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'ers learn 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.

Juniors (5th- 8th Grade)

  • Judge four classes of items and give oral reasons on one class. 
  • Give a 30 second or less commercial promoting cotton.  Must have a 14x22 poster (half a sheet of poster paper) to accompany commercial.  Costumes may be used.

Seniors (9th- 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.

2018 Practice Dates

Practices are held in Room 210 of the Fayette County Administrative Complex from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm on the following Wednesdays.

September 5th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

September 12th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

September 19th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

September 26th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

October 3rd- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 

October 10th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

October 17th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

October 24th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

October 31st- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

November 7th- 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm

November 13th- District Contest in Conyers 

2018 Judging Classes


Gift Cards

Fast Food Meals



Cotton Boll/ Consumer Judging Manual

Online Interactive Practice