UGA Extension Office

Project Achievement

What is Project Achievement?

Project Achievement is a public speaking competition for 4th-12th grade students. Select a topic that YOU are interested in to share with your fellow 4-H'ers, develop your confidence, and meet new friends from across the state at the district competitions. Project areas include but not are limited to: dog care and training, sports, history, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation and more! Would you rather cook and be evaluated like the chefs on the Food Network? Compete in one of our many cooking projects including Better Breakfast, Dairy Foods, Pizza, and Festive Foods for Health. Are you in to the performing arts instead? Compete in performing arts instrumental, vocal, or general project area! Project Achievement is for everyone! See the project lists for your grade level below:

Cloverleaf- 4th-6th grade

Junior- 7th-8th grade

Senior- 9th-12th grade


Cloverleaf Project Achievement

Thursday January 17, 2019 at 6:30pm.The contest will be held at Milford Elementary School located at 2390 Austell Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008. 

  • Pre-registration required. Contact the Extension Office at 770-528-4070 to sign up with your project area or mail in your form to 678 South Cobb Drive Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30060
  • Requirements- 3-5 minute presentation and visual aid (poster or trifold board); Performing Arts- 4 minute maximum
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place advance to the District Competition and Overnight Trip to Fortson 4-H Center
  • Presentation Example
  • District Project Achievement- February 9-10, 2019 in Newton County and overnight trip to Forston 4-H Center 
  • CPA Flyer with project lists


Junior/Senior Project Achievement: 7th-12th grade

Two part process- Portfolio and Presentation

Portfolios are very easy to do! It is just a list of all of the activities that you have participated in both inside and outside of 4-H from January 1st to December 31st. Cobb County 4-H hosts multiple portfolio workshops so that you can work on them with your fellow 4-H'ers! Check out this video created by Floyd County AmeriCorps Member, Whitney Kirkpatrick that explains Junior/Senior Project Achievement!

2018 Cobb 4-H Portfolio Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday September 26th from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday October 23rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday November 15th from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Monday November 19th from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday December 13th from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday January 2nd from 9:00am-4:00pm (last call)
  • Portfolios DUE- January 3rd,2019 by 4:00pm to the Extension Office


  • Junior presentation length- 7-9 minutes
  • Senior presentation length- 10-12 minutes
  • Junior Food Lab length- 1 hour
  • Senior Food Lab length- 1 1/2 hours
  • Performing Arts- 4 minutes
  • Poster Workshops- All day at the Extension Office February 18-21,2019
  • Speech Dress Rehearsal Dates-February 26th and February 27th (only attend one)

DPA Competition and FREE weekend trip to Rock Eagle- March 8-10, 2019

DPA weekend activities:

  • Competition
  • Dance!
  • District Officer Elections
  • Canteen Time
  • Recreation
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Free time with friends
  • FUN!