Border question

AFTER you've done your research and concluded your experiments, it is time to prepare for the science fair. Ask specific questions about preparing for a science fair, including how to set up your display board, how to prepare a presentation, etc. (Please post questions about selecting a project or conducting your experiment by posting in the appropriate "area of science" forum.)

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Border question

Postby eagle » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi, I have a white board. I was wondering which would look nicer, a white paper put on blue papers and have blue borders or words that are printed on blue papers and pasted on the board. I'm asking this is becasue I'm kind of running out of space on the board and I'm considering whether to put borders or not. Thanks.
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Re: Border question

Postby vysarge » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:55 pm

Hi eagle!

Personally, I've always thought that white paper with blue borders would look better, and I've heard some judges say that it gives the board a neater look. Also, I think that blue paper by itself might be a little dark and the words might not stand out as well. But if you're running out of space, then whichever option allows you to put the vital information on your board would probably be better.

Though you might want to get another opinion- I'm not as experienced with the judging process as many other experts.

Good luck! :)

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Re: Border question

Postby jmehta14 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:36 pm

Hi eagle,
White paper with blue borders would look nice, but as far as the judging, the content and the depth of the experiment is of most value. As long as the board looks neat and is legible without any spelling errors you do not have to worry about anything else. Good luck on your science contest.

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