Communication Arts Festival

Communication Arts Festival Booklet – 2021  (PDF 24 pages)

The annual 4-H Communication Arts Festival is being held in June and promotes the development of life skills related to communication. There is one non-speaking category (creative writing/poster), while there are three speaking categories (solo speaking, team speaking, and demonstrations). Youth may enter once in each of the four categories. The speaking part of the contest is the most popular and allows youth to feel comfortable speaking in public. Participants are evaluated on their entries/presentations. Cloverbud project members receive participation awards and 4-H members, 3rd grade and older, receive blue or red ribbon placings.

Youth who wish to participate need to complete registration via the 4HOnline system for event registration.

Grade divisions are:

  • K—2nd Grade
  • 3rd — 4th Grade
  • 5th — 6th Grade
  • 7th — 8th Grade
  • 9th — 12th Grade

CATEGORIES Solo Speaking Category:

  • Interpretive Reading of Prose
  • Interpretive Reading of Poetry
  • Interpretive Reading of Original Prose or Poetry
  • Memorized Declamation/Storytelling
  • Commercials
  • Solo Newscasting
  • Original Speech
  • Original Project Activity

Team Speaking Category:

  • Interpretive Team Reading
  • Team Newscasting
  • Readers Theater

Creative Writing/Poster Category:

  • Creative Writing
  • Poster

Demonstration Category:

  • Demonstration