Rules | Display and Safety
The following list outlines items that are not to be displayed with your
science fair project. Please read the list, make any necessary corrections to
your project. In order to compete your project board must abide by these
rules. There will be no exceptions.
The CUSEF Committee reserves the right to remove anything displayed at a project that may—at their sole discretion—be deemed hazardous or inappropriate for public display.
- Living organisms, including plants
- Plant materials in their raw, unprocessed state
- Human or animal food
- Human or animal parts/tissues or fluids †
- Soil or waste samples
- Laboratory or Household chemicals—including water
- Unopened containers with food, chemicals etc. ††
- Poisons, drugs, hazardous devices, weapons
- Sharp items—including glass of any sort; if it is made of glass, it may not be displayed
- Flames or highly flammable materials
- Empty tanks that previously contained combustible liquids or gases
- Batteries with open-top cells
- Photographs or other visuals of dead vertebrate animals or vertebrate animals in surgical techniques, dissection, other lab techniques or improper handling methods
- Recognizable photographs of people, other than yourself or your family—unless you have their written consent
- Awards, medals, business cards, flags, phone numbers, fax numbers, addresses or lists of personal accomplishments
† You may display: teeth, hair, fingernails, and dried animal bones.
†† Empty containers are permitted for display.