4-H Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making Contest

Jana Bennett, Mcguire, Pamela K.  |  10/19/2018 4:34:05 PM

The Caldwell 4-H Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making contests give members the opportunity to display skills needed to produce textile products, skills in decision making and their creativity. There will be four contest categories: Clothing Construction, Decorated Shirts, Ready-to-Wear and Consumer Decision Making.

Hand-made garments, shirts and all data forms are due by Monday, Nov. 26. Entries submitted after Nov. 26 will not be eligible to place first, second or third or win cash prizes or Best of Show. Data forms are attached at the bottom of this page.

Appearance Judging will be Monday, Dec. 3 at Grayson Elementary auditorium. All contestants are required to attend.

Construction Judging/Shirt Judging:
Hand-made garments and decorated shirts are due to the 4-H office located at 106 Jackson Street in Columbia, La. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Please submit the personal data form with garment and/or decorated shirt. Data forms for the Ready-to-Wear contest are also due.

Appearance Judging:
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Grayson Elementary School auditorium.

Schedule of Events:
9:00 a.m. Pick up garments and dress according to appearance judging schedule.
9:15 a.m. Appearance Judging / Ready-to-Wear contest / Consumer Decision Making contest.
11:15 a.m. Rehearsal for style show.
11:45 a.m. Style show and awards.

A. Clothing Construction Categories:
1. Apron
2. Tops or bottoms
3. Complete outfit
A complete outfit is defined as an outfit that can stand alone. All pieces of the outfit must be constructed by the 4-H'er.

The Best of Show-Cotton Award will be given to the best garment made of 100 percent cotton regardless of category entered.


40 points: Construction
60 points: Appearance
100 points: Total

B. Decorated Shirt Contest Categories:

1. Shirts promoting 4-H
2. Other

1. Shirts to be decorated may be purchased ready-made or be hand-made. If hand-made, shirts should be made by the 4-H'er.
2. Any type of shirt may be used.
3. Shirts may be decorated using fabric paint, appliques or any other suitable method. All shirts are to be decorated by the 4-H'er.
4. Price of shirt and price of decoration (design) must be included on personal data form.

40 points: Quality of design (durability, neatness of work, etc.)
20 points: Originality and creativity of design
20 points: Quality of shirt (construction, fiber content, etc.)
10 points: Total price of shirt (affordable, wise consumer decision)
10 points: Appearance judging
100 points: Total

C. Ready-to-Wear Contest
1. Categories include grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.
2. Select a ready-made garment(s) suitable for any occasion. Complete Ready-to-Wear personal data forms and submit on Nov. 26.
3. Contestants will judge 3 classes of ready-to-wear garments with 4 garments in each class. Classes will be ranked first choice, second choice and third choice and written reasons will be given. Classes will be judged on overall quality, appearance and construction details as well as suitability of fiber content, care and price in relation to the given situation.

50 points: Appearance
50 points: Data forms (knowledge exhibited, budgeting of money, reason for selection, label information and cost)
50 points: Judging/Reasons
150 points: Total

D. Consumer Decision Making Contest
1. Categories include grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.
2. Contestants will judge three classes of consumer products or services with four items in each class. Classes may include big ticket items, repeat purchase items, financial products or services or contractual services. Classes will be ranked first choice, second choice, third choice, fourth choice and written reasons will be given. Rankings should be made based on given situation, product labels, warranties, product standards, workmanship, cost, hidden costs, services, durability, maintenance, environmental impact, product disposal, product care and vendors.

All contestants will receive ribbons. First, second and third place winners will receive cash awards. A Best of Show-Cotton award will be given to the best handmade 100 percent cotton garment.

Sponsors: Caldwell Parish cotton farmers and the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.

Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in Caldwell 4-H, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663.

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