How to enter
Entries open Tuesday 7th March 2023 and close Friday 17th November 2023 at 11:59:59 pm in the time zone from where you are uploading your project. The eligibility of late entries will be decided by the AUSSEF Scientific Review Committee, via an appeal process. Please submit projects well before the deadline so internet issues don’t hamper your ability to upload files.
You must be in Year 9-12 to enter and team projects (maximum 3 members) are eligible. As AUSSEF is a National Fair, you should have been a prize-winner in a state or national STEM-based competition, gold or silver CSIRO Crest Award recipient or have a project that your school has adjudged as being of a similar high standard. Experimentation or construction must have started on or after 1st January 2023.
Before submitting your project material, you need to ensure that you have carefully read and followed the rules, which are based on the ISEF International Rules and Guidelines. To ensure the integrity of the national judging process, please make sure you have made every effort to remove your name, other people’s name, the name of your school and explicit mention of your state from all documentation. Even your file names need to include no identifiers.
An Adult Sponsor who can be a parent, a teacher, a mentor or anyone else who has had close contact with your project throughout its duration, must sign the final declaration of your online entry form to verify that you have performed the work.
All files must be converted to PDFs before uploading and you must upload a report or a portfolio. A logbook or journal is recommended but not mandatory. You can also upload any file that you think will support your submission, such as spreadsheets of your original data. Videos are recommended for Engineering and Technology projects showing how your app or prototype works. Links to Google Drives or Google Docs are not permitted.