How to Judge
Judging methodology and criteria differ depending upon the division (Elementary, Junior and Senior). Elementary and Junior division judging is similar, given that judges can consider the project based only on the display board and any other artifacts, such as a lab notebook. Senior division judges can interview the students, so more importance is given to the interview.
Recommendations for judging for MSEF awards are divided by division. Speciality judging awards are covered in a separate discussion.