Filling in Forms
The Elementary MSEF application and ISEF forms for the Junior and Senior divisions are Adobe PDF that works with the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.Filling in the forms is just the first step to entering the fair. An online application must also be created and all the information on these forms must be entered online as well.
The Elementary division students should use the Acrobat Reader to print out the forms, fill them in including signatures and bring them to the fair.
Junior and Senior division students should do the following.
There are three ways to work with the ISEF forms:
- Fill in the forms using Adobe Acrobat and use it to digitally sign the forms. The online help for the Adobe Acrobat program provides information on how to digitally sign a form. Upload these file.
- Fill in the forms using Adobe Acrobat, print the forms and sign the printed forms. Upload the scanned or photographed forms.
- Print out the blank forms, fill them in and sign the printed forms. Upload the scanned or photographed forms.
The files are uploaded one at a time using the Upload tab of the online application. If you used digitally signed forms then you upload the PDF files.
If you printed the forms and signed them then you need to scan or photograph the forms into one or more files. These files should be PDF or an image file such as GIF, PNG or JPG (JPEG/JPG). Most scanning applications or digital cameras generate these types of files.
Note, you do not have to scan and upload the research plan or abstract. This information is part of the online application but do not require any signatures.