S^4 Super Summer Science Search™ 2017 Contest

Official Rules for Entering

S^4 Super Summer Science Searches Contest for Cupertino Middle School Students

Open to all outgoing 6th-8th graders residing in the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD). Registration opens May 1, 2017 and ends June 1, 2017.

Sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation in conjunction with the Cupertino Library and the CUSD.

The Cupertino Library Foundation’s 2017 S^4 Super Summer Science Search Contest™ is open to outgoing 6th-8th graders in the Cupertino Unified School District (CUSD).

Qualified students may enter individually, or in teams with up to 3 total qualifying students on a team. Each student must complete his or her own registration, regardless of whether they are on a team.

Please Note: Entries without the necessary consent of a parent or legal guardian will not be accepted. Any fraudulent information provided by participants will lead to immediate disqualification from the contest. All submitted entries will become the property of the Cupertino Library Foundation and will not be returned. All winning entries may be reproduced and distributed in the Cupertino Library Foundations or Santa Clara County Library District’s publication, as well as posted on their respective websites. Winning entries may be used in other ways as determined by the Cupertino Library Foundation, that such use would advance its mission. The Cupertino Library Foundation reserves the right to edit all entries used in any of its publication or posted on its website.

Workshop Sessions

There are three workshop sessions staffed by high school and adult volunteers between June 11 and July 22, to help contestants understand how to prepare their entries, and to answer any questions they may have.

Please see our Workshop Session page for times and dates.


The Cupertino Library Foundation’s S^4 Super Summer Science Search Contest™ is open to outgoing 6th-8th graders residing within the CUSD.

Participants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the Cupertino Library Foundation, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the contest.

Participants under the age of 18 must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian to enter the contest.  See official contest rules for entering.

The Cupertino Library Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any participant that it determines, in its sole discretion, is ineligible to participate in the contest. Employees, officers, and directors, (and their immediate family members and members of the same households, whether related or not) of the Cupertino Library Foundation or the Santa Clara County Library District, and judges of this contest, are not eligible to participate.


Participation in this contest and acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s and his/her parents’ permission for the Cupertino Library Foundation and Santa Clara County Library District to use his/her name, age, school, likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information, essay, and/or any statements made by each winner regarding this contest for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering, participants and winners agree to release and hold harmless the Cupertino Library Foundation and Santa Clara County Library District and their employees, officers, and directors, from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost, or expense whatsoever, including without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death, which may occur in connection with participation in this contest or any contest-related activity, or possession, acceptance, and/or use or misuse of a prize and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. There is no purchase or entry fee required to participate.

Limitation of Liability

The Cupertino Library Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest, as well as to disqualify any individual who violates any rules of the contest.

 S^4 Super Summer Science Search Links

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