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.

2019 Practice Dates

Practices are held at the Catoosa County 4-H Office at 43 Maple Street from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm on the following Wednesdays.

September 25th- 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

October 2nd- 4:00 pm-5:30 pm 

October 9th- 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

October 16th- 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

October 23th- 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

October 30th- 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

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

November 12th- District Contest in Cartersville 

2019 Judging Classes

Jeans, Breakfast Cereals, Tents, Event Venues


Cotton Boll/ Consumer Judging Manual

Online Interactive Practice