Page 1 of 1

ISEF Display Board Questions

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:25 am
by Tara
I am needing help on building display boards for ISEF.

I have reviewed the information at
- http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ards.shtml, (which has been helpful), and
- Intel ISEF Display and Safety Regulations

My questions are:-
- Is the width of the display board (paneled) be 48 inches when folded or 48 inches when standing? Hope this makes sense. In other words, can you have a display board be wider than 48 inches when all panels are spread out flat?
- I have been searching the internet to buy display boards. From your experience, could you please recommend good sources to buy display boards for ISEF?
- I read on science buddies that one can use foam boards. Won't these be more easily destroyed with the transportation etc.?
- Is this what you do/recommend?
- Take modular display boards to the ISEF site;
- Bolt two modular display boards;
- Fix printouts on the board?

Please advise. As you can see, I am definitely needing expert advice on display boards. I have competed at Regional and State level, but I see at ISEF one needs the larger boards.

Many Thanks in advance for any tips,
Tara

Re: ISEF Display Board Questions

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:52 am
by vtrip
Tara,

In response to your questions:

- Is the width of the display board (paneled) be 48 inches when folded or 48 inches when standing? Hope this makes sense. In other words, can you have a display board be wider than 48 inches when all panels are spread out flat?
The width of the display board when opened is what matters. At ISEF you will be provided with a table that is 2.5 ft deep and 4 feet wide. If your board doesnt fit onto the table it is not compliant with ISEF regulations (and very easy to spot).

- I have been searching the internet to buy display boards. From your experience, could you please recommend good sources to buy display boards for ISEF?
Local Art supply stores are generally the best option because if you mess something up, you can always go back and get another board. I like gator board which is a tougher material than cardboard/styrofoam.

- I read on science buddies that one can use foam boards. Won't these be more easily destroyed with the transportation etc.?
This is one reason I recommend 'gator board'.

- Take modular display boards to the ISEF site;
Ive seen this done, its honestly more trouble than its worth.

- Bolt two modular display boards;
this sounds too complicated and may not look professional

- Fix printouts on the board?
what do you mean by this?

good luck!

Re: ISEF Display Board Questions

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:41 pm
by Tara
Thanks so much...all my questions answered in one comprehensive message!

- Tara