Judge & Volunteer FAQ’s

Judges and volunteers are critical to the success of the Fair!

Many opportunities are available.  Help us help the kids!


WSSEF 2021 is holding the Fair virtually.  Ignore information regarding FAQ’s for attending the Fair in-person.
WSSEF is splitting the Fair into two separate weekend virtual events for 2021.
  • Grades 9 – 12 students will be judged on March 26 & 27, 2021 (Friday & Saturday)
  • Grades 1 – 8 will be April 16 & 17, 2021 (Friday & Saturday)

Judge & Volunteer FAQs

Who can be a volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer before, during and after the fair.   Scientific knowledge or technical experience are not required.  Just a willingness to help!

The WSSEF is a non-profit organization which relies solely on volunteers.  Thank you!

What is expected of a volunteer?

Volunteers can commit to a specific task, time period or wherever needed.   Placement is based upon the volunteers personal preference and skills.


Who can be a judge?

Anyone who has a desire to promote the advancement of the sciences and science education. Judging of projects in the high school division will require more specialized knowledge (at least a senior in college or equivalent experience) in a particular field .   Judging of projects in lower grades will be more focused on encouraging students for the future. 

What is expected of a judge?

To evaluate projects in an impartial manner while applying the judging guidelines and provide positive feedback to the student. 

Where is the Science Fair?

Bremerton High School & Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337

When should I arrive at the judging center?

Judges should arrive at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday for training.  Ample free parking with complimentary meals and refreshments provided throughout the day for judges. 

How do I apply to be a judge?

CLICK HERE to go to the online judges registration form.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

For Judge information contact: Head Judge.

For Volunteer information contact:  Volunteer Coordinator.