Student Exhibition Rules

Rule 1 Online registration is required. Registration is not complete until the $15 application fee is received. The fee is to be paid by credit card and is the last step in the application process. The credit card will not be charged if the application is not approved by the review committee. Once an application has been approved, the fee is non-refundable.
Rule 2 Students may submit individual projects or work with one partner. Partners must register together on one form. No student may submit more than one project.
Rule 3 Students are responsible for all aspects of the development of their entries.
Rule 4 Students must set up their project, remain with it throughout their judging period, and remove it at the end of the day. The S/I/T Committee and Pfizer, Inc. cannot be responsible for anything that is left.
Rule 5 Students must be prepared to answer judges’ questions about the content and development of their projects; they should not give a formal narrative in response to the questions.
Rule 6 Students must supply all equipment, including extension cords. Outlets will be provided ONLY if requested on the entry form.
Rule 7 A label must be attached to the back of the project with the student's name, telephone number, and school name.
Rule 8 Commercially prepared kits or models cannot constitute a major portion of the project.
Rule 9 Students are solely responsible for the security and safety of their equipment.
Rule 10 Table exhibits only. Overall project size must be no more than 27 inches wide, 27 inches deep and 4 feet high. The entire project, including charts, labels, equipment, etc. must fit in this space. Exhibitors in the 11th and 12th grade may request permission to use dimensions closer to those allowed at the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair. Use the ‘Contact Us’ link to submit requests. Please be aware that space considerations may make it impossible for us to approve the request.
Rule 11 Some display tables are against a wall, but most are not. Therefore, students who are assigned to tables against a wall may not use the wall for display purposes.
Rule 12 Animals will not be allowed at the fair. If an animal is involved in the project, we suggest that the student bring pictures that show what happened.
Rule 13 No hazardous, toxic or flammable materials are to be used. Candles, bunsen burners and electrical heating devices (i.e., hot plates) are not allowed.
Rule 14 Standard laboratory safety rules must be observed.
Rule 15 Students doing projects that involve data gathered from human medical subjects must have a mentor. If the project involves the assessment of, or a comparison among, medical treatments, that mentor should be a physician. The mentor's name should be clearly displayed on the project with a note certifying that s/he had reviewed ethical issues involved in the project with the student, and that s/he stands behind the accuracy of the information presented. The name and credentials of the mentor must be submitted with the application form.
Rule 16 The S/I/T Committee will review applications for completeness and appropriateness.  Only approved applications will be accepted.
Rule 17 If partners are in different grade levels, the project will be judged in the grade category of the higher grade level. For example, if Student #1 is in grade 5, and Student #2 is in grade 6, the project will be judged in the 6th grade category.
Rule 18 Participants and their parents and/or guardians must abide by all rules and other judgments set for by the S/I/T Committee.  Failure to do so may result in the participant’s disqualification.