Judges play a vital role in the success of the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair each year. Two groups make up the judging crew:

Science Category Judging

  • This dedicated group of volunteers judge every single entry to the regional fair and ranks the projects into Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, and honorable mentions. Judges only evaluate projects within their knowledge expertise (chemists judging chemistry, etc)
  • See the side bar on the right side of the screen for several helpful documents for judges
  • Eligibility:
    • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience;
    • teachers at competing schools, and fee-based mentors or their relatives, may not judge;
    • parent must declare child’s name and grade in conflict box if child is a potential participant.

Click here to register as a science category judge (special award judges: do NOT use this link! See the section below)

Click here to recommend a judge. If your recommendation participates and has not judged before, you will receive an official DRSEF t-shirt.

Special Award Judging

  • Typically provided by the donors of individual special awards, this group of volunteers interviews and assesses projects directly relating to the special award being granted.

Click here to register as a special awards judge


Breakfast and Lunch is provided to every judge at the fair… plus a memento emblazoned with the DRSEF logo is sent home with every judge.


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