4-H Showcase of Talent!

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4-H Showcase of Talent

4-H Entertains is not your typical competition activity. The acts are selected for skill, content, entertainment value and to create a well-rounded show. 


To provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to demonstrate their creativity through the performing arts. To develop poise and self-confidence before a group of their peers. 

To provide an avenue through which local and state 4-H programs may broaden the 4-H image and acquaint the public with the creative skills possessed by 4-H members. 

Eligibility Requirements

Participants should be 8 as of January 1 of the current year and not have had their 19th birthday as of Jan. 1. They must be currently enrolled in the 4-H program and approved in 4-H Online. 

4-H members who have participated in previous County, District and State 4-H talent programs MAY participate again. 

General Guidelines for 2021

  • Talent acts may be presented as a team as long as you follow all COVID-19 protocols. Groups who are not family members will need to follow all COVID-19 state restrictions on 4-H programming. 
  • Talent acts selected should appeal to youth audiences.
  • Talent acts may be drawn from dance, dramatic, variety, instrumental, and vocal arts.
  • Each county may select a maximum of two acts to participate
  • Each act should be a maximum of five (5) minutes.
  • Participants should consider the following items when selecting and presenting a talent act: audience appeal, projection, appropriate dress or costume, poise, staging-position and/or movement on stage, skills in areas of presentation (talent)
  • Music should be in good taste and appropriate for all audiences, no vulgar language will be accepted in any lyrics
  • Animal acts and use of fire are NOT allowed.
  • Digital music must be of good quality and if at all possible, must meet copyright steaming requirements. So please select your “music” carefully.

Video Requirements

  • Videos can not be bigger than 10GB. 
  • Videos must be .mp4 file format or .mov as these are universal and we should be able to open them easily. We do not want links to a youtube channel or anything else. Videos will be uploaded directly to a google registration by 4-H County Staff.

Talent Showcase

The plan is to host a 4-H Webinar during National 4-H Week that you can invite 4-H families, friends, donors, etc to register to celebrate our 4-H Showcase of Talent. 

County Registration Deadline

Contact your 4-H Agent for the County deadline. 

State Registration Deadline

August 13 – You will be required to upload the video and registration information. 

Contact: Hannah at Hannah_worrell@ncsu.edu, 4-H Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center.