Dates and Deadlines
With all the various factors we need to work around, the Expo in 2021 will be a virtual fair, much the same as for March of 2020. Based on our typical timing, we are going to use Thur March 18, 2021 as the date to aim for.
With an Expo date of March 18, 2021, the date for final approval of projects for submission would be about a month before the Expo date, specifically Fri, Feb 19, 2021.
There are usually some projects that need prior approval before experimentation can start. The pre-approval deadline is Fri, Dec 4, 2020. With the likely limitations of not being able to work at school, projects that need pre-approval could be very limited.
The Expo SRC will not be doing pre-approvals, but there are other ways to get pre-approval for projects. Some could be pre-approved by the school IRB. Another option is to do the project at a regulated research institution. Typically, a regulated research institution could allow the student to work on site, but they they would also need to review the project before experimentation started.
Once the project has been completed, a presentation will need to be prepared for judges to use to evaluate the project. The presentation will be a combination of pictures and video, and needs to be submitted by March 18, 2021. Judging will take place from March 22-28.
Winners and ISEF finalists will be announced Tues, Mar 30, 2021.
Forms and Rules
For projects being done for the 2021 Expo, the following link brings you to a page where you can see and select what categories apply to your project. The page is titled “2021 Rules and Guidelines.”
The following link will bring you to a page titled ISEF Forms. You can select the forms you need for your specific project.
The following link will bring you to a page where you can get a single booklet with all rules and forms.
If you have additional questions, use the following link to Contact Us.