NJ State Virtual 4-H Public Presentations

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Rachel Lyons:

Girl in front of a red curtain.Any 4-H member in grades 8-13 who receives a blue ribbon is invited to enter the State 4-H Virtual Presentations event. Participants in the contest this year have two options. The first is to participate in a live version of our traditional contest via Zoom. The other will be to submit a video of their presentation with their registration.

Option 1: Live Virtual Contest

Our live virtual contest will take place on Zoom on Saturday, July 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 Noon. Participants in this option will be split into Breakout Rooms of about 6-8 other presenters and two judges. All competitors will receive their Danish ribbon and score sheets after the conclusion of the contest, and are eligible to receive a Best in Room Award. More information regarding the format of our Zoom event, along with guidelines and tips for your presentation in this division can be found in the 2021 Guide to 4-H Public Presentations on Zoom (PDF).

Option 2: Recorded Video Contest

Previously recorded video presentations will be evaluated by a team of judges after submission, with participants receiving their Danish ribbon and score sheets after the conclusion of the judging period. If there are sufficient entries in this division, a Best in Room award will also be given. The deadline to submit a previously recorded presentation video is on Friday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. Please review the Virtual Public Presentations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF) for more information about the process. Simply prepare your presentation as usual, practice (practice, practice) and then record your presentation. You don't need special video equipment—you can video your presentation using a smart phone. Recorded presentations should be uploaded to YouTube (as an unlisted file, see the directions in the Virtual Public Presentations FAQs. Presenters will submit their video link here. If you run into technology issues or if you have any questions, please email nj4h@njaes.rutgers.edu. We are happy to help!


All participants must register for State Public Presentations in 4HOnline. Registrations must be completed by Friday, July 2. Instructions on how to register are available here (PDF).

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