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Key Dates


Key dates relating to the 2024 Australian Science and Engineering Fair (AUSSEF)

Key Dates (2024/2025)

The AUS004 Australian Science and Engineering Fair (AUSSEF) was formed so no Australian student misses out on the opportunity of representing our country on the world stage at the annual International Science and Engineering Fair.

Thursday 9th May – Monday 20th May 2024: AUSSEF trip to Los Angeles, California to compete at ISEF 2024

Regeneron ISEF 2024 runs from 11-17 May. Our 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.

Wednesday 13th November 2024: Deadline for AUSSEF 2024 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 18th November – Wednesday 27th November 2024: Stage 1 Judging for AUSSEF 2024 projects

National Short-listing Judging Panels in the 22 ISEF categories will triple-mark all projects and short-list the top 1-4 projects from each category to be forwarded to the Stage 2 Judging Panel.

Thursday 28th November – Friday 29th November 2024: Stage 2 Judging for AUSSEF 2024 projects

Stage 2 Judging Panel will feature senior assessors from the Stage 1 Judging who will narrow the short-listed projects down to 20-24 projects.

Monday 2nd December – Monday 16th December 2024: Stage 3 Judging for AUSSEF 2024 projects

The ISEF Selection Judging Panel, independent from Stage 1 and 2 judging, will assess the short-listed projects from Stage 2 and rank the top 10 projects. Stage 3 Judging will include each short-listed student or team having a 10-15 minute online video interview with members of the ISEF Selection Judging Panel (details to be confirmed).

Judges in each stage will be using the published judging criteria that are based on the ISEF judging criteria.

Wednesday 18th December 2024: Email notification to nominated ISEF Team

The top nine project winners and their teachers and adult sponsor will be notified by email on Wednesday 18th December 2024.

Online Announcement of AUSSEF 2025 ISEF Team (to be confirmed)
Thursday 8th May – Monday 19th May 2025: AUSSEF trip to Columbus, Ohio to compete at ISEF 2025 (to be confirmed)

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