OWEN: Be the best in the Oklahoma State 4-H speech contest

Here is information about the best in the Oklahoma State 4-H Speech Contest:


The Oklahoma 4-H Public Speaking Contest is held to promote greater interest in public speaking and to provide an opportunity for all 4-H members to develop and improve their public speaking skills.

Login Information:

Pre-recorded video entries are due on or before Friday, May 6. Entries must be submitted through this link: https://form.jotform.com/210336187529155

Login Information:

Members may only participate in pre-recorded video contests or in-person contests;

But not both. A registration fee of $5 per participant is required for both pre-recorded video and in-person contests. Mailed to Pontotoc County 4-H, 1700 N. Broadway, Ada, OK 74820 Please Note

Name(s) of participants with registration

Payment. No refunds.

Pre-recorded video entries are due on or before Friday, May 5. Entries should be submitted on this

Link: https://form.jotform.com/210336187529155. In-person entries are on or before Friday May.

5. Entries must be submitted by post using the entry form/score sheet provided. Competition date and

Location: Saturday, May 20, Pontotoc County Extension Office/Agriplex

Age Divisions:

Junior: 3rd grade (and 8 years old) – 5th

Intermediate: 6th-8th grade

High: 9th-12th grade

All ages are based on September 1 of the current 4-H year (2021-22).

Recommended appropriate dress:

Simple casual, including a 4-H T-shirt or dress that fits the theme of the presentation.

Maximum time limits:

Please see the guidelines for specific deadlines for each presentation. 1 point will be deducted for every 30 seconds over or under the time limit.

All set-up, preparation and presentation must be the participant’s sole responsibility.


Due to the number of participants, the categories may be combined / divided by the decision of the committee. If a category has 3 entries or less, they will be combined at the discretion of the committee. There will be no assignment changes or increases after May 6.


Prizes are awarded to 1st to 5th place individuals in each age group, presentation type, presentation category.

Speech Length:

Juniors: 2-5 minutes

Medium: 5-7 minutes

Seniors: 5-7 minutes

Length of visual presentation:

Beginners: 3-10 minutes

Medium: 5-12 minutes

Seniors: 5-12 minutes

Length of PowerPoint:

Beginners: 3-5 minutes

Medium: 5-7 minutes

Seniors: 5-7 minutes

Celebrity/Character Presentation Length:

Juniors: 2-5 minutes

Medium: 5-7 minutes

Seniors: 5-7 minutes


01 Animal Science (Horse, Beef, Dairy, Goat, Pig, Sheep, Poultry, Animal Science)

02 Small animals/pets (birds, cats, dogs, fish, rabbits)

03 General Ag (Ag related subjects neither Animal Science nor Plant/Natural Science)

04 Plant/Natural Science (Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology, Wildlife, Forestry, Environment, Natural Resources, Camping, Shooting Sports, Cycling, Electricity, Woodworking, Petroleum Energy)

05 Science and Technology (Not for Powerpoint presentations. They are Category 11.) (Computers, Robotics, Science Experiments, Physical Sciences, GPS, Aerospace, Rocketry)

06 Communication and visual arts (photography, speaking, entertainment, fine arts, arts and crafts, artwork, music, hobbies, collections, biographies (non-celebrity)

07 Family and Consumer Sciences (Child Care, Textiles and Fashion, Safety, Personal Development, Consumer Education)

08 Social Sciences (Citizenship, Leadership, 4-H Leadership, Government, Community Service, 4-H Community Service, History, 4-H History, Military, Geography, Historical Portrait, Biography (Non-Famous Person)

09 Health and Wellness (Health, Nutrition, Food Safety, Fitness, Sports)

10 Meals (Cooking with finished product, including nutrition facts and food safety.)

11 PowerPoint

12 Celebrity (Biography, Dress Up, Props, Play the Character)

For more information on this and other 4-H events and activities, please call us at 423-4120 or email me at greg.owen@okstate.edu.

Leave a Comment