UGA Extension Office

Judging Teams

  • 2017 Poultry Judging Team
    2017 Poultry Judging Team
  • Poultry Judging - Candling class
    Poultry Judging - Candling class
  • Poultry Judging - Parts Practice
    Poultry Judging - Parts Practice
  • Food Challenge Practice
    Food Challenge Practice
  • 2017 Horse Judging Team
    2017 Horse Judging Team
  • Horse Judging in Athens
    Horse Judging in Athens
  • Food Challenge State Winners
    Food Challenge State Winners
  • 1st Place Consumer Judging Team
    1st Place Consumer Judging Team
  • 2017 Consumer Judging Team
    2017 Consumer Judging Team

Consumer Judging

Do you like shopping and saving money? Consumer Judging may be the perfect 4-H competition for you! Join the Cobb County 4-H Consumer Judging team as you learn to judge and comparison shop the following classes: fastfood breakfast meals, backpacks, athletic pants, and tablets. Competitors will also give a short, yet creative commercial about cotton as a part of the competition. This judging team is open to 4th-12th grade 4-H'ers. Practices are held weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Extension Office. The competition will be held on Monday, November 7th, 2022. Transportation to and from the contest will be provided to all team members. To join the team, contact  Brittani Lee at or Kathleen McElroy at 

2022 Practice Dates:

  • September 8
  • September 15
  • Septmber 22
  • October 6-Virtual Practice. Sample classes will be emailed out that week
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3- Mock Contest
  • November 7- Contest in Paulding County

Cotton Commercial Examples- Junior Level (4th-8th grade)

Cotton Commercial Example 1- Senior Level (9th-12th grade)

Cotton Commercial Example 2- Senior Level (9th-12th grade)

Cotton Commercial Example 3- Senior Level (9th-12th grade)

Reasons Example


Horse Judging and Hippology

Join the 2023 Cobb 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology team! You do not have to own a horse to be a member of this team. Contestants will judge eight classes, four confirmation classes and four performance classes. 4-H'ers will learn the basics of judging and placing horses along with many other valuable skills including decision making, critical thinking, public speaking and more! Practices will be held in the spring ending with the competition in April 2023 This judging team is open to 4th-12th grade students.

For more information about Horse Judging, please contact Keaton Hamid at 



Looking for a fun extracurricular activity? Welcome to LifeSmarts! LifeSmarts is a consumer literacy competition that gives students a chance to compete and excel -- while gaining the tools they need to succeed in today's consumer marketplace. That means being prepared to make smart financial investments and sound decisions and avoiding the common traps and pitfalls many consumers encounter in the real world. LifeSmarts is a national quiz-bowl-style competition that tests knowledge on a variety of topics. It’s free to sign up, so get involved today! The first meeting will be held on September 26th from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. For more information contact Colleen Bakhsh at 770-528-4070 or ***Considering joining the 2023-2024 LifeSmarts team? Email Ms. Colleen or Ms. Kathleen for more details!*** 


Wildlife Judging

Are you interested in learning more about Wildlife and animal species in your community? Are you competitive and want to join a 4-H judging team? Wildlife Judging may be the team for you! Join the fun as we learn about different animal species and their habitats while looking at skulls and furs. Learn management for wildlife including the land, water, and population. This will help develop decision-making, leadership, and written and oral communication skills. Open to 4th-12th graders. Practices begin Monday March 6th 2023. Email if interested!