Ascension 4-H Demo Day

Demo Day is a great way for 4-H'ers to practice their speaking skills or to show off their creativity by participating in the Exhibit and Poster Contests. Demo Day will take place on Friday, January 12th, 2024 at the Lamar Dixon Trademart Building

Check-in and exhibit registration/drop-off will take place from 8 am until 9:00 am. At 9:00 am, judging will begin. All speaking and demonstration contestants should arrive by 8:45 am. The clothing contestants should arrive at 10:00 am.

A list of contests is below. Click the individual contest tabs on the left for more detailed rules and guidelines.

This event should be completed by noon. We invite 4-H members to participate in a few planned activities/workshops while judging takes place.

  • Public Speaking (Senior-level winners may be eligible for a 4-H University Scholarship)
  • Interview Preparation (Senior-level winners may be eligible for a 4-H University Scholarship)
  • Dress Review Garment Judging (Formerly Sew with Cotton)
  • Ready to Wear Garment Judging and Contest
  • Exhibits (can be turned into the 4-H office prior to Demo Day) Exhibit Categories are as follows:
    • Arts & Crafts (Accessories, Jewelry, Paper, Plastic, wood, other)
    • Photography (5x7 framed prints; Animals, Nature, People)
    • Recycled Art (Create art using used items only)
    • Posters:
      • Beef– top posters sent on to state competition where cash prizes are awarded,
      • Dairy– top posters sent on to state competitions, or
      • 4-H Themed
    • Sewing (Non-Wearable Only)
    • Project Exhibit– Educational display board about your 4-H project area. Small props are acceptable to enhance the display.
    • Decorated Wreath Contest
  • General & Food Demonstrations
  • Beekeepers Essay–Postponed due to 2024 topic not being released. (Top essays will be sent on to the National Competition where cash prizes up to $750 will be awarded)
  • LifeBook Cover Design Competition

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