Communication and Career Contest

ADA Accommodation

Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in this event, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663 at least 2 weeks prior to this event.

Contest Guidelines

  • The 2024 Caldwell 4-H Communication and Career Contest will be held at Union Central Elementary School on Monday, January 22.
  • The contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will consist of demonstrations and a career preparation interview.
  • You must preregister for this contest by contacting the 4-H office at 318-649-2663 by January 17.



A demonstration can be presented by an individual or a team of 2 contestants. Contest divisions for demonstrations are grades 4 and 5, grades 6 to 8, and grades 9 through 12. The time limit for the demo is 5 to 7 minutes. The demonstration must be at least 5 minutes but no longer than 7 minutes. Points will be deducted for demonstrations that are shorter than 5 minutes. Points will be deducted for every minute over 7 minutes. The Demonstration must be a method demonstration on any subject, not an illustrated talk. A method demonstration is a planned presentation in which one or a team of two 4-H members teach information related to an activity or project. A demonstration is showing how to do something while telling how to do it.

Career Preparation Interview

The Career Preparation Interview divisions are grades 4 and 5, grades 6 to 8, and grades 9 through 12. Dress appropriately for a short interview with judges that will last 5 minutes or less.


First, second, and third place winners will receive cash awards. All participants will receive ribbons.


Sponsors for this contest are State Farm and the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.

For more information contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663.

Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. Louisiana 4-H is an educational program of the LSU AgCenter. The LSU AgCenter is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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