County Roundup

January 28, 2024



● To provide 4-H members the opportunity to compare the skills they have gained with those of other
members and with their own previous performances.
● To provide 4-H members with an opportunity to develop and practice citizenship and leadership skills
in a different environment.
● To provide opportunities for 4-H members and adults to network through recreational and social
experiences and advance their knowledge of 4-H.


Contests offered:

2024 Texas 4-H Roundup Handbook

Public Speaking

Does the thought of speaking in front of large groups make you nervous? Do you want to learn how to be a better speaker? Overcome fear of crowds and improve your presentation skills in the public speaking project! You’ll learn how to prepare with research, organization, and then present on any given topic. By the end of this project, you will be able to speak on fascinating topics with style and poise.

Public Speaking… 4-H Style

Public Speaking Scoresheet


Educational Presentations

An educational presentation is a fun way to share information with others about your 4-H project. You can give an educational presentation by yourself or with one (1) of your 4-H friends. The Educational Presentation competitions may take place at county, district and the state level (for senior 4-H members). All presentations should address current issues related to the topic category

A 4-H educational presentation is a demonstration of your knowledge and skills in a certain project area. This presentation is done in a way that is most comfortable to you. It can be accomplished using props (method demonstration), posters or media presentations (illustrated talk), or it can be you just speaking and convincing, or simply educating, with words alone (public speaking).

What is an Educational Presentation

Educational Presentation Scoresheet


Texas 4-H Talent Showcase

In theater and performance arts, 4-H members may participate in skits through acting, or showcase other talents such as vocal performance, play an instrument, dance, read poetry, conduct puppetry…and more! The best part of the program is the chance to have FUN and getting to share that excitement with others!

Through theater and performance arts, 4-H members will develop a spirit of cooperation, develop self-confidence through public performance, discover and develop their talents, and grow socially, culturally, and develop their leadership skills. But most importantly, theater and performance arts is about HAVING FUN!

The Texas 4-H Talent Showcase contest (formerly Share-the-Fun) has seven categories:

  • 4-H Skit
  • Choreographed Routines
  • Variety Show
  • Musical/Instrumental
  • Poetry/Prose
  • Solo/Band Performance
  • Vocal

Please review the following resources carefully as there have been several changes this year.

Texas 4-H Talent Showcase Rules and Guidelines  

Texas 4-H Talent Showcase Contest and Category Descriptions

Texas 4-H Talent Showcase Contest Score Sheets

Quiz Bowl

The quiz bowl contests provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H projects to demonstrate their knowledge on a specific subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness, cooperation, and fairness prevail. Quiz bowl guidelines can be adapted and used for any 4-H project or officer training, or as a tool to teach knowledge and skills about 4-H in general.

A quiz bowl is not meant to be a memorization process, in that members only study questions and know the
answers to those questions. It is a motivational tool to provide a FUN way to encourage members to learn
project information.

Texas 4-H Quiz Bowl Guide


Livestock Quiz Bowl

Texas 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Resources

Livestock Quiz Bowl Resource Books are available to check out at the Extension Office. Books must be returned. 


Horse Quiz Bowl

Texas 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Supplement

Texas 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Resources

Texas 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Score Sheet

Horse Quiz Bowl Resource Books are available to check out at the Extension Office. Books must be returned.


Family & Community Health Quiz Bowl

Texas 4-H FCH Quiz Bowl Resources

Texas 4-H FCH Study Guide


Consumer Decision Making

In this project you will learn how to compare prices, test for quality and make purchases based on facts and research. You will also improve your: Money management skills, Smart purchasing skills and Decision-making skills.

Texas 4-H Consumer Decision Making Categories and Descriptions








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