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Environment

Projects eligible for this category would include novel approaches on maintaining healthy living as well as the prevention and treatment of diseases.

The focus is on the quality of the environment and its effect on the health of human and other organisms. Projects should entail the gathering of information, assessing and analyzing it and finally providing effective solutions to environmental problems.

VILIPO expects the participant to find solutions to different problems related to health effects on all living organisms stemming from the quality of air, water, soil, levels of radiation, noise pollution etc… For example – Creating a system to warn and control polluting incidents or other environmental danger.

Subtopics

• Land Management
• Ecosystem Management
• Bioremediation
• Air Pollution/Quality
• Soil Pollution/Quality
• Water Pollution/Quality
• 3R : Reduce-Recycle-Reuse

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Rules

• A project can be prepared and submitted by one or two participants at most.

• A Report book and Abstract are required for completing applications. All projects, including affiliated fair winners, must also submit a full report book and abstract.

• Both the report book and abstract should include: title, student names, school, city and country. See more information in the “Requirements: Report Book and Abstract” section.

• Both the report book and abstract will be uploaded into an online application. Acceptable file formats for the report book and abstract are doc and docx, PDF, RTF (for abstract) and PDF (for report book), not exceeding 5 MB in file size. Recommended page limit is 20, with acceptable font sizes 11 or 12 for any font type and page margins one inch or more (2.5 cm) from each side.

• In the application all information must be in English characters.

• You are allowed to bring your own poster board/presentation, size will be announced soon.

• You are allowed to bring your own poster board/ presentation. The size will be announced here soon.

• You are allowed to bring models or prototypes as part of your presentation which is HIGHLY recommended.

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• VILIPO will provide foam boards for the posters. The size will be announced here soon.

• Participants can come to the competition with pre-printed materials to prepare their posters or with already completed posters.

• Students are allowed to make improvements on their projects between application and fair presentation.

• The poster should include at least the following sections: introduction, goal, results and analysis of the data, conclusion, and references.

• Some of the table are equipped with electricity providing 220 V outlet. Make sure to specify this necessity on the application.

• Students are advised (not required) to bring multiple copies of their report book to distribute to curious viewers.

• Read Finalist guide under rules for more information.

• The following items will not be allowed to display: microbial cultures or fungi (live or dead); displays of live animals, preserved vertebrate animals, whether in whole or part (this includes humans); open or concealed flames, matches, or lighters; hazardous chemicals; highly combustible solids, fluids, or gases; sharp items (syringes, needles, knives); controlled substances; and radioactive materials.

• Any projects which include human subjects must follow standard procedures. Human subjects involved in a project (including survey research), must fully consent and be informed of any risks.

VILIPO Environment – Judging Criteria

1. Creativity/Originality/ Innovation
2. Poster Organization and Content
3. Review of Literature
4. Presentation of relevant data
5. Scientific Method
6. Research Skills and Effort
7. Solution (Innovation)
8. Understanding the Project
9. Overall Oral and visible Presentation

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