Project Checklist

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Double-check your submissions.

Many creative and wonderful projects are disqualified each year because the team didn't follow the rules. To ensure that doesn't happen to your team, we encourage students and teachers to double-check these details before submitting an ExploraVision project. You can cross check with a printable one page check list and examples of past projects here.

Written Submission

  • Is the abstract double-spaced, fewer than 150 words, clearly labeled and does it precede the description?
  • Is the description typed and double-spaced, on standard 8-1/2" x 11" white paper, with 1" margins?
  • Is the font a standard 12-point size or larger?
  • Is the description at least one page and no more than 11 pages, including optional artwork?
  • Is there a title at the top of the first page of the description?
  • Is the description clearly labeled with headings presented in the following order?
    1. Present Technology
    2. History
    3. Future Technology
    4. Breakthroughs
    5. Design Process
    6. Consequences
  • Does the project include a bibliography page (not counted as part of the description)?
  • Are there exactly five sample Web pages?
  • For online submissions: are all parts of the project (including sample Web pages) included in one Word or PDF document?

Project Details

  • Does the project include a Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision official submission form (applies only to mail-in submissions)?
  • Is the information on the form complete (names, grade levels, school name, address, telephone number and ZIP code)?
  • Does the team consist of two, three or four student members and a coach?
  • Is the project submitted in English?
  • Have you ensured that student, coach, mentor and school names do not appear in the abstract, description, bibliography or sample Web pages?
  • Have you removed any report covers, binders or folders (applies only to mail-in projects)?

Tip: It's a good idea to ask someone who has not been involved with the project to review this checklist as well.