The Calumet Regional Science Fair is open to all 1st grade students enrolled in a public, parochial, private, or home school in Lake County Indiana. Each High School entering the Science Fair may send up to 10 projects. Each Junior High School, Middle School or Elementary School may send up to 5 projects. School systems having a district wide fair may aggregate the number of projects and send that number of projects. They do not need to be distributed by schools.
If a school or district feels they have more projects that are of Regional Fair quality, an appealmaybe made to the Calumet Regional Fair Board to petition for more projects to be allowed.
The divisions of the Calumet Regional Science Fair will be Elementary Division (1grades) , Junior Division (7th-9th grades), and Senior Division (9th-12th grades). Students in the 9th grade may choose to enter in either the Junior or Senior Division. Senior Division participants are eligible to compete for the International Science Fair trips as well as the Hoosier State Science Fair Trips. Junior Division participants are only eligible to compete for the Hoosier State Science Fair Trips.
All Science Fair entry fees are $15.00 per person, not project. That includes group projects. Students may only enter one project in the Regional Science Fair. The work is to be done in the 12 months since the previous fair. If the project is a continuation of a previous year's project, substantial new work must have been added. Cosmetic changes to a previous year's project will not be counted as substantial new work.
Students needing electricity for their projects are responsible for bringing a 10 ft UL approved extension cord that has no exposed wires or frayed areas.