Thanks so much to all of our fantastic students and judges for making this years judging event one of the best yet. We are busy counting all the forms and tallying up results so make sure you come along to the Awards Event on Wednesday 22nd October from 4pm at the Elim Community Church to find out who wins big!
To Science Teachers, Fair Students and judges;
Thanks for all your effort to get the students ready, the day will be run as follows:
8.30am - 9.30am: Students will register at the Stoke Hall (and receive interview schedule) and set-up their projects
9am: Judges will be briefed
9.30am: Students will be briefed and the judges will have 30 minutes to read projects
10.10am: First interview
10.30am: Second Interview
10.50am: Third interview
11.10am: Fourth interview
11.30am Fifth interview
11.50am: Sixth interview
1.30pm: Students may leave the Fair
- It is important that studnets arrive on time to set-up to ensure the day runs smoothly.
- Students will be advised at registration their interview times (15 minutes each interview) but they must stay by their projects as the Special Category Award judges will also be visiting the projects and may have questions.
- Students must stay until 1.30pm to ensure they are present to answer judges questions.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions relating to the event.
Good luck to all the students taking part!
THIS Friday 22nd August is the final date for entries. It is a huge task to process the entries so please make sure they are completed correctly. If you are going to have difficulty in meeting this date let us know ASAP.
Sustainability should be an integral part of any project and is an important element of the judging criteria in both science and technology.
We now have criteria for the Youth Leadership Award from the sponsors; Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council:
- Best project identifying an environmental challenge that demonstrates leadership and action to benefit the environment and community.
If you haven't had a good look at our webpage, please do and encourage your students to download our new Student Guide.
Also you can find the judging criteria for both science and technology projects here.
We really hope to get some more technology projects this year, please pass it on to any relevant teaches or provide us with their contact details to add to the mailing list of updates.
We have confirmation of the awards ceremony; write it in your diary now!
WEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER FROM 4PM AT ELIM CHRISTIAN CENTRE, STOKE.
- We have confirmed one more Special Category Award:
Sponsor: The Jock Braithwaite Memorial Award
Criteria: Best investigation or presentation relating to rocks, minerals or fossils; or your choice of an earth science project.
- Posters have been posted to schools, if you need some please contact us.
If students are getting stuck with ideas for their projects have a look at some of our new Special Category Awards. The criteria for the prizes might stir some curiosity.
- Sponsor: Tonkin and Taylor
Criteria; Best project that explores methods or technologies that support the utilization of the Earth's resources while achieving a long-term ecological balance.
(Science and Technology)
- Sponsor: Menzshed
Criteria: Best science or technology project using wood or metal by a male student.
(Science and Technology)
- Sponsor: Nelson Consulting Engineering
Criteria: Best project in environmental engineering/management for community benefit (waste disposal, water supply, recycling and consumer choices)
(Science and Technology)
Entry deadline: 5pm, Friday 22nd August 2014
Judging day: 10am - 2.30pm, Wednesday 24th September 2014
Public viewing: 10am - 2pm, Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th September 2014
This year there have been some changes made to the judging process due to feedback from previous years fairs'. Projects will be judged on science OR technology. This is important to note as students must tick on the entry form 'science' or 'technology', and consequently only apply for the Special Category Awards that are applicable.
Additionally this year, the judging process also includes 'sustainability awareness' within the judging criteria. Students will need to be aware/conscious of this throughout their investigation.
We have some new sponsors this year with special prizes, look at the criteria for the Special Category Awards, some of them are quite specific, meaning fewer projects can apply and consequently provide higher chances of winning!
We are really trying to encourage more technology projects so it would be great to have more technology teachers involved, contact us if you're interested in volunteering. We also have mentors available to help in many areas, contact us if you or your students need some guidance and help.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE STUDENT READS THE ENTRY FORM PROPERLY AND CLEARLY PROVIDES ALL THE INFORMATION REQUIRED. THE ENTRIES ARE PRCESSED BY ONE PERSON AND THIS CAN BE A VERY LENGTHY PROCESS IF THE FORMS ARE NOT COMPLETED CORRECTLY - ESPECIALLY THE SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS SECTION.