2019 Custer County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

 The Custer County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held on Monday, April 1 at the 4-H Building.  Twelve entries were made by Custer County 4-H youth in five divisions.  Award donors for the contest included Tom & Mary Langrud, Cindy Pearson in Memory of Bill Pearson, Fowler Haymoving, Arnold Rotary, and the Nebraska Rural Radio Network.

 2019 Custer County Public Speaking Contest Participants

 The top three individuals in the Junior Speech, Intermediate Speech, Junior PSA, and Intermediate PSA divisions will represent Custer County at a District 4-H Public Speaking Contest to be held on Saturday, April 27 in North Platte.

             Results of the contest are as follows:

 NOVICE SPEECH DIVISION

Maysa Jones              1st Place - Purple Ribbon - Gold Medal

Tristan Taylor            2nd Place - Purple Ribbon - Silver Medal

Arianna Johnson       3rd Place - Blue Ribbon - Bronze Medal

Emma Larsen             Blue Ribbon

JUNIOR SPEECH DIVISION

Regan Babcock          1st Place - Purple Ribbon - Gold Medal

 INTERMEDIATE SPEECH DIVISION

Faith Rehbein             1st Place - Purple Ribbon - Gold Medal

Aubree Stutzman       2nd Place - Purple Ribbon - Silver Medal

Mahaya Jones             3rd Place - Purple Ribbon - Bronze Medal

 JUNIOR PSA DIVISION

Maysa Jones               1st Place - Purple Ribbon - Gold Medal

Caleb Sughayar          2nd Place - Purple Ribbon - Silver Medal

 INTERMEDIATE PSA DIVISION

Alex Berghorst            1st Place - Purple Ribbon - Gold Medal

Mahaya Jones            2nd Place - Purple Ribbon - Silver Medal

 

Speech Contest Rules
DivisionAgeLength of SpeechTopics
Novice Age 8 to 10, as of January 1, 2019 Up to 3 minutes May read a short poem or story. Topic does not have to be 4-H related. Contestants in Novice Division must have never competed in a 4-H speech contest before.
Junior Age 8 to 10, as of January 1, 2019 1 to 3 minutes All speeches must be original and include 4-H as the major component of the speech. Many speakers in the Public Speaking Contest have given speeches in other contests. This is fine; however previous speeches may not be used verbatim for the 4-H contest. It is okay to use the same ideas from a speech previously delivered in competition, but it must be 4-H related. Enough changes should be made to make that speech new to the speaker and the audience. 4-H public speakers may not use an old speech written by a sibling, other 4-H member, or anyone else. Acknowledge the source of information used in the speech. For example, an article from a magazine may be used for reference but should not be quoted directly unless you tell the audience your source. Use of visual aids and props are not allowed. Dress appropriately. Do not wear costumes or special effect clothing. No team speeches are allowed.
Intermediate Age 11 to 13, as of January 1, 2019 3 to 5 minutes Same instructions as Junior Division
Senior Age 14 to 18, as of January 1, 2019 5 to 8 minutes Same instructions as Junior Division

PSA Contest Rules
DivisionAgeRules
Junior Age 8 to 10 , as of January 1, 2019 Rules for All Divisions are as follows: All PSA’s are 60 seconds in length. PSA’s must be submitted electronically as a .wav or mp3 format. PSA text is not required in 2018. Recorded PSA’s are due by March 26. Email recorded PSA’s to: cpeterson2@unl.edu. Contestants must qualify at their county contest to compete in Regional Competition. All PSA contestants must compete in the Region/District where the 4-H’er is enrolled. All PSA’s will be judged prior to the county contest, then played the evening of the contest. All PSA’s will use the state theme as the basis for their PSA. The 2018 theme is “4-H Grows True Leaders.” All radio PSA’s must promote 4-H and be general enough to be used anywhere in Nebraska at any time of the year. All 4-H PSA’s must include the following tag line within the last ten seconds of the PSA: “Learn more about Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at 4h.unl.edu.” The tag line is included in the 60 second time limit. Do not use the tagline “Know How, Know Now.” Sound effects and public domain music may be used. Copyrighted material may not be used. All PSA’s must be the original work of the presenter. Contestants may not use PSA’s written and provided by the state or national staff.
Intermediate Age 11 to 13, as of January 1, 2019
Senior Age 14 to 18, as of January 1, 2019

2019 Custer County 4-H Public Speaking Contest Flier, pdf