There are many Rules and Policies that apply to Science Fair Projects and displays. These are summarized below.

Science Fair Participation Rules

All Intermediate/Senior (Grade 9-12) Projects are eligible for both the Canada-Wide Science Fair(CWSF) and the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and must adhere to both the Youth Science Canada (YSC) Policies and the ISEF Policies:

Since the ISEF Rules are generally the most restrictive, we encourage you to use the ISEF Rules Wizard to help determine which ISEF policies and forms apply to your project.

Projects are expected to comply with both CWSF and ISEF Policies but only the ISEF forms are required to be completed.

Forms for Intermediate/Senior Projects are detailed in the Forms Listing.

Project Display and Backboard

When creating the project display and backboard for entry in the Science Fair, a number of safety regulations and display rules apply: