4-H Public Presentations

Public Presentations is often cited by 4-H alumni as the most significant and valuable 4-H learning experience, more so than any other 4-H program. Youth, with the support of their families, clubs, and 4-H staff learn to develop presentations on topics that are most relevant and exciting to them.

The greatest learning begins when youth are able to use the positive, constructive feedback from our judges to further develop their skills in planning, preparing, and presenting their next presentation.

Types of Presentations


Formal Speech

Illustrated Talk


Dramatic Interpretation




Public Speaking Made Easy

Four P's of Planning a Presentation

Getting Ready to Give A Presentation

Using PowerPoint

Presenting Visuals

Judging Forms

Cloverbud Evaluation Form

Speech Evaluation Form

Speech Scoring Rubric

Demonstration/Illustrated Talk Evaluation Form

Demonstration/Illustrated Talk Scoring Rubric

Recitation/Dramatic Interpretation Evaluation Form

Recitation /Dramatic Interpretation Scoring Rubric

Power Point Presentation Scoring Rubric

Last updated February 23, 2023