Consumer Decision Making

Bell County Information

2021 CDM County Entry Form



Event Information

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Registration March 15 – April 2, 2021
$10 per individual

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

Information and Directions

Tentative Schedule:
8:00 – 8:30 am – Agents Arrive & Committee Set-up
8:30 – 9:00 am – Contestant Registration
9:00 – 9:30 am – Contestant Orientation
1:00 pm – Approximate Time of Awards Presentation
Detailed Schedule

Entry Fee:

  • $10 per contestant
  • Payable through 4-H Connect*
  • *Please check with your county Extension office to determine how this will be handled within your county.


  • 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

Juniors and Intermediates
Wireless Portable Speakers
Fitness Trackers
Outdoor Backpacks
Mystery Class

Seniors – NEW! Seniors will judge seven (7) classes!
Fitness Trackers
Tablets &Headphones/Earbuds (Combo)
Wireless Speakers
Outdoor Backpacks
Mystery Class (2)

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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