Students will be assigned 3 workshops to go to during the day. As well, student(s) will be judged at least twice in one judging session.
Information on workshop sessions and judging times will be in the registration package to be picked up the morning of the fair.
During part of the day each student will be interviewed by two different judges who will examine their project and find out what the
students have learned and done. Students must stay by their project during their assigned judging time.
It is suggested that they bring a book to read while they are waiting for the judge.
Take note that a 2 – 3 minute oral presentation is required. Please no electrical games, CD players, mp3 players, iPods, or video players.
The judges will be using a standard form to evaluate the students and their projects.
The forms will be in either English or French, depending on what language was indicated when the student registered.
Heritage projects will be evaluated twice based upon the criteria found on the judging form.
There are three parts to the judging process; oral presentation, interview, and project evaluation.
Once a judge arrives at a project, students are invited to begin their 2-3 minute oral presentation.
The purpose of the oral presentation is to allow students to introduce their project and to share the important parts of their research.
The judge then asks a number of questions to the students.
The purpose of the interview is to evaluate the students’ depth of understanding about their topic.
Students should be prepared to answer questions about: why they chose their topic, how their research was done, what their results were, and what they learned about their topic.
The judge then evaluates the research project.
The purpose of the project evaluation is to judge the projects: impression, impact, originality, creativity, and level of research.
Research projects should show original thinking and ideas about a topic.
Projects should quote a variety of sources and display a high level of historical information.
Finally, displays should reveal artistic quality and appeal to the senses.