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Project Presentation Format

Format Requirements

​It is important to remember that this presentation is intended to be read and evaluated on a computer screen, likely a smaller format screen like a laptop or an iPad. A clean approach ensures that all of your science/engineering is showcased, not your graphic design ability. Please follow this format so that the judges don't miss your research.

  1. The presentation MUST be a single PDF document limited to no more than 12 pages.

  2. The page size MUST be Standard 8.5" X 11" 

  3. The PDF document must open with default magnification.  Judges will probably be viewing the document on a laptop or iPad screen in "Landscape Mode" ( Wider than it is tall) so your pages should also be in Landscape. Don't make the Judges work to read your presentation! The presentation should read like a paper report.

  4. There should be no links or embedded video in the document. There should be no additional instructions for how to open and read the document.

  5. The page background color must be WHITE.  This ensures that any judges with color vision problems will be able to read the presentation.

  6. The text color should be predominantly black. 

  7. All text should be easily readable when viewing the entire page at once. Minimum font size is 14pt. 

Format Recommendations

These recommendations will help ensure that your work and progress are adequately displayed in a readable format.

  1. Don't use non-standard fonts or colors to "Stand out from the crowd" you run the risk of standing out as "the project that was very difficult to read". If you have doubts about a font, use Arial, it's the default for Google Slides and is included in Mac and Windows. 

  2. Your page titles should be an 18pt. font minimum.

  3. Avoid long expository paragraphs. State your points succinctly. 

  4. Use bullet points or numbering where appropriate to clearly make your points.

  5. Try to keep all of your text consistent across the presentation. Remember, this is a scientific paper,  impress the judges with your work.

Project Templates

These are some Google Slides presentation templates that conform to the ISEF guidelines. We recommend following the guidelines as closely as possible for consistency. Remember that you have 12 pages. Use them as you need them.

Science Projects

Engineering Projects

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