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The IGO Committee reserves the final authority to decide the suitability of all projects for the competition, including their project displays and safety requirements. After their initial reviews, where required, the Committee may recommend changes that the students must complete before their application can be considered.

Display Requirements 

Your Project Display Board must not exceed the sizes listed below. 

Hight : 125 centimetres 

Width : 140 centimetres 

The maximum project display sizes listed above include all materials and equipment used to present your projects, for example, the display board, models, kits, and devices.

IGO will provide a skirted table and two chairs for each project. 

Students will be required to display their projects using a three-fold display board provided by IGO, which should be placed on the table provided. Participants are strongly advised to come to the event fully prepared, ensuring that all of their display materials are pre-printed within the recommended sizes.  

Items Not Allowed in the Exhibit Area

The items listed below must not be exhibited at or brought into
the exhibition hall under no circumstances:
• Microbial cultures or fungi, live or dead.
• Displays of live animals.
• Preserved vertebrate animals, whether whole or their parts
(this includes humans). Teeth, hair, nails, and histological sections are permissible if properly acquired and form is filed.
• Photographs showing vertebrate animals in any non-normal condition.
• Open or concealed flames, matches, or lighters.
• Hazardous chemicals and any household chemicals including water.
• Highly combustible solids, fluids, or gases.
• Sharp items (for example, syringes, needles, pipettes, knives)
• Controlled substances.

• Dry ice or other sublimating solids.

• Radioactive materials.
• Operating lasers.
• Human or animal food.
• Project sounds, lights, odors or any other display items must not be distracting.
• Batteries with open-top cells

Tips to display your project successfully 

The title of your project and all other headings must be neat and appropriately sized so they can be easily read from 3 feet (1 metre) away. Use a catchy title to attract the attention of the observers and judges.

Take photographs of the critical phases of your project and use them as part of your display. 

Make sure that you are incredibly well-organised and your project items are displayed in a sequence that is easy to follow.   

Ensure that all of your headings, texts, charts, and graphs are neat and appropriately colourful. Use a simple layout; you do not want your display to be overcrowded.  

Make sure that your project fully complies with the size requirements and safety rules. 

Throughout all stages of your project, spend your time and money responsibly. Remember that your project will be evaluated and judged based on its scientific value. 

General Reminders
• All judges will have your abstract before judging time so you do not have to distribute the copies of your abstract to judges.
• Cell phones, CD or MP3 Players, Games are allowed in the exhibit area as long as you do not distract others.
• Note that under no circumstances are students allowed to remove their projects before the end of the Awards Ceremony.
• No food or drinks, except small containers of bottled water for personal consumption, are allowed in the exhibit hall.
• Exhibitors are responsible for the maintenance and protection of their own exhibits during the event.