2020’s Virtual County Events

The effects and spread of COVID-19 has pushed us to adapt and innovate to continue the good work of 4-H to our community. This year’s County Events were postponed, very last minute, and we have been actively thinking of how to reinstate this crucial program safely.

By now, many families are becoming more and more familiar with ZOOM. This platform is going to be our easiest method of facilitating this contest fairly and safely from home. If you are unable to compete through a virtual means we will have an alternative presentation at our annual banquet, but we are encouraging all youth that can present via ZOOM to do so.

This event will be open to all 4-H members, regardless if they registered for County Events in March.

Our county contest rules will be the same, including time frames and expectations. We understand there is a learning curve but the fundamentals of a good speech should still be evident including: good eye contact, good voice volume, pace, and professionalism.

All SENIOR members who previously registered are required to do their speech virtually. Other age categories are strongly encouraged.

All Share the Fun acts will need to be pre-recorded and submitted by 4/30. There must be absolutely no editing of the videos to enhance volume, length, visuals or sound.

We can offer a technology practice for all those interested on an as needed basis.

The contest will be May 1 from 3pm to 6pm.

Here’s the Plan

Each ZOOM session will be set for a 20 minute maximum and we will e-mail your child’s direct zoom link to help reduce any technological issues.

The general time frame (dependent on number of registrations) will be:

Friday May 1, 2020
3:00pm – Public Speaking Contest starts, all ages
3:30pm – Demonstrations, all ages
4:30pm – Illustrated Talks starts, all ages
5:30pm – Facebook launch of Share the Fun Acts with Scores
Monday, May 4 at Noon- Facebook Live Announcement of all Scores!
Scoresheets, certificates, and ribbons will be mailed to participants the week of May 11th after being thoroughly sanitized.

To register for the 4-H Virtual County Events visit our EVENTBRITE.

We look forward to seeing you!


Posted: April 6, 2020

Category: 4-H & Youth
Tags: 4-H, 4-H County Events, 4-H Demonstration, 4-H Illustrated Talks, 4-H Public Speaking, 4-H Share The Fun, County Events, Virtual

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