Judging Timeline

Timeline of Events

Wednesday, November 20th & Thursday, November 21st

While it would be amazing to have the same judges for both days, we completely understand that whatever time you are able to give us would be very much appreciated. One day is perfectly fine. We would just need to know which day would be the best for you so that we can plan accordingly.



Volunteers to be judges

8:15 - 8:30 am 8:30 - 9:00 am

Students will arrive at school and set up their science fair project in the gymnasium.

Judges will arrive and go to a meeting point within the school. Check-In and Registration Short Meeting With Guest Judges

  • Welcome 

  • Go over the scoring rubric

  • Answer any questions

  • Enjoy some light refreshments.

9:00 - 9:40 am

In classrooms

Score science projects in the gymnasium.

  • Help identify which projects might have the ability to move on to the Regional Competition at Notre Dame

9:40 - 11:20am

Each classroom will visit the gymnasium and present their project to a guest judge.

Each classroom will have 20 minutes for the guest judges to help interview the children about their science projects.


11:40- 12:20pm


Meet to discuss the top 10 projects within each grade level. 
Both rubrics (experiment presentation and interview) will be used to help guide the discussion.
 12:20 - 1:10 pm  Classrooms Lunch
We are collecting community donations to help provide lunch to our guest judges who were able to join us today. 
Thank you again for joining us today! #TeamSouthBend