Public Speaking

Welcome to the Nebraska 4-H Public Speaking Contest employee resources! Here you will find resources and links for Extension 4-H Youth Development professionals. Be sure to check the public pages for more information including registration, procedural guidelines, rules, awards, schedules, and results.

County Staff

Press Releases

County Contest 

Awards and Recognition

County speech/PSA ribbons for Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions are sponsored by the Rural Radio Network and can be ordered from Peggy Jeffries at the State 4-H Office.

Regional Contest Registration

District Staff

Regional Contest Certificates

State Contest Entry Information

Registration for the State Public Speaking Contest are due by August 1 to Cathy Johnston at 114 Agricultural Hall, PO Box 830700, Lincoln, NE 68583-0700. The entry form completed at the Regional Public Speaking Contest and three (3) copies of the Speech or PSA Outline must be submitted for each speech or PSA entered when registering for the state contest. Registration for state competition must be submitted by the UNL Extension 4-H Staff member who served as Regional Contest Coordinator.