There are 2 rounds of judging.
Round 1 Judging in the morning is used to determine Middle school and High School divisions 1st - 4th place and Honorable Mention within each of the judging categories. There are multiples of each of the category awards given.
Round 1 is also used to determine the projects earning Special Awards which are given by national, state and local corporations and organizations to recognize student achievement. These consist of certificates, medals, scholarships, internships and more. ALL projects compete in Round 1 Judging within their grade level division (MS or HS).
After Round 1 Judging ends the judges will deliberate and determine if they have further questions for some of the projects.
Student project numbers for Round 2 Judging will be posted on the outside of Building A at various locations at approximately 1:30 pm. Students whose projects are listed should proceed immediately inside the building to their project display for further questions from the judges.
All other students are excused for the remainder of the day BUT must return on SUNDAY at 1:00 pm for the VIP viewing of projects and awards ceremony which begins at 2 pm. Students may gather in Building O and wait for their transportation home. Students may NOT roam around the fairgrounds facilities without adult supervision while waiting for transportation.
Round 2 Judging - All Students with project ID's announced for Round 2 judging will remain later in the afternoon.
Students must be present at the awards ceremony to accept their awards. If they are unable then they must email us with the name of the person (a parent or teacher with proper ID ) who may pick up the awards at the end of the awards ceremony at the awards desk. You must also designate someone to remove your Display materials AFTER the awards ceremony - Left over display materials will be discarded as there is not storage available.
Awards that are not picked up will not be mailed due to financial issues.
Project take down - Projects may be removed from the exhibit hall Building A on Sunday ONLY form 4 pm to 5:30 pm.