Any high school teacher, academic counselor, or administrator may nominate a high school student to compete in the Symposium. Nominees from grades 9 thru 12 from any public or private school in Arkansas are eligible to attend the Arkansas JSHS symposium and to submit a poster or paper on an original research project, providing all requirements are met in a timely fashion. No group research projects may be presented. Students may not present both a poster and a paper. All posters properly submitted will be entered into competition. All papers will be submitted to a panel of judges for pre-screening. Sixteen papers and two alternates will be chosen for presentation. Presenters will be advised of the status of their paper at least one week prior to the symposium.