Dane County Communication Arts Festival
1 Fen Oak
May 15, 2010
Communication Arts Festival:
9:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Who Can Enter:
All Dane County 4-H members and other youth group participants. You DO NOT
need to be enrolled in a specific project to participate. This is a pre-fair event.
Participants are judged on an individual conference basis. Awards will be given
out at the conclusion of the Communication Arts Festival on the Performing Arts
Stage at noon.
Pictures Will be Taken:
All presenters will have their picture taken following their presentation. Please
bring a copy of your presentation so that it can be displayed, along with your
picture at the Dane County Fair.
What Can I Enter?
(categories are listed below)
How to “make” a project or “do” an activity in any project area. A planned demonstration that takes
the audience through the complete process with an introduction, body and summary.
Use of visuals, posters, etc. with a talk. A planned presentation with an introduction, body and
summary on any subject.
Written by the speaker on any topic. Notes may be used.
Any piece or collection of prose or poetry. Participant may write their own. Material is read with
personal interpretation. Pieces may be combined to meet time requirements.
Memorized Prose, Poetry,
Any piece of literature from memory. Participant selects written prose or poetry or writes their own.
Material needs to be presented without notes in an interpretive fashion.
Participant prepares a newscast about a variety of 4-H events or issues (club, county, state or
national). Evaluations will be based on story quality, transition from story to story, how close to
target length and effective use of voice. Judge will not be in eye contact with presenter
Participant selects a topic “from a hat” and has one hour to write their speech before it is
presented. Topics will