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Project Achievement

4-H Project Achievement

Project Achievement helps 4-H'ers develop both oral and written communication skills. Project Achievement allows 4-H’ers to research a topic, prepare a presentation on that topic, and then present their speech or demonstrate their abilities to perform in a competitive manner. This not only include a wide range of topics but also various performing arts areas and ability to demonstrate cooking skills. 

CLOVERLEAF PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT: 4-H'ers participating in Project Achievement at the 5th - 6th grade levels will research a topic and prepare a 4-6 minute demonstration or illustrated talk with posters. These demonstrations are given at the district event where they compete against 4-H'ers from other counties.

JUNIOR / SENIOR PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT: Project Achievement for Junior and Senior 4-H'ers in 7th - 12th grade involves the preparation of a 4-H Portfolio and a Demonstration. Junior demonstrations are 8 - 10 minutes and Senior demonstrations are 10 -12 minutes. 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. Portfolios include of all activities throughout the year from January – December including project work, 4-H, school, work, and community activities.

STATE CONGRESS: Senior 4-H members in 9th - 12th grade winning at the district competition will advance to State 4-H Congress. Congress is the state level project achievement competition where Senior 4-H'ers compete for state honors and Master 4-H status in their project area.

For the Project Achievement Competition, 4-H'ers prepare a demonstration with posters and other visual aids, then compete against other 4-H'ers in their category. There are over 50 projects to choose from, and 4-H'ers can talk about anything that interests them.

DPA is also a gateway to leadership and community service opportunities which can bring recognition in 4-H. In order to run for both Junior and Senior 4-H District Boards, a 4-H'er must participate in DPA as the elections are part of the weekend events. Georgia 4-H has a robust following in our state and there are many scholarship opportunities that are offered for various 4-H accomplishments!


Pick any topic you are interested in! Do research to start becoming an expert on your topic. Over 50 topics to choose from!


Create posters and visual aids to help the audience understand your topic.


Use your research to write an essay/speech. Tell us anything and everything about it (factual information, of course) in a presentation. 


Have fun with other 4-H’ers while creating your presentations and at the district competition!

Discover yourself in 4-H