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Presentation Guidelines: Communications & Expressive Arts

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  • To provide an opportunity to develop skills in organizing, planning, and delivering a 4-H presentation.
  • To provide a forum for youth to share information related to communications and expressive arts.
  • To encourage youth to study and investigate the varied aspects of communications and expressive arts.


Individuals or teams may compete.

  • 8-10 – 4-H’er must be 8 years old on January 1 of the current year and not have reached their eleventh birthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 11-13 – 4-H’er must be eleven years old prior to January 1 of the current year and not have reached their fourteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 14-18 – 4-H’er must be fourteen years of age prior to January 1 of the current year, and not have reached their nineteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year.


  • Presentations in Public Speaking and Photography & Video Production should be given in those categories only.
  • 4-H Entertains is the activity that is performance-oriented.
  • This is a presentation category, not a performance opportunity. A participant may incorporate a short performance during the presentation to demonstrate or illustrate a point; however, it will not be acceptable for a participant to give a performance of a form of communication or art without a verbal presentation relative to the chosen focus. Props, posters, models, etc. are permissible as with any presentation. Judging will be conducted against items included on the standard presentation judging form.
  • See NC 4-H Presentation Regulations.

Presentation Ideas:

  • Crafts
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Media
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Rap
  • Clowning
  • Theater
  • Acting
  • Speech
  • Language (such as signing)


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