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Presentation Day


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, (May 30, 2020) 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 Evaluators' scoring rubrics at the conclusion of each presentation and taking them to the Tally Station. Room runner may also register for a presentation.
  • ROOM HOST: Members 12 years and older. Duties include presiding over the area, help presenters set up, introduce the presenter and assist spectators. Room host may also register for a presentation.
  • TEEN PRESENTATION EVALUATOR: Members 15 years and older. Prior county presentation experience is required. Teen evaluator may participate in an individual/group Share the Fun or Cultural Arts performance presentation.
  • ADULT PRESENTATION EVALUATOR: Parents, leaders and other volunteer adults.

Pre-register to participate. Registration closes on February 24th at 5PM.


Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks TBD!

There will be a food booth with breakfast and lunch items starting at 7:30.


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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. 

Area Presentation Day  - There are many Area Presentation Days being hosted throughout the state.

State Presentation Day - May 30, 2020 at UC Davis, West Quad