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 held in the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary.  Our fair attracts almost 700 projects and almost 1,000 students in grades 5-12 from over 100 schools each year.  If you are interested in participating in our fair, please check with your school to see if they are registered.  If they are not registered, you may be able to register as an independent project.

While it will certainly look different than previous years, the Calgary Youth Science Fair will be held in 2021.  For everyone’s safety, the fair will be held entirely online with two rounds of judging.  The Medal Round will be held March 20-26, and then the Award Round will be held April 6-15.  The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th.  If you would like to participate you must be registered by March 1, and have your online project completed by  March 19.  See the timeline below and follow the links on the menu above for more information.

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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Dec 1School Registration Opens
Dec 1Project Registration Opens
Feb 8Judging Registration Opens
Mar 1School and Project Registration Closes
Mar 19Project must be completed online
Mar 20-26Medal 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 27Medal Winners Posted
Mar 29-Apr 5CBE Spring Break
Apr 2-9CCSD Spring Break
Apr 6-15 Award Round judging. This round will involve online judging with those students selected for the award round.
Apr 17Major 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 17-21Virtual Canada Wide Science Fair