Maryland 4-H Publicity ReleaseThe Maryland 4-H Program and the University of Maryland often use images of “4-Hers in action” to promote programs and activities, recognize achievement, and share the fun of 4-H. Maryland 4-H members and adults may be photographed or videotaped at 4-H events on the local, state, and national level. Images identifying 4-H youth will not be publicized without permission of a parent/guardian, which must be indicated in the 4-Her’s current year 4-H Online record. This permission must be renewed annually, at member enrollment. In publicly sharing photographs and video of 4-H events, Maryland 4-H takes reasonable steps to protect youth’s privacy and safety. Such actions may include identifying 4-Hers only by first name and county or club affiliation, or by not specifically naming photo/video subjects. In some cases, older 4-Hers who have earned high awards or recognition may be identified by full names such as for a press release or interview. Photos or videos of 4-H youth will be posted by Maryland 4-H ONLY to official 4-H, UME, and University websites or social media accounts. Images will not be sold. Specific permission may be required to share images made at some but not all 4-H events.If you give permission to Maryland 4-H, University of Maryland Extension (UME), and the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) to create, use, and publish photographic or video images of your child for educational and promotional purposes, the images may be exhibited publicly or privately, including posting to official 4-H and University of Maryland websites and social media accounts. Neither you, your child, or any other party will receive financial compensation for use of these images. If you choose to decline the use of your own/your child’s image for promotional purposes, Maryland 4-H, UME, and the University of Maryland will not share photos or videos featuring you/your child. Your image/your child’s image may still appear in group or action/activity photos, but s/he will not be specifically identified or named.