We are a Home School. Can we participate?
My School does not have a science fair, can I still participate in the regional competition?
When should we arrive on the day of judging?
Students need to be by their projects 15 minutes before their judging period begins. Find your child's project board in the Exhibit Hall and get them ready for judging. If you do not know where your child's project is, you can get this information from the Info Booth in the Exhibit Hall.
What about child supervision?
ALL students need to have an adult on site at all times. This could be a parent, teacher, or friend. Just before judging, parents will be asked to leave the exhibit hall and wait in the Awards Hall next door.
How will my child find me after judging?
Once the child's project is judged, each child will be escorted to the stage area where the adult in charge may pick them up. Judging could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how quickly the judge gets to the project.
Is there something to do while we wait?
Exploring Science Booths and Activities will be provided throughout the morning for those students who are not currently being judged. Students should be supervised in this area.
How will we get any awards?
Once all judging is complete, ribbons are placed on the project boards so that students will know how they did. Sometime around 2 PM, the dividing wall will be opened and students and the public will be allowed back in the Exhibit Hall to view projects.
When does the awards ceremony begin?
The Awards Ceremony will begin at 3 PM. Students will be given participation certificates by grade and school. Watch the screens to see when your child should go on stage.
How do we get our award if it was not correct or we could not come to the awards ceremony?
If your child didn't receive the proper award, contact your child's teacher. Instructions will be sent to the school explaining how to request missing/replacement awards. If you are unable to attend the Ceremony, you can view the results by school on the Elementary awards webpage the week following the fair.