Friday, March 26, 2021

03/26/21 4-H Email Blast: Consumer Decision Making Contest Information



Good morning, Consumer Decision Makers!

Thank you so much for your patience with us as we balance our livestock show duties and figuring out virtual contests this year!  Please see the contest details below and let us know if you have any questions about them.  All participants will receive a reminder of the details below when we send out the contest links.  We are also including a reminder for the upcoming District 10 CDM contest that is opening soon.  Please note that all youth are welcome to participate in our multi-county contest, even if they have not attended any of our virtual practices!

***This is a qualifying contest, if you are a 4-H member in Bastrop County, you MUST participate in the multi-county contest in order to register for the District 10 contest.***


  • Registration:
    • Registration is open from now (Thursday, 03/25/21) to 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, 03/30/21
    • Please RSVP for the contest online at
    • This contest is FREE!!! For youth to participate in!
  • Contest Access
    • Youth will receive a custom link to the contest unique to them (multiple youth households will receive links tied to each youth in 1 email)
    • Youth will only have 1 opportunity to complete the contest – if we receive multiple responses from the same link, we will only accept the first response
    • We will only be doing individual scores for this contest.
    • The online system is timed (time remaining will be displayed for reference):
      • Youth will have 8 minutes to read and respond to each scenario
      • Youth will have an additional 30 seconds to mark their answer before the system will automatically moves them to the next scenario
      • There will be NO reasons scenarios for this contest – If you would like to practice reasons, please reach out to your agent
  • Parent Assistance & Honesty:
    • Parents may read the scenario and product details out loud to youth, but may not help in any other way
    • We are trusting everyone to be honest and carry themselves with integrity as we go through this contest opportunity, please be respectful of each other and the time that we have put in to providing this opportunity for you.
  • Contest & Results Timeline:
    • The contest will be open for youth to participate from Tuesday, 03/30/21, to 11:59 PM on Thursday, 04/01/21.
    • Results will be posted online and emailed out the evening of Friday, 04/02/21



  • Other opportunities can be found on the County Calendar – registration information should be included for each post.
  • Other Contest related opportunities can be found on the Judging Card Calendar – to sign up for these opportunities, please contact Mellanie at or at 512-581-7186

That's all for now!  Have a great week and let us know if you have any questions!


Mellanie L. Mickelson

Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187

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