All registration is done on line by the student.
Registration opens on January 15, 2019 and closes on March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm..
Students who have not completed on-line registration by this closing date will not be allowed to participate in the science fair for these reasons.
REGISTERING FOR THE FAIR
Any student in grades 4 – 12 can enter the science fair. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. When we have the maximum number of projects that we can accommodate in our space, we will no longer be able to accept new registrations.
There are three steps required to successfully get registered. Only students who complete all three steps will be able to participate in the fair.
The first two steps MUST be completed before the registration deadline noted above.
ONE: Completing the registration application.
Complete the initial registration form and submit it (see the bottom of this page).
You will receive in return an email with full instructions on how to access your account and complete registration.
WARNING. We are unable to receive emails from or send email to TVDSB elementary school students who use their @gotvdsb.ca account. Emails from this address will not reach us. Emails from us will not reach you.
Grades 4 – 5 will participate in non-competitive display and activities only. Grades 6 – 12 will participate in the competitive fair.
Please note that elementary schools may send a maximum of 25 Grades 6-8 projects, and 15 Grade 4-5 projects.
Initial account creation may take up to four days to process. If you have not received a response by this time, please phone the TVSEF at 519-691-6892 and leave a detailed message with your name and phone number. In your message, say your phone number slowly and then repeat it.
TWO: COMPLETE ON LINE REGISTRATION
You can only use this system after your information has been entered by the registrar.
If you have already emailed the registrar and have an account, click here to go to the Online Registration System.
This step MUST be completed before the registration deadline noted above.
THREE: PERMISSION FORM
A Permission Form signed by the Student, and the Parent or Guardian. It must be submitted via Canada Post, fax, or emailed as a PDF file. The address, phone number and fax number are given on the form.
Please note that image files (such as .jpg, .jpeg, etc.) will not be accepted because the photos of the form taken via a phone are often illegible.
The deadline for all entries is midnight on March 15, 2019. The online registration must be completed by this date.
Late applications will not be accepted. It takes several days to assign judges and print all the forms.
Prior to the registration deadline, if you decide to withdraw, please inform the Registrar as soon as possible so that your space can be reassigned.
PARTICIPATION OF HUMANS
If your project involves the participation of humans, including yourself or your immediate family, you must read the Youth Science Canada Policy on Human Participation
If your project involves the use of animals, you must read the Youth Science Canada Policy on the Use of Animals.
Make sure you visit the Rules page before you start your project. Entries which do not comply with the rules of the Thames Valley Science & Engineering Fair may be refused. The decision to deny entry rests with the Fair Committee and such decisions shall be final.