Consumer Decision Making

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D8 4-H Consumer Decision Making District Contest Information

Due NO LATER THAN Friday, March 24, 2023


District 8 Contest Information


Event Information

Date: Monday, April 17, 2023

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

Information and Directions

Tentative Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30 am        Agents Arrival & Committee Set-up
8:30 – 8:45 am         Registration – Lobby
Participants and parents wait in Auditorium
8:30 – 8:45 am        Group Leader Orientation – Chisholm Trail Board Rm
8:45 – 9:00 am         Participant Orientation – Auditorium
Group Leaders take participants to contest rooms
9:00 – 10:40 am        Judging of Classes
▪Jr & Int – Cross Timbers
▪Sr – Cross Timbers Branch
10:00 am Oral Reasons
▪Int – Yellowjacket (those doing FS or D2D need to go first)
▪Sr – Gen Pat Cleburne & Camp Henderson (those doing FS orD2D need to go first)
About 12:45 pm         Awards Presentation – Cross Timbers
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.

2023 D84H_CDM Schedule

Entry Fee:

$10 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


  • Demonstrate skill in making decisions based on facts
  • Apply knowledge and experience in consumer education by analyzing consumer situations
  • Experience making choices among selected marketplace options
  • Develop and strengthen reasoning ability in consumer skills
  • Demonstrate their ability to organize thoughts and express them orally in a clear, confident manner

Check with your local county Extension office to ask about deadlines specific to your county.

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!

 Possible Categories/Classes from the Study Guide

  • Athletic Shoes
  • Active Wear
  • Handsfree Bluetooth Car Kits
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Tablets
  • Wireless Portable Speakers
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Outdoor Backpacks

Classes to be Judged at District 8 Contest

Junior/Intermediate Senior
Outdoor Equipment Outdoor Equipment
Wireless Portable Speakers Wireless Portable Speakers
Athletic Shoes Athletic Shoes
Tablets Tablets
Headphones/Earbuds Headphones/Earbuds
Mystery Mystery

Oral Reasons
Intermediates – 1 set
Seniors – 2 sets
Specific reasons classes will be announced the morning of the contest.
Seniors will judge ALL seven (7) classes, and THEN will talk their two (2) sets of reasons following judging.


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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