Cheshire County 4-H Presents!


Stone Arch Village Meeting Room
835 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
United States

It's time for Cheshire County 4-H Presents!  This fun communications event is where 4-H members share their ideas and skills and grow as public speakers in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Please read the 4-H Presents! information packet to learn more about each event.  Register for 4-H Presents! through 4HOnline by March 15: https://v2.4honline.comAll Photos and Posters are prejudged and must be brought to the 4-H Office, 12 Court Street, Keene by March 15.

download 4-H Presents! Information packet

Events at a Glance:

  • Action Exhibit –Individuals, or teams of up to three, will present and interact with people throughout the morning. Members will answer questions and involve the public in the presentation of their exhibit.  An opportunity for youth to demonstrate the skills needed for talking in front of other people. 
  •  Cloverbud Show & Tell - Cloverbuds using a poster or props talk about something they have learned. 
  • Cloverbud Pet Rock Show & Tell - This is a great way for cloverbuds to have a first experience in communication and showmanship without having to come up with an idea completely on their own.
  • Demonstrations or Illustrated Talk – A Demonstration is a know-how, show how, and tell how.  Explain what you are doing while you are doing it.  An Illustrated Talk is like a demonstration, except instead of working on something while speaking; you just talk and use a variety of visuals (pictures, posters, sample items) to help teach about the topic.  Individuals, or teams of up to three members may participate.
  • Public Speaking – an opportunity for youth to demonstrate the skills needed for talking in front of other people.
  • Photography Contest– Each participant may submit TWO entries, based on a photo theme.
    • Entries themes are: NH at its Best, Open Category or 4-H Promotion. 
  • Poster Contest – Each participant may submit ONE entry based on a poster theme. 
    • Entry themes are: 4-H Citizenship, 4-H Promotion, 4-H Healthy Living, or 4-H Science.
  • Tabletop Presentation - A tabletop presentation is a tri-fold display that teaches about something that you have learned or something you have done. Visual aids or props must be included.

Please Note The Following Age Divisions:

  • Cloverbuds: age 5-7 by 1/1 of current year
  • Juniors: age 8-10 by 1/1 of current year
  • Intermediates: age 11-13 by 1/1 of current year
  • Seniors: age 14 & older by 1/1 of current year
4-H member presenting

4-H members 12 and older will have an opportunity to qualify for the NH 4-H Communications Team and bring their presentation to the Big E ( in September. High-scoring individuals from the action exhibits, public speaking, and demonstrations will be announced on the day of the event and will receive an invitation to participate in the next step. High-scoring posters and photographs are also sent to the Big E for exhibition. Additionally, 4-H members 12 and older with equine demonstrations and public speaking presentations can qualify for the NH 4-H Horse Communications Team and present at Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up in Louisville, Kentucky in November. These individuals join a team with other 4-H members and practice throughout the year. More information and exact qualifying criteria for all these events will be communicated prior to the event.