Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science

Region 4

The State website is your Primary Resource Center for ALL forms and information regarding competition rules and guidelines.

Students & Sponsors should only refer to their local region for information that is specific to their Region or Regional Competition, such as contact information, Regional Competition dates, location, etc.

Region Local Competition Details:

Region 4 Competition
February 17, 2021

Dauphin County Technical School (virtual fair)
Important Student Deadlines (2021)
January 11 - Online Registration will close.
February 17 - Presentation upload will close 11:59 PM.

Important Sponsor Deadlines (2021)
January 11 - Student forms due in folder sent to sponsor.
January 20 - Category Selection 4 PM (virtual)
February 17 - Payment due for student participation (invoiced).

Judging will occur between February 20 - March 6, 2021.

PJAS State Meet will be virtual in May, specific dates TBD


Register for Regional Competition

Download Documents:


Virtual Fair Schedule:

Students must have both the Presentation File (pdf) and the Audio File (mp3 or mp4) uploaded to the PJAS Registration Site by Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Please note:  Due to the time it takes to organize units to be sent for judging, entries will not be accepted past the deadline.

Upon completion of judging, awards will be provided to all sponsors. 



Virtual Fair Schedule:


Judging will occur virtually.  Units will be sent to Judges on February 20, 2020.  Judges will have at least a week to review and score the projects.  Please note:  specific details and dates will be forthcoming.




In-person fair information only (not in use for 2021)

Students are requested to report between 7:45 and 8:15. Schedule listed below reflects approximate times. All presentations are digital format (pdf).

Student's Schedule:  TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE

Student’s Schedule:

7:45 – 8:45 –registration


8:50 – students released to rooms

9:00 – 10:45 – presentations finished

*students will be placed back into auditorium to wait for their teachers at the conclusion of their unit’s presentations.


In-person fair information only (not in use for 2021)

Judges are requested to report between 7:45 and 8:15. Schedule listed below reflects approximate times.


Judge’s Schedule:

7:45 – 8:45 –Light refreshments will be available

8:30- judge’s meeting in cafeteria

8:45 – judges are released to rooms

9:00 – presentations start

10:45- presentations conclude

11:15- rubrics returned to coordinators


 Regional Contact Information, Locations & Directions  (scroll down; tabs are below)

Region 4 Officers

Director: Emilie Tekely

Dauphin County Technical School
6001 Locust Lane 
Harrisburg, PA 17109
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Treasurer:Michelle Banks

1703 Warren Street
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Beth Johnson

Susquenita Middle School
200 Susquenita Drive
Duncannon, PA 17020


Secretary: Jason Sibbach
188 Barnwell Lane
Palmyra, PA 17078

 Hershey High School
550 Homestead Road, Hershey, PA 17033

SRC Form Approval
Emilie Tekely
Dauphin County Technical School
6001 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17104


Region 4 School Registration Form


REGION 4 2020-2021





School Name:



Contact Person:



Mailing Address:






Contact Phone Number:



Contact email Address:



School Principal:



List the teachers interested in PJAS Activities. Provide email addresses of those teachers who wish to receive information. The email address must be able to accept attachments.















Please return this form with your check for $50.00 per school building for membership dues by December 7, 2020. Each building should submit a separate form.

Make checks payable to PJAS Region 4.


Send the form(s) and check to:

Michelle Banks

PJAS Region 4 Treasurer

1703 Warren St.

New Cumberland, PA 17070


Region 4 Presenter Registration Form

 2021 PJAS Region 4 Presenter Registration Form  


Please type or print very neatly:


 First Name: ____________________________           Last Name  ___________________________            Gender:   M        F    


Home Phone: ___________________   Email: _________________             Grade: ______       Region:  4  

Student Address:  __________________________________  City: ______________________________  State:______  Zip code:________

 # of years in PJAS  (include this year)     1    2    3    4    5      6                                 


Research Title 

 (limited to 60 characters)  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

School Name: ______________________________  Sponsor:  ________________________________

Research Area:   Check the research area.  If the research could overlap areas please rank as 1, 2, 3.

____ Biochemistry (BC)         ____ Behavioral/Psychology (BEH)   ____ Biology general (BIO)

____ Botany (BOT)                ____ Chemistry (CHM)                      ____ Computer (CPS)

____ Ecology (EC)                 ____ Earth and Space (ES)                 ____Engineering (ENG) 

 ____ Mathematics (MAT)      ____ Microbiology (MIC)                ____ Physics (PHY)

  ____ Zoology (ZOO)



We certify that this research has been conducted by the student in accordance with the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science rules and with advice only from others.  PJAS at the regional and the state level utilizes judges from the area surrounding the competition site.  The Regional and State competitions are held at a central location on a single day.  In that the presenters, judges, and support personnel converge on the specific venues on a specific date, certain restrictions must apply.  First, all presentations must take place on that day and on that site.  Secondly, the results are deemed final. There cannot be “rejudging” of any presentations.  Judges are polled before submitting their final results to ensure that the scores and the awards are acceptable to the entire judging panel.  If there is a disagreement, it must be rectified before the judges’ final submission.  Once the judging panel is released the score and award is final. The large number of participants competing across the state will undoubtedly produce some results that are not expected.   PJAS tries to make the evaluations as objective as possible. Using specifically designed rubrics along with orientation of judges, our judging committees do an exceptional job to ensure a fair result. We further agree to accept the Judge’s evaluation of this research as final.  In addition, we agree to make every attempt to have the student present at the Region 4 Competition and at the State Competition should he/she receive a First Award at the Region 4 Competition.


Signature of Student   ___________________________________  Date ________________

 Signature of Parent     ___________________________________  Date ________________

 Signature of Sponsor  ___________________________________  Date ________________

Contact Us

Please use the link to the State contact form to get in touch with your Regional Director or other Regional Officers 




Locations & Directions

Regional Competition

The competition will be held at (DCTS) Virtually.  Deadline for uploads of Presentation and Audio Files is  Wednesday, February 17, 2021.




State Competition

The State Competition will be held Virtually in May, 2021.  Specific details will be announced once finalized.  

All first place award recipients in the regional meet are eligible for participation in the state meet.  


See Directions to States for additional information.

PSTS Informational Letter for Sponsors


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