Judging at the Intel ISEF
There are two groups of judges at the Intel ISEF. Grand Awards Judges are experienced
professionals who volunteer their time to evaluate the projects of all participants in the 17 categories
and select the winners of the top awards presented by the fair in each category. Special
Awards Judges represent organizations that present their own awards and they evaluate
projects that meet the specific criteria of their awards.
Grand Awards Judge Information
How to Become a Grand Awards Judge
- To be a grand awards judge one needs to hold a M.D., PhD in one of the 17
scientific categories or to have a minimum of 6 years of professional work
experience in the respective category.
- Grand Award Judges need to report to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center
in downtown San Jose, California on Tuesday afternoon, May 11, arriving no later
than 5:30 p.m. Attendance will be verified and Judges will begin their
work that evening. Judges are to arrive at the Convention Center by 7:00
a.m. on Wednesday morning and will work thru the day until their interviews,
finalist selection and reporting are completed.
- We welcome any interested persons who meet these qualifications and can
offer this time commitment. Sign-up now.
- Find out more information on how to become a
Grand Awards Judge
Information for Grand Awards Judges
Special Awards Judge Information
Organization Contact's Special Award Judge Entry
Need help judging at an affiliated fair?
If you are organizing or judging at an Intel ISEF-affiliated fair, the following resource
can help by providing information on judging procedures and criteria.
Intel ISEF-Affiliated Fair Judging Criteria