You don’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to be a judge! All we ask is that you have at least two years of college and the desire to encourage students in their quest for knowledge. When you register you can choose which division (elementary, jr. high or high school) you want to judge, and rate the categories within that division you would prefer to judge.
This is a one-day event held at the Phoenix Convention Center, check our schedule of events for times and details. Approximately two weeks before the fair you will receive a packet with judging instructions, score sheets and project criteria. In addition, you will receive a judge’s shirt that we ask you to wear at the event. The day begins with a full breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. followed by a 45-minute overview of assignments and time for Q&A.
During the judging process, you will be assigned to a team from which each team member individually interviews the same students. Once each member has interviewed all the assigned projects, the team determines what level of awards they wish to provide to the students they judged. Because we are asking you to commit to a full day (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) we will ensure there is adequate food and beverages provided throughout the day including a full breakfast, full lunch and refreshments.
Information and registration for judging is located at: http://azsef.org/register/judge_registration.php