A judge’s most important role is to encourage
students to continue their interest in science. There are two types of
judging: “Divisional Judging” (grades 7 – 12 only) and “Special Awards Judging”
Divisional Judging is the more formal of the two, evaluating work for creativity and scientific merit. It results in the awarding of gold, silver and bronzemedals. Projects are entered in one of five divisions: Earth & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences and are assigned to judges based on their areas of expertise.
Special Awards (regional) are donated each year by science-oriented community businesses, professionals and service organisations. These awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the young scientists in the Annapolis Valley. They include trophies, plaques, certificates, and cash awards, and are described under the Awards button on the Home page of this website. Small teams of judges with expertise in the award area evaluate projects according to criteria for excellence specified by the award donor.
We hope that you volunteer to make this science fair a memorable one for the students, for a science fair is not only a competition, but also an educational and motivating experience for students. Students consistently report that the best part of their experience is talking with knowledgeable scientists who treat their work with respect. Please help us make this a positive and enjoyable experience for these young people.
To volunteer to judge or to sponsor an award please contact Sarah Tessier or Christine Popowich.
1. CWSF Divisions have been eliminated
2. CWSF judging has been consolidated to one day
3. New challenges connect science projects to global and national issues.
The following document which details these changes has been prepared in collaboration with Youth Science Canada's National Science Fair Committee and National Judging Committee. Hopefully it answers most of the questions that you may have.
Judging Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27
Secondary Judging day is Tuesday, March 26,
JUDGES MEET 8:00AM
Secondary first round judging 9:00 to 12:00 (Students should arrive by 8:45 am) Secondary second round judging from 1:00 to 4:30 that same afternoon.
- *Not all students will be asked to return for the second round but students should be prepared to stay if asked.
Gr. P- 3, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Gr. 4- 6, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.