After the judging and deliberation is completed, an award ceremony is held in the auditorium. Everyone is welcome to stay and attend the program. Organizations providing special awards often will also present these awards. This is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and thank the fair supporters, teachers and parents. The special awards with sponsor representatives present are given out first, followed by the other special awards, presented by the Special Awards Chair. The Fair Director presents first place awards for the research papers submitted prior to the fair and finally presents the general category awards to every participant. In between various presentations, door prizes provided by area businesses and organizations are given out. The ceremony begins at 2:00 pm and usually lasts about an hour and a half.