You may have completed your SBC registration, but you still have work to do. To finish your project submission, each competitor or competing group must submit several final documents to the competition organizers for judging. It is these documents that visitors will be able to view at your virtual project kiosk.


MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION

The documents you upload to the SBC registration portal will be EXACTLY what the judges will evaluate you on. You won’t have an opportunity to replace them with new versions, or update your files once you’ve submitted them.

Do a careful final review of your document before you press the ‘Submit’ button.

THE FINAL PROJECT CHECKLIST

Each SBC project submission must include the following elements. All project documents must be uploaded to our registration system in advance of the SBC Innovation Summit in April.

All project materials must be uploaded no later than March 15, 2021. Incomplete projects may be disqualified from the competition.

These project elements can be uploaded to the Submit Your Final Project Materials section of your personal SBC Registration Profile. If you have requested mentor placement and have NOT yet confirmed the name of your mentor, you must confirm your mentor’s name first in order to get access to this section. Access your personal SBC Registration Profile by clicking the LOG IN TO YOUR PROFILE button at the top of this page.

CURRENT SCHOOL PHOTO

Since there is no in-person event, we’re asking all competitors to upload their most recent school photo so that we can display it at your virtual project kiosk. Don’t have a current school photo? Please provide an appropriate selfie or similar photo (featuring your complete head and shoulders). For groups projects, please upload separate photos for each participant.

Other photo tips:

  • Files should be at least 400×400 pixels in *.jpeg, *.jpg or *.png formats;
  • Photos should be in colour and in focus;
  • No SnapChat filters or other effects;
  • No photos taken in a mirror;
  • No hats or hair obscuring your face.

VIDEO PRESENTATION OF YOUR PROJECT

A new opportunity to show off your creativity, this video will be the primary means for you to present your project during the SBC Innovation Summit. Learn more about the video requirements by clicking here.

  • Duration: 3-5 minutes
  • Orientation: filmed in 16:9 (landscape) format
  • Must include an SBC intro and extro, to be provided by the competition organizers.
  • File Format: *.mov, *.mpeg4, *.mp4, *.avi, *.wmv

In your Virtual Mentorship Toolbox, we’ve provided free access to WeVideo, an online video editing suite, to help you prepare your video. Learn more about the virtual mentorship toolbox here.

FINAL PROJECT WRITE-UP

Your final written paper should be no longer that 1,200 words, not including your bibliography and appropriate references/footnotes. For complete details on what should be included, please consult this page.

If you had submitted a proposal document when you registered, you now have the opportunity to update and replace that document if you choose by uploading a new version.

  • Required File Format: *.pdf;
  • Maximum file size: 5 MB.

FINAL LAB JOURNAL

If your project is experimental in nature, you must submit a digitized version of your lab journal for review by the judging panel. Please scan the relevant pages of your lab journal and submit them in a single file in PDF format. Looking for tips on what should appear in your lab journal? Click here.

FINAL PROJECT POSTER

Even though you’re not presenting in person this year, your presentation poster is a key requirement in presenting your findings to the judging panel and for members of the public. Visitors to the SBC Innovation Summit will also be able to view your poster. Learn more about what should be on your poster here. Your upload requirements:

  • Dimensions: 36” high x 48” wide
  • We recommend you create your poster in Microsoft PowerPoint or a similar program, then save the final version as a PDF file for upload.
  • We recommend a full colour presentation to bring emphasis to particular findings and key points.
  • Maximum file size: 5 MB