UGA Extension Office

Cotton Boll and 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.

Staff Listing

For contest details contact Marybeth Hornbeck at the Extension Office.

CBCJ team 2016

Important Update:
New Location for Contest

Cotton Boll Consumer Judging Contest will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at:

Johnson Park Recreation Center
1781 Ebenezer Road SW
Conyers, GA  30094       

Phone: 770-278-7529

Registration 2:00 pm-2:45pm
Orientation 2:45 pm

Advertisements & Commercials begin @ 3:00 pm
Announcement of Winners 5:45 - 6:00 pm