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Entering a Project in the Non-Judged Category

Because several parents have questioned the necessity of competition and judging, we have created a "non-judged" category of the GPHSF. Parents may choose to have their children enter projects to be displayed at the GPHSF without having to be interviewed by judges. (Indicate your preference in the "For Parents" box on the Registration Form.) Why might you want to choose this option?

Judged vs. Non-Judged
Different:
  • Student writes a project report and submits it one week prior to the GPHSF
  • Student arrives to set up science fair exhibit between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.
  • Student is judged between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m.*
  • Student receives a ribbon at the awards ceremony
  • Student does not have to submit his/her project report

  • Student arrives to set up science fair exhibit between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.
  • Student is not judged*

  • Student receives a certificate of participation
Same:
  • Student registers for GPHSF (including paperwork for restricted topics) and submits registration fee
  • Student follows GPHSF guidelines to conduct an experiment following a scientific method
  • Student prepares a visual display
  • Student attends GPHSF and stands at exhibit during afternoon public viewing (3:00 to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Student may attend lab demonstrations and awards ceremony.

*During the judging period, all students who are not being judged may visit other displays, stand at his/her own display to answer questions, visit the participants' waiting room, or go to a lab demonstration.

What are the judging criteria?

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Questions? Contact the GPHSF Director. Last modified: 31 August 2004