Judge Information

RBSEF judges are selected from local community organizations for their expertise and willingness to share their knowledge and to encourage the students. Typically, five to seven judges will be responsible for ranking the entries in each of the fair’s twelve categories.
First-time judging volunteers, use the Judge Registration Button to register as a judge at the Reading-Berks Science & Engineering Fair. Previous judges are contacted prior to the Fair and enrolled to judge in the categories of their expertise.
Since we are using a new registration platform, we need all judges to register on STEM Wizard. Click the button for registration Instructions.

Project Judging Day Schedule for Judges – The Tuesday of Fair Week

Continental Breakfast and Instructions
7:45 AM

Morning Judging of Projects
8:00  to 11:30 AM

Buffet Lunch
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Students Arrive
1:00 PM

Interview Students
1:00  to  3:00 PM

Select Category Winners
3:00  to  3:30 PM

Select Finalists
3:30  to  4:15 PM

RBSEF judges are volunteers who donate their time and expertise to provide fair and impartial judging of student projects. We are grateful for the many judges who tirelessly aid in our fair, many of whom have served for decades. Thank you for serving the STEM students in Berks County in this way!


Judging Criteria

Category Awards judging is conducted using a 100-point scale with points assigned to criteria:  (1) creative ability, (2 or 3) scientific thought or engineering goals, (4) thoroughness, (5) skill, and (6) clarity, with interviews for further consideration. For additional information on this criteria, click the button below