Nebraska 4-H

Communications & Expressive Arts Programs

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National 4-H Council

The Nebraska 4-H communications and expressive arts programs offer life-changing opportunities for youth. 4-H members practice life skills, such as planning/organizing, self-discipline, critical thinking, goal setting, resilience, problem-solving, and self-motivation. The focus of the Nebraska 4-H communications and expressive arts programs is the total development of the young person. The contests and related activities are utilized as a vehicle for human growth and development. The programs aim to develop confident, competent, caring individuals who have good character and are connected to their communities.

To learn more about 4-H communications and expressive contests, events, and activities in your community, contact your local Extension office.


County Contests

County 4-H programs offer a variety of county contests, including public speaking, performing arts, and presentation contests. Any 4-H members may participate in county contests. Please contact your local Extension office for more information about contests available in your area. 

Premier Communication Event

The Nebraska 4-H Premier Communication Event features a variety of state-level communication contests. The one-day event is held at the Nebraska East Union in Lincoln. Youth participate in a variety of contests focused upon communication, presentation, and public speaking. In addition, youth will have chances to explore East Campus, participate in learning sessions and tours, and have fun with friends!

Premier Communication Event

FilmFest 4-H

FilmFest 4-H is a national film festival for youth that are filmmakers, visual artists, aspiring actors, and those that are interested in meeting other creative people! FilmFest helps youth become producers, not just consumers, of digital media. FilmFest 4-H takes place in a 4-H environment. Imagination, fun, and curiosity are essential! Cameras, smart phones, and mobile devices are strictly encouraged. Courtesy and creativity are always in style.

FilmFest 4-H

4-H Communication & Expressive Arts Calendar


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