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Presentation Day and Interview Contest (Details)


Public speaking is an invaluable skill that all 4-Hers learn during their participation in the program. Presentation Day is a fun opportunity for 4-H members to showcase their knowledge in a subject of their choosing. 4-Hers prepare a presentation that is judged on subject knowledge, presentation, organization, voice, manner and appearance, clarity, and the ability to answer questions.

Registration details and volunteer opportunities can be found below.

Presentation and Interview Contest Registration and General Information


What is a 4-H presentation?  Presentation Day is one of a very few countywide events that 4-H holds during our program year.  Presentation Day is amazing in that it's both fun AND offers the chance for life changing skill development among our member community.  4-Hers age 5 and up come to share what they know - about rabbit fur types, how to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, read aloud a favorite poem, challenge themselves with impromptu presentations, speak about a poster they've created, interview for jobs, dance, sing and more.

Why should you come? 

Everyone has to speak in public as they grow up - either to share information, or persuade, or request engagement of others.  It can be scary, but not if you start young, and/or have the chance to hone these skills before pitching something truly significant (like fulfilling a dream: why you should buy me a puppy, take me to Disneyland, or buy me a car;  OR having to get over a hurdle in a career context: securing a job, or admission to a program, etc.)  Presentation Day brings together both people who want to present, from kids 5 years old and up, to people who want to practice their interviewing skills at the Interview Contest, to others who just want to see it happen, and realize that it's not so scary.  Youth also have the chance to see if they can match the "judges'" evaluations - and win awards for best junior judging.  Add some cool STEM demonstrations, great food, some fun craft opportunities and the question becomes - what could possibly keep you away?

Questions about this event, please contact Ashlyn Aiu (ashlyn.aiu@gmail.com).

Interview Contest and General Information

The Interview Contest gives 4-H members an opportunity to practice the real-life skills needed to apply for a job. Participants prepare a resumé and cover letter for a job in their age category.


  • Junior: Petting Zoo Helper, Interactive Game Attendant, Dog Walker
  • Intermediate: Movie Clerk, Smoothie Maker, Marketing Assistant
  • Senior: Vet Technician, Subject Tutor, Market Cashier

Link to job descriptions (using the same jobs as 2019): http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/294558.pdf

Link to 4-H State Interview Contest Manual: http://www.ca4h.org/files/51307.pdf

Questions about this event, please contact Kruthi Kumar  (kruthik2018@gmail.com) or Ashyn Aiu (ashlyn.aiu@gmail.com). 

Details summarized in this one page flyer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please fill out the appropriate form:

Adult volunteers (judges, organizer, tallier, etc): https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=29050

Youth volunteers (room host, runner, etc): https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=29047

Questions on volunteer opportunities, please contact Mimi Powers (mimirpowers@aol.com).