|The object of these events is to have fun, so you may not wish to
stress the awards aspect of the Olympics. On the other hand, the contestants
have put forth some effort towards the Olympics and as winners should
get some recognition.
Possible items for participants:
Winners could receive:
- Small trophies
- Magazine subscriptions
- Scientific equipment
It may be a good idea to have a trophy for the overall winning
school or group. This would bolster their spirits and ensures a
return to defend or win the trophy in next year's competition. Try
to have an awards ceremony where some notables from the community,
education system or sponsors would make the presentation. This recognition
is encouraging to all who participate.
If you are having trouble meeting costs, you might consider a registration
fee to help pay for supplies and awards. This also ensures the sincerity
of the entrants.