2022 MEDARVA Foundation Virtual Science Fair Application

Show off your research skills and knowledge by participating in MEDARVA Foundation's region-wide virtual science fair. Investigate an interesting topic and submit an abstract, an experimental design diagram, and a short video highlighting your process and results for a chance to win a scholarship.

The fair is open to any Greater Richmond area student in grades 6–12.

Prizes will be awarded in two student categories:

Junior Level (grades 6–8)
• First Prize - $1,500
• Second Prize - $1,000
• Third Prize - $500

Senior Level (grades 9–12)
• First Prize - $1,500
• Second Prize - $1,000
• Third Prize - $500

Educator Award
• $1,000 presented to each of the current science educator sponsors of the first prize winners in each category.

Registration and submission are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 17, 2022.- Winners will be notified by May 26, 2022 and must be able to attend the awards event on June 9, 2022.

General Rules
• All projects must be the original work of the student.
• The content must conform to all individual school policies.
• The decisions of the judges are final.
• By submitting an projects, entrants agree that the MEDARVA Foundation can use their name, likeness and project details for promotional purposes.

Details for Submissions
• All elements of the submission package must be included for eligibility
• Entry Form – fully completed with required attachments
• Summary Video – one minute maximum
• Release Forms - fully completed

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form. Your email is not part of your response.

* Required
Download Virtual Science Fair Forms Below Informational Handout (Google Doc) -
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eU18DzIbiYB670NLuOjRURy5OlCcS92vT9ro5csHDq4/edit?usp=sharing
Informational Handout (PDF) -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vS8WzOehsW-Vn90L7BOmc8GkR_CF22yw/view?usp=sharing
Experimental Design Diagram (Google Doc) -
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ddrfYvxzIwFoKN05LUNgq5Ei69YvDmOFS3FTa4FT0xs/edit?usp=sharing

Experimental Design Diagram (PDF) -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gPoYEi0gQYBHEqfiSK8AuFwDMZoWpxxK/view?usp=sharing Photo Release Form (Google Doc) -
https://docs.google.com/document/d/14j895iLotnU0d84bXKcxtXwW54E0cZ9rT9tnHWl8F6w/edit?usp=sharing
Photo Release Form (PDF) -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SdCf3GGptNYALyhXroB4PYbFdbtpqp2S/view?usp=sharing
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A 500 word or less description of the research project
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The experimental design diagram should be a visual representation of the essential parts of the experiment.
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The video should include the student’s name, school, grade, hypothesis, findings, and research highlights in two minutes or less. Either provide the link if hosted on YouTube or upload the file here.
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All individuals who appear in the video must send in a photo release. Save all the photo releases into one combined PDF.
Risk and Safety Waiver
Adhering to safety rules and protocols is of paramount importance for every scientific experiment. Even though most projects pose no risk, a tool or technique deemed “safe” could become very dangerous if misused. By submitting your research project, you agree that you have adhered to and ensured that:
● people and animals involved in your project are safe
● your project is based on the safety regulations from your individual school
● all relevant parties have appropriately assessed the the risks associated with your project and that safety precautions are planned for and carried out.
By clicking 'Submit' I agree to give my permission for my child to participate in the 2022 MEDARVA Virtual Science Fair. I hereby grant MEDARVA Healthcare permission to use my child's likeness and submitted science project in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications.