UGA Extension Office

Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging

Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Team 2016

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.

2017 Practice Dates 

Practices are held in Room 110 of the Glynn County Extension Office 

Practice Schedule Coming Soon! 

  • November 2nd- District Cotton Boll/ Consumer Judging Contest @ Toombs County Agricenter 


2017 Judging Classes 


Sleeping Bags 

Wearable Technology

Granola and Breakfast Bars 



Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Manual 

Online Interactive Practice