University of Maryland Extension

Demonstration Day

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Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 - 6:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
United States
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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.

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