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Consumer Decision Making

April 16

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Covid-19 Disclaimer: At this time we are posting tentative dates and times of the District IV 4-H Spring Roundup Contest. We are working diligently to try and host these contests, but due to the ever-changing Covid-19 conditions, we will not be able to solidify these details until closer to the contest. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate these circumstances.

Date:                                  Friday, April 16, 2021 or Saturday, April 17, 2021
(Exact date will be determined based on Covid-19 Guidelines, closer to the contest)

Location:                          Farmersville Baptist Church – Farmersville, Texas
(Due to Covid-19 Guidelines the location, date, and time are subject to change)

Schedule:                         Tentative Schedule below. Times are subject to change.
Contest Check-In:          TBA
Orientation:                     TBA
Judging Begins:              Following Orientation
Reasons:                           Following Judging
Awards:                            Conclusion of Contest

Registration. Each participating member is required to register on 4-HOnline and pay the district $12.00 contest registration fee. Registration will begin on March 19, 2021 and close at midnight April 5, 2021. No late entries will be accepted.

Participation. Contestants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV. Contestants must also be academically eligible (according to UIL rules) to compete on the day of the contest. A contestant may compete as an individual or as a member on a team.

Age. Age divisions are determined by a participant’s grade as of September 1st of the current 4-H year. Age divisions for this contest are:

  • • Junior (3rd, 4th, & 5th grades)
    • Intermediate (6th, 7th, & 8th grades)
    • Senior (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades)

Entries per County. Each county may enter unlimited teams/individuals per age division listed above. The top 3 senior teams and/or individuals (if they are not already on one of the top 3 teams) will advance to state.

Members per Team. Teams consist of 3 or 4 members of the same age. Junior members will be allowed to move up to the intermediate age division in order to complete a team. Juniors and intermediates are not allowed to move up to the senior age division.

Suggested materials to bring for contest: Clipboard, blank paper, and pencils. No calculators allowed. CDM Note Sheet will be available for all participants.

Awards. 1st through 5th place individual and team awards in each age division will be presented. Awards will be presented for placings, reasons, and overall scores for each age group.

Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, we may not be able to have a formal awards assembly. The winners will be announced via Facebook Live and posted on the District IV 4-H Facebook Page later that day/evening in the event we cannot hold them in person.

Participants with Disabilities. Any competitor who requires auxiliary aids or special accommodations must contact the District Extension Office or Denita Young at djyoung@ag.tamu.edu or note when registering on 4-H Online, at least 2 weeks before the competition to request such needs.

Contest Rules. District IV follows the rules set forth in the Texas 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest Guide. Contestants will judge 5 classes from the current category study guide (linked below) and one mystery class.

Reasons: Juniors will not give any reasons. Intermediates will give one set of reasons. Seniors will give two sets.

Classes.

  • • Athletic Shoes
    • Activewear
    • Headphones/Earbuds
    • Fitness Trackers
    • Outdoor Equipment
    • Mystery

Resources.

  • • Texas 4-H Website for Consumer Decision Making
    • Class category study guide

Beyond the information found in the study guide, members are encouraged to research credible resources for additional consumer/product information.

  • • Tablets: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/tablets/buying-guide.htm
    • Video Tips

    • o CDM Judging – Part 1
      o CDM Judging – Part 2

Contestants will use the Universal A scan sheet to record their placings. Please make sure they are familiar with the sheet prior to judging. An example of one can be viewed here: https://www.judgingcard.com/ScanSheets/samples/705A-12.pdf

Contest Superintendents. Questions regarding the District IV 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest directed to Phyllis Griffin, Phyllis.Griffin@ag.tamu.edu.

COVID-19 NOTICE
This program will follow any directives by the local/county health officials, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service policies, and State requirements in effect at the time of the event as it relates to COVID-19. Participation in this event REQUIRES any attendee to follow those procedures to attend the event. This includes wearing face coverings, social distancing, any other preventative measures mandated or required by this program. Please bring a mask or appropriate face covering with you.


Details

Date:
April 16

Organizer

District IV 4-H