To be a judge:

Send an e-mail with any judging questions.

Sign up to be a judge HERE

Volunteering to judge at the Whatcom County Science Fair is a rewarding and uplifting experience that is best seen when a participant is presenting his/her science project and realizing someone understands and cares about their efforts.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Judges

Q: Who can be a judge?

A: Anyone who has a desire to promote the advancement of the sciences and science education. Judging of projects in the high school division will require more specialized knowledge in a particular field where judging of projects in lower grades will be more focused on encouragement for the future.

Q: What is expected of a judge?

A: To evaluate projects in an impartial manner while applying the judging guidelines and provide positive feedback to the student.  New judges will be paired with more experienced judges.

The time commitment is one session, which is approximately 2 hours.  Of course, judges are welcome to judge more than one session. We encourage judges to commit for the full day, from 9:00 am – approximately 2:30 pm.

Click here to view the judge’s scoring sheet.

Q: Where is the Science Fair?

A: St. Paul’s Academy, 1509 E. Victor, Bellingham, WA 98226

Q: When should I arrive at the judging center?

A: The science fair is Saturday, March 9th, 2019.  The fair will take place between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Judge training and breakfast will start at 9:00 am. Please plan to arrive by then.

Our judging coordinators are currently mapping out the volunteer schedule. Please check back for updated information.

Send an e-mail with any judging questions.