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Competition Details

The Australian Science and Engineering Fair (AUSSEF) will be sending out a number of invitations to all Australian high schools and K-12 schools to compete in the 2024 edition of AUSSEF. As Australia’s premier high school STEM competition, Year 9-12 students with winning STEM-based projects in state and/or national science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competitions are encouraged to enter. Gold and silver CSIRO Crest Award recipients are also welcome to submit their project.

Schools or students can also directly enter a STEM project if that project is of a standard worthy of Australian representation.

Entries will be submitted online and both judging stages will occur online. To be eligible for AUSSEF 2024, experimentation or construction must have commenced on or after 1st January 2024.

Rules and Guidelines

These rules and guidelines closely follow the ISEF Rules and Guidelines and familiarity with the rules is critical for students, parents, teachers, and mentors. Student researchers, as well as adults who have a role in their projects, are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards.

The AUSSEF Rules and Guidelines include some rules that relate to specific details that are unique to our national fair.

Changes in Rules and Guidelines for AUSSEF 2024

    1. A logbook is now mandatory for all entries. We recommend that photos or links to video excerpts, detailing stages of a project should be included in the logbook.
    2. All files must be converted to PDFs before uploading. Links to Google Drives or Google Docs are not permitted.
    3. Team membership cannot be changed during a given research year unless there are extenuating circumstances and the AUSSEF SRC reviews and approves the change. In a future research year, any project may be converted from an individual to a team project, from a team to an individual project and/or have a change in team membership.
    4. To be eligible for AUSSEF 2024, a student must attend an Australian school or be an Australian citizen in an international school.
    5. COVID vaccination protocols are no longer a requirement for eligibility for ISEF selection.



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Stuart Garth