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4-H Communication Arts

4-H Communication Arts helps to develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime.

2013 4-H Communication Arts Contest Schedule:


January 24 - County 4-H Com. Arts Contest, Extension Office, Stanley (6 pm)
May 29 - District 4-H Com. Arts Contest, Williams County (1 pm)

 

4-H Communication Arts Contact

Sharon Smith

PO Box 40

Stanley, ND 58784

Phone: 701-628-2835

email: Sharon.A.Smith@ndsu.edu

4-H Communication Arts Program

The 4-H Communication Arts program consists of demonstrations, public speaking, broadcast, commercial, short take, illustrated talk, presentation software, website design, 4-H promotion, video production, dramatic presentation and interpretive reading.

The Communication Arts program is open to any youth involved in the Extension youth programs. It includes two age divisions: the preteen division (youth ages 8-12 before Sept. 1) and the teen division (youth ages 13-18 before Sept. 1), the start of the current 4-H year.

A "recitation only" category for Cloverbuds (youth ages 5-7) is also offered. This category is non-competitive and provides equal recognition for all participants. This category provides young participants an opportunity to make presentations without the task of finding or writing material and without the stress of competition. Recitation of the 4-H Pledge, Pledge of Allegiance or other simple verse is appropriate.

The Mountrail County Extension Office offers two Communication Arts Trunks available for youth or clubs to check out. One of the trunks contains literature geared towards the preteen participants and one trunk contains literature geared towards the teen participants. If you are interested in checking out either of these trunks, stop by the Mountrail County Extension Office.

Communication Arts

Objective of the Communications Arts Program

The 4-H Communication Arts program:

  • help participants develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime;
  • provide participants an opportunity to practice their skills before a group;
  • provide participants an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentation;
  • develop participants' confidence in making public presentations; and
  • evaluate and enhance communication skills.

Club 4-H Communication Arts Contest

Each club is asked to encourage their youth to give a public presentation during a club meeting.

County 4-H Communication Arts Contest

The County 4-H Communication Arts Contest is held at the Extension Office in Stanley. Youth are encouraged to participate in the county contest prior to advancing to the district contest but it is not required.

2013 County 4-H Communication Arts Contest - Thursday, January 24 at 6 pm at the Extension Office in Stanley. Please preregister by Monday, January 21 if you plan to participate in the county contest. Call 628-2835 or email: NDSU.Mountrail.Extension@ndsu.edu to preregister.

District 4-H Communication Arts Contest

The District 4-H Communication Arts Contest is being held in Williams County this year and involves youth from the counties of Burke, Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail, Fort Berthold, and Williams. Every participant will receive an incentive gift along with their ribbon placing. Teens competing in the district contest have an opportunity to win a $50 savings bond or a trip to Youth Conference held in Fargo during the month of June.

2013 District 4-H Communication Arts Contest - Wednesday, May 29 at 1:00 pm . Please preregister by Friday, May 24 if you plan to participate in the district contest. Call 628-2835 or email: NDSU.Mountrail.Extension@ndsu.edu to pre-register.

4-H Communication Arts Program

4-H Communication Arts Program Links

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