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I. PURPOSE

The "Display and Safety Regulations" serves as operational guidelines for the National Science And Innovation Fair

II. GUIDELINES

If living organism is involved in the experiment, all scientific studies must be conducted to treat the living organism with ethics. Any hazardous substance is prohibited from display and exhibitors must protect the health and safety of the public and the environment.

III. DISPLAY AND SAFETY REVIEW

All exhibits must be examined pursuant to "Display and Safety Regulations". The Organizing Committee will make a mark on the exhibit passing display and safety review. If any exhibit fails,please find the volunteer for help with checking and correcting.

IV. ITEMS PROHIBITED FROM DISPLAY

(I) For research on living organisms, prior permissions from the school biology teacher or research scientists are required.

(II) The following items are not allowed at Project or in Booth

  1. Living organisms, including plants
  2. Soil, sand, rock, and/or waste samples, even if permanently encased in a slab of acrylic
  3. Taxidermy specimens or parts
  4. Preserved vertebrate or invertebrate animals
  5. Human or animal food as part of the exhibitor demonstration of the project
  6. Human/animal parts or body fluids (for example, blood, urine)
  7. Plant materials (living, dead, or preserved) that are in their raw, unprocessed, or nonmanufactured state (Exception: manufactured construction materials used in building the project or display)
  8. All hazardous substances or devices (for example, poisons, drugs, firearms, weapons,ammunition, reloading devices, and lasers)
  9. Dry ice or other sublimating solids
  10. Sharp items (for example, syringes, needles, pipettes, knives)
  11. Flames or highly flammable materials
  12. Batteries with open-top cells
  13. Glass or glass objects unless deemed by the Judging Committee to be an integral and necessary part of the project (for example, glass that is an integral part of a commercial product such as a computer screen)
  14. Any apparatus deemed unsafe by the Judging Committee (for example, large vacuum tubes or dangerous ray-generating devices, empty tanks that previously contained combustible liquids or gases, pressurizes tanks, etc.)
  15.  Any inadequately insulated apparatus producing extreme temperatures that may cause physical burns.

(III) The use of logos including known commercial brands.

V. ITEMS RESTRICTED FROM DISPLAY

(I) Items allowed at Project or in Booth but with restrictions indicated:

  1. Soil, sand, rock, and/or waste samples if permanently encased in a slab of acrylic.
  2. Photographs and/or visual depictions if:

(1) They are not deemed offensive or inappropriate by the Judging Committee. This includes, but is not limited to, visually offensive photographs or visual depictions of invertebrate or vertebrate animals, including humans.

(2) They have credit lines of origin (“Photograph taken by...” or “Image taken from...”).

(3) 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 and vertically displayed is sufficient.)

3. Any apparatus with unshielded belts, pulleys, chains, or moving parts with tension or pinch points if for display only and not operated; machinery equipment can only be operated in compliance with the following regulations:

(1) Machinery equipment should only be operated by exhibitor.

(2) Power supply must be turned "OFF" when it is not in use.

(3) Adequate measures should be taken to protect visitors.

(4) “Warning Labels" are required.

(II) Please DO NOT put any display object, equipment, apparatus package materials under the table or on the aisle. Please limited the display object within 15kg, and ONLY put it on the display table of your booth.

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