Understand the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity Promote cotton in communities Make knowledgeable, rational decisions when purchasing goods and services Select, use, maintain and dispose of goods and services in ways that maximize resources Obtain clothing, goods and services to meet needs and reflect lifestyles, personal values and goals Act as responsible consumer-citizen with an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the consumer, business and government Learn to communicate reasons for choices made
Participate in a community and/or county 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree. At the area contest, each county may have a maximum of 20 Junior participants (Cloverleaf and Junior age group) on the Junior team, and a maximum 20 Senior participants on the Senior team. The total score of the high three members will constitute the team score for Junior and Senior. Counties wishing to have separate Junior or Senior teams must designate them before the contest. Participants from a county with less than three entries per age group may participate as individuals. Cloverleaf and Junior participants must be in the Cloverleaf or Junior 4-H age group (5th-8th grades) in the current school year in order to participate. Senior participants must be in the 9th grade or above during the current school year and must not have passed their 19th birthday on January 1st of the current year. At the area contest, Juniors and Seniors will be required to judge four classes and give oral reasons on one class. Use of notes is discouraged. A penalty will be given if notes are used. Juniors will prepare a poster (no larger than 14" x 22") that promotes cotton and use that poster in presenting a 30 second cotton commercial. A penalty will be given if notes are used. Seniors will prepare and present a 90 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about cotton. A penalty will be given if notes are used.
Awards & Recognition
Each participant will receive an award card and judging team pin The area winning team will be the county team with the highest total team score (sum of the three highest individual scores per county). The winning team will consist of the three highest scoring individuals and the fourth place alternate. Ties will be broken as follows, using scores from the judging portion of the contest:Judging total score
Oral Reasons score
Class 3 score
The highest scoring Junior and Senior team at each contest will be recognized. Each team member (total of 4) will receive a prize Special recognition will be awarded to the high individuals at each area contest for:High Overall Score, High Judging Score, High Speech or Commercial Score The two Senior teams with the highest score at each area contest will be eligible to compete in the State 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree.
State Contest(Senior only):
The two Senior highest scoring teams at each contest will compete in the State Contest. The Senior state winning team will be the highest scoring team in the State Contest. The winning team will consist of the three highest scoring individuals and the fourth place alternate. Each member of the Senior state winning team and the 4-H'er with the highest overall total score for the contest will: Receive a savings bond award ($100 team members and $50 high individual) Become a Master 4-H'er Will travel to State 4-H Congress for the Special Events Recognition and spend the night. Banquet meal and lodging expenses will be paid. Travel is not covered. Will have the opportunity to compete in the Western National Round Up in Denver, Co.