Judging Criteria

IMG_2794The following forms outline the criteria that teams will use when judging the projects.

We encourage all judges to carefully read the criteria and ask any clarification questions before arriving on Judging Day.

We also invite and encourage students, teachers, and parents to read the criteria!

Note: There are separate forms for projects that use the Scientific Process and Engineering Design, and for PreK-8 versus the HS level.
All forms are based on the criteria used at the ISEF competition level.


Pre-K and Kindergarten Criteria

1st and 2nd Grade Criteria

3rd-5th Grade Criteria

Middle School Criteria

High School Science Criteria

High School Engineering Criteria


Every Child. Thinking Critically. Solving Problems.