Visual Display Guidelines

  1. Display board must be a self-supporting two- or three-sided display and must be durable and safe. It may be constructed of virtually anything that can be made to stand on its own: corrugated cardboard, foam core board, posterboard, plywood, paneling, pegboard, etc. Order a Showboard display board through the GPHSF Director.

  2. Maximum display size:
  3. Lettering should be dark and legible. Titles should be readable from two to three feet away. Stencils, precut letters, or large computer lettering work well.

  4. Display layout should be orderly and uncluttered; avoid unnecessary information. Use few contrasting colors. Titles should follow the steps of the scientific method ("Discussion" is not ususally necessary on the visual display):
  5. Models, equipment, and/or your logbook may also be displayed on your table if they enhance your presentation. (Photographs of human subjects may not be displayed without their signed consent.) Please refer to Science Fair Rules for a list of items which are not to be displayed.

  6. Additional paperwork (ISEF paperwork, approval to study a restricted topic, human subject consent forms, etc.) should be available at the booth, but need not be displayed.

  7. 6th to 12th grade students must display their logbooks with their projects. If further competition (at county and regional fairs) is considered, the student's name, photograph, and/or school must not appear on the front of the display, and the abstract should be a part of the display board.

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Questions? Contact the GPHSF Director. Last modified: 2 September 2004