4-H Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making Contest

ADA Accommodation

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

Fashion Revue Guidelines

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

Hand-made garments, decorated shirts, and personal data forms are due by 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 27, 2023 to the Caldwell 4-H office located at 106 Jackson Street in Columbia. Please submit garments on a hanger along with a Personal Data Form. Entries submitted after November 27 will not be eligible to place first, second or third or win cash prizes or Best of Show. Appearance Judging will be Monday, December 4 at Union Central Elementary auditorium. All contestants are required to attend.

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.
  • 11:30 a.m. Style show and awards.

Clothing Construction Categories

  • Apron
  • Tops or bottoms
  • 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. Submit garment on a hanger and Clothing Construction Personal Data Form to the Caldwell 4-H office by 4:00 p.m. on November 27.

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

Clothing Construction Scorecard

  • 40 points for construction.
  • 60 points for appearance.

Decorated Shirt Contest Categories

  • Shirts Promoting 4-H
  • Other

Decorated Shirt Contest Rules

  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 the personal data form.
  5. Submit Shirt Decorating Personal Data Form and decorated shirt on a hanger to the Caldwell 4-H office by 4:00 p.m. on November 27.

Decorated Shirt Contest Scorecard

  • 40 points for quality of design (durability, neatness of work).
  • 20 points for originality and creativity of design.
  • 20 points for quality of shirt (construction, fiber content).
  • 10 points for total price of shirt (affordable, wise consumer decision).
  • 10 points for appearance judging.

Ready to Wear Contest Rules

1. Contest categories include grades 4 and 5, grades 6 through 8 and grades 9 through 12.
2. 4-H member will select a ready-made garment(s) suitable for any occasion, complete the Ready-to-Wear Personal Data Form and submit form by 4:00 p.m. on November 27.
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 for rankings. 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.

Ready to Wear Contest Scorecard

  • 50 points for appearance judging.
  • 50 points for data forms (knowledge exhibited, budgeting of money, reason for selection, label information and cost).
  • 50 points for garment judging and rankings.

Consumer Decision Making Contest Rules

  • Categories include grades 4 and 5, grades 6 through 8 and grades 9 through 12.
  • 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.


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

Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. The LSU AgCenter is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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