4-H Youth Development Program
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4-H Youth Development Program

State 4-H Presentation Day

Part of the State 4-H Field Day

A presentation is a method used to communicate an idea by showing and/or telling. It can be a demonstration or a talk that uses posters and other visual aids. A 4-H Presentation helps you learn to:

  • Research a subject
  • Organize ideas in a logical order
  • Be a teacher and practice public speaking skills

Public speaking skills are ranked number one among the skill sets of professionals. Other guiding factors for developing public speaking skills include:

  • Discovering an important component of leadership development
  • Increasing self-esteem, self confidence, and ability to accept feedback
  • Expanding skills for planning, preparation and performance

More information about: Public Speaking

2015 Presentation Day

Location: Wellman, Olson, Hart, and Social Sciences Halls

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Presenters must register by May 25, 2015 at 11:59pm 
Registration Opens January 1, 2015 

Judges and room hosts must register at -Coming Soon

Contest Coordinator: Sarah Watkins, spwatkins@ucanr.edu 
Tally Room Coordinator: Ariel Smoke, amsmoke@ucanr.edu 

Eligibility: Any 4-H member (4th grade and above) who has been awarded a gold medal in their sectional competition may compete with the same presentation for which the medal was awarded. 

4-H members may give only one presentation at the State 4-H Presentation Day.

Categories: Categories are open to all age groups - Junior, Intermediate, and Senior.

  • Demonstration
  • Illustrated Talk 
  • Educational Display
  • Impromptu Speech
  • Interpretive Reading 
  • Prepared Speech
  • Problem Solving 
  • Audio Visual -(Does not include demonstrations that use Powerpoint) 
  • Share-the-Fun
  • Cultural Arts 


Special Recognition Opportunities:

2015 Special Recognition: Awarded to 4-H members who relate their presentations (all categories are eligible) to one of the following four focus areas:

  • Science, Engineering and Technology (SET): Aerospace Engineering: Flying Into the Future! 
  • Citizenship: Coming Soon 
  • Healthy Living: Coming Soon 
  • Thrive: The Path to Thriving 

Please visit Recognition Opportunities for more information, including complete descriptions, resources, and eligibility requirements.

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