Dates, Times and Directions


sarsef-6931Between December 1, 2018 and February 27, 2019: Sign up for your judging preferences. First come are first served!

Judging Day is Thursday, March 7th, 2019

We listened to your feedback!  You will notice a few schedule changes this year in order to maximize your time.  A Judge Guidebook will be sent to you with instructions prior to judging day.  Reminders and Updates for Judging will begin at 8:15am and judging will begin promptly at 9am.


7:45 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast. Judges, please arrive at or before 8:15am to ensure you have adequate time to meet your judging team and to enjoy a light breakfast that we serve in thanks for your time.

8:15 a.m.: Judging instructions. You will receive a brief reminder of important points from the Guidebook and have set up meeting times with your team.

9:00 a.m.: Project review and judging begins.

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Interviews: ALL K-12 “Grand Award” and “Sponsored” judges will need to stop what they are doing and interview middle school students during this time period. These interviews are for practice only, and will not affect results but they are very important for teaching students how to speak to professionals and answer spontaneously. We need all of your help to make these future scientists feel special and support them. Do be kind!

11:30 a.m.: Lunch is served.

1:00 p.m.: Elementary and Middle School Grand Award results turned in to HUB.

12-3:00 p.m.: Interviews with high school students (for high school level judges only.) All others may leave once their team has completed judging — and turned in results before leaving!

4:00 p.m.: All Sponsored and Grand Award results must be turned in to the HUB.



Please come downtown to the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. You can access the area easily via Interstate 10, Broadway, or Stone Avenue.,Tucson,+Arizona,+85701,+United+States+(Tucson+Convention+Center)&hl=en

Parking at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) is free for SARSEF judges. Proceed to Parking Lot B, immediately west of the Exhibit Hall building. You can reach that parking lot from Cushing Street or Granada Avenue.

Please tell the attendant you are here for SARSEF, and do not pay for parking!!ce/10336,10335?ct/10335?m/97439

The TCC’s westside doors should be open by 6:45 a.m. for registration in the exhibit halls. Use the stairs, escalators or elevators to reach the lower level — and when you reach the bottom floor, proceed to the large sign overhead (reading “HUB” in large red letters) by 8:15 a.m.!

There you will find registration booths, where you will pick up your assignment, judging packet and name tag.

Every Child. Thinking Critically. Solving Problems.