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Participation & Nomination

*Nomination and registration information for the 2021 event coming soon*

Funding for the Tennessee Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) is provided to students and their teacher mentors. The funding covers food, lodging, and event space for the entirety of the event.

  • Each high school may nominate up to three students to participate in the symposium in oral competition and two students to participate in the poster competition.
  • Schools having more than the allotted number of talented students eligible for nomination are expected to conduct their own internal screening to select the top students for each category to represent their school.
  • Student nominees must be responsible and sufficiently mature to handle the independence of being away from home and able to behave in a manner that will not be a distraction from the program.
  • Every student, whether a presenting or non-presenting participant, must be accompanied by a teacher who has been approved by the school principal. If a student’s teacher mentor cannot attend the TJSHS, another teacher from the student’s school who is approved by the student’s school principal may accompany the student.
  • In the case of home-schooled nominees where the parent is the teacher of record or de facto teacher, the parent may accompany the student nominee as a teacher mentor.
  • Students and teachers who have submitted nominations will be notified of their status by February 2021.