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State 4-H Communication Arts Contest

The 4-H Communication Arts program: 

  • help participants develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime;
  • provide participants an opportunity to practice their skills before a group;
  • provide participants an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentation;
  • develop participants' confidence in making public presentations; and
  • evaluate and enhance communication skills.

The Communication Arts program is open to any youth involved in Extension youth programs. It includes two age divisions: the preteen division (youth 8 to 12 years-old before Sept. 1) and the teen division (youth ages 13 to 18 before Sept. 1), the start of the current 4-H year.

Levels of Involvement
Club: All 4-H members are encouraged to give a public presentation at the club level.

County: Any youth can participate in the county or multi-county 4-H Communication Arts contest.

District: Ten district events are held. Each district consists of the group of counties in the multi-county program units (MPUs). 

State: The State contest will be held during the State Fair in July for the winning Teen and Pre-teen participants of each category in the District contests.

Additional information on the 4-H Communication Arts program is available through your local extension office.


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Center for 4-H Youth Development
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7251
Campus address: FLC 219
Physical/delivery address: 1400 Centennial Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 7280 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: 4-H

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:30:44 AM