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Mississippi 4-H Idol

Contest Rules

  1. Age: 8–18 as of January 1, 2022. All members of a group performance must meet the age requirements.
  • Junior Division: 8–13
  • Senior Division: 14–18
  1. The performance may not exceed 4 minutes. Contestants will be disqualified if they go over this time limit.
  2. If an accompanist is needed, the contestant must make these arrangements. Vocalists may use a CD or cell phone for accompaniment, but it may not have vocals on it. Tracks containing voices are not allowed.
  3. Contestants must bring their own special equipment, props, etc. Contestants must be able to carry their props on stage. Microphones and a sound system will be provided.
  4. Pre-recorded music must be submitted on a CD containing only the cut of music used for the talent performance. 4-H nor its contractors will be responsible for cueing music on CDs with multiple tracks. Tracks containing voices are not allowed.
  5. Chosen songs must contain appropriate lyrics; no lewd or inappropriate language. Any performance containing inappropriate language will result in immediate disqualification from the competition.
  6. Contestants will be judged by a committee. This committee will determine which contestants qualify to participate in the state contest.
  7. Judging will be on the following basis:
  • Appropriate costume or dress – 10 points
  • Showmanship – 20 points
  • Talent – 70 points


Find Your Spark. Illuminate 4-H.

Audition For 4-H Idol.

Saturday, May 14, 1–4 p.m., Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Jackson

Sunday, May 15, 2–5 p.m., South Beach Hotel, Biloxi

Saturday, May 21, 1–4 p.m., B.B. King Museum, Indianola

Sunday, May 22, 2–5 p.m., Elvis Presley Birthplace, Tupelo


High-point senior performers will be invited to perform Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Mississippi State University during State 4-H Congress and may be asked to perform at other events, as well.

For more information or to register, contact the MSU Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development at (662) 325-3350 or (662) 539-1733.

Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, contact Debra Lloyd at

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