Knowing how to properly display your project is very important. How you display your project shows just how much work you've put into it. You want to make sure that the display shows the judges all that they need to know. A poor display could ruin all the hard work that you've done.
For the display, you will need a backboard, the project report and anything else that you have that represents your project - such as models that you may have constructed, items studied, reports, pictures, surveys etc. You must make sure that the display is attractive and interesting. There should be enough details, but you should also make sure the judges are not overloaded with or distracted by too much information.
Check that you comply with the stipulated size and shape of the display board. Check what the maximum measurements are - your display can be smaller than this. A three-sided board is usually the best way to put up your display. There are many different materials that you can use to construct your display board such as sturdy cardboard or wooden panels. Some do-it-yourself or office supplies stores may also sell pre-made display boards. Alternatively, you can also check out science supply companies. Pre-made display boards will usually come only in white and black. You can change the colors by using paper or cloth to cover the board. When putting up items on the board, choose you colors carefully to make sure that your experiment stands out above the background colors. If you are unsure about what colors to use, stick to neutral pastel colors.
Select the title of your project carefully. Keep it short and simple. This will help catch the attention of the viewer. The title should be displayed in a font that is large enough to be read at a distance of about 3 feet. You may want to purchase self-sticking letters to create the title. This can be obtained at do-it-yourself, hobby or office supplies stores. If you want to keep costs to a minimum, you can also make the letters out of construction paper. You can also print your titles with a computer and a printer. Be creative!
Check to see if there are rules about the positioning of information on your display board. For instance, the rules may require that the project title has to be centralized or has to be of a certain font size. You may also be required to have certain headings.