UGA Extension Office

Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging

Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Team 2017

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 110 of the Glynn County Extension Office 

September:  24
October:  1,15,22,25,29

Competition: November 2, 2018 @ Toombs County Agricenter 



2018 Judging Classes 

Fast Food Meals

Gift Cards 






Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Manual 

Online Interactive Practice