January 7, 2021 - 3:28pm -- clary.42@osu.edu

Calling all 4-H'ers! We want YOU to help us promote 4-H. The 4-H Committee is sponsoring a 4-H promotional commercial contest. We invite you to submit a 30-90 second video clip of yourself talking about 4-H. You can shoot the video on your phone, computer, or with a video camera. Submissions might be used on our website, social media, etc. to promote 4-H. Just a couple tips:

  1. If you are using your phone, make sure you shoot horizontal and not vertical.
  2. You will be addressing the camera, please find a quiet place to do your recording. 
  3. Wear a 4-H shirt and/or have a previous 4-H project in the background.
  4. Make sure that there is not a window or bright source of light behind you that would make your face look dark (backlit).
  5. Make sure you introduce yourself.
  6. If you use any of our sample questions, rephrase them as statements. For example, “My favorite thing about 4-H is meeting new friends.”  rather than “new friends." 
  7. As you start the recording, pause a couple of seconds, then deliver your lines.  Likewise, when you have finished delivering your lines, look into the camera and wait a couple seconds before stopping the recording or moving to another take.
  8. Review your video after you film it.
  9. Make sure you save your final video as an MP4 file.

Here are a few sample questions/topics that you might include:

  • What is your favorite part of 4-H?
  • Why should someone else join 4-H? 
  • What 4-H projects have you taken?
  • How has 4-H helped you? 
  • What is something you have learned in 4-H?
  • Skills you have gained or honed? 

Entries are due online at https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_daOvV8WB1M1OmKV

All submissions must be received by 11:59pm on February 1st. 


All submissions will be entered into a random drawing for one of five 4-H sweatshirt blankets. 

Videos submitted by project age members (8 and in the 3rd grade as of Jan 1) will be reviewed by our judges and one Junior (8-13) and Senior (14-18) will win a custom 4-H soft-shell jacket.


Rubric Judges will be using:

5 points Introduction Introduction of yourself, including name
5 points 4-H Enthusiasm Overall enthusiasm for 4-H
10 points 4-H Story Explanation of the topics covered; clear, concise while detailed
5 points Design & Creativity Production quality; good design concept; creativity; copyright free
10 points Public Speaking Appropriate dress; voice; script preparation

Release: By submitting an entry, all applicants are agreeing to the following terms and conditions: the video is devoid of any copyrighted material (including music) or non-permissive youth images; the video may be used for 4-H marketing purposes in both in its entirety or edited format; applicant plans to enroll in Brown County 4-H for 2021. 

Best of luck and we can't wait to see your entries!