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 2024 fair.  The Medal Round will be completed during the morning of April 12th, and the Award Round will be during the afternoon of the same day. Unlike last year, the 2024 fair is currently scheduled to be held in-person and judging will be conducted physically with no virtual fair component

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 during the 2024 CYSF, please email leo.fung@cysf.org.  Registration for the 2025 CYSF will open January 2025.
  • We will be hosting a webinar livestream mid-March closer to the fair that will be recorded for those who can’t attend.  This will help both new and returning judges become more familiar with our fair, the scientific method, judging procedures and how to communicate with our young scientists.  We will thoroughly review the judging process and present examples of past projects’ assessments, as well as address new judging issues such as how we are treating generative AI usage.
  • Be available to judge during 715h – 1200h on judging day

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