4-H Youth Talent Solicited

The National Association of 4-H Youth Development Professionals is proud to extend this invitation to youth members across Wisconsin. The NAE4-HYDP is an association of 4-H Youth Development Professional across the nation. Our national conference, hosting approximately 1,000 participants, will take place this October 11-13, 2022 in Madison, WI at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

We are seeking nominations of youth performers of various skills and talents including vocal, instrumental, speaking, interpretive reading, and more. From these nominations a committee of 4-H Educators will be selecting approximately 10 performances to be shared.

There are three times and places where youth entertainment is welcome:

  1. Performances will primarily take place in the mornings from 8:15-8:30 a.m. prior to the general session for all participants.
  2. One/Two piano/stringed instruments or other “background” entertainment will be selected for our awards reception and program during the evening of Thursday, October 13th 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  3. If appropriate, we have a stage for more vibrant entertainment during our Welcome to Wisconsin event on the evening of Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

There are limited funds to support youth travel to the conference, youth are encouraged to seek support from their local clubs, counties or other grant funding opportunities.

Our anticipated timeline for this selection process includes:

  • Submissions accepted through July 31, 2022
  • Selections made August 1-5, 2022
  • Invitations to those selected will be extended August 8, 2022.
  • Confirmation of intent to perform will be expected within one week by August 15, 2022.
  • Final details will be communicated to performers along with logistical planning taking place late August/early September.

All nominations should be submitted through the following form: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b145P3pXT3UePTo

Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to: Sarah Tarjeson at 920-459-5915 or sarah.tarjeson@wisc.edu

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