4-H Presentations and Public Speaking

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4-H Presentation Dates

Upcoming Dates

  • District Activity Day at WCU Friday June 14, 2024
  • State Presentation Finals at NC State Tuesday July 23, 2024

4-H Presentations

4-H Presentations are a huge part of North Carolina 4-H. It is one of the best ways to help youth learn public speaking skills. It focuses on youth teaching others what they know about a topic that they are passionate about!

Benefits of 4-H Presentations:

-Increased knowledge of public speaking skills

-Increased self confidence

-Increase of knowledge in a given area

-Helps with communication skills, presentation skills, college/post secondary goals, career and job skills

What is a 4-H Presentation?

A presentation is a 5-12 minute long demonstration (showing how to do something) or illustrated (talking about a topic of interest using props) talk. There are over 30 categories that you may choose to compete in. 4-H Presentations are open to registered 4-H members ages 8-18. Youth aged 5-7 (as of January 1, 2024) are allowed to participate and give a presentation, but will not be part of the competition).

Examples of 4-H Presentations

2024 Competition Details

Category must also be determined. Only two youth per age group (8-10, 11-13, 14-18) and category can participate at the district competition.

If you are the third person in an age group and category we will help you find another category so you can participate.

Details for 4-H Presentations can be found here in the 2024 NC 4-H Awards Handbook.

County Presentations

Please fill out this Form to let us know what category you might want to present in/register. After that Form has been completed, Leah will reach out to you individually.

District Activity Day (Presentation Competition)

Date: June 14, 2024

Time:  All Day

Location:  Western Carolina University; Cullowhee, NC (transportation will be on your own)

Other Details: Gold winners (ages 8-10) and Gold and Silver Winners (ages 11-13, 14-18) are eligible to compete in the state competition

State 4-H Presentations Competition

Date: July 23, 2024

Time:  All Day

Location:  North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC (transportation will be on your own)