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4-H presentations are a vital part of the 4-H program! Every 4-H member can profit in some way from preparing and presenting a presentation. 4-H’ers who have participated in 4-H presentations often recall that their experiences built communication skills, public speaking skills, poise, confidence, organizational skills, research skills, and thought expression. These too can be your experiences by participating in 4-H presentations!
4-H Presentation rules and guidelines
- Presentation Handbook (8-18 age)
- State 4-H Presentation Video Tips (8-18 age)
- Presentation Helpful Tools (8-18 age)
- Presentation Workshop Slideshow (8-18 age)
- Example of Demonstration 4-H Presentation
General Guidelines Overview
You must be signed up for a presentation category by Friday, April 21st
- Only two people can sign-up for one presentation category in the same age group. (So sign-up for the category you want quickly!)
- Presentations must be between 5-12 minutes if you are ages 8-18
- Cloverbuds (5-7) can present on any topic and do not have a time limit
- A presentation can be a demonstration, illustrated talk, or formal speech
- Presentations are best when props and slides (powerpoint) are used
- You can participate in presentations as an individual or as a team (2 people)
- Henderson County 4-H does have some presentation examples. For access, email Hannah_peeler@ncsu.edu
Sign up for your 4-H Presentation Category 2023 by clicking here!
- Find your presentation topic category
- Select the appropriate age group within your topic category (4-H goes by the youth’s age as of January 1, 2023).
- Comment the youth’s name on the box selected
If you have trouble viewing or finding your presentation category please email email@example.com
Workshop and Learning Opportunities
Let us know you are coming!
Register for one of all the following workshops by clicking here!
County Activity Day
Henderson County Activity Day is the first level of the three-tier 4-H presentations competition (four-tier for poultry and horse categories). County Activity Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 13. We are excited for presentations to provide another great learning experience for our 4-H’ers!
Participants ages 8-18 give presentations and judges award blue or red ribbons. Each participant will receive feedback from judges to prepare for District Activity Day, which every participant will have the option to pursue. Blue ribbon recipients means they are ready for District, just keep practicing! Red ribbon recipients have put in good work, but something has been encouraged to change on the presentation before going to District, and of course, keep practicing!
Cloverbuds (5-7) can present at County Activity Day with any topic and time limit of their choosing! They will receive a trophy for their participation!
We will continue to keep you updated on scheduling for County Activity Day. If you are interested in signing up for a presentation category, volunteer, or be a presentation coach or judge, please contact Hannah_peeler@ncsu.edu.
District Activity Day
West District presentations will be held in Rutherford County on Friday, June 16, 2023. Participants (8-18) will have the opportunity to present their presentations in front of judges and compete to continue on to the State 4-H presentation competition in Raleigh if they place in their category at District level.
Cloverbuds (5-7) can present their presentations on the District level for practice in front of audiences. However, they are not at competition age and will receive a participation ribbon for their accomplishment!
State Activity Day
4-H Presentations on the State level will take place on NC State University Campus on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Youth who placed at their District competitions can present at the State level. Certain presentation categories have monetary awards associated with them for placing gold or silver medals.
For youth who are between the age 13-18 presentations are the first day of NC 4-H Congress if they chose to register and participate! Click here if your teen is interested in 4-H Congress!