In 2013, the Fair will be held on Sunday the 25th of August in the Christian Cullen and Silks Lounges, Addington Events Centre, Twigger Street, Christchurch. See Key Dates for the timing of the fair.
Please see your teacher or the Science and Technology Fair Co-ordinator at your school to confirm when you need to register your entry. The 28th of June for 2013 is the final day for Summary of Intention to Enter forms from your school. Your school/teacher will enter this form and will impose an earlier deadline for you to make your intention to enter the fair known. You may use the optional on-line Intention to Enter form if you wish to let us know what you are doing.
On-line Final Entry forms are due on: Friday the 2nd of August. You must then let your teacher or School Science and Technology Fair Co-ordinator know you have done this before the required date.
The Fair is held in the Christian Cullen and Silks Lounges, Addington Events Centre, Twigger Street, Christchurch.
Provided you are in Year 7 to Year 13. Your school may be limited in the number of entries it can have, so talk to your teacher. You may work alone or as a team of up to three members.
You may win one or more prizes, some of which have a substantial value. If you have more than one exhibitor you will need to divide the prize between team members. Individual senior students are eligible to win amazing fees scholarships from our tertiary sponsors. Check out our Prizes page for more details.
The Fair celebrates excellence in science and technology. Exhibits are judged by a panel of experts from industry, research organisations, universities and schools.
The best exhibits may be nominated for Realise the Dream the National School Science and Technology Awards held in December. Many past winners of our Fair have thoroughly enjoyed this inspirational week-long event which is limited to around 20 top science and technology achievers each year.
All the details you need are on this site. It will tell you what you need to do to enter the Fair and how to do well!
There is an administration cost of $5.00 per student (i.e. 1 exhibitor = $5 or 3 exhibitors = $15) to be paid to your school. The school will post this to the Organising Committee.
Classes of Entry
There are eight classes of entry. They are presented below. For more details, see your teacher or the Science and Technology Fair Co-ordinator at your school.
The entry classes are:
- Y7S — Year 7 Science
- Y7T — Year 7 Technology
- Y8S — Year 8 Science
- Y8T — Year 8 Technology
- Y9-10S — Year 9-10 Science
- Y9-10T — Year 9-10 Technology
- Y11-13S — Year 11-13 Science
- Y11-13T — Year 11-13 Technology
An investigation into any aspect of the physical, chemical or biological world that involves the testing of a hypothesis or the gathering and processing of data to reach a conclusion.
“Scientific method: First you find a theory. Then you try to disprove it. Repeat – that’s it. It doesn’t
really matter where the theory comes from; you can even make it up. Then you work out what the theory says should happen in a particular situation and then compare it with what really happens. If the theory doesn’t match reality, you throw it away or at least adjust it” – Hayden Walles
An innovative solution to a problem aimed at meeting a need or opportunity and involving the development of a product, system or environment.
What else do I need to know?
- Supervising Projects
- Do I need ethics committee approval for my investigation?
- Safety Requirements
- What are science and technology fair judges looking for?
Resouce book for planning your investigation – Science Fairs Made Simple
Any questions which your school cannot answer can be forwarded to the Science Fair committee by using the online Contact Form.
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