Junior Fair – UM Flint

Junior Fair (Grades 6 – 8)

Schedule and Deadlines

Separate fair events for Junior / Senior and Elementary *New for 2024

  • Junior / Senior Fair will be at UM-Flint – March 15 – 17
  • Elementary Fair will be at the Sloan Museum of Discovery – April 11

Judging Format

  • Preliminary Round: Projects will be scored by judges based on students’ online submitted materials.
  • Final Round: Judging interviews
    • All students (finalist and non-finalist) will have interviews at their project display board.
      • Non-Finalists: 1-2 interviews at your display board
      • Finalists: Interviews with judges (3-4) at your display boards.
        • Be prepared to be at your display for multiple hours.
    • Students can bring hands-on models or prototypes.

Materials for Judging

Templates for all can be found on the Templates webpage and the registration site

  • With Registration / Before Start of Experimentation (submitted via the online registration portal)
    • Research Plan
      • Information on this is available when you register and add a project.
    • SRC Forms
      • FRSEF E-Z Forms
        • Forms only required for projects that use Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Tissue Studies or Bacteria / Cultures
        • FRSEF E-Z Forms are available in the online registration portal, used instead of the ISEF SRC forms.
    • Special Awards Nomination (part of registration portal)
  • By March 1 at 11:59 PM EST  (submitted via the online registration portal)
    • Display Slides
      • Template does not have to be followed, provided as a starting point.
      • Only pdf files are accepted.
      • Maximum of 12 slides
  • Bring to Fair
    • Display Board
    • Logbook / Research Notebook (optional)
    • Research Report (optional)
    • All SRC forms