Because the GPHSF is an experiment-based science fair, the first questions a judge must answer about each project determine its qualification as an experiment:
|Were measurements made that allowed for comparisons?|
|Was something changed or varied between measurements?|
If the answer to either question is no, the judge must enter a minimum score of 1 for criteria 2, 4, 6, and 8. So if you did not have a variable nor measure something, your project will score lower.
Next, the judges rate the following 12 criteria on a scale of 1 (needs improvement) to 5 (outstanding). Note that some criteria are weighted -- the score is doubled or tripled -- and so are more important. The highest possible score is 80.
Please note that no one (including you) will see the judges' scores for your project, except for the judges and the directors.
See the judging criteria for engineering & computer projects.
Would you prefer to enter the GPHSF without being judged?
|Questions? Contact the GPHSF Director.||Last modified: 20 January 2005|