Depending on the project, students will not have access to the judging room prior to judging.  If parental help is needed, the parents are ONLY allowed to assist students in carrying in equipment to the judging area and must immediately return to the waiting area.


Parents MUST leave the judging area and allow the students to set up their projects.  If the student needs set up time (I.E. Robotics or case modification), please notify the state director to make arrangements.


ONLY students, judges, and staff are allowed in the judging areas.

It is NOT necessary to be present more than one hour prior to judging, except for those projects judged after 12:00. All check-ins must occur by 12:00, regardless of judging time.

Setup will not begin until after 7:30  on the day of judging. Projects with judge times after 10:00 will not have access to the assigned judging room until shortly prior to judging.

Tables and one electrical outlet will be provided by the host. All equipment needed, such as computers, monitors, cables, multi-outlet power strips, etc. must be provided by the participants. No projection devices may be used. All software used in the project must be pre-loaded on the computers.

Students and schools are responsible for the safety and security of their equipment and software, not the fair host.  Anyone engaging in actions that could be harmful to another participant’s project will be disqualified.

Participants MUST provide computers for projects.

Note: No tri-boards or large displays are allowed.