PROJECTS CAN BE ENTERED INDIVIDUALLY OR BY YOUR TEACHER
All projects are to be entered online. Either students, parents or teachers can enter a project. When a project is entered an adult (teacher, parent or mentor) must acknowledge and certify that the project is the work of the identified student(s) and that the Young Scientist rules have been followed.
Projects may be entered into one or more of the following categories: Technology, Scientific Investigations and Mathematical Investigations. The same project may be entered into more than one category; however it must be entered separately via the online entry form into each category.
TECHNOLOGY – Secondary Innovations and Engineering Design projects and Primary Inventions and Innovations projects
All technology projects must be submitted online by Wednesday 2nd September. The project must include the following:
- All project details (including portfolios, report files and videos) must be entered online using the Project entry form.
2. Hard copies of folios and logbooks, the models or innovative devices, and an A3 or larger poster (describing how the model works) must be delivered to the PTC Offices, 67-73 St Hilliers Rd, Auburn between 1pm and 6 pm on Friday 4th September.
Regional Technology entries and Year 12 Design and Technology students (whose projects are embargoed from 29th August for HSC marking) can send in their entire entries electronically using the online registration system. Upload your folio and a short video of your innovative device, showing its main features and how it works. To do this you must upload your files by 4pm Wednesday 2nd September 2020.
Uploading Files: There is a 10 Mb maximum file size allowed on our online entry portal. To minimise the size of the files to be uploaded, get your students to resample each graphic and save each file as a low resolution PDF.
(Video) files that are too large may be 1. Uploaded to a Youtube, Vimeo or alternative publicly accessible platform or 2. Uploaded to a Google Drive or equivalent. Please provide a link to either of these options within the documents that you upload.
Very Important: Please make sure the settings are set to Public or (Google Drive) “Anyone with the link can view”.
If you continue to experience difficulties with the uploading of the files, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss alternative ways of sending the files.
INVESTIGATIONS – Scientific Investigation and Mathematical Investigation projects (including Depth Studies)
All Investigation entries must be submitted online by midnight, Wednesday 9th September, 2020. Projects received after this time will have their eligibility for a prize decided by STANSW Council. Teachers are encouraged to submit projects early so uploading and internet issues do not result in a student project missing the deadline.
Uploading project files: Each component of an Investigation (e.g. report and logbook) must be uploaded as a separate PDF on the online entry system. When you are ready to register projects, you need to have the contact email for the student as well as details of the project to be submitted. You also need to have the electronic copies of the investigation (report and logbook) ready to upload.
Enter a project using the online Project entry form. Enter the student, school and project details and select any Sponsored awards for which the project meets the given criteria.
There is a 10 Mb maximum size (per file) allowed on our online entry portal. To minimise the size of the files to be uploaded, get your students to resample each graphic and save each file as a low resolution PDF. Files that are too large and cannot be compressed enough may be uploaded to a Google Drive or equivalent. Please provide a link to the drive within a (Word) documents that you can then upload via the online system.
Very Important: Please make sure the settings are set to publicly accessible or “Anyone with the link can view”. If you continue to experience difficulties with the uploading of the files, contact email@example.com and we will discuss alternative ways of sending the files.
Before submitting each entry you must check the box, indicating that the project is the work of the identified students and that each of the Young Scientist rules have been followed. After submitting each entry you will receive a confirmation email listing all the details of that entry.