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Fair Schedule and Location

In 2024 we are having an IN-PERSON SCIENCE FAIR that is organized by SAYS – the local organizing group.

Important Dates
February 5 Registration opens
February 16 Deadline for making a Request for Ethics Approval
March 7 Deadline for Project Registration
April 4 Deadline for Fee Payment and Submission of Complete Project Package
February 26 Registration for judging opens:
April 17 Registration for judging ends:
April 28 Fair opens – Judging in the morning
Official and Specialty judging in the afternoon
Fair open to the public in the afternoon
April 29 Fair open to Public and School Tours
Awards Ceremony – Winners announced!

Get PDF copy of the Science Fair Schedule 2024

The Fair will be run in the Elliott Lecture Wing at the University of Victoria.

You can download a UVic Parking Map. The nearest public parking is in Lot #1 – grid C3. The MacLaurin Building is in grid A2. The Bob Wright Centre (Earth and Ocean Sciences) is in grid C1-C2 close to the Elliott Building. See map at bottom of this page.



Science Fair Schedule

Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 – 9:00
Exhibit Setup. (Your exhibit must be set up by 8:30 am, but you must stay at it until the Safety Check is completed)
8:30 – 9:00
Judges Arrive. Get badges and find groups in in Bob Wright B150
9:00 – 9:30
Judges Orientation – in Bob Wright B150
9:00 – 9:30
Welcome – Student Orientation to Parents and Students – Elliott 168
9:30 – 12:00
Judging – Round I. Each entrant will see three or more judges.
12:00 – 1:00
Break. Entrants are encouraged to look at other exhibits at the Science Fair
11:30 – 1:00
Deliberation and Lunch. Judges to rank exhibits and prepare for 2nd round of judging
Specialty Judges
12:00 – 1:00
Registration. Judges for Specialty Awards to get badges and exhibit information in in Bob Wright B150
1:00 – 3:00
Judging – Round II. Follow-up judging of selected exhibits and judging for Specialty Awards
1:00 – 4:00
Public Viewing of Exhibits
1:00 – 4:00
All students should remain near their displays to interact with visitors to the Science Fair
3:00 – 4:00
Judging – Specialty Awards judging continues

Monday, April 29, 2024
9:00 – 10:00
Special Events for participants in Elliott Room 168.
10:00 – 12:30
School tours and public viewing.
12:30 – 1:15
Awards Preparation: Student Lunch, proceed to MacLaurin Building after 1:15
1:30 – 3:00
Awards ceremony in room A144 of the MacLaurin building.
Top Overall Winners meet with SAYS officials to receive forms for CWSF.
Exhibits dismantled by 4:00pm.


Parents and Teachers

Only entrants and judges are permitted in the building during the first round of judging on Sunday from 9:30 – 12:00 . In order to ensure that the participants are judged fairly, everyone else must leave the building. The public is welcome during the 2nd round of judging but must not interfere with judging that may take place from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.


Students will be required to supply their own lunches each day they are on site. Vending machines are also available within the building for snacks.


During the judging and at times during public viewing there may be periods when you will be waiting. It is a good idea to bring a book to read or something to work on during this time.


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