Items Not Allowed at Project or in Booth
- Living organisms, including plants
- Taxidermy specimens or parts
- Preserved vertebrate or invertebrate animals
- Human or animal food
- Human/animal parts or body fluids (for example,blood, urine). Teeth (which have been decontaminated)may be exhibited if kept in sealed containers.
- Plant materials (living, dead, or preserved) that are in their raw, unprocessed, or non-manufactured state (Exception: manufactured construction materials used in building the project or display)
- Chemicals, including water
- Poisons, drugs, controlled substances, hazardous substances or devices (for example, firearms, weapons,ammunition, reloading devices)
- Dry ice or other sublimating solids
- Sharp items (for example, syringes, needles, pipettes,knives)
- Glass or glass objects unless deemed by the Display and Safety Committee to be an integral and necessary part of the project (Exception: glass that is an integral part of a commercial product such as a computer screen
- Flames or highly flammable materials
- Batteries with open-top cells
- Awards, medals, business cards, flags, endorsements and/or acknowledgments (graphic or written) unless the item(s) are an integral part of the project. D&S decision
- Photographs or other visual presentations depicting vertebrate animals in surgical techniques, dissections,necropsies, or other lab procedures
- Any apparatus deemed unsafe by the Scientific Review Committee or the Display and Safety Committee(for example, large vacuum tubes or dangerous ray generating devices, empty tanks that previously contained combustible liquids or gases, pressurized tanks, etc.)
Items Allowed at Project or in Booth BUT with the Restrictions Indicated
- Soil or waste samples if permanently encased in as lab of acrylic
- Postal addresses, World Wide Web and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers of Finalist only and should be in Journal or required forms only.
- Photographs and/or visual depictions
- They are not deemed offensive or inappropriate by the Scientific Review Committee, the Display and Safety Committee. This includes, but is not limited to, visually offensive photographs or visual depictions of invertebrate or vertebrate animals,including humans. The decision by any one of the groups mentioned above is final.
- Credit lines of their origins ("Photograph taken by..." or "Image taken from..") are attached. (If all photographs being displayed were taken by the Finalist or are from the same source, one credit line prominently displayed is sufficient.)
- They are from the Internet, magazines,newspapers, journals, etc., and credit lines are attached. (If all photographs/images are from the same source, one credit prominently displayed is sufficient.)
- They are photographs or visual depictions of the Finalist doing the project, not partrait style.
- They are photographs of human subjects for which signed consent forms are at the project or in the booth.
4. Any apparatus with unshielded belts, pulleys,
chains,or moving parts with tension or pinch
points if for display only and not operated
5. Any apparatus producing temperatures that will
cause physical burns if adequately insulated.