We need assistance from each participating school and/or district in identifying and recruiting qualified judges.
To judge students in grades K-5, we ask that science fair judges have a science background (academic or industry) and some science education at the post-secondary level (e.g., college credits in the sciences).
To judge students in grades 6-12, we ask that science fair judges have a strong science background (academic or industry) and at least a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
*Parents may NOT judge in the same age bracket as their student (e.g., a parent of a 6th grader may judge at the K-5 level but not at the 6-12 level). Teachers and school district personnel of participating districts/schools may NOT judge in the same age bracket as their school. (e.g., 5th grade science teacher may judge at the 6-12 level but not at the K-5 level).
For more information contact:
Katie Crysup, Director
Fair Awards will be judged using the following criteria:Grades K-12 | Judging Rubric (pdf)
Before a student is judged, exhibits must be approved by the safety and display team. Exhibit approval is the sole responsibility of the safety and display team; the safety and display chair and volunteers will follow guidelines set forth by Intel ISEF.