Consumer Decision Making

District 8 Contest Information

Event Information

Registration: March 18, 2024 – April 5, 2024

Date: Monday, April 15, 2024

Cleburne Conference Center
1501 W. Henderson
Cleburne TX, 76033
Link to Google Map

Information and Directions


Entry Fee:

$12 per contestant

  • Late entries will be permitted with an additional:
    $20 late fee per 4-H member up to 60 hours (Monday at noon) after the regular contest deadline.
    $50 late fee per 4-H member after 60 hours, but up to the time of check-in on-site at an event


Tentative Contest Schedule:  Monday, April 15, 2024
7:30 am Agents Arrival & Committee Set-up

7:45-8:00 am – Registration – Lobby Participants and parents wait in Auditorium
8:00 – 8:15 am Group Leader Orientation – Cross Timbers Branch

8:15 – 8:30 am  – Participant Orientation – Auditorium
Group Leaders take participants to contest rooms

8:30- 10:10 am –  Judging of Classes
▪ Jr & Int
▪ Sr

10:10 am – Oral Reasons
• Int
• Sr

Approx 12:15 pm – Awards Presentation – Theater/Auditorium
Post classes

Lunch will not be provided. You are welcome to bring your own food or visit one of the
nearby restaurants, if you plan to stay for the Fashion contests.



Reasons:   The reason class(es) will be determined by the Consumer Decision Making Committee and will be announced at the contest during orientation. Paper will be provided to each contestant for notetaking during judging of the classes.

• Juniors. Juniors will not give reasons. Juniors will receive 2 sheets of paper to write their placings.

• Intermediates. Intermediates will present 1 set of reasons and can make and use notes on paper when giving reasons. Intermediates will receive 2 sheets of paper.

• Seniors. Seniors will present oral reasons on 2 classes. Paper is allowed only for notetaking and studying but will not be allowed when presenting reasons. Seniors will receive 3
sheets of paper.


Classes to be Judged at District 8 Contest

Junior/Intermediate Senior
Television Television
Athletic Shoes Athletic Shoes
Dental Products Dental Products
Fitness Equipment Fitness Equipment
Headphones/Earbuds Headphones/Earbuds
Mystery Active Wear


Rules & Guidelines and Resources

District 8 4-H Rules & Guidelines PDF MS WORD
Sample Scan Sheet & Instructions
Texas 4-H Consumer Decision Making Study Guide
2020-2021 Texas 4-H Consumer Decision Making Study Guide – Category Descriptions
Texas 4-H Consumer Decision Making – Presenting Oral Reasons
Texas 4-H Consumer Decision Making – Worksheet
Texas 4-H Consumer Decision Making – Placing & Scoring Classes

Check out the Texas 4-H Consumer Education website for more resources!


Practice Classes:Lessons and Scenarios:

Other Practice Classes:

CDM Classes Overview- Lesson (Created by Bill Holcombe, CEA 4-H Galveston County)

Scenarios developed by: Micah Holcombe, CEA 4-H Milam County

Digital Media Players:

Movie Rentals:

Digital Cameras:

Cell Phones:



Green Products:



Nutritious Snacks:


Note Taking Format Page

Giving Oral Reasons Handout

Judging.Com Hormel scoring system (You put your placing and cuts in and it will give you the score)

State Lesson Plans:

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