4-H Members Invited to Step Up to the Challenge and Compete for Cash Prize in a Facebook Video Contest

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Three 4-H Clubs will Win Cash Prize for Submitting Videos Explaining How They Will Solve a Problem in the Community and Create Lasting, Positive Change

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Bogs Footwear (http://www.bogsfootwear.com) and 4-H, the nation's largest youth development organization, are calling all 4-H participants nationwide to participate in the Step Up to the Challenge video contest.

Beginning now through November 11, 2012, 4-H’ers can submit a video describing how their club can solve an issue in the community with lasting, positive change. Three winning videos will receive $1,250 for County 4-H Programs courtesy of Bogs Footwear.

Once videos are submitted online through the 4-H Facebook Page (under the Contests app), a panel of 4-H judges will select five finalists by November 16, 2012. The public can vote on their favorite finalists November 19 – 25, 2012 on the 4-H Facebook Page.
4-H and Bogs will announce the three finalists with the highest number of votes on November 26, 2012.

To further support 4-H, throughout the month of November, Bogs Footwear will donate $5 for every pair of Bogs sold at select Coastal Farm & Ranch, JAX Mercantile and D&B Supply stores to the National 4-H Council in support of 4-H youth programming. The funding will enable 4-H youth to sharpen leadership skills and leave lasting, positive impacts on their communities.

4-H serves more than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. As the youth development program of the nation’s 111 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach, enabling 4-H'ers to stand out among their peers by building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.

About Bogs:
Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit http://www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

About 4-H:
4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. 4-H programs are implemented by the 111 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about 4-H at http://www.4-h.org or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/4-H.

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