4-H Presentations: Information Guide

— Written By and last updated by
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲
4-H Clover and a graphic of a person presenting

Public speaking is an essential life skill that is critical to our workforce today. Start polishing those public speaking skills early by participating in 4-H presentations!

What is a 4-H Presentation?

4-H Presentations are 5-12 minutes long and either is a demonstration or an illustrated talks. This means that you are either demonstrating how to do something or you are talking about a topic of interest and using props to add value to your presentation. There are 32 different categories you can choose from to compete. Youth ages 5-7 (as of January 1 of the current year) are Cloverbuds and do not compete, but are allowed to participate with a presentation of any time length.

How to put together a 4-H Presentation

Check out these videos below which talk about putting together a 4-H presentation and include a sample presentation from a competition!

4H Presentations 2024

2024 Competition Details

All participants must register by Friday, May 24th at noon with the intent that they are putting together a presentation this year and the category that they are wanting to compete with. We can only take two youth per age group (8-10, 11-13, 14-18) and category for the district competition.

If you are the third person in an age group and category, we will work with you to find another category so that you can still participate in the district competition.

All details for the 4-H Presentations Competition can be found in the 2024 NC 4-H Awards Handbook

County Presentation Showcase
Date: Thursday, June 6th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Swain County Center, 60 Almond School Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713
District Activity Day (Presentation Competition)
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: ALL Day, but you are not required to stay all day. You will receive a time that you will present.
Location: Western Carolina University (transportation will be on your own)
Other Details: Gold winners (age 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: Tuesday, July 23rd
Time: All Day
Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (transportation will be on your own)
Kristi Griggs