candies, Cookies, Pies and Other Sugar Dish.

Rules for this contest are:

  • Sugar dishes must use at least one-half (1/2) cup of sugar. May be granulated, brown, powdered or any combination. Mixes are permitted as long as 1/2 cup of additional sugar is added to the recipe.
  • Seafood dishes must use at least one (1) cup of seafood. The seafood must be fresh, frozen, pasteurized or dried. Canned seafood is not acceptable. Surimi, an artificial crab made from fish, cannot be used. There can be no raw seafood in the final dish. Entries may contain a small amount of a second seafood but not more than ½ the amount of the primary seafood. All seafood used in the contest must be Louisiana Seafood.
  • A copy of the recipe must be submitted with the dish. (Please print or write clearly on an index card or sheet of paper.)
  • Print name, school, and division (Elementary, Middle or Senior) on recipe.
  • The food should be exhibited in a normal-sized serving container not to exceed 18" to allow adequate space for all entries. You will be asked to remove items not directly related to the dish such as placemats, flower arrangements, figurines, trays, footed chafing dishes, soup tureens, etc. Baskets or metal containers in which casserole/serving dishes fit exactly will be allowed. Non-edible items are not to be used as garnish. No serving utensils will be needed. They are provided by the 4-H Office.

Sugar and/or Seafood Illustrated Talk Divisions

No dish will be required for this contest. There will be three divisions in this contest:

Division I – (Grades 4-6) Contestant designs (a) standard poster 22” x 28” relating to Sugar and/or Seafood, (b) presents a 3-5 minute explanation of poster subject (c) responds to questions from judges.

Division II – (Grades 7-9) The contestant will present a 5-8 minute oral presentation relating to one of the five categories (1) production, (2) food preparation and nutritive value (3) food safety, (4) processing, or (5) marketing about sugar and/or seafood. Posters or PowerPoint presentations may be used. Costume based on theme are acceptable.

Division III – (Grades 10-12) Contestant will present an 8-10 minute oral presentation on sugar and/or seafood. It can be a specific idea or an overview. Examples include Nutritional Value, Economic Value, Cooking Principles, Versatility, Food Safety, Role in Today’s Healthy Diet, Sugar and/or Seafood’s Place in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Role in our National Economy, Role in Protecting the Environment.

Posters or PowerPoint presentations may be used. Costume based on theme are acceptable.

10/13/2023 9:23:59 PM
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