Due to the effects of COVID-19. SEFH has decided to host a virtual fair for 2021.
Each year more than 50 professional organizations, representing government, industry and education across a wide variety of scientific disciplines, affiliate with SEFH as Special Award Sponsors to provide awards from their respective organizations to the nearly 1000 students attending SEFH.
Special Award Agency (SAA) recruits their own judges to choose the winners of their awards. Please note that a judge cannot serve as both a special award judge and a grand award judge.
We recommend that each Special Award Organization provide a minimum of 3 judges, although the number of judges per organization varies with the scope of the awards to be given and the number of Finalists to be interviewed. Coordinators of Special Awards should keep in mind that judging at SEFH takes place over a relatively short period and a sufficient number of judges will make selecting winners a less arduous task.
Special Award Judges receive criteria and coordination instruction through the organization they are representing and its designated judging team leader. This team leader is responsible for establishing the final assignments of their judges.
New for 2021
We are proud to announce that the 62nd Science and Engineering Fair of Houston is going virtual!
We invite all organizations interested in participating in the virtual experience to register here.
Because the fair will be entirely online, judges will be able to participate from anywhere with an internet connection.
Judges will need access to a desktop or laptop computer, because the website we will use to display projects and collect scores is generally not compatible with smart phones or tablets.
SEFH will provided detailed instructions and training opportunities for our online judging process during January and early February.
Thank you for your patience as we transition to a virtual platform. We hope you will join us for SEFH 2021!