Dane County 4H Communication Arts

4H kids having fun expressing themselves!

2018 Communications Festival March 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarahwanish @ 3:00 pm

Start practicing your skills to perform at the Dane County Communications Festival on Sunday April 29.  This year it will take place at starting at 1pm at the Dane Co. UW-Extension building at 5201 Fen Oak, Madison. 4-H members can register now until April 18th at 9pm central time.

Use the tab, “All about Dane County 4-H Communication Arts” to discover all the fun categories. Please use the following link to sign up by April 18  so the fair office can get the paperwork ready for the event.



Time change and Deadline 5/13/17 Notice May 8, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarahwanish @ 11:07 am

A reminder that the deadline to sign up for the Communications Festival is 5/13/17. Entries will not be accepted after Saturday so the fair office can get the paperwork ready.

Please note the check in time has been moved to 1:30pm, judging will begin at 1:45pm.  If you have any questions please contact Sarah Wanish at dan.wanish@sbcglobal.net


Here is the link to sign up



Communications Festival 2017 April 18, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarahwanish @ 9:52 am

It is time to sign up for the festival.  The sign up will remain open until Saturday May 13 until midnight.   Join in the fun at this pre-fair event!

Sign up today   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3iKjxMRDXlSjq1Zc3c3sQRvgHX3hei9oGKJJ2x6KdSKX4dA/viewform?c=0&w=1


Time is running out April 14, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarahwanish @ 9:17 am

A friendly reminder that Saturday  (April 16th) is the last day to sign up for the Communications Festival which will be held on Sunday April 24.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Sarah Wanish at  dan.wanish@sbcglobal.net or 255-4120.

Please use the link from the post below to sign up.



March 7, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarahwanish @ 9:50 am

The sign up is now available and will be until until Saturday, April 16, 2016 at noon.  Please refer to the  tab All about the Dane County  4-H Communications Arts for all the details. Here is the link to sign up:



If you have questions either post them at the bottom of the WordPress sight or email Sarah at dan.wanish@sbcglobal.net


2016 Communications Festival February 2, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarahwanish @ 8:36 pm


My name is Sarah Wanish, I’m taking over for Polly Poupore-Craig as the coordinator of the Dane  Co. 4-H Communications Festival.  First, I want to thank Polly for her years of generous service to 4-H.

The Communications Festival will be held April 24, 2016 (Sunday) starting at 1pm at the Dane Co. UW-Extension building at 5201 Fen Oak, Madison.

Start thinking about what categories you’d like to try this year… challenge yourself to bring out your creative talents and WOW the audience.  A sign up will be available in March.



Results 2015 March 5, 2015

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Thanks so much for attending!

Please don’t forget to register for the Performers’ Festival!!

Here is a link to the photos I was able to take.  If you have photos you want to share, you should be able to add them to this site: https://app.box.com/signup/collablink/d_3221938816/74f3ad46d7f4e
The judges (and all of us observers) were blown away by the amazing, thoughtful speeches you all made.  So much work, thought ,and effort went into your presentations.  It was really difficult for the judges to have to choose their top 3 in each division, but here is how it went:

Merit Awards

Katia Wanish, Diligent Doers, Radio Broadcast

Morgan Gates, Prairie Promises, Prose

Reserve Champions

Arjay Litscher, Madison High Flyers, Illustrated Talk

Michaela Haak and Natalie Rodgers, Prairie Promises, Group Interpretive Reading

Grand Champions

Kole Knickmeier, Cottage Grove 4H Club, Demonstration

Alexis O’Connell, Happy Hikers, Extemporaneous Speech