With the continuing Public Health Orders that limit gathering, the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair will go Virtual in 2021!
Student Registration – January 18, 2021 to March 10, 2021.Registration will require students to provide full project details so that the GVRSF committee can create webpages for each project. This webpage replaces the traditional project backboard. NOTE: Students from the cancelled 2020 GVRSF must register their projects by March 1, 2021.
Judging Round 1 – March 15 to March 31, 2021. This round of judging will be based on the information you provide for your webpage. Judges will visit your project webpage and evaluate your project based on scientific thought (50%), Original Creativity (33%) and Display/Presentation (17%).Written feedback will be provided to students at the conclusion of the Fair. Projects will be ranked at the conclusion of round 1 and the top projects will advance to round 2 of judging.
Judging Round 2 – April 6 to April 10, 2021. This round of judging will involve an online interview (either Microsoft Team or Zoom) for the higher ranking projects based on the scores from round 1 of the judging. If a project is a 2-person project then both students will have to participate in the virtual judging session. A parent or teacher will also have to be present with the student. The judging sessions will typically be 20-minutes induration. Feedback will be provided by the judges at the conclusion of the online interview, as well as the written feedback at the conclusion of the Fair.
Special Award Judging – March 15, 2021 to April 10, 2021. As in previous years, students will self-nominate for special awards in the registration process. Special Award judging will be based on the project webpage and is not anticipated to involve an online interview.
Awards Announcement – April 11, 2021.