Each year there are several hundred people from Calgary who volunteer to be judges at the Calgary Youth Science Fair. Without these volunteers, the fair would not be possible.

There will be two rounds of in-person judging at the Olympic Oval for the 2023 fair.  The Medal Round will be completed during the morning of April 21st, and the Award Round will be during the afternoon of the same day.  Procedures will also be in place for virtual judging of those students who are unable to attend due to sickness.

If you are interested in being a judge at the science fair, and are at least 19 years old or attending a post-secondary institution, all you need to do is follow these steps:

  • Review the Judges FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
  • If you would like to judge, please email judging@cysf.org with your preference on whether you would like to be a judge at our in-person fair and/or virtual fair.
  • If you haven’t judged before, or if you’d like a refresher, view the recording of the Judging Seminar before the fair. The seminar helps judges become more familiar with the fair, the scientific method, judging procedures, and communicating with young scientists. Returning judges who would like a refresher on the judging process are also encouraged to view the video.  The video can be found in the judging documents.
  • Be available to judge during the time periods mentioned above.

If after reading the Frequently Asked Questions, you have questions that still haven’t been answered, please contact CYSF Judging.