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Event Details – March 14, 2020

S - Regional - Regional Communications Competition

Deadline: February 22, 2020 5:00 PM  
Start Date: March 14, 2020 11:15 AM End Date: March 14, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE (please note location) IB THEATRES and classrooms within the IB Building, LETHBRIDGE AB  

Program Description:


We are already well underway, with communications competitions at the club, district and regional levels.  This is a key component of the 4-H program, and one that is most recognized, and valuable throughout lifetimes.  Thank you for all you do to help develop key skills within our 4-H youth members! 

The South 4-H Region Communications Competition will take place:


At the LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE (please note location) IB THEATRES and classrooms within the IB Building

Competition starts at 12 NOON SHARPregistration desk opens at 11 am, MC’s and Room Advisors to arrive at 11:15, Officials and competitors no later than 11:45, prefer officials by 11:30 to enable meeting with Room Advisor, or last minute instructions/changes.

Note that this year, all competitors are to please bring for sharing a choice of labeled:  small sandwiches, snacks (includes, for example, trays of veggies, cheese, fruit etc.) or desserts (the yummy stuff – all shapes and sizes).  Please note that this is not expected to form a full-course meal, but to provide a good variety and selection, to help satisfy the hunger gap during a busy afternoon.  

Reminder that each of the organizing districts are to:

Supply the names and contacts for their room’s officials on the appropriate form BY FEBRUARY 22 – prefer even earlier if possible. 

Please supply your judges/officials with information for them, regarding their role - is a link to where information and rules for Public Speaking and Presentations can be found. 

Please note that Rules are posted there and are updated, and to be used September 2019 to August 2021, so please use these ones - there are some revisions from the previous years.  (they are updated every 3 years).

Host District – a tab in the attached forms indicates many of the duties and expectations.  Please speak with the core committee if questions, or Ginny.

MC NOTES – can be found as one tab in the attached forms, so that they may pre-read and familiarize themselves with duties and some process/comments, recognitions, etc.  This is a very important position at the event.

Impromptu table – notes also found under one tab for the person at this table.

Advancing speaker information is to be provided by February 29 (2 weeks prior to the regional competition). 

Please ensure that Impromptu topic and title are identified from both club and district competitions. 

Note that seating is limited, so members should please try to limit their accompanying support group/audience. 

Remember to please supply the names of members who wish to be considered for the ‘Wildcard’ spot for the Senior competitions.  If these members are able to be included, they will be contacted directly by the Regional Communication Committee as soon as possible.

Questions about the competition may be addressed to the

2020 South 4-H Region Communications:

Regional core committee: 
Lorelei Bexte ( ),
Wendy-Ellen Nittel ( ),
Shari Wehlage ( ),
Karla Porteous ( ).

There are four levels of competition (club, district, regional and provincial). The top members at each competition advance to the next level. Advancing to regional or provincial competitions is a very big accomplishment as there are approximately 2,000 people competing in each age category (junior 9-11 intermediate 12-14, senior 15+). Members are judged and receive feedback at each level of competition. They are also encouraged to evaluate their speeches or presentations to make improvements each time they deliver it. Members who advance to the provincial public speaking competition are required to write a new speech based on a theme or topic they are provided with.

Event PDF:    South Regional web page
Regional Communications Plans - excel spreadsheet
Lethbridge College Map
Region: South
Who can apply: Clubs ,  Intermediate (12-14 years old) ,  Junior (9-11 years old) ,  Seniors (15-20 years old)

For more information contact: Ginny Smith, Phone: 310-0000 then 403-381-5815, Fax: 310-0000 then 780-835-3600, Email: