4-H Demonstration Contests

Hollymount 4-H Club Members, Daniel Tull and Kyle Morris present a 4-H team demonstration on “ Preparing for the Favorite Foods Contest”.

County 4-H Demonstration contests are currently being held in Delaware. In this event, 4-H youth members demonstrate individually or with another member as a team entry based on a list of 4-H demonstration topic areas. Props and visual aids are required, and many demonstrations include handmade posters or presentations using software.

A successful demonstration will show the audience and judges several steps in a process, such as preparing a cooked dish, grooming an animal, demonstrating how to take a good picture, etc. Demonstrations are followed by a question and answer period with the judges where the contestant(s) provide answers, and can cite further resources or expertise. Participants learn and develop many excellent communication and life skills through this activity as they gain confidence to be prepared to speak in front of audiences.