Deadline nears for SD State Fair public speaking contestBROOKINGS — 4-H members are invited to participate in a Character Counts public speaking contest set for Aug. 8 during the Sioux Empire Fair.
By: News release, South Dakota State University
BROOKINGS — 4-H members are invited to participate in a Character Counts public speaking contest set for Aug. 8 during the Sioux Empire Fair.
All 4-Hers who participate will receive five gate passes, five lunch tickets and $20 to spend at the fair.
All contestants will present their speeches in morning rounds.
In the regular junior and senior divisions, the top two senior speakers and the top junior speaker at each judging station will advance to the championship round.
In the senior division, the first-place winner receives a $1,000 certificate of deposit and the second-place winner receives a $500 certificate of deposit.
In the junior division, the first-place winner will receive a $500 CD and the second-place winner will receive a $250 CD.
A novice junior and novice senior division will be offered for contestants new to the 4-H Character Counts contest. A $100 cash will be awarded to the top speaker in both the novice junior and novice senior divisions based on the points earned in the morning competition.
Novice competitors will not advance to championship round.
To register for the contest, contact any Extension Office or visit iGrow.org. Registration for the contest is due Wednesday.
For more information, contact Phil Olson, South Dakota 4-H Character Counts south regional coordinator, at 605-212-6175 or email@example.com.