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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.


Cotton Boll/ Consumer Judging Manual


Fall 2017 Practice Dates

  • September 24, 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • October 1, 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • October 15, 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • October 22, 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • October 29, 2:00pm-3:30pm

For more information or to get involved in the Fulton County 4-H Cotton Boll/Consumer Judging Team, please contact Jeremy Cheney at jcheney1@uga.edu.