4-H Public Presentations

4-H Public Presentations is a program in which youth learn to create a presentation and develop the skills needed to present it before an audience. They learn about the research process and the steps needed to organize information into an interesting and creative presentation.

Youth learn about the varied purposes of presentations and how to tailor their presentations appropriately to fit their intentions. Beginners are encouraged to select simple topics with which they are extremely comfortable, so that the presentation process is the focus of their learning without the stress of learning about an unfamiliar topic.

As youth progress and grow each year, they are challenged to try one of the more difficult types of presentations, to use more advanced technology in their presentations where appropriate, and to venture into unfamiliar topics or presentation styles.

Participants can choose from the following types of presentations:

  • Demonstration: This type of presentation requires you to talk while working on something. It can be cooking, sewing, building, etc.
  • Illustrated Talk: This is slightly more formal, using a poster or technology to help you relay your message.
  • Speech: For the more experience speaker, you do not use posters or technology to get your point across.
  • Dramatization/Recitation: A fun, confidence building experience -- it is like acting only with no props.
  • Job interview: For ages 15 and up, cover letter and resume required. Learn useful job interview skills.

Club presentations. 4-H members are encouraged to prepare and present their 4-H presentation in front of their primary 4-H Club. The presentation is not formally evaluated but rather used as practice to prepare for 4-H County Presentations.

County Public Presentation Event. 4-H members present in front of trained volunteer evaluators in a classroom style setting. Numerical scores given by evaluators. Participation awards are given immediately after event. Presenters who qualify based on age and score may be selected to advance to 4-H District Presentations. 

2024 dates are March 20th and March 23rd.  Pre-registration required. Register here.

District Public Presentation Event. Selected 4-H members from South Central Counties take part in this event. Presentations are given in a public setting to trained volunteer evaluators. Numerical scores given by evaluators. Participation certificates are awarded immediately after event. Registration required.

The event will take place on April 20th. Information will be provided if selected to advance.

Last updated March 13, 2024