Judging criteria

Whether you are entering via a regional heat, through our online route, or have made it through to the UK Finals, the judging criteria are the same.

All judges will be looking for projects that score highly against the following main criteria:

Project concept

Project process

Project outcome

Personal skills

1. Project concept: what was the motivation behind your project and what were your aims?

2. Project process: how well did you plan and organise your work? What sort of experiments and research did you do? Were you innovative or creative in your approach?

3. Project outcome: how well did your project achieve its aims? Is your final product or report of a high quality? Does your project have a ‘real-world’ application?

4. Personal skills: how well did you deal with any problems or challenges? How well do you communicate your project? Does your enthusiasm shine through?

Should you require more information on judging, please view the full judging criteria and the rules and eligibility 2018/19 (for current finalists attending the UK Finals in March 2019) or rules and eligibility 2019/20 (for students still to enter).

Before you get started, remember to check out some top tips from our judges. Remember, our judges are not trying to trip you up and are genuinely interested in your achievements, so make sure you celebrate your work!