When a former 4-H member is asked, "What did you gain through 4-H that has made the most impact on your career success?" the skill most often mentioned is public speaking.

Kentucky 4-H State Communications day is the state level culminating event for 4-Her's across the state. To participate in this event, 4-H members must qualify at area/district communications events.  For more information, contact your county 4-H Youth Development Agent. 

MOVING TO A VIRTUAL FORMAT THIS YEAR. Please read the information below carefully. 


  • Moved to Virtual Format
  • June 8th  All area winners are submitted to the state 4-H office

  • June 15th  Registration sent to 4-H agents to check for accuracy
  •  June 22nd  Any changes due to state office
  •  June 29th  Summary sheets with video submissions and online score sheets sent to judges
  •  July 10th  Mock Job Zoom Interviews will be scheduled
  •  July 11th  Scoring by judges due through the online scoring guide
  •  July 21st  Champions Announced via the Kentucky 4-H Virtual Celebration

  • Volunteers report at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Speeches and Mock Job Interviews report at 9:30 a.m.
  • Volunteer Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. 
  • Demonstrations report at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Registration in rooms
  • University of Kentucky Whitehall Classroom Building


Additional Information 

Volunteer Opportunities

With the contest moving to a virtual format, we will only be needing judges this year.  Judges will be sent a summary sheet with links to particpant speech or demonstration videos and will use an online score sheet to submit scores.  Mock Job Interviews will take place via Zoom.  See the letter below for more information.  You can register below as well. 

We need over 100 volunteers to serve as room hosts and judges for speeches and demonstrations.  If you would like to volunteer please fill out the online volunteer registration below!  Information on the contest can be found in the volunteer information letter.  If you have never volunteered, the volunteer orientation video is a great resource.