• Complete online school registration between December 1st and March 1st.
    If you’ve read the Letter to Schools and other documents to the right but still have questions, please contact Entries.

December – February

  • March 1st – Deadline for registration of all schools, independent coordinators and projects
  • Review and print the relevant documents and forms (see Documents section on this page).
  • Does a project involve human subjects, animals, or animal tissue? If so, review the Ethics and Due Care page on our website, and ensure that all appropriate forms have been filled out and submitted.
  • Projects falling into the “significant risk” category must complete Participation of Humans – Significant Risk Approval Form 2B. The Ethics and Due Care Committee makes the final determination of risk. A sample completed Informed Consent Form 2C must accompany forms 2A and 2B.
  • Check that all of your projects comply with the Entry Rules and Safety Regulations
  • Begin working with students on their projects.
  • Receive information about the online Student/Project Registration by email.


  • Hold your own science fair (optional) and select projects for entry into the CYSF.
  • Review the Project DIVISIONS/TOPICS with your students before filling out the School Use Student/Project Registration Forms.
  • Complete the School Use Student/Project Registration Forms with students and parents. These completed forms will be used to register your students online. They are NOT to be sent in to us.
  • Ensure that parents and entrants received the Entry Rules, Safety Regulations and, if applicable, the Ethics and Due Care Form 2A (to be filled out online).


  • Submit your registrations online by March 1st
  • Check to make sure all of your projects are on the list and that all information is correct (contact us right away if you find an error).

Before the Fair

  • Ensure that the project complies with all of our Entry Rules and Safety Regulations.
  • Ensure that all students have completed their projects online by March 19 at 9:00 am.  No changes to projects will be allowed after this time

March 22-26 – Medal Round Judging

  • The medal round of judging will occur during the week of March 22-26.  Note that this judging will all be done online and will not involve any interviews with the students.
  • Public viewing of the projects will also be available starting on March 22.

April 6-15: Award Round Judging

  • The award round of judging will occur during this time period.  This round of judging will include virtual interviews with the students.
  • Note that not all projects will be judged during this round.  Only those selected for further judging during the medal round will be judged in the award round.
  • For those students who are part of the CCSD, the virtual interviews will be scheduled during the week of April 12 so as not to interfere with their Easter break.
  • Students will be contacted to arrange a suitable time for an interview.

April 17: Awards Day

  • We are planning on holding an online awards ceremony on Saturday, April 17th.  Stay tuned for further details.


Student Project Registration

This is intended for school coordinators who have already registered for their school. For 2021, online school registration will be available until March 1.

Linked to this page, you will find all the documents and forms needed to enter the Calgary Youth Science Fair. Please print all the documents and read them thoroughly before you begin working with your students. Like last year, the actual Student/Project Registration process will be completed online. That system will be activated in early December.

Are your students using animals, their tissue, or humans in their projects? Review the Guidelines for Use of Human Subjects and Animals and Policy 20, and if involving humans, file an Ethics and Due Care Form before you start your project. This form now requires you to determine the risk associated with your project when working with humans. Projects falling into the ‘significant risk’ category must complete Form 2B (Participation of Humans – Significant Risk Approval). They can proceed with their project once approval has been granted by the CYSF Ethics and Safety Committee. Students who use human subjects must have signed Informed Consent Forms for all study participants. For a complete list of when to use which form, please refer to the Coordinator Checklist.

Students will be asked to choose the Division and Topic(s) that best describe their projects. Please review DIVISION/TOPIC descriptions with your students before they fill out their Student/Project Registration Forms and complete their registration online.

We take this opportunity to wish you good luck with your science fair students over the next few months. We know both you and your students will find it a rewarding experience. If you require any assistance, e-mail us and we will find you the help that you need.

Katrina Watson and Lindsay Booth
Co-chairs, Entries Committee
CYSF e-mail –



Helpful Videos for Coordinators:


How to access the platform and invite students:

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Ethics and Due Care:

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Student View and Headings:

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How Students can Partner Up on the Platform:

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Presentation FAQs:

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Project Selection Process:

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