Mandatory Attendance

  • You Must Be Present
    • If you’re completing in the Urban School Challenge category, you must be present for Preliminary Judging Interviews after you set up your project; – Monday, March 9, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
    • Finalist Judging: If you are a Finalist – Wednesday, March 11, 8:30 am to 1:15 pm (Finalist project numbers will be posted at approximately 5:30 pm Tuesday of Fair Week.)
    • Finalist Awards Ceremony: If you are a Finalist – Saturday, March 14, Middle School 9:00 am to 10:00 am; High School Noon to 1:30 pm
    • Special Awards Ceremony: If you are a Special Award Winner – Saturday, March 9, 10:30 am to 12:30 am
  • Highly Recommended But Optional
    • To Receive a T-Shirt and CSF pin: Come and check-in and set-up your project.– Monday, March 9 anytime between 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Approved Absence– Absences for religious observations, tests, or special circumstances will be approved if a request is submitted to Dr. Frank LaBanca, Fair Director, [email protected] by Saturday, March 7.

Check-in and Setup takes less than 30 minutes. Come at a time best for you. If your project is set up by another person, this person should be able to answer any rules and safety questions or establish phone contact with you for discussions with the rules and safety committee if the need arises.
Saturday Awards Ceremonies

If you are chosen as a Finalist or Special Awards winner, award ceremony attendance is mandatory. Failure to attend may result in forfeiture of award.

Attendance Exemptions

Exemptions are granted for religious observances and special circumstances.

Excused absences for special circumstances will be considered if the request is emailed to the Fair Director
by no later than 6:00 PM, the Saturday, before Fair Week. Email to: [email protected]

Family vacations, previous social commitments, and ski trips are not considered extraordinary circumstances.

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