The Calgary Youth Science Fair Society (CYSFS) has been in place since 1962 and is a 100% volunteer run charitable society whose purpose is to organize and host the Calgary Youth Science Fair each year in early to mid April.  The event is normally held in the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary attracting around 700 projects and almost 1,000 students in grades 5-12 from over 100 schools each year.  Things are different this year with a virtual fair but we are still hosting an online fair.

While it will certainly look different than in a normal year, the Calgary Youth Science Fair will be held in 2022.  For everyone’s safety, the fair will be held entirely online with two rounds of judging.  The Medal Round will be held March 20-25, and then the Award Round will be held March 26 – April 7.  The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th.  If you would like to participate you must be registered by February 12, and have your online project completed by  March 11.  See the timeline below and follow the links on the menu above for more information.

To see the complete list of over 100 sponsors and award winners from the 2021 fair, click here!

Important message about Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism is a growing, serious problem in the academic world. The Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is reminding students and coordinators of the importance of acknowledging everyone who contributed to individual projects. This includes not only ensuring the completeness of the project’s literature references but also giving credit to the people whose ideas and assistance were used in the project’s design and execution. A failure to adequately credit external sources will negatively impact judging scores, and in extreme cases, could result in project disqualification. We encourage you to read the CYSF POLICY 8: Academic Integrity.

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Nov 8School Registration Opens
Nov 8Project Registration Opens
Dec 17School Registration Closes
Dec 18Independent Registration Opens
Feb 1Judging Registration Opens
Feb 12Independent Entry and Project Registration Closes
Mar 11Project must be completed online by 9:00 am
Mar 20-25Medal Round judging. Note that this round will not involve any online interviews with the students. Judging will be based solely on the information available online.
Mar 26Medal Winners Posted
Mar 26-Apr 7 Award Round judging. This round will involve online judging with those students selected for the award round.
Mar 19-27CBE Spring Break
Apr 15-24CCSD Spring Break
Apr 9Major Awards Ceremony starting at 12:00 (noon)
Apr 30Deadline for students selected to participate in the Canada Wide Science Fair to submit their project and information
May 16-20Virtual Canada Wide Science Fair