Judges Interact with Students
Judges should encourage students to speak freely and confidently about their work. Rather than focusing on memorized speeches, simply TALK with the student about the research to see if the student has a good grasp of the project from start to finish.
A Must-Read for Judges
ISEF offers valuable tips for you as you review and score projects, and ISEF lists specific evaluation criteria and questions for category judging. The following link is a must-read for judges.
Intel ISEF-Affiliated Fair Judging Criteria (ISEF web site)
THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL.