Contra Costa 4-H Program
University of California
Contra Costa 4-H Program

Presentation Day

Contra Costa County 4-H Presentation Day

February 4, 2017

Diablo Valley College [download the campus map]
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill   Cafeteria/Parking Lot "7"
Hosted by: Pleasant Hill 4-H

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7:30-8:30 Check-in for Volunteers
7:30-8:00 Check-in for Evaluators & Room Hosts
8:00-8:45 Check-in for Presenters
8:00 am Evaluator & Room Host Orientation
General Welcome/Pledge - 4-H All Star(s)
9:00 am Presentations Begin
Classroom #1
Classroom #2
Classroom #3

12:30 pm Awards Assembly (Approximate time)

Presentation Day Details

Every 4-H member is encouraged to give a presentation each year.

4-H members practice by giving talks to project groups and at community club meetings, sharing information about the skills they learned in a project, and observing other people giving presentations.

Each county holds a Presentation Day, where winners advance to the Area competition. Winners from the Area competitions compete at the State Presentation Day, (May 27, 2017) which is held at U.C. Davis (West Quad) State Field Day. Youth compete by age group: junior, intermediate, and senior.

All presentations are done in the format outlined in the 4-H Presentation Manual. Contra Costa County uses the presentation format the manual along with the evaluation rubrics and scoring key.

Audio/Video Reminder: Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop computers or other digital device, cassette/CD players and radios. Rooms do not come equipped with a projector converter cable for Macs. If you are using an Apple/Mac product, you must bring your own adapter.

Presentation categories are open to all age groups: primary, junior, intermediate, and senior. Members may choose from a variety of presentation styles including: demonstration, illustrated talk, educational display talk, persuasive prepared speech, informative prepared speech, impromptu speech, interpretive reading, share the fun, cultural arts and science or engineering presentation. Presenters may not also act as evaluators; however, they may be a Room Host in most circumstances.

Special Recognition Focus Areas

Consider relating your presentation to one of the State's 2017 Special Recognition Areas. 4-H members who relate their presentations to one of the following four focus areas are awarded Special Recognition pins: 

Motion - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Civic Engagement - Citizenship

Sleep and Stress - Healthy Living

Mindset - Positive Youth Development

All presentation categories are eligible except Impromptu Speech. Please see the Special Recognition Focus Areas page for more information, including complete descriptions, resources, and eligibility requirements.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • ROOM RUNNER: Members 9 years and older. Duties include collecting Judges scoring rubrics at the conclusion of each presentation and taking them to the Tally Station
  • ROOM HOST: Members 12 years and older. Duties include presiding over the area, help presenters set up, introduce the presenter and assist spectators.
  • TEEN EVALUATOR: Members 15 years and older. Prior county presentation experience is required. Teen Evaluators may participate in an individual/group Share the Fun or Cultural Arts performance presentation
  • ADULT EVALUATOR: Parents, leaders and other volunteer adults. Orientation will be provided.

Sign up as a Youth or Adult Volunteer today!

Area and State Presentation Days

Members (9 years old and above) earning a gold award at County Presentation Day qualify to present at the Bay Coast Area Presentation Day. Any 4-H member who has been awarded a gold medal at the Bay Coast Area Presentation Day may compete with the same presentation for which the medal was awarded at State Presentation Day. 

Bay Coast Area Presentation Day - April 22, 2017 at College of San Mateo

State Presentation Day - May 27, 2017 at UC Davis West Quad

Register Online

Presenter registration is closed.

Click the Volunteer link below to sign up.


Share the Fun/Cultural Arts


Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks Available!

Pleasant Hill 4-H will be selling breakfast, lunch and snack items as a fundraiser.

Community Service

Please bring canned food donations for the Contra Costa County Food Bank.

  • Canned Meat, Fish & Soups
  • Canned Ready to Eat Meals
  • Canned Vegetables & Tomato Products
  • Peanut Butter (plastic container)
  • Iron Rich Cereal (45% or more of daily value)
  • 100% Fruit Juice (48 oz. or less plastic bottles)
  • Canned Fruit (in juice)
  • Dry Beans (any type)
  • Enriched Rice or Pasta
  • Powdered Milk

Cover Contest

Your drawing could be on the Fashion Revue program cover! Entries due by March 1. Please send your entries to Riley Lewis Entries must have the following information: Contra Costa County Fashion Revue, April 29, 2017, and the artist’s name. Entries must be drawn by hand. Digital designs will NOT be accepted. Entries may be turned in at Presentation Day or scanned and emailed to Riley Lewis before March 1. Best of luck to all our entrants!

Narrator Contest

Audition to be a Fashion Revue Narrator! Are you gifted with excellent public speaking abilities? Are you familiar with fashion terminology? Auditions for the upcoming Fashion Revue will be held at Presentation Day, follow the signs at the event.

Paper (mail-in) Forms

Online registration is the preferred method, but if that is not possible, youth and adults may download, complete and mail in the following paper forms to register.  Paper forms should be mailed to the County 4-H Office by January 20.

Paper Entry Form

Paper Volunteer Form


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