Call for High School Makers

 

The Call for High School Makers is now open! 

 

All makers must submit an application to be a part of the Faire. Please review the guidelines below, and then please apply.

 

Click HERE to Apply

 

or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/edcomakerfaire16

 

 

The WNY High School Mini Maker Faire is a FREE event for Makers to display the projects they have been working on during the school year.

The Call for Makers closes on April 1, 2016. However, space is limited so the sooner you apply the better chance you have of getting a spot. We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted, and will notify you as soon as we can to let you know if you have been accepted.  Applicants must have a teacher sponsor to be considered for entry. PLEASE - Only ONE application per school. 

SOME GUIDELINES FOR EXHIBITS:

  • An interactive exhibit where the public can safely get their hands dirty and make something or learn something.
  • Playful! an interactive exhibit where kids (of all ages) can free their mind and simply play.
  • An in-person demonstration of a project, skill, art, craft, or talent.  Something that will inspire folks to go home and get involved in that subject,or learn more.
  • Performances, Exhibits, or Kinetic Art that include "how and why I made this"
  • A showcase of your invention, project, new-product, or maker-related business.
  • Static Displays {in a limited number of spots around the overall exhibit} and only if the creator is willing to be available to answer questions and explain how-why the made what they made. (examples: Sculpture, Student Projects, Science Projects)

 

A FEW DON'TS:

  • Unsafe Exhibits will not be allowed (a safety plan must be submitted for any exhibit that may be potentially harmful)
  • Arrive late or leave early.  The exhibit should be set up and running for the public at 10:00am and you should not tear down your exhibit prior to 2:00pm.  (if you need special accommodations due to distance or other factors please let us know) Exhibitors will be allowed access to the museum at 9:00AM.

 

WHAT YOU GET IF YOU ARE SELECTED TO EXHIBIT WITH US:

  • Space is generally an 10ftĂ—10ftarea, larger spaces are possible for the right exhibits.
  • Electricity (for those booths that require it, 110 VAC only) Please bring your own UL approved outlet strips, extension cords, and cord hold-downs as needed (rubber trip guards or non-marring gaffer tape only)
  • One Table and two Chairs (please note, Tables are in short supply at the venue. We will assign chairs and tables to all exhibitors who request them on a first come first serve basis.)
  • WiFi Access from the event venue is spotty due to the number of people accessing it, or due to radio interference from exhibits such as Tesla Coils.  If internet access is critical to your project, please provide your own hot-spot.
  • A great time, a relaxed atmosphere, lots of good memories!