UGA Extension Office

Project Achievement - Public Speaking

4-H is independent learning experiences using writing, interviewing and public speaking skills through 4-H demonstrations and illustrated talks. 

Project Achievement is one of the most prominent 4-H competitions held. It helps 4-H'ers develop both verbal and written communication skills while giving them the opportunity to research or study a topic of their interest.  4-H'ers in the 5th and 6th grade level researches their topic and prepares a 4-6 minute demonstration with posters. These demonstrations are given at a 4-H event where they compete against 4-H'ers from other counties while developing their public speaking skills.

Project Achievement for Junior and Seniors 4-Her's is a two part process involving the preparation of a 4-H Portfolio and a demonstration (6-10 minutes for Juniors and 8-12 minutes for Seniors) in one of the many project areas. The 4-H Portfolio is a written record of their involvement in their selected project area and other activities. By preparing a portfolio, young people learn the skills needed to complete resumes, college applications and scholarship applications.

More information is found on the Georgia 4-H website:

Project Achievement Resources


Seniors relax after a full day at DPA
Junior Senior District Project Achievement team 2016
DPA Banquet - Senior Award
DPA Banquet - Junior Award