Each exhibitor will receive a Certificate of Participation at the OSD Science Fair and the MSEF. Ribbons will be awarded to selected students/science projects at each fair. Trophies will be presented to selected students/science projects at the MSEF. Also schools with the greatest number of participants receiving awards at the MSEF will receive awards.
The OSD will be allowed to enter 250 students with their individual science projects in the Region 7 Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. Grades 1-3 (40 students), Grades 4-6 (50 students), Grades 7-8 (60 students), Grades 9-10 (60 students), and Grades 11-12 (60 students). 15 students will be allowed to participate in the MSEF with 5 team projects.
A total of 265 students will be allowed to represent OSD at the Region 7 MSEF in 2009; however, to be eligible to participate in the MSEF, student must first participate, with their projects, in one of the OSD Science Fairs .