Canada-wide Science Fair participants' Information
Preparation for CWSF and more
The trips to the Canada-wide Science Fair are the premiere awards at the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair. This year the CWSF will be held in Edmonton, Alberta in May (13th-20th) For over sixty years Youth Science Canada has provided a place where almost five hundred students can compete for awards and scholarships. It is a life altering experience and it looks good on a resume.
Immediately after the Awards Ceremony, the winners of the CWSF excursion will meet to go over the many details with the Event Delegates, the Chief Judge, the Ethics Coordinator and the Registrar. This meeting will also include information of the weekly meetings the group will be having to go over the expansive information and the great experiences you will have. The weekly meeting will either be other ZOOM or in person depending on the need.
Over the weeks before the fair, there will be many people with experience with CWSF, who will look over your project, and report and listen to your presentations to raise it to the expectations of the CWSF.
Calgary Youth Science Fair's video on How to Write a Log Book
Virtual Project Expectations
One component of CWSF is creating your project on a virtual board called the Portal. This will allow people who cannot view it in person to view it. The virtual area is broken down into nine sections (Summary, Video, Why? How? What?
So What? What’s Next?) as explained in this pdf about the board CWSF/Project Entry Guide 2022-EN.pdf. These section names can be changed but they give you an idea of how the judges will view it. A login and password must be created in MySTemSpace to start putting in your project. There will be videos on how to do this or you can also visit Quinte Science Fair - A Website For Students Made By Students (google.com) for some great help. If you want to look at projects from past years go to VirtualCWSF.
See a gold medal project from last year on the Project Board. Snow SBOT V2
Calgary Youth Science Fair's video on How to Record your Virtual Presentation.
All QRSTF TEAM QUINTE participants to CWSF must create a large poster of a poster in two sections. We recommend putting in in two sections. (36 x 48) This is the maximum size for the board. This is so that it will be allowed as carry-on. Here is a template for the board. Also, here is a number of images of the board and how it is arranged at CWSF. We will share the project board with our committee and others to scan for errors. There are many places to have it laminated. This must be completed before we leave for CWSF.
Download a Full description of the board, dimensions and expectations
Examples of completed boards: (One) (Two) (Three)
ADHESIVE – 3M Scotch Heavy Duty Mounting Tape” Model 110/DC.
There is only one approved tape for applying the poster to the board and that is 3M Scotch Heavy Duty Mounting Tape. This tape has been tested on the display panels and provides a strong bond over several weeks, while being easily removable. Each project will receive a strip approximately 2m long, per project. When your region arrives in the Exhibit Hall, the delegate should proceed to the Tool Crib (in the Youth Science Canada booth) to obtain a package with your region’s supply or in some years they have provided the tape at the project. Scissors will also be available.
- To work efficiently and to speed up the process you can bring a pair of scissors with you in your check bag NOT in your carry-on. You could also purchase tape of your own if you think you need more than the amount provided. The amount provide usually is sufficient to hold the poster(s) there for the week.
The tape is available from Staples or Home Depot.
Every participant or partnered projects must do a Project Report. The judges read over the five-page report before they visit your project. It is the first impression. There are several outlines and guidelines for creating the report. Here is the main version.
The finalists will be asked to submit the report for the committee and experts to look at to look for errors and areas of improvement. The project report MUST be uploaded to the CWSF Portal Registration before midnight of April 30th. This date is firm. It can be uploaded more than once before the deadline but it is recommennded to upload the best report.
Examples of reports: (One) (Two) (Three)
Calgary Youth Science Fair's great video on Avoiding Plagiarism
Document to help with registering on the Portal.(Click Here)
Student Registration Videos:
Step 1: Creating an account on mySTEMspace
This video will guide you through the process of creating an account on mySTEMspace.
Step 2: Creating your project on ProjectBoard
After creating an account on mySTEMspace (step 1) this video will guide you through the process of creating your project on ProjectBoard.
Step 3: Submitting your project to a Regional Science Fair
After creating an account on mySTEMspace (step 1) and creating your project on ProjectBoard (step 2), this video will guide you through the process of submitting your project to a virtual regional science fair.
If you wish to contact me you can contact me at email@example.com
Check your email at least twice a day for updates. The process will move very quickly with many updates. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.
CWSF Judging Form
Letter for Schools for No work during CWSF (doesn't always work)
Calgary Youth Science Fair's video on Tips on Answering Questions
Calgary Youth Science Fair's video on Guide to Experimental Projects
Calgary Youth Science Fair's video on Guide to Research Projects