Be sure to check these Links to pages on this website that you will find useful:
- Judges Home Page
- Category Judge Instructions
- Pre-Fair Reports
- Special Award Judge Instructions
- How to be a Good Science Fair Judge
Types of Judges
Category Judges: These judges evaluate all projects at the science fair and their assessment is used to rank the projects for Division and Category awards. Project judging will be assigned, based on the specific skills of each judge. In your registration, you self identify your willingness to be a category judge. If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link for Category Judge.
Best of Fair Judges: By invitation only, up to 10 judges will review the rankings prepared by the Category Judges and make the final assignments for Division, Category and Best-of-Fair Awards. In your registration as a Category Judge, you can self-identify if you are also willing to be a Best-of-Fair Judge. The Chief Judge will contact you directly if you are in fact selected to be a Best-of-Fair Judge.
Special Award Judges: By invitation of the sponsor, the special award judges evaluate projects for the special awards. In your registration, you will self identify which special award you have been invited to judge. If you have been invited to be a special award judge, please follow the link for Special Award Judge.
IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES:
On-line Judge Registration: See Schedule Page
Science Fair Judging:
Category and Special Awards: Day 1 of Fair, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Best of Fair and Special Awards (as needed): Day 2 of Fair, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
If you have any questions about registering as a judge or need further information about judging, please contact us at