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Presentation Day


8:00AM - 10:00AM Breakfast Concessions
8:00AM - 9:00AM   Registration
9:00AM - 9:15AM   Welcome
9:15AM - 1:00PM    Presentations
10:00AM - 1:00PM  Lunch Concessions
1:00PM - 2:00pm Closing/Award Ceremony (Approximate time)*
* We have lots of rooms, so if we get more judges, then we can finish
earlier! Sign up today!
Presentation Day Details

Every 4-H member is encouraged to give a presentation each year.

4-H members practice by giving talks to project groups and at community club meetings, sharing information about the skills they learned in a project, and observing other people giving presentations.

Each county holds a Presentation Day, where winners advance to the Area competition. Winners from the Area competitions compete at the State Presentation Day, (June 1, 2019) which is held at U.C. Davis (West Quad) State Field Day. Youth compete by age group: junior, intermediate, and senior.

All presentations are done in the format outlined in the California 4-H Presentation Manual. Contra Costa County uses the presentation format the manual along with the evaluation rubrics and scoring key.

Audio/Video Reminder: Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop computers or other digital device, cassette/CD players and radios. Rooms do not come equipped with a projector converter cable for Macs. If you are using an Apple/Mac product, you must bring your own adapter.

Presentation categories are open to all age groups: primary, junior, intermediate, and senior. Members may choose from a variety of presentation styles including: demonstration, illustrated talk, educational display talk, persuasive prepared speech, informative prepared speech, impromptu speech, interpretive reading, share the fun, cultural arts and science or engineering presentation. Presenters may not also act as evaluators; however, they may be a Room Host in most circumstances.


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • ROOM RUNNER: Members 9 years and older. Duties include collecting Judges scoring rubrics at the conclusion of each presentation and taking them to the Tally Station
  • ROOM HOST: Members 12 years and older. Duties include presiding over the area, help presenters set up, introduce the presenter and assist spectators.
  • TEEN EVALUATOR: Members 15 years and older. Prior county presentation experience is required. Teen Evaluators may participate in an individual/group Share the Fun or Cultural Arts performance presentation
  • ADULT EVALUATOR: Parents, leaders and other volunteer adults. Orientation will be provided.


Area and State Presentation Days

Members (9 years old and above) earning a gold award at County Presentation Day qualify to present at any Area Presentation Day throughout the state. Any 4-H member who has been awarded a gold medal at an Area Presentation Day may compete with the same presentation for which the medal was awarded at State Presentation Day. 

Register for Area Presentation Day (Link TBA) - There are many Area Presentation Days being hosted throughout the state.  See the Registration Form for complete details.  There will be an Area Presentation Day hosted on March 23, 2019 at Dozier Libbey Medical High School in Antioch.

Register to Volunteer (Link TBA) for Area Presentation Day - We are in need of Room Runners, Room Hosts, Teen Evaluators and Adult Evaluators. See survey for role descriptions. 

State Presentation Day - June 1, 2019 at UC Davis, West Quad

Paper (mail-in) Forms

Online registration is the preferred method, but if that is not possible, youth and adults may download, complete and mail in the following paper forms to register.  Paper forms should be mailed to the County 4-H Office by TBD.

Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks TBD!

TBD will be selling breakfast, lunch and snack items as a fundraiser.

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