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Region VI Social Studies Fair

Date & Location

Saturday, February 11, 2017

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Student Union Ballroom
620 McKinley St.
Lafayette, Louisiana

Participating Area

All elementary (grades 4-5 only), junior high and senior high school students in Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion Parishes are eligible to enter the Region VI Social Studies Fair.


Division I -- Grades 4-5
Division II -- Grades 6-8
Division III -- Grades 9-12

The divisions are further divided into individual projects, entered and completed by only one student, and group projects, entered and completed by two or more students. The maximum number of student participation allowed in a group project is five.

Qualifications for Participation

In order for a student to be eligible to participate in the Region VI Social Studies Fair, that student must place first, second or third at the Parish Social Studies Fair, with an individual or group project in one of the academic disciplines. Please note: Ties are not accepted. Please contact your parish supervisor for information concerning the Parish Social Studies Fair.


Projects will be judged by UL Lafayette professors and upper level students, social studies teachers from participating parishes and community volunteers. Projects will be judged on the following criteria: research and interpretation of the idea, the creative ability, and the effectiveness of the student's presentation. Anyone interested in judging at the Region VI Social Studies Fair, please call (337) 482-2963.

Registration and Fees

On the day of the Parish Fair, each student (spokesperson) placing first, second or third will be required to fill out the Region VI entry form and pay a $10.00 Region VI entry fee. Staff members from the Region VI Social Studies Fair will be at the Parish Fairs to collect fees and entry forms. No student will be allowed to turn in their entry form after the date of their Parish Social Studies Fair. Changes, additions or substitutions on the Region VI entry form will not be made after that date

In order to avoid mistakes, please make sure that each student knows their division and discipline, and comes to the Parish Fair with their $10.00 registration fee. Registration forms will be provided on the day of the Parish Fair.

All Parish Social Studies Fairs must be held before December 20, 2016.

Project Awards

Individual Awards

    First Place - Gold medals in each discipline
    Second Place - Silver medals in each discipline
    Third Place - Bronze medals in each discipline

Group Awards

    First Place - Gold medals in each discipline
    Second Place - Silver medals in each discipline
    Third Place - Bronze medals in each discipline


    Certificates of Participation to all entrants
    Certificates of Merit to first,, second, and third place winners in both group and individual

(Certificates will be mailed to the school)

General Information/Event Day

Food service will be available at the Fair site and in the immediate area. (Food may not be brought into the project display area.)
Telephones and restroom facilities are available at the Fair site.
Everyone except for student participants and Fair volunteers will be asked to leave the arena during judging. This policy is in effect to assure that every participant has an opportunity to present their project without being disturbed by crowd noise.

Schedule of Events

Registration and Project Set Up .............................................. 8:00 - 9:00 am
(All projects have been pre-assigned a position, which will be given at the check-in desk.)

Judging of Projects .......................................... 9:00 - 12:00 noon

Public Viewing of Projects ............................... 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Awards Ceremony ............................................ 1:00 - 2:15 pm
(The Awards Ceremony will be held in Angelle Auditorium, across the street from the Student Union, at the corner of McKinley Street and West St. Mary Boulevard.)

State Fair Registration/Removal of Projects ......................................... 2:30 pm
(All projects are to be removed from the Ballroom at this time.)

Social Studies State Fair

The State Fair is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd at the Burton Complex, McNeese State University, 7001 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles, LA. Those students placing first and second at Region VI are eligible to participate. Registration fee is $25. Eligible students must register immediately following the Region VI Awards Ceremony. More detailed information will be given at the Region VI Fair.