Holt County 4-H Forms

These forms are divided by event. Click on the event that you want forms for: 

Public Speaking Contest

Summer Workshops

Pre-Fair Day

Holt County Fair

Nebraska State Fair




The Public Speaking Contest is scheduled for April 25, 2014. Registration dead line is April 11. Call 402-336-2760 to register your reading, speech and/or PSA. The Regional Contest will be held in Norfolk on May 22.

All PSA's MUST be recorded to cdd in .wav or .mp3 audio formats.

All 4-H PSA's must include the following tag line within the last 10 seconds of the PSA: "Learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at 4h.unl.edu and Know How. Know Now." The tag line is included in the 60 second time limit.

All 2014 PSA's will use the state theme of "Making a Lasting Impact".

All PSA's must promote 4-H and be general enough to be used anywhere in Nebraska at anytime of the year. Sound effects and public domain music may be used - no copyrighted material may be used. All PSA's must be the original work of the presenter. Contestants may not use PSA's written and provided by the state or national staff. No team PSA's are allowed.

Recorded PSA's along with a written copy of the text must be turned into the Holt County Extension Office by April 11.

For more information about readings, speeches and PSA's can be found at 2014 Holt County Speech Contest Flyer (*267 kb pdf file - 2 pages)

Speech/PSA Resources

  • Fairbook - see current year's county fairbook for county rules and regulations. 

Speech Resources:

PSA Resources:

4-H Communications Event Web Seminar, Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Learn from 4-H youth how they have achieved success within the 4-H Communications Event. Presentation techniques and opportunities are also shared by UNL Extension staff.
Presenters: Jane Armstrong, Mary Jacobson, Stephanie Scharf, Sandy Stockall

2015 Holt Boyd 4-H Summer Workshops
A two page flyer with information about the 2015 summer workshops that will be held in Holt and Boyd Counties. The flyer has a link to the online registration form at the top of the first page.  Registrations are due by Monday, May 18, 2015.  Most of the sessions have a limit to the number participants so please sign up as soon as possible.  We will let you know if the session was full and you are on the waiting list. Also if you need to cancel - please let us know so that someone else can take your place.

2015 Holt Boyd Summer Workshop Flyer with link to On-Line Registration

PRE-FAIR DAY - Dates and Locations

All Pre-Fair Entries due June 16, 2014 - Please Note This Date!!! 

PRE-FAIR DAY #1 - June 27, 2014 - Holt County Annex, O'Neill. This Pre-Fair Day #1 is for All Modeling, All Clothing Construction, Family and Consumer Science and Horticulture Judging Contests.

PRE-FAIR DAY #2 - July 17, 2014 – Faith Wesleyan Church Ministry Center, (1203 N. State Hwy 11, Atkinson. This Pre-Fair Day #2 is for Table Setting Contest, Presentations, Talent Contest, and Public Fashion Show.




  • JUNE PRE-FAIR DAY LETTER (*416.0 kb pdf file - 2 pages)
  • HOLT COUNTY PRE-FAIR REGISTRATION FORM (*288.0 kb pdf file - 2 page) - Print form and fill in information
    Fill out this form and return to the UNL - Holt County Extension Office By June 16, 2014. One form per entry - Use as many forms as you need. The narrations maybe be hand written or emailed to the Extension Office before Pre-Fair Day #1 so they are ready for the public revue.
    Holt County Fashion Show Narration Form (*80 kb pdf file - 1 page) - Print form and fill in information
    Holt County Fashion Revue Narration Fill-In Form (*874.0 kb pdf file - 1 page) - Type in information; then print form and mail OR email directly to Extension Office
    Fill out this form
    SF184 Shopping in Style Fashion Show Written Report with Narration (2/13) PDF | Word


  • Camper Reservation Form - (*73.3 k pdf file - 1 page) Use this form to reserve a spot at the Holt County Fair.
  • Holt County Fair Pre-Entry Form (*48.0 kb docx file - 1 page) Type into this form - Use this form to list ALL of your static exhibits (except horticulture and floriculture) for the Holt County Fair. Entry tags will be made from this list. Due in Extension Office on July 21. Open both this form and the online fairbook.  You should be able to cut and paste from the fairbook into the form. (You may need to double click on the form to make it active when moving back and forth.  It might also be easier if you can split your screen.)
  • Photography Data Tag (*632 kb pdf file) Updated 2014 - 2 forms - Part A and Part B (Unit II and Unit III) - fill in and then print form; attach to your exhibit
  • Thank You Cards (*417.0 KB pdf file - 1 page) Two cards on one page - print on cardstock paper and cut apart. Outside has "Discover 4-H Discover You" and inside is blank so that you can fill in your message.


4-H PREMIER SCIENCE AWARD - Did you know that your Decorate Your Duds project might include 4-H Science? Even your Photography, Woodworking, Entomology or Design Decisions project could include 4-H Science! 4-H Science can be a part of many of the projects you do in 4-H.

That means it could also be eligible for the new Premier 4-H Science Award at the Nebraska State Fair! The Premier 4-H Science Award is recognizing YOU for incorporating 4-H Science into your fair projects, even if it's not in a Science Engineering, or Technology project area.

If you can answer YES to any of these questions, and your project has qualified for the State Fair, then YOU could be the next 4-H Premier Science Award winner!

  • Does your project demonstrate a science, engineering, technology, or applied math concept or design?
  • Was your project created to solve or emphasize a problem?
  • Did you use new methods or improved technology to create the exhibit, or as part of the project?

To enter, contact your Holt-Boyd Extension Office to have your project included in Nebraska State Fair judging. If you used a special technique, or you would like to tell us more about how 4-H Science is used, fill out the Optional Short Answer Form and attach it to your project. Find a full description of the contest, scoresheets, and the short answer form below.

All State Fair projects will be recognized with a certificate attached to the exhibit and up to 20 top 4-H Science exhibits will receive a $100 cash award sponsored by the Nebraska 4-H Foundation.

State Fairbook Science Award Description
Objective: Recognize 4-H youth static exhibits incorporating or demonstrating concepts from the areas of 4-H Science (science, technology, engineering, or applied math). Exhibits in all curriculum areas will be considered for the award.
Judging: Members of the 4-H Science work-group will serve as judges for the award. A score sheet will be used to judge each exhibit. (See: Premier 4-H Science Award Score Sheet)
Recognition: All projects successfully incorporating 4-H Science (based on the judging sheet) will be recognized with a certificate attached to the exhibit.Up to 20 top 4-H Science exhibits will be chosen from all curriculum areas and will receive a $100 cash award sponsored by the Nebraska 4-H Foundation.

  • Listing of 30 SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Abilities (*131.0 kb pdf file - 3 pages)
  • Premier 4-H Science Award Description and Application  pdf | doc
  • Premier 4-H Science Scoresheet  pdf | doc
    The score sheet contains judging criteria that will be used when judging entries at the State Fair. Not all criteria will be judged, specifically only one area of 4-H Science (science, engineering, technology, or applied math) may be judged, depending on the exhibit. Youth will not be judged down if a project does not contain all areas of 4-H Science.
  • Child Development Exhibits (*18.0 kb pdf file - 1 page)
    An explanation of how the new outcomes can be incorporated into Child Development exhibits.
  • Examples (*301.5 kb pdf file - 2 pages)
    Photos for some 2011 State Fair Exhibits that would have been eligible for the Premier Science Award.