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Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging

What is 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.


Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Practices

Rockdale County Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Team Practice will start in late September and the competition will be held on November 19, 2019.  Judging Topics this year include tents, jeans, cereal, and event venues. Please call the office for more information at 770-278-7373 and to sign up to join our team.


What happens at Competition? 

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 2016Rockdale County Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Team