Parents

Information for parents

Your child will need your support over the coming months in the planning and preparation of their project for the Exhibition in January. A very good start in getting to grips with the Exhibition is to thoroughly read this website, but the main things you need to know are:

General advice

The following advice is given to ensure that the students you accompany to the Exhibition are your primary focus and that they feel a strong sense of support and security.

  • Adults should set good examples and serve as role models not only for students that they accompany but for all young people at the Exhibition.
  • Adults should know where their students are at all times and students should know where their teacher/parent is at all times.
  • Adults should oversee project set-up and be available to assist students with any complications that may arise.
  • It is important that an adult should be available to cover or to arrange for cover for students, especially those entered in the Individual section. All students should be given breaks from their stands.

Project entry fee

The project entry fee is €20/£18 and must be paid, from either the teacher or students account, by the closing date in September. Results of the project selection process will not be released until the entry fee has been paid. All results are posted to the home address of the lead student so please make sure your home address is entered correctly on the online entry form.

Confirmation of project entry

If a project has qualified, a pack containing media release, consent form and confirmation of entry form will be sent out. These must be signed and returned to the BT Young Scientist office by the date specified on the packs.

Appeals

Please note, all decisions are final. Appeals against the judges’ decisions cannot be accepted.

Special assistance

If your child has special needs or requires additional assistance, please email us at youngscientist@bt.com before the exhibition so that we can accommodate this.

Complimentary family pass

If your child enters, regardless of whether their project qualified, they will receive a code for a complimentary family pass to the exhibition in January for two adults and up to two children.

To redeem the code, please go to www.btyoungscientist.com/tickets for further instructions.

Exhibition timetable

An outline of what will happen during the week of the exhibition is available at https://btyoungscientist.com/exhibition/timetable

Booking Transport and Accommodation

Do this well in advance, the accommodation grant is a reimbursement if the teacher has applied.

Parking at the exhibition

There are no designated parking areas for parents during the exhibition.

Awards ceremony

Parents are allowed to attend the awards ceremony, however, entry/seating is not guaranteed as this is dependent on capacity. The awards ceremony will also be broadcast live in other areas of the exhibition hall if you are unable to gain entry to the arena.

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