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San Benito County 4-H Presentation Day

When:  March 11, 2017

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, 2016, may enter a presentation, but will not be evaluated.

How to Register:  Click on the link to register.  Please complete one registration form per member. Please click on the picture to download the revised California 4-H Presentation Manual.

Team RegistrationClick on link to register your team.

Judge, Room Monitor, Host, Adult Clerk: Click on link to register. 

Registration Deadline:   March 1, 2017

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. 

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.

Bay Coastal Area and State Info.

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

Bay Coastal Area Presentation Day: 


South Bay Coast Area Presentation Day 

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

Date: March 25th, 9 AM -2:30 PM.


Registration Due Date: March 16th



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 Bay Coast Area Presentation Day

Location: Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose

Date: April 22nd, 9 AM -3 PM


Registration Due Date: April 16th



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:


Date: May 27, 2017
Location: CA State Field Day (UC Davis)

Registration:4-H members must pre-register by 3:00 pm on Friday May 12, 2017 to participate. Please register at: Check-In: 7:30 am to 9 am 

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.


2017 Special Recognition: Awarded to 4-H members, at the State level, who  relate their presentations to one of the following four focus areas:

  • Science, Engineering and Technology (SET): Motion
  • Citizenship: Civic Engagement 
  • Healthy Living: Sleep and Stress 
  • Positive Youth Development: Mindset
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