Project Preview Document (Pre-Judging Document)

The purpose of this document is to provide the judges with a preview of you project so that they can become familiar with your research before viewing your full project on judging day.

It is important to remember that this is just a summary of the project and not the project in full. Please limit the document to the formatting guidelines so as not to overwhelm our judges with cumbersome documents. They will have plenty of time to read display boards and other documentation at the fair on judging day.

Required information

  • Fair and Category  (which fair - grade level at DVSF or feeder fair?)

  • Abstract

    • The same 250-word abstract that you will be including as part of the project.  If the two documents are different it will make your project seem disorganized.

  • Project summary – treat this as a sales pitch showing highlights of your project

    • Describe your inspiration for this project

    • Briefly describe elements of the project that excited you

      • This could be unexpected results, new discoveries, or novel methods or devices

    • Briefly describe elements of the project that may have been a detriment

      • Be honest, science is about discovery. Engineering is about creating new things. There is no failure, just the discovery of what didn’t work or what might not be true.

    • Briefly describe further areas of research, new applications, or improvements to the experiment/equipment.

Format

  • Text only – Black on White

  • Two (2) pages maximum

  • Minimum font size of 12