Display Your Project at the Expo!
"Using ordinary activities to achieve extraordinary results!"
Use the Entry Form to register your projects.
Be sure to download the Entry Form before you fill it out.
Consult the Expo Handbook for guidelines on how to correctly register and display projects.
- Entry Forms are due on April 22. Expo is the 1st Saturday of May.
- Bring your project to Expo by 11am on May 7, or drop it off at the office between May 4-6.
- The students must submit a God-honoring testimony along with each project. (See handbook page 14, for how to write a testimony.) Lack of a testimony will automatically disqualify them for a blue ribbon.
- We accept only one entry per student, per class, in a department. For instance, you may only submit one homemade cabinet to Class 3: Wood Crafts, of Department 5: Arts/Crafts, but you may submit a second cabinet to a different class of Department 5, say Class 4: Handcraft Display.
- All projects must be the original work of the exhibitor from the current school year. No exhibits from previous years will be considered for awards.
- Projects must be removed after 4pm on Saturday. Projects left at the Expo will be discarded on site.
Project Display Guidelines
- Plan your exhibit so that it clearly tells its story.
- Be sure to include a project testimony. (See handbook page 14.)
- Keep titles short.
- Include purpose of your research and how you accomplished the purpose.
- Show sample of equipment used – it’s not necessary to show it all.
- List the results of experiments, observations, etc.
- Experiment summary (abstract) should be displayed.
- Display detailed record of your work: journal, logbook.
- Your research paper on the topic should be displayed.
- Photos, diagrams, charts and visuals help tell the story.
- Include your conclusions and evaluation of your work.
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Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Project is on time (registration form must be signed).
- Project is current (has work from this school year).
- Project has a testimony telling what was learned.
- Project is attractive for student’s age level.
- Honors Christian values (not anti-Christian in theme).
- Project has a clear title.
- Project shows purpose (why the project was done).
- Project shows a process (how the project was done).
- Project shows conclusion (what it accomplished).
- Judging will begin after 2pm. Award presentations will occur after 4:00 pm.
- Each project will receive a ribbon.
- Blue-ribbon projects will be eligible to compete for Department Champion.
Project Departments and Classes
The Expo encourages families to develop projects in three academic disciplines: Humanities, Applied Sciences and S.T.E.M. Sciences.
These disciplines are subdivided into twelve Departments that are age appropriate.
Each Department consists of multiple classes of projects
See the Expo Handbook, pages 5-8 for a detailed explanation of each department, and the classes within them.
Fill out the registration form using the numbers of the departments listed below.
The term "Humanities" does not refer to one particular subject. Common courses include the study of the following: Linguistics, Grammar, English Literature, English Composition, English Poetry, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Religion, History, Culture, Philosophy, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, and Music. Humanities subjects relate to how a civil society governs itself.
Department 1: Linguistics
SPECIFY SUBJECT: Grammar, English Literature, English Composition, English Poetry, Speech, Foreign Language or Sign Language
Department 2: Human Relations
SPECIFY SUBJECT: History, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Philosophy, Religion, Bible & History or Culture
Department 3: Fine Arts —created to be aesthetically pleasing
SPECIFY SUBJECT: Acting, Music, Photography, Videography, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, etc.
Department 4: Crafts —designed for functional purposes
SPECIFY SUBJECT: Wood, Sewing, Weaving, Ceramics, etc.