Sign-Up to Judge at the OCSEF

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a judge for the OCSEF. Each year several hundred students present projects at the OCSEF and judging is the culmination of their hard work. As a judge, you become an important part of their learning, and your encouragement has an impact on their view of the science. To become a judge in the OCSEF please complete the form below to be added to our database.


Judges are asked to be available to complete the judging assignments on the day assigned for Judging (see “Key Dates” on the OCSEF Home Page) from 7:30 am to the conclusion of award deliberations, around 4:30 pm. Please provide the information requested below if you desire to be a judge. If you are unavailable to help with this year’s Fair, but would like to help in future years, please complete the form below to add your name to our database of judges. We will contact you, after we receive your application, by e-mail (preferably) or regular mail.


The OCSEF Board of Directors thanks you for your participation.



Judging Application

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Scientific Areas of Expertise

In order of priority, please select up to three project categories from the drop-down menus in which you are willing and capable of judging. We will make every attempt to assign you to your 1st choice. However, we often have difficulty balancing the number of judges with the number of students in each category and we may need to assign you to your 2nd or 3rd choice or another category entirely. To help us fit your expertise to the proper category, please also list your educational, background, or experience which qualify you review science based projects.


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