Communication Day 2024
An opportunity for 4-H youth across the state to showcase their communication skills including public speaking, art, writing, photography, dance, drama, and music.
* Photography and Art Show and Online Auction - display your artwork, have it judged by a professional, and have a chance to sell your piece in the online auction
* Creative Writing Contest - enter poetry and stories to be judged by a professional.
* Clinics include photography and a tour of the new Maricopa County 4-H Makerspace
* All 4-H members are eligible to compete in the General Demonstration, 4-H Creed, Prepared Speech & Impromptu Speech Contests along with Horse Public Speaking and Horse Presentation! Communication Day 2024 can be used as a qualifying event for seniors for the Arizona team at Western National Roundup 2025. However, only Prepared Speech, Impromptu Speech, Horse Public Speaking and Horse Presentation Contests are senior qualifying events for Western National Roundup in February 2025.
- A prepared speech contestant can prepare a speech on any topic relative to today’s youth. Topic is not required to be 4-H related but must be of interest to youth. Rules & Rubric.
- The purpose of the Creed Speaking Contest is to develop the ability of members to demonstrate their interpretation and self-expression of the 4-H Creed. Rules & Rubric.
- An Impromptu Speech is a speech that you have to make when you haven't prepared the topic in advance. Rules & Rubric.
- A General Demonstration can be done on any topic relating to 4-H or any 4-H project. The demonstration can be an illustrated talk or a true how-to demonstration, but must use visual aids. Rules & Rubric.
- A Horse Prepared Speech must pertain to the horse industry. Rules & Rubric.
- A Horse Presentation (demonstration or illustrated talk) can be done individually or as a team of two. The presentation must pertain to the horse industry. Rules & Rubric.
- The Art and Photography Contest is an opportunity for members to display their non-verbal communication skills. Art can either be 2D or 3D. There is a limit of 5 entries per exhibitor. Exhibits can be auctioned through the online auction. Rules, 2D Rubric, 3D Rubric, & Photography Rubric.
- The Creative Writing Contest is an opportunity for members to display their written communication skills. There is a limit of 5 entries per exhibitor. Rules & Rubric.
- The Performing Arts Showcase is an opportunity for members to show off their performing arts skills in a non-competitive environment. There will be no charge for the performance. Rules.
Lunch and Dinner are included for all participants. Extra meal tickets are available for $5 per guest and will cover both lunch and dinner.