Information about the Competition E(x)plory
WHO CAN ENTER THE CONTEST?
The E(x)plory Science Contest is aimed at middle school, high school and secondary technical school students. Scientific projects can be submitted by students of the age 13-20. They can work individually or in teasm of maximum 4 members.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS CAN BE SUBMITTED?
A submitted project may cover any discipline, but it should have a scientific character. In every edition of the Contest, participants may submit only one project.
It is important that a project proposes new solutions, to be exciting and innovative. Remember - project analysis and rating will be based on practical use possibilities.
At the time of application, final research results are not required. It is enough that a Young Scientist has already started his/her work, and knows how and what he/she wants to research.
Every submitted project must be supervised by a teacher, educator, parent or legal guardian. The role of research supervisor is to advise, give guidance and suggestions, support and take care of safety during research and experiments, as well as help in preparing the presentation. The research supervisor is involved in the project from the very beginning and supports the Young Scientist at every level of the Contest.
HOW TO SUBMITT A PROJECT?
If a Young Scientist fulfils the formal requirements (is of the right age etc.), has an idea for a scientific project or is already developing one and has a research supervisor, he/she may describe the idea or the research steps already taken in the application form.
The application form will be available on www.explory.pl website from 1 October 2018. The completed form must be sent by 31 January 2018.
More about recruitment:
The jury is mainly composed of scientists representing different fields of science, but we also invite to the jury representatives of the most innovative businesses, so that both the scientific and business potential of Young Scientists projects are examined. Confronting their ideas with authorities in various fields, Young Scientists will have the opportunity to discover the strengths and weaknesses of their projects, how to develop them, and also – what is the best way to present them.
HOW CONTEST PROJECTS ARE PRESENTED AND RATED?
At the first level, projects are assessed in formal terms - it’s important to get to know them by reading the Contest Rules. Projects that comply with the formal requirements, are compatible with the Contest’s ethical standards, and whose ideas are clearly presented, will move to next level.
CONTEST PRESENTATIONS AT E(X)PLORY REGIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVALS
Authors of projects qualified for the regional level are invited to E(x)plory Regional Science Festivals (known as Re(x)es). During Re(x)es they present their projects to the jury. Participants must prepare posters and props to be used in the projects booth. At this level, the jury evaluates projects on the basis of research conduct, correctness, knowledge about previous achievements in the field and innovativeness. The jury also rates the way projects are presented.
Read our Vademecum to learn more about preparing a poster, what to pay attention to and what the contest session looks like.
CONTEST FINAL DURING GDYNIA E(X)PLORY WEEK
The Young Scientists with about 30 of the best projects presented at the regional level are invited to the Contest Final, taking place during Gdynia E(x)plory Week - the biggest E(x)plory event.
At the Final Contest sessions, Young Scientists will present the results of their work in the same way as they did at Re(x)es. Between each level of the Contest, participants may continue research and, at the Final Contest session, present the current state of project.