Fair Day Schedule

Day of Fair:

7:30 a.m. Doors open to the University Center at Gate 3 upper level for setting up
projects.  You must sign in at the tables located there.  A room will be designated
for teachers with refreshments in the morning.

All projects requiring electricity are located along the walls. I suggest that if
you need electricity to bring an extension cord just in case it is needed. Make sure
your students know which Division (Division 1 4th-5th grade), (Division II 6th -8th
grade), (Division III 9th – 12th grade), and their discipline (Anthropology, Economics,
Geography, History, Louisiana History, Political Science, or Sociology) so they can
easily find their labels in order to set up their projects.

8:30 a.m.  Only students can remain by their projects.  All students must remain with
their projects until an announcement is made that judging is complete. Please inform
your students to remain with their projects during the judging, some projects may
be judged more than once. That is up to the discretion of the judges. Their decisions
are final. Every project must be judged at least once.  For safety reasons, no running,
climbing, or playing on, under, or around the tables. (No sitting on the tables.)
No chairs are allowed on the floor unless there is a medical reason. If so, please
contact me through e-mail before the fair day. This allows the judges to move through
the aisles. No food or drinks allowed by the projects unless it is needed for medical
reasons. Someone could accidentally spill their drink on a neighbor’s project. Students
may bring an ipod, phone, game system or even better a book, but it is their responsibility
to keep up with them. No radios please. Failure to observe these rules may lead to
disqualification. The Region VIII Social Studies Fair is not responsible for any valuables
brought by students. Don’t leave anything valuable by your projects when you leave
for lunch.

time to be announced on the day of the fair: Everyone (students, parents and teachers)
need to be in the University Center for the Awards Ceremony. I will call to the floor
any 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners for them to receive their awards. Please
have winners remain for pictures after the ceremony. All 1st and 2nd place winners
are eligible for participation in the State fair. Note that not all Divisions and
Disciplines may have a winner that is up to the discretion of the judges. For example
if there is only 1 student in a discipline that doesn’t mean they will automatically
place 1st.

All students are free to leave after the awards ceremony, so probably by the latest
1 p.m. We may finish sooner.  Students are not to leave unless they have a parent
or teacher with them for safety reasons.

There will be no grand prize judging for 1st place winners.

The State Fair: to be announced