Welcome Science Fair Judges!

Special thanks to all our amazing judges!

The 2021 Region IV Fair will be held virtually on March 4 - 6, 2021

Judges will be scheduled to hear live virtual presentations by students including time to provide feedback.


Download Judging Materials Below

Tufts University is sponsoring this annual competition. Both public and private school youngsters in grades 9 through 12 will exhibit their projects. The Regional Fair is a stepping-stone to the Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair at M.I.T. as it affords the students an opportunity to participate in the ‘Science Fair Setting’ at an intermediate level. This provides valuable insight to the project via constructive criticism from their Judging Team. The Regional Fair is also the only way to qualify for the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair.

We hope you are interested in serving as a science fair judge. The 2021 Region IV Fair will be held virtually on an online platform- more details will be forthcoming.

Please understand that the judging assignments are prepared in advance of the Science Fair from a pool of judges who have registered their availability in advance. Judges who do not register but do come to the Science Fair will have a standby judging status and will be assigned projects the day of the fair as needed. To avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, Judges affiliated with High Schools or related to students are asked not to judge students from their school.

If you have any questions or would like to invite a colleague to judge with you, please have them contact us. We can always use extra judges! It is extremely important that we are aware of your intentions so that we can prepare your judging packet prior to the fair. We thank professionals like you for your cooperation and help in making this a worthwhile experience for these hard working students.

Before you register, make sure you understand what category best fits your expertise by reviewing the state Category Descriptions. Once you register you may want to know what it is like to be a Judge, what to expect, or even what guidelines to judge by. Download our "How to Be an Effective Judge", or take a look at a sample Example Score Card or Scoring Guidelines to learn more.

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