University of Maryland Extension

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Contest

  • Youth participating must be current enrolled and paid 4-H Members. (each county will verify membership)
  • Youth are only allowed to compete in one category. (Prepared, Radio Spot, Dramatic Interpretation, or Extemporaneous)
  • Youth will compete in their age bracket (Junior, Intermediate, Senior).  
  • Youth will only compete against 4-Hers from their own county.
  • Only 1st place winners at the county contest are eligible to attend the State contest.
  • The Eastern Regional contest is optional, and does not determine ability to attend the State Contest. (this contest is for additional practice) 
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