Invention Judge Sign-Up

Thank you for your interest in serving as an invention judge for the Chicago Student Invention Convention, and soon to be Illinois Student Invention Convention!

We seek judges to review student-submitted invention videos. This video review will take place on your own schedule from Fri 3/17 -Fri 3/24 to view and score the videos, via ZFairs, our online judging platform.

Student pitch videos are typically 4-6 minutes in length and will showcase the invention prototype students created and designed to solve a problem they identified in their own lives. Students demonstrate the prototype, describe their invention process, and pitch the usefulness of their product.

Judges typically receive a batch of 3-8 videos to watch, though you can request more in the Questions/Comments section of this form, if desired.

After reviewing and scoring their assigned videos, on Saturday, March 25th at 10 am CST, judges can log in to the virtual live event to meet students, ask questions about their projects, and provide live feedback.

Judge training (a remote, self-scheduled training video), registration links, and further event details will be available at the end of February 2023.

Unless you hear otherwise from us directly, signing up on this form serves as our approval and your commitment to judging at the virtual event.

If you change jobs, we may lose touch! Please provide an email address where you can continue to receive notifications of future CSIC opportunities
Examples: Past judging experience (CSIC, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, etc.); experience in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, or STEM; experience working with youth etc.

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The virtual event will take place from around 10am to noon.