UGA Extension Office

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging


The Consumer Decision Making Contest teaches 4-H'ers how to observe, compare and make decisions based on facts collected. It also provides experience in organizing thoughts and defending decisions with oral reasons. In this contest, 4-H'erslearn to rank articles or products over others based on standards and quality, 4-H'ers will evaluate consumer items and tell why they think one is better than the other.

Who: 7th-12th Grade

  • Judge four classes of items and give oral reason on one class.
  • Give a 2 minute or less speech PSA (Public Service Announcement) about cotton.  Be creative.  No visuals allowed.  Costumes may be used.

Cost: $10. (included supplies, transportation to the competition, insurance, and a team competition shirt.) 

2016 Practice Dates

Practices are held at the Evans County Extension Office

  • Oct. 6th: Meeting from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the 4-H office.
  • Oct. 21st: Official Training Clinic from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: Competition in Toombs County.

Online Interactive Practice


Cotton Boll / Consumer Judging Manuel

GA 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Website