BASEF 2020 Presented by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

We will be updating this page with new information regularly to help you prepare your projects to submit to our Online Fair.

As we announced earlier this month, the in-person BASEF event has been changed to an online format to protect the health and safety of students, volunteers and visitors.

Students that have registered for BASEF 2020 are all automatically registered for the Online Fair.  There are still over $100,000 in prizes to be awarded, including Merit Awards, BASEF Inspiration Awards of $500 each, cash Special Awards, Scholarships, and much more!

Judging will proceed online in May, and details on how Awards will be presented will be made in May as well.

We will also be sharing a number of resources to help everyone submit their projects – watch for details on how to create and upload your files and video, example project video presentations, and even livestream question and answer sessions to provide assistance.

BASEF Online Project Submissions

For your Online Project submission, we will ask you to upload the following items:

  • The completed BASEF Consent Form
  • A picture of the student(s) standing in front of the backboard
  • A digital image of the backboard panels – pictures or PDF file
  • A one-page Project Abstract
  • A Project Report
  • Some examples from your Work Journal (pictures)
  • A Video Presentation, uploaded to YouTube as an unlisted video

You can use a scanner or a mobile device (cell phone, tablet) camera to take pictures of forms and backboards. 

If your project is in French, you are welcome to submit all materials (backboard, abstract, report and video) in French. Si votre projet est en français, vous-êtes le bienvenu de soumettre vos matériaux en français (placard, abstrait, rapport, vidéo)

Have more questions? Check out our BASEF Online Fair FAQ page, or send your questions by email to:

You can also ask questions through our Discord Chat Server.

Also make sure to use our Science Success Guide as a resource for helping you to create your Project Reports.

The Portal to receive your online project files will be open mid-April until April 27th at 9:00pm.