Interview Judging Contest


interview contest


Nebraska State Fair Interview Judging Contest Award Ceremony


Nebraska 4-H Program Contact
Shane Potter, Extension EducatorNebraska 4-H Youth Development / 114 Ag Hall / PO Box 830700 / Lincoln, NE  68583-0700

Thank you Trusted Choice Insurance,
a proud supporter of Nebraska 4-H and the Interview Judging Program.


Interview Contest

Through the 4-H Interview Contest, youth have an opportunity to practice the real-life skill of applying for a job. Youth will use their 4-H and life experiences to write a résumé and cover letter for one of three job descriptions and participate in a live interview.

The 4-H Interview Contest helps youth develop career skills including: résumé and cover letter writing, completing a job application, presenting themselves to others, and developing self-confidence.

  • Best Practices for Interview Prepartion pdf | doc
Career / College Readiness Program Grants

Through a partnership with Trusted Choice, a group representing independent insurance agents throughout Nebraska, Nebraska 4-H has the opportunity to expand college readiness and career development programming.

The 4-H Career Development/College Readiness team is offering grants for counties who wish to offer/expand educational programs focused on preparing youth to make informed decisions about their college and career paths.

Examples of programming and resources:
- Building Your Future Program/Curriculum
- Nebraska Career Exploration:  5-6 Grade College Readiness Curriculum
- Leap into Careers Program/Curriculum

Grant Components:
- Plan of Action (what are you going to do and with whom)
- Budget - $250- $1,000 (depending on scope and depth of programming)
- Incorporate a Trusted Choice member as a volunteer
- Tell others about your project through media - social, paper, TV, radio, etc..
- Submit Program Report by November 1, 2015

Regional Interview Contests

4-H members may enter the Regional Interview Contest by submitting a registration form, three copies of a cover letter, and three copies of a resume to their local county Extension office. Members that are 4-H age 11 and older (11 as of January 1) may participate. Two divisions will be available at the regional competitions:  Division I, 4-H ages 11-13, and Division II, 4-H ages 14-18. The Regional Interview Contests are typically held in May and June. Youth may select the location they participate in.

State Interview Contest

Division II (senior division) winners of the Regional Interview Contests have the opportunity to advance to the State Interview Contest, which is held during the Nebraska State Fair.

Location: Nebraska State Fair, Grand Isalnd, NE

Date: August 30, 2015

Time: 2:00 C.S.T.

Contact: Shane Potter -

Contest Information

  • County Interview Contest (contact your local UNL Extension Office)
  • State Interview Contest Entry Forms (regional form forwarded to state by regional contest coordinator)


The entry form and three copies of the résumé and cover must be submitted when registering for the regional or state contest.

  • County Interview Contest (contact your local UNL Extension Office)
  • Regional Interview Contest Entry Forms   pdf | doc
  • State Interview Contest Entry Forms (regional form forwarded to state by regional contest coordinator) 

Manuals and Resources