University of Maryland Extension

Baltimore County 4-H Public Speaking and Demonstration Contests

Baltimore County 4-H Public Speaking and Demonstration Contests
When: 
Friday, Mar. 13, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: 
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
Address: 
University of MD Extension
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
United States
Event Type: 
Description/Notes: 

Two Contests in one.

Public Speaking:

This contest is open to all 4-H youth ages 5-18 years old.

Clovers will receive participation ribbons only. They will not be judged.
The types of speeches you can compete in are:

  • Prepared Speech – Please list your title so we can print it in the program.
  • Extemporaneous Speech
  • Radio/Public Announcements
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Pledge Communication Contest (For Clovers and Juniors only)
  • Clover Show and Tell

You must be on the Baltimore County 4-H roll as of 2/1/15 in order to participate in the Public Speaking Contest.

Please fill out this form (PDF) and either mail it in, email it or fax it to:
1114 Shawan Road, Suite 2
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone (410) 887-8090
Fax (410) 785-5950
email WendyDil@umd.edu

Demostration Contest:

1. You may give either a Demonstration or a Visual Presentation.
2. They may be given in two categories: individual or team.
3. The length should be:
     A. Clover Division- not more than 5 minutes.
     B. Junior Division- at least 5 minutes, but not more than 10 minutes
      C. Intermediate and Senior Divisions: at least 10 minutes but not more that 15 minutes.
4. Visual Presentation (Illustrated Talk) is structured with an introduction, body and summary. Instead of showing how to do, you explain how by the use of illustrations, charts or posters. You usually do this kind of talk in an area where you cannot actually show “how to do something.”
5. A Formal Demonstration: is structured with an introduction, body, and summary. You are  showing step-by-step how to do something resulting in a finished project. You may use posters or charts, plus items you are working with.
6. If giving a food demonstration, food samples are not to be given to judges. You may offer them a copy of the recipe.
7. Each participant will furnish his or her own equipment and supplies.
8. Each participant is responsible for clearing the area after his or her talk.
9. Clovers will be evaluated, but not judged. They will receive a special ribbon and a premium of $1.00.
10. Blue ribbon winners will represent Baltimore County at the state contest held at the Maryland State Fair.

Please fill out this form (PDF) and either mail it in, email it or fax it to:
1114 Shawan Road, Suite 2
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone (410) 887-8090
Fax (410) 785-5950
email WendyDil@umd.edu

Contact: 
Wendy
Contact Email: 
wendydil@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
410-887-8090
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