An educational event that develops the ability to make decisions. It expands a 4-H member's knowledge and understanding of qualities and standards. At judging events, 4-H members learn to make observations, comparisons, decisions, and to give reasons. This event may be part of any project. Judging begins at the project level and is an important addition to 4-H meetings and county events. County wide judging field days is held where 4-H members compete in one or several judging contests.