NJ State 4-H Public Presentations

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Photo: Public presentation winners.State 4‑H Public Presentations are held in June of each year at the Cook/Douglass campus at Rutgers University. 4‑H members enrolled in grades 8-13 during the current 4‑H year and who receive a score of excellent on a county presentation are eligible to attend. The event provides an opportunity for 4‑H members to compete with their public presentations on the state level with 4‑H members from around New Jersey.

Participants are assigned to rooms. Audience members will watch 4‑H'ers speak on a wide variety of topics. The judging is done by 4‑H Alumni, educators, and 4‑H volunteers. The judging is based on the Danish system of judging. Each participant will receive a ribbon and the top presentation in each room will receive an Outstanding Presenter Award.

New this year - Any youth eligible to enter State 4‑H Public Presentations (must have received a blue ribbon at their county contest) can enter the NJ 4‑H Virtual State 4‑H Public Presentations contest. This option is ideal for youth who cannot attend the state event in June or have given one or more state level presentations in the past and are looking for a new challenge. Entrants for the virtual division will submit their recorded presentation electronically. Virtual division participants do not attend the State 4‑H Public Presentations event. See the Virtual Presentations Participant Information Sheet for more details.
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