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San Benito County 4-H Presentation Day

When:  March 10, 2018

Presentation Day Manual

Where:  Tres Pinos School

Eligibility:  Any 4-H member between the ages of 9-19 may compete in up to two categories.  Primary members 5 through 8 years of age, by December 31, 2017, may enter a presentation, but will not be evaluated.

How to Register:    County 4-H Presentation Day Registration

Please complete one registration form per member.

Please click on the picture to download the revised California 4-H Presentation Manual.  

Registration Deadline:   March 1, 2018

Questions: Contact the Committee Chair: Emily Whiteley at 


8:00am           Evaluators Orientation begins 

8:30am           Check-in and Room Monitors Orientation

9:00am           Opening Assembly

9:30am           Presenters dismissed to classrooms

11:30am         Hands-on activities and points tallied

12:00pm         Awards ceremony and closing remarks

12:30pm         Clean-up

Note: Times are subject to change. Presenter times are flexible, so if you need to be placed at the beginning or end of your room, please contact Emily Whiteley.

 Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Room Monitor: Members 11 years and older. Duties include presiding over the area, help presenters set up, introduce the presenter and assist spectators.
  • Senior Evaluator: Members 14 years and older. Prior county presentation experience is required.
  • Adult Evaluator: Parents, leaders and other volunteer adults. Orientation will be provided. 
  • Interested email: Emily Whiteley at

What is a 4-H Presentation

A presentation is a method used to communicate an idea or topic by showing, telling, or expressing your opinion. A presentation may be a demonstration, a talk, a speech, a reading,or a skit.  By presenting at this event you will receive a Record Book credit for a formal presentation (Box 6 on your PDR), as well as for an event attended (Box 3 on your PDR).A 4-H Presentation helps you learn to:

  • Research a subject
  • Organize ideas in a logical order
  • Share your spark or your passion
  • Practice public speaking skills


Want to practice your presentation before the event? The Public Speaking Project will be hosting a mock Presentation Day, where members can come to present in front of three evaluators and receive feedback about their presentation. This is a great way to find out which areas of your presentation need to be worked on before the event and also gives you a formal presentation credit for your Record Book! Join us on Friday, March 4th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please contact Emily Whiteley at to for more information and the meeting location, as well as to RSVP.


4-H 2016 Presentation Manual: This manual gives all the necessary information to present effectively and within the 4-H guidelines.  Be sure to read it as some categories and the rubrics have changed.

Sectional Area and State Info for Presentation Day

Members earning a Gold Seal qualify to present at the next level.

Sectional Area Presentation Day: 

You may choose to participate at Sectional Area Presentation Day that works best for you.

A 4-H member must received a gold at the county presentation day. 


Central Area Presentation Day

Location: Spreckles Elementary School, 4th & Hatton Ave, Spreckles

Date: April 7, 2018

Contact:  Kelly Violini at or


South Bay Coast Area Presentation Day 

Location: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in the Engineering Building

Date: March 24th, 9 AM -2:30 PM.

Registration: TBA 

Registration Due Date: TBA

Contact: Jody, Chairman



Registration: 9:00-10:00

Opening Assemblies: 10:00-10:30

Presentations: 10:30-12:00

Lunch: 12:00-1:00

Awards Assembly: 1:00-2:30


North Region:

Location: Napa High School

Date: April 14, 2018

More details to come!


North Bay Coast Area Presentation Day

Location: TBA (Maybe Rohnert Park

Date: TBA

Registration: TBA

Registration Due Date: TBA

Contact: Diego Mariscal, Sonoma County PR,


Registration: 9:00-9:30

Morning Assembly: 9:30-10:00

Presentations/Contests: 10:00-12:00

Lunch: 12:00-1:00

Presentations/Contests: 1:00-2:00

Awards Assembly: 2:00-3:00

We ask that each county that attends supplies one evaluator for every 5 presenters, or one if you have less than five.



State Presentation Day:

NEW DATE: JUNE 2, 2018

Location: CA State Field Day (UC Davis)


Dual Entries:  Members who qualify for both State Fashion Revue and State Presentation Day should be aware of additional participant rules.  If you sign-up for a Share the Fun presentation, you cannot compete in the State Fashion Revue.  Share the Fun and State Fashion Revue conflict too much to accommodate participation in both.  All other Presentation participants can participate in both contests.

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