Judging Format and Criteria

Judging Format

Round 1 Judging

Round 1 Judging in the morning is used to determine Middle school and High School divisions 1st - 3rd place and Honorable Mention within each of the judging categories. There are multiples of each of the category awards given.

Round 1 is also used to determine the projects earning Special Awards which are given by national, state and local corporations and organizations to recognize student achievement. These consist of certificates, medals, scholarships, internships and more. ALL projects compete in Round 1 Judging within their grade level division (MS or HS).

Round 2 Judging

After Round 1 Judging ends everyone breaks for lunch

Round 2 Judging - Student projects selected through Round 1 will be interviewed during Round 2 to determine the state, national and international science fair participants.

Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria

Judging Rubric

2023 Judging Rubrics are still under construction

2023 Judging Criteria are being revised