Why judge at the ORSF?

We’re looking for judges – people with a strong background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) – who are willing to spend a few hours sharing their expertise, enthusiasm, and encouragement with students and providing feedback on their projects. If that sounds like you, we’d love to have you on our team.

Judges love the experience. They find the students inspiring, the projects impressive, and the colleagues they meet a pleasure to work with. Everyone at the fair is passionate about science in one way or another. We hope you’ll join us.

How will judging work online?

During each judging time slot, there will be one virtual meeting where all students and judges will join. Judges will be arranged in pairs and each pair of judges will have their own breakout room, where the students will join you during their assigned judging time.

Based on your judging availability, we will do our best to schedule all the teams you will be judging in one evening.

You will have access to the judging rubric online and submit your evaluating using an online form (one submission for each project).

What are the Judging Dates?

Regular Project & *Special Awards Judging

Date Time
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5-8pm EST
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5-8pm EST
Thursday, March 31, 2022 5-8pm EST
Monday, April 4, 2022 5-8pm EST
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5-8pm EST
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5-8pm EST

*The ORSF sponsors provide a rich and diverse set of topic specific special awards to deserving projects as judged by award-specific judges, usually from the awards sponsor organization. As part of the registration process participants must sign up for special awards that they would like to be considered for, based on the published criteria for each award. All special awards judges will speak to all projects that register for that award.


Projects moving onto CWSF

*CWSF = Canada Wide Science Fair

Date Time
Thursday, April 7, 2022 5-8pm EST

Judge Registration

Judge Registration Form