4-H Written Communications Contest

Staff Report

Grayson County Youth have the opportunity to show off their creative writing skills with the 4-H Written Communications Contest.

The contest is open to youth ages 9-19 in the following categories:


Poetry – (three-line minimum and 25-line maximum)

“What 4-H Means to Me” Essay (minimum 500 words)

Original Monologue

Press Release

Public Service Announcement.

Rules and information:

Junior Class: Open to any 4-H Member age 9-13 (age as of 1/1/15)

Senior Class: Open to any 4-H Member age 14-19 (age as of 1/1/15)

Each writing piece must be original.

Entries are due by 4:30 p.m., CST, on Friday, Feb. 19. Entries may be scanned and emailed to Kindra.ewing@uky.edu or deliver a hard copy to office.

All entries are to be on 8×11 paper, with entrant’s category, name, age and county on a cover page and last name on every page.

Entries are to be double spaced, typed with size 12 font, and on white paper. Songs may be single spaced within verses, chorus and bridge and double spaced between each item. Winners will be invited to showcase at Kentucky State Fair. Date TBD.

Songwriting, poetry, press release and public service announcement lessons can be found in national 4-H Curriculum, “Picking up the Pieces” and “Putting it Together.” Monologue lesson can be found in National 4-H Curriculum, “Play the Role.”

For more information about the 4-H Written Communications Contest or any 4-H programs, you can call the Grayson County Extension Office at (270) 259-3492.

Staff Report

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