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Welcome to the 2019-2020 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair! This year’s fair will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Centennial Hall, Fair Park in Dallas. 

Judges at the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) play a vital role in the success of the fair each year.  We greatly appreciate the dedicated volunteers from the science and engineering communities who judge at the fair – thank you! 

All judges receive complimentary breakfast and lunch along with a memento.

Category Judges Register Here          Special Award Judges Register Here

2018 DRSEF Poster montage

Category Judges

Projects within DRSEF are separated into 22 categories as defined by the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  DRSEF combines some of the smaller categories for judging as needed.  

Judges are grouped in teams of 2-4 and evaluate projects in their field.  Category judges award 1st through 3rd place in smaller categories, and 1st through 4th in larger categories.  Honorable Mentions are also awarded.  


Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience in the chosen category.


Family members, teachers or paid mentors of competing students may not judge in any category or division.  Family members may sign up to judge provided they recuse themselves if their child qualifies.  Email recusals to DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.  

Category Judge Resources

Recommend a Judge

We are always on the lookout for new judges.  Recommend a friend, neighbor, coworker or colleague and if they participate and have not judged before, you will receive a DRSEF t-shirt.  

Recommend a Judge

Special Award Judges

Many local companies, organizations and societies provide Special Awards for the fair.  Judges for these awards are provided by the donor group.  

Special Award Judges Register Here

Special Award Judge Resources

Contact Us

Questions about judging?  Need to recuse yourself or cancel?  Interested in being on the mailing list for next year?  Email us at DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.