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4-H Presentations

What are 4-H Presentations?

The 4-H Presentations program is an opportunity for youth to learn about a new topic, develop a presentation, and utilize public speaking skills at the County and District Activity Day competitions.

What are the rules?

For this contest, youth ages 8-18, research, write, practice, and deliver a 5-12 minute presentation on a topic of their choice. Youth ages 5-7 can also participate by presenting a 2-4 minute presentation on a subject of their choice. The Washington County 4-H Extension Agent is available to assist youth with presentation preparation such as topic selection, outline, and organization. The winners at District Activity Day are invited to compete at the state level.

2020 Video Rules

  • Videos must be single cut – do not do several recordings and splice them together. SINGLE CUT ONLY – just as if youth are presenting live.
  • Judges must see youth doing their presentations.
  • Teams – use Zoom or something similar to record you both on the screen at the same time. (Use co-host to share the roles)
  • Videos can not be bigger than 10GB – smaller is better
  • Videos must be .mp4 file format or .mov as these are universal and we should be able to open them easily. Do not send links to the video (including YouTube).
  • Please upload the video directly in the google registration. This will be available soon.

What is the timeline?

4-H’ers have the opportunity to present on the county level. This will serve as a practice run for those that decide to participate at District Activity Day.

  • County Activity Day: June 8 from 12-4 p.m. – Virtually via Zoom or Video Submission
  • District Activity Day: June 12th – Video Submission Due
  • Score Sheets Returned: July 3rd
  • 4-H State Presentations: July 17 – Videos Submissions Due

4-H Presentation Registration!!

To learn more or sign up for 4-H Presentations, contact Beth Jackson at beth_jackson@ncsu.edu.