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 2023 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 2023, experimentation or construction must have commenced on or after 1st January 2023.
Key Dates (2023/2024)
The AUS004 Australian Science and Engineering Fair (AUSSEF) was formed so no Australian student misses out on the opportunity of attending Regeneron ISEF 2023 in Dallas, Texas and subsequent ISEF’s.
Thursday 11th May – Monday 22nd May 2023: AUSSEF trip to Dallas, Texas to compete at ISEF 2023
Regeneron ISEF 2023 runs from 13-19 May. AUSSEF team will have two days for sight-seeing and preparations before the Fair begins. 1800 students from more than 70 countries will be vying for USD $8 million in prizemoney and scholarships at the world’s largest pre-collegiate Science and Engineering Fair.
Friday 17th November 2023: Deadline for AUSSEF 2023 Project Submission
Projects to be received by 11:59:59 pm in the time zone of your Australian state or territory. Entries will be time-stamped and any late entry will not be judged. An appeal process will be established, with the final decision to be made by the AUSSEF Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Please ensure entries are submitted well before the deadline so internet issues do not affect your submission.
Monday 20th November – Friday 1st December 2023: Stage 1 Judging for AUSSEF 2023 projects
National Short-listing Judging Panels in the categories of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics and Engineering & Technology will double-mark all projects and short-list the top 2-5 projects from each category to be forwarded to the ISEF Selection Judging Panel.
Monday 4th December – Friday 15th December 2023: Stage 2 Judging for AUSSEF 2023 projects
The ISEF Selection Judging Panel, independent from Stage 1 judging, will assess the short-listed projects from Stage 1 and rank the top 10 projects. Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 judges will be using the published judging criteria that are based on the ISEF judging criteria.
Online Announcement of AUSSEF 2024 ISEF Team (to be confirmed)
As soon as funding is secured to send our nine ISEF finalists, we will be announcing the winners via an online announcement. All entrants will be advised of this date for the online announcement by email and this date will be posted on the homepage of this website.
Thursday 9th May – Monday 20th May 2024: AUSSEF trip to Los Angeles, California to compete at ISEF 2024 (to be confirmed)
Regeneron ISEF 2024 runs from 11-17 May. AUSSEF team will have two days for sight-seeing and preparations before the Fair begins. 1800 students from more than 70 countries will be vying for USD $8 million in prizemoney and scholarships at the world’s largest pre-collegiate Science and Engineering Fair.
Rules and Guidelines