Sacramento 4-H
University of California
Sacramento 4-H

Presentation Day

2018 Sacramento County Presentation Day

2017 Sacramento 4-H'ers at an Area Presentation Day Event

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018 (NOTE: New Date & Location)

Where: UCCE Sacramento Office (4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, 95827)

Eligibility: Any 4-H member between the age of 5-19 may participate in up to two categories. 4-H members age 5-8, may participate, but will not be "judged/evaluated".  Adult volunteers, parents, and youth members may volunteer to help in a variety of areas (evaluators, room hosts, couriers).

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Questions: Contact Susie Roeser at or Jen Henkens at


How to Register for Sacramento County 4-H Presentation Day

Complete the following registration survey based on your presentation type and/or volunteer interest:

INDIVIDUAL Presentation

TEAM Presentation

SHARE THE FUN Presentation

I want to VOLUNTEER! Youth that have a presentation can also volunteer.

The last day to register is Sunday, March 4, 2018.


12:30-12:45 pm: Evaluator & Room Host/Courier Check-In

12:45-1:00 pm Evaluation & Room Host/Courier Orientation

12:45-1:15 pm: Presenter Check-In

1:20 pm Opening Ceremonies

1:30 pm Presentations Begin

3:30 pm Awards Ceremony

The ending time is an estimate and can change depending on the number of presentations.

Types of Presentations

There are many different types of presentations, which allows the participants to choose the format most appropriate to their topic and goals.

  • Demonstration
  • Illustrated Talk
  • Science or Engineering Presentation
  • Educational Talk Display
  • Informative Prepared Speech
  • Persuasive Prepared Speech
  • Impromptu Speech (Topic list can be found here)
  • Interpretive Reading
  • Share the 4-H Fun Skits
  • Cultural Arts

Each of these presentation types is described in detail in the California 4-H Presentation Manual; blank copies of the rubrics that are used to score each type of presentation can also be found there. Example videos of each presentation type can be found here.  

Other Important Information

The Presentation Day Evaluation is done using the Danish System of Judging.  Speakers will be evaluated as per the evaluation rubrics adopted by the California State Presentation Day guidelines.

Only Gold winners will be eligible to advance to the Capitol Corridor Area Presentation Day on Saturday, April 14 at UC Davis.  Gold winners from the Area Presentation Day will be eligible to advance to the State Presentation Day event held on Saturday, June 2 at UC Davis.  

Review the California 4-H Presentation Manual to understand the guidelines for each type of presentation.

At State Presentation Day, presentations given on specific topics will be award special recognition. The presentations may be any presentation type except Impromptu Speech.  This year the topics are:

  • Electronic Appliances (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
  • Personal Development (Citizenship)
  • Meaningfulness (Healthy Living)
  • Sparks (Positive Youth Development)

For more information about these topics and how to receive special recognition, please visit the State 4-H web page here.

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