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 Science Fair Entry Rules
All exhibitors will be under the control of the La Salle County Fair Science Fair Committee, but the organization will in no case be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur to entries or persons.
 
Time of Entry and Pick-Up
All Science Fair entries must be brought and set up at the American Legion Hall between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2005.  All entries must be picked up on Saturday, March 12, 2005 no later than 3:00 p.m.  Any entry not picked up by this time will forfeit any winnings and will be disposed of.  Pictures of all winners will be taken Thursday, March 10, 2005 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  No pictures will be taken after the Pet Parade begins.  Entries should not contain any sharp objects left for display.  If items are left, they will be confiscated by the Fair Association and must be claimed after the fair.  The La Salle County Fair Association, nor any committee chairpersons will not be held responsible for any items missing from the displays.
 
Eligibility
Exhibitors eligible for entry in the Science Division must be from the area of the Cotulla Independent School District, a resident of La Salle County, or children of landowners in La Salle County.  All entries must be check in and out through the Science Fair Committee.  All youth must abide by House Bill #72 (must be passing) to be eligible to enter.  The Fair reserves the right to refuse any entries deemed inappropriate.  No sexual or inappropriate subject materials will be allowed.
 
Judging
Judging will begin at 4:00 pm. on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, and will be closed to everyone except the Science Fair Committee and judges selected by the Science Fair Committee.  All contestants must abide by the Junior Livestock Show and Sale dress code (no shorts, T-shirts, etc. are acceptable) for both judging and pictures.  All entries will be judged on a point system.  Judging times are as follows:
   Elementary (Grades 1-2) 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
   Elementary (Grades 3-5) 4:35 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.  
   Middle School (Grades 6-8) 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  
   High School (Grades 9-12) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  
Winners will be announced after lunch at school on Thursday, March 10, 2005.  No information will be given out from the office on winners.  Winners will be asked to attend the grand opening ceremonies to accept awards.  Winners need to be at the fair building for pictures at 4:30 p.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 5:00 p.m.
 
Individual or Group Entries
An exhibitor may enter one item in each category.  There may be no more than three individuals involved in a group entry.  All students entering their completed project must be present during the judging.
 
Premiums
Each entry exhibited will be judged on its own merit and be awarded a First (Blue), Second (Red), or Third (White) ribbon.  The winners of Blue ribbons from each category will be judged to become the Grand Champion or Reserve Champion.  A Grand Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected in each division.  Grand Champion and Reserve Champion only will receive the premium designated for the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion.  One premium check will be written per entry.  This amount is to be divided among students involved with the project.
 

2004 Science Fair Winner

 
Division Classes
Elementary (Grades 1-2)

Life/Physical Science

Elementary (Grades 3-5)  
Middle School (Grades 6-8)  
Senior High (Grades 9-12)  
   

Premiums

  Grand Champion $100.00 and Rosette  
  Reserve Champion $50.00 and Rosette  
  Top 4 Blue Ribbon scores $25.00 each  
       
Projects will be judged on a visual report (30%), oral presentation (30%), and a written report (40%).
 
Oral Presentation will be judged on:
  • Explanation of presentation
  • Knowledge shown and how easily they answer questions
  • Enthusiasm for project
Visual Presentation will be judged on:
  • Appearance: Eye catching, colorful, visually appealing
  • Scientific Method: Steps clearly shown with headings
  • Evidence of experimentation: Data is shown clearly in tables, charts and/or pictures
Written Presentation (booklet) will be judged on:
  • Visual appearance: Neat; can be typed or hand-written
  • Organization: Has cover, table of contents, research, interviews, thank you and/or reference page, and experimentation notes
  • Evidence of experiment:  Explanation of scientific method in experiment
  • Evidence of analysis: Conclusion is clearly defined
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