Display and Safety Regulations

Middle school project set-up is either Thursday evening April 12 or Friday morning April 13. The student does not need to be present, a parent or teacher may complete the set-up for them. All forms for a project are needed to complete set-up. The size is very small for display, only paper items may be used on the poster. Computer Science projects are allowed to bring a laptop to show code during interviews.

for specific times go to the fair day info page for schedules

High school student set-up is offered Thursday April 12 in the evening and the morning of April 13, 2018. The student must be present to complete display and safety check. Exhibits will be inspected by Intel NWSE staff at check-in. If part of an exhibit does not adhere to the following regulations, or is considered unsafe, the exhibitor will be asked to remove that part of the exhibit. STUDENT NAMES ARE PERMITTED ON DISPLAY BOARDS.

Middle School Display Regulations
The poster is the first thing the judges see when they review your project. It is important to do your best and organize your information in a clear way. All exhibits need to have their MS Super EZ form and project procedures, either posted or in a lab notebook. The lab notebook can also hold additional graphs and data tables.

Size Requirement:
15 inches (38 centimeters) deep This is half the depth of a table
36 inches (91 centimeters) wide
74 inches (188 centimeters) high from top of table

Please note: a standard 4ft display board will fit nicely in this space. Also the goal of the science expo is to talk about what you have done, not recreate it.

Very Important Middle School displays can only have paper items attached to the poster board, items that do not fit on the poster may be placed in a binder to sit in front of the poster. The only exception is for computer science projects, where a laptop is allowed to display code. Do not decorate your poster with food, machine parts, glass, clay models etc. those things will be removed or covered.

Acknowledgments to specific people or organizations or School names are not allowed on the poster. Acknowledgments may be included in a research paper.

Allowed with restrictions:
Photographs- you must have permission to post a person's picture or make the person unidentifiable. You must also list the primary source of any photographs. If you are using pictures obtained from the internet, make sure to list the actual url, not a site that gathers images.

Electricity- only computer science projects will have access to electricity for the sole purpose of charging laptops. 

High School Display Regulations
Exhibits will be inspected by Intel NWSE staff at check-in. If part of an exhibit does not adhere to the following regulations, or is considered unsafe, the exhibitor will be asked to remove that part of the exhibit. Exhibitors not following directions or conforming to regulations will be disqualified. All original signed forms including the abstract must be displayed on the table or in the project data book. Judges want to see your log book or data book.

Maximum Size of Display
30 inches (76 centimeters) deep
48 inches (122 centimeters) wide
74 inches (188 centimeters) high from top of table

In my opinion tall posters are hard for judges to read, a notebook with additional information is better.

Allowed at Display BUT with the Restrictions Indicated

Not Allowed at Display

Electrical Regulations
Due to limited electrical outlets, Intel NWSE requires all students wishing electricity to apply for it. Requests should be sent by email no later than March 15, 2017. Requests to light exhibits or display PowerPoint presentations will be denied. Be aware that many times asking for electricity means you will not be with the rest of your category.

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Examples of Displays from Intel NWSE Particpants