Presentations Contest

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Co-Superintendent: Tracy Pracheil
Co-Superintendent: Cathy Johnston
Co-Superintendent: Tracy Anderson


Illustrated Presentations

A 4-H Presentation, given by one (1) individual or a team of two (2) individuals, is a live presentation with a formal talk where youth will use visual aids (such as props, posters, computer-based visuals, handouts, video, etc.) to show and tell others how to do something. Presentations are given on a stage/platform. Judge views the entire presentation and engages in a question and answer session following presentation.

Rules

  1. Participant Requirements:
    • All participants must be 10 years old before January 1 of the current year.
    • All participants must have received a purple rating at a County 4-H Presentations contest.
    • Youth may only participate in one class within Division 151.
    • All classes require the presence of the contestant(s).
    • Participants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $5 for each participant or $10 for a team of two participants.
    • A team presentation, consisting of two (2) individuals, may be given for any class; there is no separate class for team presentations.
    • Time limit is 6-8 minutes for a presentation given by an individual, and 8-10 minutes for a presentation given by a team. Participants may be penalized if their presentation exceeds the time limits.
    • Each participant is required to wear one of following: The State Fair 4-H t-shirt provided to them the 4-H chevron, or the 4-H emblem during their presentation.
  2. Presentation Topic:
    • All 4-H Presentations topics should be related to how the 4-H youth is learning about science, healthy living, citizenship, and agricultural literacy.
    • Enrollment in the project area in which the participant is making a presentation is not required.
    • 4-H Presentations should include an introduction (the “why” portion of the topic), a body (the “show and tell” portion of the topic), and a conclusion/summary (the “what” portion of the topic).
  3.  Contest Information:
    • The contest dates and locations are shown below. The contest times will be made available online at https://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/communications-expressive-arts/communications as soon as possible after Nebraska State Fair entries are due.
    • The check-in area will contain a refrigerator and a temporary storage space for presentation supplies. Only presenters and contest officials will be permitted in the designated preparation areas; no relatives or friends, please. Presenters are expected to clean up the areas in which they work.
    • Equipment provided includes two (2) tables, one (1) easel, PC Compatible Computer (including the following software: Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016) with Wi-Fi internet connectivity, large television screen, and hands-free microphone.
    • Presenters using computer-based visuals may bring files on a USB drive that is PC formatted. Participants may also provide their own computer or other equipment as needed; however, participants must be able to connect their computer to a HDMI plug on the television.
    • Live animals may be used in the presentation. All State Fair Livestock Health Requirements must be followed. Presenters are responsible for all stalling arrangements, care and handling of animals. Animals can only remain in the presentation area while the owner is present.

Classes

  • B151112 - Premier Presenter Contest - SF65.
    • Participant Qualification: Each Nebraska County may advance one individual or one two-person team (top purple or Grand Champion Presentation) from the Illustrated Presentation Class in the County 4-H Presentations Contest to the Premier Presenter Contest.
    • Contest Date/Location: Sunday, September 2, 2018; 4-H/FFA Building in 4-H Showcase Area.
    • Awards: Top four (4) outstanding presentations will be given a $100 cash award; if awarded to a team, the cash award will be divided among the team members.
  • B151113 - Illustrated Presentation - SF65.
    • Contest Date/Location: Sunday, August 26, and Saturday, September 1, 2018; 4-H/FFA Building in 4-H Showcase Area.
    • Awards: Top six (6) outstanding presentations will be given a $50 cash award; if awarded to a team, the cash award will be divided among the team members.
  • B151114 - Illustrated Presentation, Special Topic: Nebraska Agriculture - SF65.
    • Contest Date/Location: Saturday, August 25, 2018; Raising Nebraska Building on Presentation Stage.
    • Class Capacity: Registration in this class is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; once class is filled, youth may register for Class 113.
    • Awards: Top two (2) outstanding presentations will be given a $50 cash award; if awarded to a team, the cash award will be divided among the team members.
  • B151115 - Illustrated Presentation, Special Topic: Nebraska Agriculture, Food Preparation - SF65.
    • Contest Date/Location: Saturday, August 25, 2018; Raising Nebraska Building in Presentation Kitchen.
    • Class Capacity: Registration in this class is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; once class is filled, youth may register for Class 113.
    • Awards: Top two (2) outstanding presentations will be given a $50 cash award; if awarded to a team, the cash award will be divided among the team members.

Resources


Teach (Trade Show Exhibit) Presentations 

A Teaching (Trade Show Exhibit) Presentation, given by one (1) individual or a team of two (2) individuals, is a live, interactive, trade show style presentation where youth will continuously engage a constantly-changing/moving audience for 30 minutes by showing and telling them how to do something while answering questions. Multiple (up to 6) Teaching Presentations will be scheduled simultaneously, allowing fairgoers/contest attendees to learn from many 4-H youth at one time. Teaching Presentations are given behind a table amongst 4-H exhibits. Judge occasionally stops to view presentation, ask questions, and observe audience engagement. 

Rules

  1. Participant Requirements:
    • All participants must be 10 years old before January 1 of the current year
    • Any Teaching (Trade Show Exhibit) Presentation that has been previously shared at the County 4-H Presentation Contest or other event that has a live audience (4-H Club Meeting, Community Event, etc.) is eligible for this division.
    • The class requires the presence of the contestant(s).
    • Participants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $5 for each participant or $10 for a team of two participants.
    • Participants will present for 30 minutes.
    • Each participant is required to wear the 4-H chevron, 4-H emblem, or 4-H shirt during their presentation.
  2. Presentation Topic:
    • Teaching (Trade Show Exhibit) Presentations should engage the audience and teach them about something the 4-H youth is learning about science, healthy living, citizenship, and agricultural literacy.
    • Enrollment in the project area in which the participant is making a presentation is not required.
  3. Contest Information:
    • The contest dates and locations are shown below. The contest times will be available online at https://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/communications-expressive-arts/communications as soon as possible after Nebraska State Fair entries are due.
    • The check-in area will contain a refrigerator and a temporary storage space for presentation supplies. Only presenters and contest officials will be permitted in the designated preparation areas; no relatives or friends, please.
    • Presenters are expected to clean up the areas in which they work.
    • Equipment provided includes one (1) table, one (1) easel, electricity, and Wi-Fi internet connectivity.
    • Live animals may be used in the presentation. All State Fair Livestock Health Requirements must be followed. Presenters are responsible for all stalling arrangements, care and handling of animals. Animals can only remain in the presentation area while the owner is present.
  4. Awards:
    • Top two (2) outstanding presentations in each class will be given a $50 cash award; if awarded to a team, the cash award will be divided among the team members.

Classes

  • B152001 - Teaching Presentation Contest - SF66.
    • Contest Date/Location: Sunday, August 26, 2018; 4-H/FFA Building in 4-H Interactive Activity Space.
  • B152002 - Teaching Presentation Contest, Special Topic: Nebraska Agriculture - SF66.
    • Contest Date/Location: Saturday, August 25, 2018; Raising Nebraska Building in Interactive Activity Space.

Resources


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