Any 4-H member in grades 6-12 may participate in the Indiana State Fair public speaking contest. This contest allows the 4-H member to give their prepared speech to an audience from a stage or stage-like setting. There is no interaction with the audience. Props, signs, and PowerPoint presentations are not permitted. The topic can be of the 4-H member’s choice and but must be related to 4-H. Junior members (grades 6-8) have 3-5 minutes to give their speech while senior members (grades 9-12) will give their speech in 5-7 minutes. Questions may be asked by the judges following the speech. A county may have no more than three (3) entries in each category.
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