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 and a Parent Guide to Project Achievement below:

Cloverleaf- 4th-6th grade

Junior- 7th-8th grade

Senior- 9th-12th grade

Project Achievement: A Parent Guide


Cloverleaf Project Achievement

Thursday January 16, 2020 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, 3rd, and 4th place advance to the District Competition and reward skating and laser tag party directly afterwards
  • Presentation Example
  • District Project Achievement- February 1, 2020 at Newton County High School
  • 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!


2019 Cobb 4-H Portfolio Workshop Dates:

  • Thursday August 29th from 6:30pm-8:00pm (Pizza and Portfolio Kick Off!)
  • Monday September 23rd from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday October 22nd from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Monday November 25th from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday December 12th from 6:30pm-8:00pm **Deadline to turn in final portfolio to be eligible for the Main Event or Dave and Busters Trip**
  • Thursday December 19th from 3:00pm until TBA- Portfolio Reward Trip for those that submitted their final draft by December 12th
  • Wednesday January 2nd from 9:00am-4:00pm (last call)
  • Portfolios DUE- January 2nd,2020 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
  • Speech Writing Workshop- January 9th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Extension Office
  • Poster Workshops- All day at the Extension Office February 17-18, 2020
  • Speech Dress Rehearsal Dates-February 13th from 4:00pm-8:00pm and February 20th from 9:00am-4:00pm (only attend one 30 minute appointment)

DPA Competition and FREE weekend trip to Rock Eagle- February 28-March 1, 2020

DPA weekend activities:

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