February 4, 2017 Rock county 4-h communication Arts Festival At uw-rock County



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Categories:

-Public Speaking


-Extemporaneous


-Interpretive Reading

-Memorized Declamation/Storytelling

-Posters

-Creative Writing

-Public Service

Announcement

-Demonstration

-Illustrated talk
-Group

-Cloverbud 4-H Pledge

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INTERESED???

Send registration to the

Extension Office or email to



arielstefanczyk@gmail.com

by January 13th, 2017











Public Speaking


-Speeches should be original and can be any topic (informational, persuasive, etc.)

-Notes may be used, if they are used with skill

Extemporaneous

Speaking

-Participants will draw a topic “from a hat” at the festival

-Have one hour to write speech

-Notes may be used




Interpretive Reading

-Participant selects written piece or writes own

-Material is to be read with personal interpretation

-May need to use 2 or 3 to fit time limit

-Not memorized



CATEGORIES

1.Prose


2.Poetry

Memorized

Declamation/

Storytelling

-Participant selects written piece or writes own
-Material is to be memorized and presented in an interpretive fashion

-Ex.: Poetry, prose, historical speech, children’s story, folk tale, tall tale, fables, nature story, humorous story, hero story, etc.




Poster

-Must be 14’’ x 22’’ and no 3-D objects or copyrighted ideas to be used

CATEGORIES


*Due to Extension Office by January 13th
1. 4-H Promotion – General

2. 4-H Project Promotion

3. Health and Safety

4. Topic of your choice



Creative Writing

-May be fiction or non-fiction

-Must be original




*Due to Extension Office by January 13th

Participants meet with the judge night of festival
-No longer than 3 typed double-spaced pages
CATEGORIES

1. Poem or prose

2. Story

3. Essay

4. Play or Script



Public Service

Announcement

(PSA)

-Length: 60 seconds
-Topic: 4-H Promotion

-Sound effects and public domain music may be used

-Must include: “For more information contact the Rock County 4-H Extension Office at 757-5690 or visit our website at rock.uwex.edu and click 4-H Youth Development.”


Demonstration

-Participants are to show how to “do” or “make” a project or activity
-Should be a planned presentation


Illustrated Talk


-Must use visuals (posters, photos, PowerPoint, video, Prezi, etc.) to give speech
-Should be a planned presentation – Speech can be informational, persuasive, etc.

*Bring on a flash drive, computer will be provided





Group

-May include 2-6 members of any ages & must be 5-10 minutes

-Can be original or selected

-Must be memorized (script to be provided to judge)

-May be done as play, interpretive reading, demonstration, etc.



Cloverbud 4-H Pledge

-Cloverbuds recite the 4-H Pledge
-Must be memorized

Grade Division Time Limits

Beginner (Grades 3-5): 2-4 minutes Intermediate (Grades 6-8): 4-6 minutes Senior (Grades 9-13): 6-8 minutes



Communication Arts Festival Registration

Registration Due: Friday, January 13th, 2017

Event: Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Name: Grade: 4-H Club:


Email: Phone Number:

Check ALL categories you wish to participate in:

☐Public Speaking

☐Extemporaneous

☐Interpretive Prose Reading

☐Interpretive Poetry Reading

☐Memorized Declamation/Storytelling

☐Poster*- Due to Extension Office by January 13th – Cloverbuds welcome to enter!

Creative Writing*- Due to Extension Office January 13th

☐Poem or Prose

☐Short Story

☐Essay

☐Play or Script



☐Public Service Announcement

☐Demonstration

☐ Illustrated talk

☐Group – Each member is to fill out individual form



    • Name of members:

☐Cloverbud 4-H Pledge
*Posters & Creative Writing should include on the back: Name, address, club, grade & category

☐I would like to assist with the festival!




Mail to: 4-H Communication Arts Festival, UW Extension Office, 51 South Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545

OR

Email to: arielstefanczyk@gmail.com
☐Parent that would like to assist (Name: Phone/email: )

Tips For……

Making a Great Poster

  • Make sure your poster is attention getting

  • Include information that is brief, legible, and easy to read

  • Make sure it is well organized and neat

  • Use intense colors (i.e. dark letting against a light background)

  • Include pictures or charts to help explain the topic

  • Make it easy to read from a distance

  • Check all spelling and accuracy

Writing a Great Speech or Essay

  • Pick a topic

  • Prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas

  • Write your thesis statement

  • Write the body

  • Write the introduction

  • Write the conclusion

  • Add the finishing touches

Giving a Great Presentation

  • Practice, Practice, Practice

  • Introduce yourself and name your speech

  • Look presentable

  • Talk; don’t read

  • Take it slow

  • Speak to be heard easily

  • Use gestures & make eye contact

  • Appear relaxed

  • Finish strong

*All information should be accurate and come from a reliable source

*Information can come from books, internet, interviews, etc. and should be cited



Tips for Writing a Great PSA

Lengths: 30 seconds- about 75 words

60 seconds- about 150 words



*Recordings can be done with microphone, video camera, etc. They are to be in mp3 format.

May include ideas about:

-What 4-H is -How to sign up

-Why join 4-H -Leadership and activity opportunities

-Who can join -Your favorite memory/person story

-When enrollment begins -Where to join

-Statistics -Your greatest 4-H achievement



Examples:

  • “4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and so much more by allowing youth to use the skills they learn to make a positive difference in their communities. Help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week October 4-10. 4-H is empowering young people in [Insert County] with skills to lead for a lifetime. Learn more at extension.iastate.edu/4h or stop by your local ISU Extension and Outreach County office.”

  • “[Insert County] is celebrating all things 4-H during National 4-H Week October 4-10. 4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and much more in youth. 4-H allows youth to use the skills that they learn to make a positive difference in their communities. 4-H is empowering young people in [Insert County] with skills to lead for a lifetime. Learn more at extension.iastate.edu/4h or stop by your local ISU Extension and Outreach County office.”


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