Project Presentation

The Project Presentation section of the online application is where you can show the judges and your peers detailed information about your project. Here you can illustrate further what was presented in your hypothesis/purpose, research plan and abstract.

It is possible to include images, presentations/slide shows, lab notebooks and more. You can also include web site links to content on the internet that you created or utilized. These materials will be available to judges and the general public after the application has been finalized.

  • Quad Chart (required)
    • A quad chart provides an overview of the purpose, process and results of the project.
  • Project files
    • Presentation files (required)
      • These items are typically document, PDF, LibreOffice Impress or PowerPoint files.
      • For an online competitions: A slide show (up to 12 slides) should presents all aspects of the project.
      • For in-person competitions: A project display board will be set up at the fair. You should also upload a photo or image of the complete board. It can be a high resolution image that people can zoom in to see the details.
    • Research paper (optional, highly recommended)
      • this is a document file containing a research paper about the project.
    • Additional files - this could be any useful materials such as a lab notebook, your research paper, etc. These should be in commonly used formats such as Microsoft Word document files or Adobe Acrobat PDF files. These files may include images in standard formats like jpg, gif, tif, png. These are optional.
  • Web pages These are optional
    • Project website - use this if you have a website specifically for your project
    • Project web pages - websites specifically related to the project. This can include websites where you may have materials stored such as GitHub.
    • Additional resources - useful links related to your project such as other competition sides, sources of special materials, etc.

The more useful information you provide about your project, the better the judges and your peers can understand what you did. While you will talk to some judges in the interview, other judges will not be able to meet you.  Try to provide enough information for people with a technology background to fully understand what you did, what was the outcome, and what is your interpretation and conclusion.  We recommend that you use precise language, but avoid jargon and abbreviations unless you explain them.

If you have not included a lab notebook or research paper then it may be a good idea to provide a document that provides this type of information. This could include analysis and results in more detail than is possible in the abstract. They might also include design documents, schematics, and program listings. If the websites provide this information, then that will save creating this information and uploading it as part of the application.

The Additional resources webpages will not be considered by judges as part of your project, but they could be very useful to your peers.

Keep in mind that this information will be publicly available.  Do not include any personal information such as your home address or email. If this is on your website, that is allowed, but please do not include personal information in any files that are uploaded.

The following provides some examples that could be used in the project presentation section.