Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit

Judge information for 2021-2022 Fair

Judges will be asked to select their availability for judging on the judge application.  All judges should complete and/or update their information on the current application.  The application is for category judges AND those judging professional awards.  Please note:  As of 12/14/2021, the Science Fair will be VIRTUAL ONLY for 2022.  Look for changes on the web site in the next few days

There will be FOUR different judging sessions, 

   Session 0 consists of a Display and Safety review of all the projects from March 5 to March 9.  Project material is reviewed and the project is certified ok for judging or flagged with required corrective actions. 

   Session 1 occurs VIRTUALLY from March 11, 2022, starting at 8:00 AM and continues until March 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM.  Judges will review entries submitted online (includes a video and pdf of a 'project presentation' and pre-screen/prejudge them as to top 35%, Middle 50%, or Bottom 15%.  Only those projects in the top 35% will make it to session 2.  Each judge will review 50-75 projects. Detailed scoring is not used.

 Session 2 occurs VIRTUALLY from March 15, 2022, starting at 8:00 AM and continues until March 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Absolute deadline is March 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM).  Judges will review entries submitted online (includes a video and pdf of a 'project presentation' and score them individually.  Only the top 35% of projects will be included in this round.   Each judge will review 20-25 projects

   Session 3 occurs on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 9:00 AM to noon and will be VIA ZOOM one on one interviews.  There will be a total of 60 projects (all in the senior division) which include the top projects from each of the categories.  Each judge will interview 12-14 projects..

Please provide the information requested below if you desire to be a judge.  If you have judged before, we still need you to go through the application.  We will contact you after we receive your application,, by e-mail (preferably) or regular mail.

Judges may be expected to help with multiple categories and/or divisions.

To Register as a judge (either as a new judge or to modify your existing information:
Complete the Online Judging Application.  

Detailed Judging schedules and procedures are available for:
   Judging Project Criteria/Scoring (as adopted by the ISEF for 2013)

Professional award judges will also carry out their judging (done virtually) starting March 11 at 6:00 PM and will conclude at 5:00  PM on March 19.
  All judges, even professional award organization judges, will need to register online to obtain a username/password to access the student information.  We can not longer accept just a list of judge names. 
To see all professional Award Organizations with counts by organization, click here id
Organization Setup/Registration click here   

Chief judge responsibilities and procedures are available for:  Junior Division  or Senior Division

A variety of Judging Reports, including lists of all judges, judging statistics, etc are available here

For questions/concerns about judging, please email us at:  mailto:SF2022 @

Thank you for your participation.