Maximum Size of Project:

  • Depth (front to back): 30 inches or 76 centimeters

  • Width (side to side): 48 inches or 122 centimeters

  • Height (floor to top): 108 inches or 274 centimeters

Project displays should include your display board, forms that may be required (1C, Human Consent, etc.), and research notebook.

Not allowed at display:

  • Name of school should not be on display anywhere on the display board

  • Food, snacks, drinks

  • Living organisms, including plants

  • Glass in any format (bottles, frames, etc.)

  • Soil, sand, rock, cement and/or waste samples, even if permanently encased in a slab of acrylic

  • Taxidermy specimens or parts

  • Preserved vertebrate or invertebrate animals

  • Human or animal food

  • Human/animal parts or body fluids (for example, blood, urine)

  • Plant materials (living, dead, or preserved) that are in their raw, unprocessed, or non-manufactured state

  • All chemicals including water. Absolutely no liquids can be utilized in the Project Display

  • All hazardous substances or devices (Example: poisons, drugs, firearms, weapons, ammunition, reloading devices, grease/oil and sublimating solids such as dry ice)

  • Items that may have contained or been in contact with hazardous chemicals (Exception: Item may be permitted if professionally cleaned and documentation for such cleaning is available). Filters (including microbial) may not be displayed unless the Display & Safety Committee can reasonably determine that the device was cleaned or was never used (please include receipts in your notebooks and/or logbooks)

  • Sharp items (for example, syringes, needles, pipettes, knives)

  • Flames and highly flammable materials

  • Batteries with open-top cells or wet cells; no battery may be left in the exhibit hall overnight

  • Drones or any flight-capable apparatus unless the propulsion power source removed

  • 3D Printers unless the power source is removed

  • Inadequately insulated apparatus capable of producing dangerous temperatures are not permitted

  • Any apparatus with belts, pulleys, chains, or moving parts with tension or pinch points that are not appropriately shielded

  • Any display items that are deemed distracting (i.e. sounds, lights, odors, etc.)

  • Any apparatus or project material deemed unsafe by the Scientific Review Committee, the Display & Safety Committee, or the Society