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4-H District Activity Day (DAD)

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District Activity Day

District Activity Day (DAD) is a 4-H Presentation public speaking competition for youth to present information on the topic of their choice.

4-H Presentations are a huge part of North Carolina 4-H. It is one of the most successful way to help a young person learn how to do a public speech. It focuses on members teaching others what they know about a particular project/subject matter. They are sometimes called demonstrations or illustrated talk or a formal speech.

The speech/presentation should be between 5 and 12 minutes. District winners compete at the state level. State winners in sponsored categories receive cash awards! In specific categories, the State-winning seniors may go on to compete at the National level.

Register your presentation here.

Virtual Presentations Due to County office by

May 20, 2021

Please note that presentations will be done by video this year. You will need to record yourself doing your presentation and then submit it to office by May 20.
This is a great start to presentations if you are not sure about talking in front of a large group it’s a great year to get your feet wet in the 4-H presentation world.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Ms. Sara  We are looking forward to some great virtual presentations this year!

Helpful presentation information.


Video Tips:

  • Hold your phone or table horizontal (long ways and NOT up and down).
  • Make certain that you are in good light.
  • Try to use a tripod, table or something to keep your device steady.
  • Stand in front of a simple background ( a plain white or black sheet on the wall may work).
  • Don’t have the camera right up on you. Have it a few feet away.
  • Don’t Zoom in. If you need to, move your camera closer instead of zooming.
  • Test your audio. Can you wear a set of earbuds with a microphone to improve your audio? Watch for background noises.

Important 2021 Dates

March 9 Presentation meeting **Will be held virtually on Zoom**

 April 8 DAD Work Day  **Will be held virtually on Zoom**

April 29 DAD Work Day **Will be held virtually on Zoom**

May 6 DAD Work Day at Office

May 20 *Mandatory turn in Videos* 

May 21 County Activity day (present videos to county for judging)

June 18 Outdoor cookery in Camden County

July 12  Videos Due to State (agent will submit)

Benefits of 4-H Presentations

Teaches life skills. Increase public speaking skills. Increase self-confidence. Increase knowledge & interest in a certain subject matter.

Will help you in the long run with:

– Communicating

– Other clubs & projects

– College/post-secondary education

– Careers Giving a presentation is a good learning experience.

You can choose a topic from any project you have taken in 4-H or currently doing. The topic should be something you enjoy, are interested in and can be presented easily in 5 to 15 minutes. 4-Hers who do a presentation develop self-confidence, the ability to speak in front of an audience and the ability to think ahead. In the following outline you will discover pointers and tips on doing a 4-H presentation.